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L'Azurde Hotel, Hadda St, Sanaa, Yemen
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Japanese in Yemen

My often go to joint and I especially love their new cafe. Good coffee, excellent salad (i love the ginger dressing!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
Rooj A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice place to stay in and eat some Japanese food just love it The problem was that some kinds of food you cant find every day but they have a great working people

1 Thank Nabil A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My often go to joint and I especially love their new cafe. Good coffee, excellent salad (i love the ginger dressing!)

Thank Rooj A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This place is Very authentic, The Design, the Aura, the staff and the Food. Japanese family owned by the chef and the manager ! cant get better ! Very consistent on the quality ( Japanese Quality) , I have been there 3 times and and every time I feel like the need to go back for more. I really recommend... More 

1 Thank Hisham S
Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Book in advance, especially during the weekend. The food is tasty (excellent squid and fresh salad), service is good, the restaurant itself very nice. On top of the L'Azurde hotel. Prices are reasonable for European standards, a bit on the expensive side for non-expats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A nice find for a city with limited culinary choices. The ambiance was interesting and the food was good, although felt a bit heavy at the end. Definitely a nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Menabu is a rare jewel in Sana'a, serving high quality Japanese food. Service is excellent and the chef is always accommodating to vary selections. One of the best places to have a quiet dinner or to celebrate with friends. Your palate will be delighted.

Thank fox_in_shadows
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

You should always expect nothing but the best when you visit the restaurant. The ambiance is a welcome change from the noise of Yemen and the service is first rate. One warning...be sure to bring lots of money as the sushi prices here are similar to New York. In any case, we highly recommend this restaurant.

2 Thank alleydw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

If this restaurant would have been in Europe, I would go as well, and would pay 2 or 3 times what you are paying here. If you want a change from the Yemeni and Lebanese food, this is the place. Loved everything, the raw tuna, grilled swordfish and the tuna.

Thank TripBBSanaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

And probably in all of Yemen. Really good Japanese food. Good atmosphere, it has a good view of the city. I really liked the donburi. Nice selction of teas. good sushi and seafood (Sana'a gets fresh seafood daily). If it's still open during all these troubles, this is the place to go.

1 Thank throckmortonSanaa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Menabu is a well-hidden find on the top floor of the L'Azurde hotel. The menu is small but changes frequently so you're assured of something new each time. We had mostly sushi, which was excellent. Unlike so many other restaurants here, the service was also prompt and skilled. The panoramic windows provide a good view around the southern part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: L'Azurde Hotel, Hadda St, Sanaa, Yemen
  • Location: Middle East  >  Yemen  >  Sanaa

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  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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