Must-see restaurants in West Bank

  • Hosh Jasmin

    Bethlehem

    This local restaurant on a hillside in Beit Jala serves homely Palestinian food, beers and wine on the grounds of an organic farm, with hens clucking,…

  • Al Aqsa

    West Bank

    This tiny eatery next door to the Al Kebir Mosque in the Casbah is unanimously considered to produce the finest kunafeh in the Palestinian Territories…

  • La Vie Cafe

    Ramallah

    Tucked away on a quiet street just 10 minutes' walk from Al Manara, this place has a diverse menu of pasta, pizza and sandwiches, with much of its produce…

  • Fadwa Cafe & Restaurant

    Bethlehem

    Set in the grounds of the Hosh Al Syrian Guesthouse, the Fadwa Cafe & Restaurant is where chef Fadi Kattan cooks up sensational Franco-Palestinian fusion…

  • Afteem

    Bethlehem

    A Bethlehem institution for decades, top-notch hummus and masabacha (warm hummus with whole chickpeas) are just two of the dishes on the menu at this…

  • Rukap's Ice Cream

    Ramallah

    Renowned on both sides of the Green Line, Rukap’s is to Ramallah what kunafeh (warm, syrupy cheese pastry) is to Nablus. Choose between a small cone …

  • Peace Center Restaurant

    Bethlehem

    This Manger Sq eatery is the place to go for traditional Palestinian food downtown, with a range of dishes including makloubeh ('upside down' chicken,…

  • Al Aqqad

    West Bank

    This is a classic sawdust-on-the-floor Nablusi eatery just a short walk from the main gate into the Old City. Staff speak little English but will happily…

  • Boaz

    Ramallah

    Across the road from La Grotta, close to the Old City and down the hill from Al Manara, Boaz is a hole-in-the-wall kebab house with a few plastic tables…

  • Pronto Resto-Café

    Ramallah

    It's no longer the only place to get pizza in Ramallah, but it is easy to see how Pronto has survived since 1997 in a city where many restaurants barely…

  • Zeit ou Zaatar

    West Bank

    Situated in the lobby of the Al Yasmeen Hotel, Zeit ou Zaatar is worth noting because of its excellent range of both Palestinian and Levantine dishes,…

  • Square

    Bethlehem

    A lounge-style place on the opposite side of the square to Peace Center, Square is a good spot for an early evening beer with a view of the Church of the…

  • Zamn

    Ramallah

    The hippest spot in Ramallah for locals and expats alike, Zamn is a fun place for a morning croissant and coffee or a lunchtime sandwich. Walk down Dar…

  • Assaraya

    West Bank

    For a more formal sit-down meal, follow the locals and ascend Assaraya’s wood-panelled staircase from the main gate into the Old City. Take a seat in the…

  • Aawtar

    West Bank

    Head up to Aawtar’s spacious roof garden for a choice of Arabic and Western dishes under the stars. Even on cool evenings, the terrace is packed with…

  • Abu Salah

    West Bank

    Perched on the edge of Hebron’s Old City, this busy restaurant is one of the best for shawarma. It has a handful of chairs where locals perch to chomp…

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