HAMEDDA TOURISISM HOTEL & RESTAURANT: "A MOUNTAIN OF A MEAL - SHIBAM" Yemen Restaurant Tip by DAO

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Want a FULL SIZED lunch? The main meal in Yemen is at lunchtime and these folks really prove it! It is upstairs in the annex of the Hamedda Tourism Hotel. You cannot miss the chef as he cooks just inside the front door to the hotel! (Please see the pictures). Everything from meat to vegetables and several kinds of bread are laid out on a carpet for you and you eat as a group. Just ask for a spoon if you do not feel comfortable eating with your hands. Remember to order a soft drink before they bring the food as the staff leave you in peace once all your food has arrived. Please be aware that your driver and/or tour guide may wish to pray before eating, so wait until you see people gathering around the food before you start. Women eat separately from men in another room. Prices are amazingly economical for the amounts you get.

You will see all the tour guides vehicles outside in the middle of the day as this is the best restaurant for miles. They do have a restaurant in the Hanida Hotel next door, but this one is the king of meals!


Favorite Dish:
With the generous variety they provide half the fun is finding out which dishes you like! I tried them all.

PLEASE NOTE: Most guide books give you the wrong phone numbers for this hotel and restaurant!

Address: IN THE CENTRE OF SHIBAM
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 450 480
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2007
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