Stepping into Marib restaurant is an exciting experience of cultural aroma and flavor. Every dish is a delightful little story from Yemen. Discover the relish and savor of our generous offerings of rich, authentic Yemeni food and food, and you will always come back for more.
Marib is the capital city of the Ma'rib Governorate, Yemen, and was the capital of the Sabaean kingdom, which some scholars believe to be the ancient Sheba of biblical fame.
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"Should you require an introduction to the cooking of Yemen, a fine place to start is this ambitious restaurant in Northern Virginia, brought to life five years ago because owner Ahmed Alsheikh says he missed the food of his homeland."
What to Eat Across Northern Virginia’s Thriving Yemeni Restaurant Scene
When the phone rings at Marib Restaurant in Springfield, Virginia, co-owner Ahmed Alsheikh knows it’s probably one of his “pit-stop” customers. This time, the caller is a man driving south on I-95 from New York to North Carolina to visit family. He tells Alsheikh that he’ll be at the restaurant in five minutes and wants a single dessert dish, bint al-sahn, a giant flaky pastry drizzled with honey and sprinkled with nigella seeds.