We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Road No 471, Bab Al Bahrain, Manama 304, Bahrain
+973 1721 0647
05:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 05:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 39: English reviews
Manama, Bahrain
Level Contributor
77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Haji cafe so many times for breakfast. Every time we go for dinner he'd say its over. Last night we visited at 7pm and we tried kebab and tekka and it was very tasty and way better than the food they serve on breakfast. Definitely coming back for dinner. I recommend adding more items like lamb... More 

Thank marwa a
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic Bahraini eatery! Enjoyed a table outside where we could watch the skewers being cooked on the grill and the most AMAZING bread baked in the oven. Our 5 year old could not get enough of the bread and the grilled chicken. Everything was delicious!

Thank Sharontje
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early and get a table and be rewarded with a good and cheap meal! Order the cheese omelette and balaleet and chicken liver

Thank Josh C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for local food and traditional seating of restaurant, i would recommend this one. It is in an alley just opposite to Main Branch of Standard Chartered Bank. Also, the prices are very reasonable, and you can have a walk through the old Souq after the meal. Enjoy

1 Thank Nabeel M
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
4,883 reviews
3,117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11,151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Gahwa at Haji Gahwa we enjoy having tea and coffee with water and sit the benches chatting service still very good

2 Thank bnghanem
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Not easy to find but worth it. I don't know what else they sell, we just eat the mixed grill and end up with plates of fresh meat and vegetables with an almost endless supply of flatbread straight from the oven. Always end up eating more than I intended. A good experience for guests in Bahrain.

Thank GlobaltravellerG
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had mix grill for dinner, ridiculous cheap for Bahrain prices. Love love traditional old charming ambience. Food is reasonable. Service a bit confusing with lack of proper staff English without menu.

Thank SY33
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
533 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It was not my first time going there. I like the breakfast and the old place, old people, old bahrain. I recommend it but not in summer.

1 Thank Sa S
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Almost reluctant to post this 5* review. This is a gem of a place, and has become a regular weekly dinner spot. The bread is fresh from the oven and the mixed grill, hummus and various assortments are delicious, and well priced.

Thank 200in2017
Wembdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
198 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ok so this place is out doors and in a sort of narrow alley way but its great-the food and atmosphere was fantastic. everything served quickly well cooked and interesting. The meat was particularly good. Be aware that if you get there late they might have shut as they in effect close when they run out of food.

Thank Phil C

Travellers who viewed Haji Gahwa also viewed

Manama, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain

Been to Haji Gahwa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road No 471, Bab Al Bahrain, Manama 304, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: +973 1721 0647

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Haji Gahwa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?