Yemen Restaurants

  • Restaurants
    by samirami
  • Restaurants
    by samirami
  • Restaurants
    by samirami

Yemen Restaurants

  • UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

    This Restaurant has everything! And you don’t have to speak a single word of Arabic to get a good meal. The Alhamra’a Restaurant looks like a McDonald's Restaurant from the outside and like a Kebab shop in the entrance. Don’t let that fool you. This is a large complex that includes the following:• Fast Food (shwarmas, etc.)• Full Service, but fast...

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  • Best Restaurant in the Haraz

    If you are visiting the mountains towns and villages of the Haraz Mountains, Hanida Restaurant is the best place to stop for lunch or dinner. Although its rather shabby exterior would not attract your attention, inside both the decor and food are sumptuous. You will sit on the carpeted floor and be served a variety of traditional Yemeni dishes,...

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  • Hameeda in Shibam

    The otherwise unspectacular village of Shibam (west of Sanaa - not the Shibam in Hadramaut) has a good restaurant with an interesting history: Granny Hameeda started her business by catering for soldiers in the Civil War, then set up a restaurant and subsequently catered for tourists who came in increasing numbers to visit the nearby cities of...

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  • Chinese Food in Aden

    There is only one chinese restaurant in Aden - Ching Sing in the Malla`a quarter, along the main road - the food is really cheap, and rather good (though I`ve eaten better elsewhere). One of the few places that serve alcoholic drinks in Aden.

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  • Good for Vegetarians

    Unexpectedly, Yemen is quite good for vegetarians, compared to most Arabic countries, as although most meals are served with a meat stew or piece of lamb or chicken, there is enough variety in the accompanying dishes. I ate veggie every lunchtime in the local restaurants.There is plenty of hot fresh pitta bread, spicy vegetable stews, tomato dips,...

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  • Food in Yemen

    We ate lunch in the local "Tourist" restaurants each day. The name is actually misleading as there were usually more local people than tourists eating in them as lunch is the main meal of the day in Yemen.Tourists are served at the tables while the locals, all men, eat sitting on the floor in a separate area. It looked great fun in that section...

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  • Food in Yemen

    I stayed in good quality hotels, when possible, where we ate dinner most nights. Lunch was eaten at the local "Tourist" restaurants.Certainly the the 4 and 5 star hotels in Yemen can produce a buffet at dinner time equal to many good hotels in Europe, and some even better. The best were the Movenpick in Sana'a and the Sofitel in Taiz. They both...

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  • Local slophouse

    Just outside Bab Al Yemen on the right is a reasonable restaurant for the budget minded. Example of prices;1/2 chicken + salad + coke = 350 R (rials) / $1.75 / UK0.90p ("dejaj wa salada wa coke")They also have mixed vegetables at times ("moushaka") and "la'ham" which is just meat, often lamb in an unappertising stew which I didnt like much. Outside...

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  • Sweet tooth?

    31 flavours they don't offer, but what they have is as good as you'd expect.It's a growing chain, with outlets in Sana'a Trade Center (Al-Jazair / Algiers Street), a small one in between Pizza Hut and KFC, a counter in a coffee shop at Yemen Mall; in Aden at the "Stalin Allee". The latest shop is at Hadda (on the left hand side between 60 Metre...

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  • A MOUNTAIN OF A MEAL - SHIBAM

    Want a FULL SIZED lunch? The main meal in Yemen is at lunchtime and these folks really prove it! It is upstairs in the annex of the Hamedda Tourism Hotel. You cannot miss the chef as he cooks just inside the front door to the hotel! (Please see the pictures). Everything from meat to vegetables and several kinds of bread are laid out on a carpet for...

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  • Best Fresh Grilled Fish

    Excellent local non-fancy restaurant. We went three times in 6 days. The meal is simple and good. Yoy pick the fish you want upon entering the restaurant. They only have one type - don't know what kind of fish it is - but you choose according to size and you can check if it is fresh (they are very fresh in my experience). You can choose between two...

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  • Restaurants in Yemen

    Many restaurants in Yemen are not recognizable as such to a western tourist. A restaurant is usually a small room with a few tiny tables and benches, a newspaper as a tablecloth, and very different standards of cleanliness. It is a different thing with the hotels, but don`t expect haute cuisine there either. The food though is usually tasty and...

