Sallam Restaurant

Top choice seafood in Massawa

It doesn't look like much from the outside and even worse inside, but this place is the culinary gem of Massawa. Here you can relish the Yemeni-style 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.

If you have any appetite left ask for the mokbusa, the traditional accompaniment made with honey, butter and dates. The restaurant is deservedly popular with holidaying Asmarans and gets crowded at weekends. While eating you'll be surrounded by plenty of cats expecting a taste.