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Alshaybani Restaurant

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Hadda, Sanaa, Yemen
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Sanaa, Yemen
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably the most famous restaurant in Sana'a, offering a wide variety of Yemeni traditional food. If you are visiting Yemen then definitely you should pay this place a visit to try the Yemeni cuisine at its best. Try their fish which is cooked in a special way and served with their famous large traditional bread.

Thank Saqr A
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay in Yemen, we were frequent visitors to Shaibani's. Their dishes are culinary arts in terms of flavor, served in a simple and traditional manner. The oven-baked fish was always cooked to perfection, with an array of various spices contained in the red tomato-based sauce. My favorite dishes were Salta (okra and beef sauce) with khoulba (fenugreek cream)... More 

Thank Aga G
Sanaa, Yemen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

the best thing about this restaurant is that the food quality is always good and you could they serve food all the time so even if you are late you would still be able to find lunch

Thank shoqi
Monterrey, Mexico
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Good ethnic restaurant,specialty is fish with the big yemeni bread. You eat with the hands, very cool experience

Thank chalex2015
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538 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

one of the best resturant in the city full of most traditional food in Yemen so delecious and very crowded Try it and you will enjoy the taste

Thank abdulrahman542
Sanaa, Yemen
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Never walked in to this place and not had the best service ever. Quick, friendly and the fish is just amazing. Surprisingly so since the sea is some 200kms away and more than 2.7kms below us.

Thank Haitham A
Doha, Qatar
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278 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is not just a restaurant"! Its a collection of food, sweet. Cultural and historical part of Sanaa. If you visited Sanaa and missed it you will have to back again as your visit s still incomplete. On the walls of the three storey restaurant you will see the photos of all local poloticians who dined here. Most yemen guests... More 

Thank Shaltoni
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Never miss this place if you are in Sanaa. You better go to the original few once as there are many shaibani (it's a family name) This is the best opportunity to taste the real Yemeni local food specially meat. I won't recommend it for fish as there are better options. But meat yes yes, it's melting in the mouth

Thank Hesham A
Sana'a, Yemen
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an average local restaurant that offers local Yemeni food which I like to eat from time to time. It does not meet international standards but its OK if you want to taste Yemeni food for a reasonable price.

Thank Najeeb A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you visited Yemen and you missed shaibani food then you missed a lot. They are serving the best bread and special grilled fish which is prepared by special yemeni way and all types of meat cuisine. it is really amazing restaurant .

Thank mamounfarra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $100
Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hadda, Sanaa, Yemen
  • Location: Middle East  >  Yemen  >  Sanaa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?