Al Tawasol

Yemeni food in the heart of Deira Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

Yemen might be one of the less explored neighbours of the UAE, but if you’re interested in sampling the food, then Al Tawasol is a good start. Make sure you leave your stinky socks at home, though, as patrons take off their shoes and sit cross legged on the floor, eating from massive silver trays with their hands.

For punters with bad knees, short skirts or a general preference for chairs, there’s a tented area out the back with seating. The food is simple and tasty, with slight variations to Arabic fare on the menu, which is mostly dominated by meats and salads.

Try the lamb chops, or the mandi, a wonderfully tender stew of mutton, chicken, or rice – delicious with a dollop of roup, a type of yoghurt mixed with herbs and cucumber.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 295 9797
  • Travel: Abu Baker Al Siddique Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Brunch served

User reviews:

Posted by: Maria m. on 26 Oct ' 13 at 11:53
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very good food and service. We took family tend, it was fantastic

Posted by: Jaber M on 07 Feb ' 09 at 13:26
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One of the earliest Mandi joints in Dubai, and still one of the best.

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