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Libyan Restaurants & Cafès

a Libyan worker cleaning a table


Please see our popular guide to Libyan food for a brief summary of Libyan cuisine:
https://www.temehu.com/Libyan-food.htm

Libyan restaurants serve a wide variety of food dishes, including Libyan traditional food like couscous, seafood and grilled meats, international dishes such as steak and mushroom soups, and Middle-Eastern foods like pita bread served with hummus & falafel. Most visitors  and travel guides do not recommend eating fresh salads and raw food in foreign countries, but we do get quite a number of European visitors who, like Libyans, eat anything. People who eat anything anywhere tend to have stronger and tougher immune system. Recent local statistical reports state that there are now 1055 restaurants and cafes, employing 10,000 people, 70% of which are Libyans. These were categorised from "Excellent" to "3-stars" restaurants and cafes.

Prices

Prices of sandwiches and meals in Libyan cafes and restaurants vary considerably from place to place. Cheap meals in public restaurants start from about 5 lyd a meal; while in mid range restaurants you should expect to pay between 15 and 20 lyd a meal. However, in top of the range restaurants the price is usually varies from 30 to 70 lyd.

Pizzas: between 3 and 10 lyd.
Sandwiches: start from 0.50 lyd to 4 lyd a sandwich.
Soft drinks: from 0.50 lyd to 3 lyd.
Coffee & tea: between 0.50 to 2 lyd.

Because of this large variation in prices we prefer it if our visitors choose to pay for their food and meals as they go. This allows visitors the freedom to choose where, what and when to eat.

 

 

Fish Restaurants

 

Abiya Seafood Restaurant

Abiya restaurant

 

114 Souq al-Turk 114
Tripoli Medina
Tripoli
Libya

Tel: +218 92 5010736

Abiya or Obaya Seafood Restaurant is located in the old medina. This is one of the most popular fish restaurants in the capital, serving fresh fish, octopus salad, and fish soup. Try the the couscous with fish and spicy carrot salad.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d1214387-Reviews-Mat_am_Obaya-Tripoli.html


 

Fresh Fish Restaurant (Mata'am Assamak Attaazej)

Sharia al-Kameet
Tripoli International Fair Area
Tripoli
Libya

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d1214377-Reviews-Al_Mat_am_as_Samak_at_Taazej-Tripoli.html

 

 

 

Diafa Fish Restaurant (Mata'am Addiafa Lilasmak)

 

Diafa restaurant

Diafa fish  restaurant

diafa restaurant menu

 

The Diafa Fish Restaurant serves seafood dishes. The food is good but so are the prices. The main courses ranges from 15 to 40 Libyan Dinars. The above menu shows the prices of the various soup dishes served at the restaurant: a mixed fish soup for 8 lyd, while an octopus soup is for four Libyan Dinars.

 

 

 

Alhofra Restaurant

(This restaurant does not exist any more.)

Alfatah Street
Tripoli
Libya

Tel:

This fish restaurant allows you to select the fish you like then have it cooked especially for you. The price range reflects the type of fish chosen. The prices of fresh fish in Libya range from 1 dinar per a kilo for fresh sardines, to about 40 Libyan Dinars for a kilo of the local algambary; while a lobster will cost you around 25 Libyan Dinars. When you add the restaurant fees for cooking the fish and other costs, then the advertised prices would not seem that high after all.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g293807-d940901-r51058880-Al_Hofra-Tripoli.html

 

 

 

International Cuisines

 

Corinthia Restaurants

Corinthia Hotel
Tripoli
Libya

corinthia restaurants

To view details about each restaurant please visit: www.corinthiahotels.com/dining-and-bars


The term Corinthia restaurants here is used to refer to the number of  specialist restaurants located in the actual hotel, as shown above in the screen shot taken from corinthiahotels.com. These are:

  • Tripoli Cafe: serving snacks, pastries, sandwiches, ice-cream, drinks.
  • Moroccan or Fes Restaurant: serving popular dishes from the famous Moroccan cuisine.
  • La Valette Restaurant: international cuisine.
  • Venezia Restaurant and Terrace: Italian cuisine.
  • Orient Asian Restaurant: serving Indian cuisine.

