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Middle East & Africa

You can use this tag to discuss food in the Middle East or Africa. We also have tags for each of the countries in the region, as well as many of their cities, which you can browse here.

Remember This Famous Indian Restaurant in Zimbabwe?

by BeeRich 2 months ago

I lived in Zambia back in the day, and consulted for a brewery. We visited Harare for some supplies and my GF and I ...


medlar commented 2 months ago

Upcoming Trip Uzbekistan and Istanbul Recommendations?

by jen kalb 4 months ago

We are heading out next month for a visit to Uzbekistan , focussing on the silk road cities, followed by a week in Is...


saregama commented 4 months ago

Help with Restaurants in Israel

by meinNYC 10 months ago

Going to Israel mid March and one of the travelers has a severe allergy to tree nuts and sesame. Need upscale restaur...


yossiw commented 8 months ago

Eating in Abu Dhabi

by Blumie 11 months ago

When chowhound was founded, the idea was for it to be a resource to find the little known diamonds in the rough, not ...


JojoSF commented 10 months ago

Nairobi Eaters! What's New?

by camas22 1 year ago

Hey! I'm exploring the Nairobi food scene, located in Nairobi part time and exploring the food scene. Though...


ibew292 commented 10 months ago

Recommended food-stops post-Birthright

by GraceW 10 months ago

Greetings, I am extending my Birthright trip (in June) to visit family in Israel. Therefore, I should have some time ...


GraceW commented 10 months ago

Johannesburg Restaurants

by erica 2 years ago

I will be in the City of Gold for about three nights this spring. I am staying at The Saxon and have booked Luke Da...


haiku. commented 1 year ago


by Obsession2013 1 year ago

I'll be in Chicago with a friend in September 2017, coming from the Bay Area. Please send recommendations for restaur...


Querencia commented 1 year ago

Dubai trip report

by Giannis 3 years ago

I was in Dubai earlier this month, so after some searching in the web I finally made two restaurant reservations. ...


estufarian commented 2 years ago

Just one dinner out in Jerusalem

by cappucino 2 years ago

I had to change my flight home from Israel so now I have time for only one dinner out in Jerusalem. Don't care meat o...


debs76 commented 2 years ago

Best food in Petra?

by unamuno200 2 years ago

Any recommendations for authentic traditional Jordanian food around Petra would be much appreciated.


ferret commented 2 years ago

Cape Town and around again

by granjan 7 years ago

I attached this on the last Ct post but no one responded so I'll try again. We are leaving in 2 weeks and I would lov...


haiku. commented 2 years ago

Capetown South Africa

by IPcook 2 years ago

Any suggestions for restaurants, particularly for dinner, in Capetown other than Tech Kitchen?


haiku. commented 2 years ago

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by IPcook 2 years ago

Any suggestions for dinner in Stellenbosch? Quality cooking but perhaps not tweezer food

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Need great ideas for 5 days cheap and yummy Jerusalem dining

by redenvelope 2 years ago

Hello! Traveling with one teen to Jerusalem very soon for our first time and we are very excited. Our dining budget...

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Best knafeh in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 2 years ago

Where can I find The best knafeh in Istanbul?

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Best Authentic traditional turkish restaurants in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 2 years ago

I will be staying in Istanbul for 2 nights. What are some essential restaurants that I have to try? I'm looking for t...

Recs needed for Zamalek, near Cairo Marriott & Omar Khayyam Casino.

by f00die 9 years ago

My family will be spending a couple of days in Cairo, Egypt this summer, and we'll be staying at the Cairo Marriott &...


PatrickK commented 2 years ago

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Cape Town and Stellenbosch

by Foodiehoward 2 years ago

Hi there, my wife and I will be in Cape Town May 5-11. Right now we have booked The Greenhouse, Stardust Theatrical D...