Top Choice Middle Eastern in Arambol (Harmal)


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,…
Iranian in Mumbai

Kyaani & Co

Over 110 years young, Kyaani is one of just a few Parsi cafes left in Mumbai. With its rattling, sky-high ceiling fans, black bentwood chairs and chipped mosaic tiling, it exudes an old-school Zoroastrian charm. Spe…
Iranian in Mumbai


A quirky, hipster re-imagination of a traditional Parsi cafe, this Bandra Kurla hot spot dishes out ambience (mismatched lanterns, a moving toy train hanging from the ceiling), food (Iranian mac and cheese with baco…
Middle Eastern in Pushkar

Falafel Wrap Stalls

Perfect for quelling a sudden attack of the munchies, and a big hit with Israeli travellers, these adjacent roadside joints knock up a choice selection of filling falafel-and-hummus wraps. Eat them while sitting on …
Middle Eastern in Mumbai

Sufra by Moshe

Serves up excellent Middle Eastern dishes like kibbeh (chicken, burghul and mint bites), falafel, shawarma and kebabs and fresh juices at very reasonable rates. It’s a tiny place with just a few tables so is best fo…
Middle Eastern in Mumbai

Café Moshe Restaurant

The original and best location of this Israeli-owned Middle Eastern Mumbai chain. Think shakshouka and French press coffee for breakfast, and halloumi wraps, Algerian lamb stew and Moroccan-spiced chicken for lunch …
Middle Eastern in Anjuna

Goa's Ark

Set in a lovely garden, Goa's Ark is a Middle Eastern–style restaurant with meze, barbecued meat and falafel. It's also a petting zoo with farmyard animals, birds and a kids' playground.