Shawarma in Bahrain is something everyone has to experience. This irresistible sandwich is a staple on the island and it’s hard to pass on having one. There are many popular spots people swear by, but there are also hidden gems that only locals of that specific area know about and are loyal to.
We recently asked our readers what their fav go-to shawarma spots in the Kingdom and y’all delivered some fire!
After looking through the recommendations, we compiled a list of 33 spots on the island that are local favorites who’s shawarmas you should definitely try.
It would take a long time to try out every one of these spots so if you are a shawarma lover, scroll down to check out the best spots for the globally loved sandwich, and support local businesses!
1. Burger Land
WHAT: A local favorite and highly recommended for shawarma, roosys, and grills!
WHAT: A Turkish shawarma spot in Riffa deemed as one of the most delicious shawarmas on the island.
WHAT: You can never go wrong with Sameeh. Head here when craving any kind of carb, and the shawarma doesn’t disappoint.
WHERE: Qudaibiyah Ave, Manama
7. Haifa Cafeteria
WHAT: A very well known spot for a quick shawarma or malghoom, especially after a night out at block 338.
WHERE: Shawarma Alley, Adliya
WHAT: This Lebanese street food style restaurant opened up last year and quickly gained the hearts of many for their delicious shawarma!
WHAT: This shawarma spot is literally around the corner from the airport so if you’re planning on traveling and want one last shawarma from Bahrain, this is the place to go to as its a local favorite.
WHAT: Another Block 338 favorite for quick and tasty shawarma and malghooms.
WHERE: Shawarma Alley, Adliya
WHAT: A very loved Lebanese restaurant in Bahrain serving all the classic Arabic dishes. With 6 branches spread across Bahrain, you’ll never be too far from delicious shawarma.
WHERE: Manama | Tubli | Hamad | Riffa | Jid Ali | Sanad
WHAT: This spot is the world’s first flame thrower shawarma experience and they have unique flavors using flavorful sauces and ‘Oman fries’. Definitely worth a taste!
WHERE: Osama bin Zaid Ave, Adliya
13. Um AlShagar Grills
WHAT: A local fav on the island is this Galali based family-owned cafe, and the shawarma is highly recommended.
WHERE: Galali Ave, Hidd
14. Twister Land
WHAT: Known for great shawarmas, malghooms, and juices. Worth the visit for when the shawarma cravings kick in,
WHAT: Voted one of the best shawarmas on the island! Locally recommended by many and worth checking out.
WHAT: Although the regular shawarma is incredible, the doner shawarma is a MUST TRY!
17. Lebanese Oven
18. Loo Loo Turkish Grill
WHAT: Locally voted as one of the best shawarma in Bahrain, so definitely visit this spot for a change from your go-to.
19. Street Shawarma
WHAT: This spot will not disappoint! They have many unique flavors and sandwiches, like the Tandoori shawarma in the photo below.
WHERE: West Riffa
20. Manaeesh Jubran
WHAT: For that classic shawarma taste you can never have enough of, this place might hit the spot!
WHAT: A popular brand in Bahrain serving delicious shawarma since 1996. That’s over 20 years of serving up delicious food on the island!
WHERE: Every major area in Bahrain > get locations here.
22. Asali Pastries
WHAT: Every shawarma lover must try shawarma from this classic spot in Riffa!
WHAT: Another unique concept shawarma spot with delicious flavors like the Chimichurri shawarma and BBQ malghoom.
WHERE: Ajwad Al Jurbi, Jurdab
24. Hometown Grills
26. Adirna Grills
WHAT: This Turkish spot makes some of the best local grills and shawarma in town, served with such great fresh bread!
WHERE: Um Al Hassan
27. Adam Broasted & Shawarma
28. Adliya Gate
WHAT: If you’re in the area, you cannot miss this spot for classic Bahraini dishes and a shawarma that won’t let you down!
29. Siraj 338
WHAT: This spot opened up last year and has gained popularity among the locals! They’ve got a variety of dishes from pastas, burgers, and of course, shawarmas which are a hit with the crowd.
WHAT: A Syrian restaurant based in Muharraq serving up grills, pastries, and truly delicious shawarmas!
WHERE: Al Khalifa Ave, Muharraq
32. Agege Broasted
WHAT: This spot, named like the famous Lagos agege bread reportedly has the best-broasted chicken in town, but people also flock here for the shawarma.
WHERE: Jid Ali
WHAT: Many local residents claim this is the best authentic Turkish restaurant in Gudaibiya, serving unforgettable shawarma.