Restaurants

Top Choice Arabic in Nablus

Al Aqsa

This tiny eatery next door to the Al-Kebir Mosque in the kasbah is unanimously considered to produce the finest kunafeh in the Palestinian Territories, and every day the warm, elastic cheese and syrup-soaked wheat s…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Bethlehem

Afteem

A Bethlehem institution for decades. Top-notch hummus and masabacha (warm hummus with whole chickpeas) are dispensed to locals’ delight, just down the ramp from Manger Sq. For something a little different, go for a …
Top Choice 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, f…
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,…
Arabic in Jericho

Rosanna Restaurant and Café

A good option for those staying either at Sami’s or the Oasis, Rosanna is walking distance from both hotels and serves Arabic and Western food in massive portions. In the evenings, films are projected onto a screen …
Middle Eastern in Nablus

Assaraya

For a more formal sit-down meal, ascend Assaraya’s wood-panelled staircase from the main gate into the Old City and take a seat in the restaurant’s two-storey glass atrium, which overlooks Martyrs Sq. The tables are…
International in Jenin

Awtar

Head up to Awtar’s spacious roof garden for a choice of Arabic and Western dishes under the stars. Even on cool evenings, the terrace is packed with groups of men and women drinking, eating and chatting over sheesha…
Arabic in Ramallah

Ameed Al Zain

This tiny restaurant just off Al Manara Sq is the best of the kebab and falafel joints that dominate this part of town. Sit down at one of the three tables and point either to the grill or the falafel. Their special…
Sandwiches in Bethlehem

Peace Center Restaurant

This spacious, central spot is great for a light snack or something more refined such as Mediterranean salmon or shish tawooq (chicken skewers). The restaurant has daily specials, including traditional Palestinian d…
International in Bethlehem

Dar al-Balad

This atmospheric restaurant with arched ceilings and stone walls serves tasty grilled dishes, salads and pastas. It’s located down a narrow alley, a pleasant find in Beit Sahour’s restored old town, 1.2km east of Ma…