Palestinian Territories restaurants

Top Choice Middle Eastern in Bethlehem

Hosh Jasmin

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, birds singing and fantastic views over the hills of the southern…
Top Choice Arabic in Nablus

Al Aqsa

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. Every day the warm, elastic cheese and syrup-soaked wheat shred…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Jericho

Abu Omar

Next to the main square, this local favourite serves the best roast chicken in the West Bank, period. It is double the price for a sit-down meal versus taking away, but grabbing a table is well worth it.
Top Choice International in Ramallah

La Vie Cafe

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 grown in owners Saleh and Morgan's roof garden. On weekends,…
Middle Eastern in Bethlehem

Fadwa Cafe & Restaurant

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 dishes. Kattan uses only fresh ingredients, so meals must…
Middle Eastern in 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 popular eatery close to Manger Sq.
Ice Cream in Ramallah

Rukap's Ice Cream

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 (10NIS) up to a large (16NIS) and bowls large enough to feed an ar…
Middle Eastern in Jericho

Al Essawe

On a corner overlooking Jericho’s main square, Al Essawe’s lovely 2nd-floor terrace is an excellent place to watch the world go by. The owner speaks English, and the restaurant serves the usual Arabic fare, kebabs, …
Sandwiches in Bethlehem

Peace Center Restaurant

This Manger Sq eatery is the place to go for traditional Palestinian food downtown, with a range of dishes including makloubeh ('upside down' chicken, under rice cooked with nuts and spices) and mansaf (chicken or l…
Arabic in Nablus

Al Aqqad

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 serve you a delicious shawarma pita packed with chicken or la…