House of Abu Hamdum
On your right, about 150m from the port entrance, is the House of Abu Hamdum, with its mashrabiyya (trellised) balcony, which allowed...
Sheikh Hanafi Mosque
Continue on from the port entrance until you get to the Piazza degli Incendi (meaning 'Square of the Fire', after it was the scene of a...
To the north of the Campo is the covered market. Behind and to the north of the market lies the Massawa Hotel, bringing you into the...
Opposite the mosque. Adulis also specialises in seafood. It enjoys better outdoor seating than the Sallam but the fried shrimps were...
Sallam Restaurant information
It doesn't look like much from the outside and actually looks worse inside but, believe it or not, it is a culinary gem. Here you can relish the Yemeni speciality of fresh fish sprinkled with hot pepper and baked in a tandoori oven. The fish, served with a chapatti flat bread, is served in two sizes: medium and big. It's absolutely superb! Ask also for the mokbusa, the traditional accompaniment made with honey, butter and either dates or bananas.
It's deservedly popular with holidaying Asmarans and gets crowded at weekends. While eating you'll be surrounded by plenty of cats expecting a tidbit.