 

 

The Italian Restaurant

 

Gargarish Road
Tripoli
Libya

Italian food: this restaurant serves Italian cuisine, including appetizers and pizzas, pasta and deserts, and fish and meat dishes.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d1057955-Reviews-Italian_Restaurant-Tripoli.html

 


Xian Du China Express Takeaways

Chinese food: if you miss your Chinese takeaway then pay Xian Du China a visit and a few dinars for a portion of Chinese noodles or the chili sauce.

Gargarish Road
Regatta Arches
Janzour
Tripoli
Libya

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d1595088-Reviews-Chinese_Express_Takeaway-Tripoli.html

 

 

Sicilian Restaurant in Tripoli

Sicilian cuisine: ideally located by the shore of  Tripoli's Mediterranean coast this Sicilian restaurant provides a selection of Sicilian dishes and recipes.


Gargarish
In Front of Gofran Mosque
Tripoli
Tel: +218 914221353

 

 

Sultan Restaurant

Tel: +218 21 721 4392
Janzour

Indian cuisine: this was said to be the first Indian restaurant to open in the country. It is very popular and serves delicious good food, vegetarian curries as well as meat or seafood based dishes.

 

 


Azmeer Restaurant

Tripoli
Tel: +218 91 3732134

Turkish restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

Top Rated Libyan Restaurants at TripAdvisor:

  • ¬†Chinese Express Takeaway
  • Veranda Cafe
  • Al-Athar (The Ruins)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Restaurants

 


Al Athar Restaurant (The Ruins)

Alathar restaurant

Athar Restaurant
Marcus Aurelius Arch
Tripoli
Libya

Tel: +218 21 4447001

The restaurant is very popular owing to its proximity to Marcus Aurelius Arch. The name Al-Athar means "archaeological remains", or "ruins". It is a good and atmospheric place to dine in as the night lights begin to light up the arch of Marcus Aurelius.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d942286-Reviews-Al_Athar_The_Ruins-Tripoli.html

Athar restaurant

Our guests having good time at Alathar Restaurant.

 

 




Andalusia Restaurant

map of Alandalusia restaurant in tripoli

Arch of Marcus Aurelius
Tripoli
Libya

Tel: +218 21 7189809
        091 3555900

http://www.andalusia.ly/

andulus restaurant

Head for this restaurant if you want an evening meal with a breeze on the rooftop, while watching the sun set. Also very close to the arch of Marcus Aurelius. The atmosphere is good and the building is traditionally decorated. The food is also good, and that is what matters.

 

 

 

 

Veranada Cafe

Hay Alandulus
Gergarish Road
Tripoli 00218,
Libya

Tel: +218 21 4835290

This is one of the very popular and nice little cafes, with good feedback from visitors; serving various local and Middle-Eastern sweets, tasty pastries, ice-cream, cakes and aromatic coffee.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g293807-d1382409-r49044002-Veranda_Cafe-Tripoli.html

 


 

Zuwaddeh Restaurant

Price: £16 - 21
Tel: +218 91 347 0601
www.zuwaddeh.com

Most reviews state that this is a very good restaurant, very smart restaurant, best restaurant in town, with good Mediterranean food and tranquil atmosphere.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d1027746-Reviews-Zuwaddeh_Restaurant-Tripoli.html


 


Lamma Cafè

lamma cafe and restaurant

 

Hay Alandulus
Off Gargarish Road
Tripoli
Libya
Tel: +218 21 477 0943

Website: www.lamma.ly

This restaurant offers a good view of the White Mediterranean Sea. The name "lemma" means "session", or  a time to sit around together nd have a meal. Very atmospheric, beautifully decorated, and full of colour and light. Some reviews mention the over-priced menu and the expensive Libyan soup; but most review are very positive regarding the quality of food.

