restaurants / Middle Eastern

Lonely Planet review

This bright, buzzy and popular Israeli-run vegetarian restaurant is our favourite for fresh and light Middle Eastern dishes. The menu spreads to crêpes, soups, zucchini pie, coconut tofu and ziva (pastry fingers filled with cheese), as well as a great meze sampler of hummus, felafel and labane (sour cream cheese) served in neat little brass bowls. The fresh mint lemonade is a lifesaver on a hot day. All seating is on cushions on the floor; you have to take your shoes off so make sure you’re wearing your clean pair of socks. A small stand at street level serves takeaway felafel wraps (Rs 155).