MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 have been revealed

MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 have been revealed



Orfali Bros Bistro claims the number one spot for the second year in a row.

It’s a great year for Dubai’s dining scene. MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants have been unveiled and Dubai dominates the list. Orfali Bros Bistro claims the number-one spot for the second consecutive year.

The MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants cover 14 cities across the region. Now in its third edition, it includes 13 new entries and two re-entries. Due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the organisation decided not to host a live event.

Created in 2021, Orfali Bros Bistro is a homegrown success story with a loyal fan base. Local and international visitors love the restaurant, from the FACT team to Ed Sheeran. The concept was created by three brothers and pays homage to their Syrian roots. The restaurant also features at number 46 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list.

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates dominates the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 awards. The fine-dining Indian restaurant Trèsind Studio is at number two, the fine-dining seafood restaurant Ossiano is at number three, the 12-seater Japanese restaurant Moonrise is at number four, and 3 Fils at number six.

Dubai restaurants dominating the list also include Kinoya at No 11, Zuma at No 13, 11 Woodfire at No 14, BOCA at No 17, Mimi Kakushi at No 19, Jun’s at No 21, LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai at No 23, Bait Maryam at No 28, Reif Kusihyaki at No 30, 21grams at No 32, Gaia at No 35, Lowe at No 37, and Row on 45 at No 41. In Abu Dhabi, the restaurants include LPM Restaurant & Bar at No 39 and Talea by Antonio Guida at No 48.

In Saudi Arabia, the highest-ranked restaurant is Marble at No 22, followed by Lunch Room in Riyadh at No 40, and Kuuru in Jeddah at No 50.

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The rest of the Middle East & North Africa

In Bahrain, the highest-ranked restaurant is Fusions By Tala at No. 9, followed by Cut by Wolfgang Puck at No. 49.

In Jordan, the highest-ranked restaurant is Fakhreldin at No. 7, followed by Shams El Balad at No. 18, Sufra in Amman at No. 29, Alee at No. 36, and 13C Bar in the Back at No. 44.

In Lebanon, the highest-ranked restaurant was Em Sherif at number eight. In Tunisia, the highest-ranked restaurant is Cult Bistro at No 47. In Morocco, the highest-ranked restaurant is La Grande Table Marocaine at No. 27.

In Egypt, the highest-ranked restaurant is Khufu's at number five, followed by Kazoku at No. 12, Zooba at No 24, Sachi Cairo at No 33 and Izakaya at No 38.

In Qatar, the highest-ranked restaurant is Alba by Enrico Crippa at No 46. The only entry for the country on the list.

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William Drew, Director of Content for Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants, explained: “Our sincere congratulations go to Orfali Bros Bistro, which sets a new standard in creativity, innovation and food presentation, complemented by an intimate service style. We are equally proud to see restaurants from so many different cities represented on this year’s list, showcasing the abundant diversity of cuisines across the region.” 

The World’s 50 Best has been compiled by 250 judges who have eaten their way around the region. The judges are made up of industry leaders including chefs, restauranteurs, food writers and well-travelled gourmets. 

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