TripAdvisor Review:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293807-d1550664-Reviews-Lamma_Cafe-Tripoli.html

 

 

 

 



As-Saraya Cafe & Restaurant

Assaraya restaurant

Martyrs Square
Tripoli
Libya
Located by the Martyrs Square with an excellent view of the busy centre. You can dine inside or outside, and finish with some deserts and coffee.

 

 



As Saraya Alhamra Cafe & Restaurant

 

Assaraya Alhamra Restaurant





Cacao Cafe

Gargarish
Tripoli
Libya

An excellent cafe with an excellent view of the sea through the glass windows.
Sandwiches, soft drinks, tea, coffee, etc.


 

 

 


Caracalla Cafe

Tripoli
Libya

Modern and western-styled coffee shop, serving sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee, etc.

 


 


Africa Restaurant

Ahmad Ash Sharif Street
Tripoli
Libya

 

 

 

Saleem Cafe & Restaurant

 

Saleem Cafe and restaurant

 

 

 


Zahret Tripoli Restaurant

Tripoli
Libya
Tel: +218 92 5365443

 


Almishtal Pizza Restaurant

Serraj
Tripoli
Libya

 


Ewan Coffee Shop

Ben Ashur
Tripoli
Libya

Also has another branch in Gargarish
Tripoli
Libya


 


As Sanabel Restaurant

Karatchi Street
Tripoli
Libya
Tel: +218 21 4440479

 

 


As Safeer Restaurants

Al Baladiyah Street
Tripoli
Libya
Tel: +218 21 4447064

 

 

 


Assafina Restaurant

Omar Al-Mukhtar
Tripoli
Libya

 


 

 

 

Kashmir Restaurant

kashmir restaurant tripoli

Tripoli

Kashmir Restaurant

Tel: +218 21 477 0546
      +218 91 383 5142

 

 

 

Al-Sheraa' Restaurants

Tripoli
Libya
Tel: +218 21 4775123

 

 

 


Murina Restaurant

Annaser Street
Tripoli
Libya

Tel: +218 21 360 2222
       +218 91 375 5266

 

 

Al Sakhra Restaurant & Cafe

Hay Alandulus
Gergaresh Road
Tripoli

Tel: +218 21 477 2568
       +218 91 218 9086
       +218 91 218 9087

 

 

 

 

 

Almorjan restaurant

Tripoli
Libya
Tel: +218 21 333 6307

 

 

World Sweets (Halawiyyat Ala'alem)

 

world sweets

 

Halawiyyat Ala'alem
1st of September Street
Tripoli
Libya

This is the largest and most popular sweet and cake cafe in the capital Tripoli. The cafe has several branches; the main branch of which is located in Sreem Street.

 

 

 

 

Abamber Nabeel For Occasions

sweet and cake cafe

 

 

 

Al Badawi Restaurant

Al Baladiyah Street
Tripoli
Libya

Tel:  +218 21 4440479

 

 

 

 

Alsanabel restaurants

Tripoli
Libya

Tel: +218 21 4440479

 

 

 

 

Al-Medina al-Kadima

 

Old City restaurant
Almadinah Alqadimah (Old City) Restaurant

 

Souq al-Turk,
Old Medina

Tripoli
Libya

Tel: +218 92 6889395

Old City restaurant
Almadinah Alqadimah (Old City) Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

Azzahra Traditional Dishes Restaurant

 

Azzahara restaurant

Azzahra Traditional dishes restaurant

Azzahra is a traditional restaurant serving local Libyan food. The service is public and the prices are cheap; nothing special or atmospheric; just Libyan food to eat and get on with your life.

 

 

 

 

 

casa coffeshop

Casa Coffeehouse

Casa Coffeehouse
Midan Assaa'a,
Behine the Assaraya Museum
Tripoli
Libya

 

 

 

 

 

Derghout restaurant

Derghout Restaurant

The Old City, Tripoli, Libya.