Emmawash Traditional Restaurant

Getting a Highly Commended Bahraini restaurant accolade in both 2015 and 2016 Discuss this article

Getting a Highly Commended Bahraini restaurant accolade in both 2015 and 2016, this humble eatery has won the hearts of the island’s foodies since launching its first Budaiya branch and now, because of its popularity, it has expanded by opening a new spot in Hamala, too. It has all the quirky design elements of the original restaurant – graffitied walls that have been scribbled on by its customers, traditional sharing benches downstairs and majlis-style seating upstairs. Your authentic dishes are placed on your plastic “tablecloth” minutes after ordering, served in pans by the friendly staff along with piping-hot, freshly made khubz (bread). It’s the down-to-earth atmosphere and style we love, and the Hamala branch is no different to the Budaiya venue. And, with another Isa Town branch on the way, Emmawash’s popularity isn’t about to wane, thanks to its accessibility and sheer value for money. This
is an affordable spot with plenty of character.

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Souq, Manama
  • Tel: 17 309 030
  • Travel: Near Souq Waqif, Hamala
  • Times: Open daily 7am-11pm

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