02.07.2011 30.Siwan, 5771 Chukat
The family-run Abu el-Abed restaurant offers patrons tasty and authentic Middle Eastern food.
From the moment I set foot in the Abu el-Abed restaurant in Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood, I knew I was in for an authentic experience. Everything about the place, from the busy somewhat grimy exterior to the old-style authentic interior, gave the impression that it has been been around for some years and has enjoyed serving the local community. The neighborhood has received some bad press over the years, especially since a film was made about the violent gangs that rule the streets. However, every time I have been to the area neighborhood, I have been greeted by friendly locals and good, honest, authentic food.
In existence since 1949, Abu el-Abed has been serving traditional Arab recipes in a family-run environment. After being seated at our modest-looking table, the owner (who was also the manager and only waiter) took pride in telling us that the kitchen is a combination of Palestinian and Lebanese cuisine, which makes for an interesting and unique mix….