Where to Eat in Amwaj

Where to Eat in Amwaj

Where should you go in Amwaj? We have some suggestions. 

1. Chawan Authentic Japanese Tea House

Where: Amwaj Lagoon
Serves: Japanese tea and snacks
Contact: +973 3366 8994

chawan authentic japanese

In this interactive tea-house, you can try on a kimono or make some calligraphy or anime drawings. You can also pick which cups you want your tea to be served on from the selection. The superb matcha is served to you along with some traditional Japanese sweets “Wagashi” in the tea ceremony. This cute little tea house is a quaint and refreshing detour from your usual haunts.

2. Houseboat Asian Restaurant

Where: Amwaj Lagoon
Serves: Asian food
Contact: +973 1601 032


Serving various cuisines from India, China, Thailand, and Japan; guests can enjoy their food while dining at the waterfront. Enjoy traditional authentic Indian curries and tandoori, delicious Japanese maki, sashimi, and teppanyaki. Also on the selection are stir fry and chowmein from China and pad thai and papaya salad from Thailand. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

3. Persian Room

Where: Amwaj Lagoon
Serves: Persian food
Contact: +973 1601 032

persian room bahrain

With authentic, family recipes for traditional Persian dishes and stews, this is one comforting, happy spot to be. Be sure to spring for a pot of tea with saffron sugar, visitors rave about it. There are also vegetarian meals if you feel so inclined. With a great marina view and lots of parking space, no wonder many people are drawn to this place.

4. Mei n Yu

Where: Amwaj Lagoon
Serves: international cuisine
Contact: +973 1601 032

mei n yu

Mei n Yu is a hip, chic place to try with a friendly ambiance. With sumptous steak and drinks, and happy hours everyday from 4 to 7pm, many people frequent this place. Try the Roasted Fennel & Orange soup or the Cappuccino of Wild Mushrooms; the Magret of Duck and Crayfish Thermidore if you’re feeling adventurous. Dine outside and enjoy the cool sea breeze as you indulge in good food and drinks.

5. Vavin Cafe

Where: Car Park 1 and 2 Ground Floor
Serves: French cuisine
Contact: +973 1601 0110

vavin cafe

Glamorous and elegant, Vavin Cafe is a sophisticated outlet featuring French cuisine and inspired by the design and architectural elements of the Versailles gardens. The combination of high quality food and classy brand image helped maintain Vavin’s position as one of the top cake and French cuisine restaurants in Bahrain.

6. Pizza Express

Where: Amwaj Lagoon
Serves: Italian food
Contact: +973 1601 0524

pizza express

This chic pizzeria where chefs in striped T-shirts toss handmade pizza is a hit amongst the Amwaj crowd. Winning Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2014 for Best Family Friendly Restaurants, where kids get to create their own pizza with the chef and the whole family gets to eat it afterwards! The place is also charming and perfect for date nights and afternoons out with friends.

7. Casereccio 

Where: Amwaj Lagoon
Serves: Italian food
Contact: +973 1600 1010


Service here is swift and friendly. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as some great coffee options; Casericcio is the place to go if you want casual Italian. The kids play room is a nice touch for a family weekend get-together. Kids also get to make their own full-size pizza if they want. Soup is served in authentic bread bowls, a nice, delicious Italian touch.

8. Al Forno 

Where: Rd 5722, Amwaj
Serves: Italian food
Contact: +973 1603 0621

al forno

This cozy, humble restaurant serves Italian fare just “like mama used to make”. With some of the best pizza and pasta on the island; as well as a quaint setting overlooking the beautiful lagoon; Al Forno is a popular venue for families. Generous portions, reasonable prices, and classic tastes; make room as well for their excellent chocolate desserts.

9. Cellar 59 

Where: Art Rotana
Serves: Spanish tapas and drinks
Contact: +973 1601 0524

cellar 59

Good vino choices, delicious food, and a buzzing atmosphere all help to make this one of the more popular party places in the island. The inside looks fantabulous with running water moving between areas of the bar to create a fantastic ambiance and background noise. Excellent selection of tapas, unique and innovative cocktails, the platter of cold cuts is highly recommended.

10. Burger Lounge 

Where: Road no 5717, The Lagoon, Amwaj Island
Serves: American comfort food
Contact: +973 7705 5772

burger lounge

Serving a great variety of burgers, pasta, and salad; this place is highly recommended by reviewers. With specialties like the salmon burger and the fried chicken burger, homemade beetroot chips, jalapenos with melted cheese (hot hot hot!); and chili kick salad, its almost artisanal but it works. Fresh, fast, and friendly; this makes for a great weekend spot.

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