A less than usual take on the Arabic food you can taste at this pretty famous, but still not mainstream, place named GEDO. Its owner is from Sudan and the food is advertised as being Arabic and Sudanese.
The location is maybe a bit hard to find, but it’s not very far from the city center and it’s worth the effort. It’s on a quiet street, away from the noise of the city, something that matters when living in Bucharest.
Their take on the food is a bit different than the usual. They offer great value for your money, but they prepare it in smaller portions. It makes a lot of sense to get 2-3 different things for a meal, this helps me a lot at not getting bored with the place.
I love the varied types of pitas, you should get one of the “fancy” ones (I am using pita in the very broad sense, I am even including Lahmacun as an option) as the standard one is nothing to write home about (not fresh, but pre-cut and wrapped). Of course they offer the usual Arabic foods in normal sized portions and they even have a great mixed plateau that can feed two people easily.
The place is decent and clean, but not necesarely beautiful and comfortable. The terrace is very nice during the summer. The prices are very friendly though, you can eat a good meal for 30-40 lei a person.