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  • Best Pizza in Sanaa

    The Kamusch is an egyptian-owned restaurant in Sanaa (new town) offering delicious pizzas. Dinner is served in a tent. Popular with Expats. Best take a taxi and ask the driver, as I don`t recall an adress. Pizza Seafood

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  • yemeni food

    Yemen Food 101 in the photo are the basic yemen Dishes that you can safely eat all over yemen in small places and by the way in my opinion they are very tasty. Fuul, or Fuul Medammis, cooked in a stone pot as seen in the photo is a very popular dishes in Yemen yo can find it anywhere. Cooked Fava beans with olive oil, coriander, cumin, lemon...

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  • Fresh grill

    Not listed in guidebooks, grill-houses are an alternative for having a typical but delicious meal. You can either buy your fresh fish from the market or buy it locally and have it grilled. Try it!! Unforgettable experience. Specially the newspaper tablecloth!

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  • Bakeries

    Let your nose guide you :-)Bread (in different forms and tastes) is essential to Yemeni diet. It always comes along with any meal of the day.But it can be irresistible when it comes fresh out of the oven in local traditional bakeries like this one in the heart of old Sana'a city

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  • GASTRONOMIA

    non aspettatevi una grande cucina ma si può essere piacevolmente sorpresi anche in ristoranti lontani dai nostri standard. I Yemeniti mangiano svelto inzuppando il pane tenuto nelle mano destra nel piatto comune. Si mangia prevalentemente verdura fresca o secca. Il pesce fresco si trova solo a Sana'a o al mare. La base dell'alimentazione è il pane...

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  • GASTRONOMIE

    ne pas s'attendre a de grande cuisine mais on peut être agréablement surpris mêm dans des restuarants loins de nos standards. Les Yèmènites ne font que se nourrir , mangent vite en trempant le pain tenu dans la main droite dans le plat commun. On mange surtout des lègumes frais ou secs. Le poisson frais ne se trouve qu'au bord de mer et à Sana'a....

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  • FOOD

    FOOD:do not expect to French cooking but some good surprises also in small restaurants far away of our standards. You will eat many fresh or dry vegetables. Fresh fish only near the sea and on Sana'a. the basis of the alimentation is the bread make with different flours: corn, wheat, Indian millet, barley, millet… you will eat also the famous soup...

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  • Fish!

    Sumi and I came by late afternoon so the staff were busy cleaning but they gave us a table in the corner and entertained us by slipping and sliding on the soapy water puddles. The fish was very good! It was braaied(barbecued) whole with eyes and teeth, sumi refused to eat cos the fish was looking at her. The ghubz (bread) that came with was huge,...

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  • Local Restaurants

    I always loved going to local restaurants and try their food! It was so delicious!!!! My birthday cake was very special - who can say they ever had a Yemenite birthday cake????

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  • We ate at hotel restaurants...

    We ate at hotel restaurants and had the honor of being taken to a private house for dinner one evening.If you are invited to a private house for a meal, it's a real treat. Large platters in the middle of the circle of men (all the women work in the kitchen and you never see them). the lamb, of course, saffron rice, and the flat breads right from...

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  • adel_bakhwar's Restaurant Tip

    Yemeni hotel restaurants serve both Western & Oriental dishes, particularly Indian & Chinese. Few independent restaurants serving international & Arab cuisine. Seafood particularly recommended, as is haradha. Illegal to buy alcohol for a citizen of Yemen.Main meal of day is lunch, eaten without implements, using bread to scoop up food. Salta,...

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  • I don't have any favourite...

    I don't have any favourite restaurants in Yemen, because most of them are pretty much the same. Yemeni men use restaurants as a place to eat, not to socialise, and on no occasion did I stay in a restaurant longer than it took to finish my meal. I say 'Yemeni men' because it is unheard of for a woman to enter one of these establishments, even for...

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  • i like alkhymah Restaurant

    the prices in yemen restorant is very very chip ,if you want good services dont forgate the BAKHSHISH ....lol waw the best meal in my think is : haneeth & saltta (helbah) , in the last you must try BINT ASSAHN deleshise .

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  • Everywhere you can find small...

    Everywhere you can find small restaurants. Probibly the general time you spend here is 20 minutes. The food is cooked in the 'kitchen', a corner in the room. The menu items are written on the wall, in Arabic. You go into the kitchen and point out what you want. It is already well-cooked, so you get your plate instantly. After you have finished, you...

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  • Restaurant in the Ta Sheba was...

    Restaurant in the Ta Sheba was awesome200 Rials for a full meal. No alcohol is served in Yemen everything was great . specialized in Asian dishes. Seafood from the Red Sea was absolutelyfresh and the prawns were huge. Coffee strong -excellent

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