The delicious budget food you have to try in Bahrain
Time Out Bahrain staff
Bangkok Restaurant Bangkok Restaurant in Um Al Hassam does a mean chicken biriyani for just BD1 – It’s not all breast meat so you need to watch out for the bones but it’s certainly filling and the portions are an impressive size. Call (17 740 6660).
Bin Al Shaikh Coffee Shop Bin Al Shaikh Coffee Shop in the Central Fruit Market. Not surprisingly, since it’s in the fruit market, it’s open 4am to 4pm, get there early and soak up the atmosphere while tucking into a delicious mutton sukka for BD1. Be warned though, it can be a bit blistering so, if your tastebuds are delicate, make sure to specify your heat level.
Sree Gauri Krishna It’s the cheapest one on our list, Sree Gauri Krishna near the Awal Cinema in central Manama does a fab vegetable biriyani that’s both filling and tasty at a ridiculously cheap 600fils.
Abul Tikka Shop Fill up on tikka and kebabs, which have almost become another Bahrain national dish, at Abul Tikka Shop, Al Zubara Road, Gudaibiya. If nothing else this one’s worth the BD1 cost just to watch the guys cooking on open flame – a very impressive place to take visitors. Call (17 293 365).
Beirut Shawarma If you need a protein fix visit Beirut Shawarma opposite Hoora Girls High School where you can pander to your inner Flintstone and tuck into half a grilled chicken for just 800 fils. Call (39 841 948).
Hakisushi Sushi for a dinar, yes it’s true at Hakisushi in Juffair. We particularly like the avocado option which is just right for a light bite. Call (17 725 638).
Ranoush For some of the best and cheapest falafel around you can’t go wrong with Ranoush in Exhibition Road. This is a great favourite with our Lebanese and Bahraini staffers so we’re happy to give it a nod and at 600 fils you really can’t go wrong. Call (17 293 365).
Sangeetha Restaurant Sangeetha Restaurant, opposite the Indian Club, has long been a Time Out favourite and now you know why. Check out the metre-long paper roast dosa – a crepe served with two types of chutney and sambar for the princely sum of BD1.
Sameeh Pastries Check out the Arabic take on pepperoni pizza for 800 fils at Sameeh Pastries on Gudaibiya Avenue. It’s spicy pizza on Arabic bread and big enough for two. Call (17 292 928).
Khazana Restaurant And last but not least, if you fancy a traditional curry feast, try Khazana Restaurant near Awal Cinema where you’ll find a selection of curry dishes for a dinar or less. Call (17 274 767).