At Yemeni's Restaurant, head chef Abdul prepares authentic Yemeni cuisine that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.We've all eaten (and loved) traditional Middle Eastern dishes like shawerma, falafel and shish kebab. But how many of you have enjoyed traditional Yemeni cuisine? Yeah, that's what we thought. You're missing out on a very, very good thing.
At Yemeni's Restaurant, head chef Abdul prepares authentic Yemeni cuisine that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Relative geographic and political isolation meant that Yemen developed unique dishes like the national dish Salteh, a hot stew with vegetables, eggs, potatoes and spicy broth in a volcano-style bowl (served with tanour flatbread for dipping). And Abdul says that a special mix of spices, like cardamom, aniseed, fennel and ginger, give Yemeni cuisine its rich flavor. Want to taste for yourself? Try the Mandhi Hadrami, roasted lamb marinated with spices and slow cooked for hours, or the fish of the day, a whole grilled trout or salmon rubbed with a sweet pepper sauce.
Yemeni's also serves the type of Middle Eastern food you're used to (don't miss the Meza platter of hummus, baba ghanug, tabbouleh and yogurt), but the heart of the restaurant lies squarely in Yemen. Abdul says lots of Yemeni and Saudi customers can feel like they're at home here, but he wants everyone to spend a meal in Yemen, where the food is rich and full of flavor.
Lamb Salteh, $8.95
Mandhi Hadhrami, $10.95
Fish of the day, $11.95
Meza platter, $9.95
Masub dessert, $8.95
11am to 10 pm, 7 days a week