Happy Yemen

A taste of Yemen Reviews

Visitors to Happy Yemen certainly go for the food rather than the views, as the rather old and shabby restaurant looks out onto a very busy stretch of Airport Road. This doesn’t seem to put anyone off though, as throughout the day you’ll see plenty of customers stopping by to pick up bags of simple chicken and fish dishes, flavoursome rice and freshly-baked breads for takeaway. The food is cooked very well, particularly their barbecue–style dishes which come slightly charred on the outside. Liver, heart and kidneys all feature on the breakfast menu, so if you’re made of sterner stuff than we are, you can try those too. Inside is a little on the ramshackle side, with large platefuls of grub flying from the kitchen to the tables, but there’s an easy-going atmosphere even if staff are a little gruff. Very little English is spoken.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 445 2412
  • Travel: Muroor Road

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User reviews

  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: T.G. on 23 Nov ' 12 at 12:48
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food is excellent and wholesome and clean, and they're generous with sides. The salta I ordered came with a side of bread, broth, rocca, extra fenugreek, and lime. Price is very reasonable. Best order your food and pick it up; the restaurant isn't made for a dine-in experience.

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