Restaurants

Top Choice Middle Eastern in Arambol (Harmal)

Shimon

Just back from the beach, and understandably popular with Israeli backpackers, Shimon is the place to fill up on exceptional falafel or sabich (crisp slices of eggplant stuffed into pita bread along with boiled egg,…
Top Choice Turkish in Ölgii

Pamukkale

Smartly dressed staff greet you with a smile at this Turkish–run outfit, the nicest restaurant in town by a steppe mile. After a long trip, a juicy shish kebab with a side of fries really hits the spot. Also has sou…
Top Choice Turkish in Hat Kata

Istanbul Restaurant

This delightful, family-run place is the most popular foreign restaurant in Kata and for good reason. The food is simply splendid, ranging from big Western- or Turkish-style breakfasts to completely authentic and su…
Top Choice Turkish in Ko Phi-Phi

Efe

This Mediterranean newcomer has swiftly become the restaurant of choice for discerning travellers and expats, thanks to its super selection of kebabs served on sizzling plates, salads and wraps. Also does fine burge…
Top Choice Turkish in Ashgabat

Çeşme

This charming red-painted cellar in the backstreets between the train station and the Hotel Paýtagt attracts a thoroughly local crowd, but you'll be made to feel very welcome. It's all about the sublime kebabs here …
Turkish in Chinatown & the CBD

Fat Prince

Slip into this dimly lit shophouse, a newly minted hotspot, and be seduced by its golden glinting opulence. Book ahead and smugly sink into your velvet seat, and start your meal with inspired cocktails or homemade T…
Middle Eastern in Kathmandu

Or2k

This bright, buzzy and ever-popular Israeli vegetarian restaurant is a favourite for fresh and light Middle Eastern dishes, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free dishes. The menu spreads to fatoush salad, zucchini an…
Middle Eastern in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Toast

Located at the boutique Orchid hotel is this stylish restaurant with a quality menu of Middle Eastern/North African/Indian–influenced cuisine. Dishes are shared plates and range from homemade bread and dips to shaks…
Turkish in Tashkent

Efendi

This sprawling Turkish place has an extensive menu, or you can just saunter inside and pick out a kebab and salad from the refrigerated display case and retire to the shaded outdoor seating. The food is consistently…
Turkish in Termiz

Aylin Food

This friendly Turkish restaurant serves up pre-cooked comfort food at lunchtime, changing daily but centred on grilled chicken and moussaka. If there's something in particular you fancy, English-speaking Turkish own…