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October 28, 2016updated Dec 17, 2016

The 5 Best Restaurants in Bahrain

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Image Credit: fourseasons.com/bahrain

Image Credit: fourseasons.com/bahrain

Situated amidst the vivid blues of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is a place that transcends the boundaries of cultures and countries through offering something for everyone – be it Asian gastronomy on the 50th floor, to Mediterranean cuisine at one of Bahrain’s finest hotels.

Take a look at our selection of the best restaurants in Bahrain.

Masso

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Flanked by palm trees and set in a striking, low-rise modern building, The Palace Boutique Hotel is home to Masso – one of Bahrain’s finest restaurants.

Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean way of life, Masso celebrates the importance of sharing moments together with friends and family around the table while enjoying delicious cuisine, be it mezzah or tapas.

Claiming to be the first and only “farm to table” restaurant in Bahrain, the restaurant prides itself on using fresh produce from its own garden, as well as using organic produce to ensure dishes are nutritious and tasty.

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The relaxed and laid-back setting makes for an enjoyable and comfortable affair and an ideal place to dine with family and friends.

re Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck

Bahrain’s most elevated dining experience is situated on the 50th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, offering diners stunning views of the city skyline.

Wolfgang Puck’s first ever Asian restaurant outside America boasts innovative and creative Asian-inspired menus and features a range of dishes including chili chicken dumplings, “Hong Kong” style steamed wild salmon and Korean style steamed bao buns. Puck’s signature, modern take on Asian cuisine also caters well to vegetarians, offering house made Shanghai style noodles and hunan egglplant and snow pea pods.

The modern art-deco interior, grand chandeliers and buzzing atmosphere provide an elegant backdrop.

La Mer

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Image Credit: sofitel.com, Phototèque ACCOR.Photo Gilles TRILLARD

La Mer is Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa’s flagship seafood restaurant.

Overlooking the vivid blues of the Arabian Gulf – where much of its fresh fish is caught – award-winning La Mer allows guests to select their meal from the fish market-style display before watching it being cooked before their eyes.

A well known name among tourists and locals alike, La Mer offers something for everyone. Stand out dishes include salmon with black olives, truffle oil, capers and mussels, while duck and lamb also feature on the menu as well.

For desserts, be sure not to miss the chocolate dome with its melt-in-the-mouth inner filling as well as the berry pavlova with coulis.

Zoe

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Image Credit: twitter.com/ZoeBah

A regular haunt for locals and tourists alike, Zoe’s clean and contemporary decor pays homage to its equally modern and inventive menu.

Mediterranean gastronomy lies at the heart of Zoe. The beautifully presented and colorful cuisine atop pristine white dishes provides for a formal setting and is ideal for any special occasion, be it a romantic meal for two or a celebratory dinner for many. Zoe’s signature dish is the Prawn Ribbon, while other highlights include the Moroccan Salmon on a bed of barley risotto.

Guests can also enjoy drinks and mezes in the lounge area where music entertains guests throughout their stay for a more relaxed ambiance.

Maki Bahrain

Image Credit: olivermaki.com

Image Credit: olivermaki.com

Maki originated in the kitchen of Mohamad Zeitoun, who would prepare Japanese fusion meals which were met with great acclaim. Collaborating with his brother Amer, the first Maki restaurant in the Middle East was born in Kuwait and Bahrain soon followed.

Combining Japanese tradition with global flavors and textures, Maki offers cuisine that transcends the boundaries of cultures and countries. Led by Chef Louis Kenji Huang, the restaurant offers a range of indulgent bites and healthier superfood-inspired dishes, catering to adoring Japanese food gourmands in the Middle East region.

Sleek and contemporary in design, the modern interior is adorned with the latest technology, including iPad menus displaying colorful, elaborate photos of all the dishes, available for patrons to order at the press of a button.

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