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Food & Restaurants

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Food & Restaurants in Sanaa

Visitors should be careful when eating from street stands and the like, as the same warning which applies to tap water applies to poorly-prepared food. Salta is a popular Yemeni lunch dish that is served very hot.


Budget

Nearly all Yemeni food is budget. An average meal at a Sana'a restaurant will cost less than 2 dollars. Chicken is ubiquitous. A tuna steak served with rice costs 150-200 riyals.

  • Al Shamiri Plaza hotel (next to Central bank of Yemen on Ali Abdull Mugni St.) has a rooftop restaurant on 8th floor which offers great views over old and new part of Sanaa. Menu is also in English and prices are very reasonable.

Mid-range

Hadda Street is where the more "upscale" restaurants are located. Clean restaurants with a large range of food include:

  • Merkato Ethiopian Food, Across from Al-Hudda grocery.
  • Karmouche Pizza, Iran street.
  • Al-Hamra. Popular fast food place.
  • Pizza Hut, Sabeen Street.
  • KFC, Hadda Road.
  • Khaleej Restaurant (popular traditional place)
  • Shalal Wadibana, Tahrir street.

Splurge

The five star hotels (Sheraton and Mövenpick) have decent, but pricey western food (and beer!). In the Haddah neighborhood you will find a number of more expensive restaurants like Grill 101 (American), Deja Vu restaurant and coffee shop, Zorba's (Greek) and Mehraja (Indian).

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