About Us

It all started in 1987.

Bahrain’s dining scene was growing, but lacked variety. In between the fine dining restaurants and fast food chains, our founder Mr. Rashed Hilal envisioned a neighborhood restaurant offering a diverse selection of local and international dishes in a refined setting. Al Abraaj was thus born in Sehla, Bahrain.The idea behind the concept was simple but effective; everything was to be freshly prepared, delicious, and affordable in a refined setting.

Al Abraaj rapidly grew in popularity, expanding to multiple towns and malls. Today, Al Abraaj is a household name in Bahrain with a reputation for delivering excellence in the casual dining segment.

The success of Al Abraaj inspired the group to launch eight unique dining concepts catering to various culinary tastes: Al Bindaira, Nu Asia, LUMEE, YaSalam!, OTTO, Mashawi Al Abraaj, TCBY and most recently, San Carlo.

Al Abraaj group is widely recognized as a family business pioneering excellence in the F&B sector, with over 40 outlets, cafes, a catering division, and a workforce of over 1200 employees. The philosophy at Alabraaj Group is simple: delicious food, in a mix of contemporary and traditional settings, catering to various audiences at a suitable price.


Making you feel special


Our Values

Family-Focused, Customer-Driven

Al Abraaj Restaurants Group is a Bahraini-born and bred business. Our customers are the driving force behind the group. We believe in offering them the best experience for dining-in, take away, home delivery,and catering.

Innovation in F&B

We are always on the quest for innovative culinary concepts. Rather than just creating new concepts, we continuously incorporate up-and-coming trends to fuel our products.

Cultivating Experiences

We believe in the power of food in bringing people together and strive to offer customers the best contemporary and traditional dining experiences, with a wide variety of options, and create exciting ways of eating out at reasonable pricepoints.

Our Journey

  • 1987

    Alabraaj Restaurant

    Opens in Adliya

    A family restaurant that serves popular middle-eastern and international fare in refined traditional interiors for great value in a clean, comfortable, and friendly premises.

  • 1998

    Al Bindaira Cafe

    Opens in Seef District

    An upscale Sheesha cafe that offers a varied selection of authentic cafe dishes, and an extensive selection of teas, coffees, cocktails, and juices.

  • 2007

    Mashawi Alabraaj

    Opens in Juffair

    A high-street, youthful offshoot of Al Abraaj that serves authentic, simple, local flavours from the charcoal grill.

  • 2008

    Nu Asia

    Opens in Seef District

    Contemporary dining destination with dishes inspired from the great Asian continent.

  • 2010


    Opens in Budaiya

    One of the first brands to introduce and popularize frozen yogurt, TCBY serves delicious and healthy frozen treats and smoothies.

  • 2011


    Opens in Seef District

    A fast-casual eatery serving quick handmade shawarmas, burgers, pastas, salads, and more using the freshest ingredients.

  • 2014


    Opens in Seef District

    Local and middle eastern all day café offering creative re-imagined food.

  • 2017


    Opens in Hamala

    Authentic italian pizzeria with an exciting array of hand-made sourdough pizzas, flavorful pastas, and an Italian inspired breakfast menu.

  • 2018

    San Carlo Cicchetti

    Opens in Seef District

    San Carlo Cicchetti is an Italian brand that uses the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. Many of the ingredients are flown in from produce markets across Italy to ensure authenticity.