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Restaurants in Tripoli

The restaurants in Tripoli below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Expensive (LD15 to LD20)
Moderate (LD10 to LD15)
Cheap (under 10LD)
This is for a three course meal per person, with water and soft drinks, tax and service included.




With a dark elegant interior, this is one of the best fish restaurants in town. The staff are friendly and there is a salad buffet for starters. This is also a good place to try out some Libyan couscous or tagines (stews).

Address: , Midan al-Gazayir, Tripoli,
Telephone: (021) 333 6507


Al-Makulaat al-Lubnaniya


Excellent Lebanese restaurant, popular with foreign expats, serving a good selection of mezze, salads and mixed grills.

Address: 4km (2.5 miles) west of the centre, Sharia al-Gargaresh, Tripoli,
Telephone: (021) 477 6978



Very lively Lebanese-owned restaurant-cum-snack bar, popular with younger Libyans, right on the city's main square. Libyan as well as international specials, including salads, kebabs and excellent pizzas, are served in a contemporary decor.

Address: , Green Square, Tripoli,
Telephone: (021) 444 1459

Zumit Restaurant


Great restaurant in an old caravanserai hotel decorated in Ottoman style, specialising in traditional Libyan cuisine, particularly fish and seafood.

Address: Medina, Marcus Aurelius Arch Square, Tripoli,
Telephone: (021) 334 2915




Popular eaterie with a very plain decor on a first floor above the busy Souk al-Attara. The Ash-Sharq serves good rustic traditional Libyan dishes such as rishda , a home made pasta with onions and chickpeas, couscous and osban , sheep's stomach stuffed with meat, herbs and rice.

Address: Medina, Souk al-Attara, Tripoli,
Telephone: (021) 444 1427
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Corinthia Hotel Tripoli

By far the best hotel in town, the luxurious Corinthia Hotel Tripoli is perfectly located near the medina, the business district, and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The elegant and comfortable rooms are in two modern towers, and offer all five-star amenities.

Funduq al-Kebir

Centrally located and government-owned hotel within walking distance of Tripoli's monuments and with sweeping views over the harbour. The rooms are spacious and comfortable although the decor has seen better days. Bathrooms are clean and have hot water.

Funduq al-Mehari

A favourite of government officials, this is the government's most prestigious hotel. The spacious and comfortable rooms come with satellite TV and air conditioning, but service is often erratic.

Safwa Hotel

A suites-only hotel right in the centre of Tripoli. The large and clean air-conditioned rooms all come with high speed internet connection and there is a good restaurant downstairs. It is mainly aimed at businessmen.

Ancient Zumit Hotel

The small Zumit, in an old, recently renovated caravanserai in the medina, is the most romantic and atmospheric hotel in town. The rooms are decorated in Ottoman style but have air conditioning and other mod-cons. The hotel has also a good seafood restaurant.