Mohamad Orfali

The New York Times:Do You Have Nafas, the Elusive Gift That Makes Food Taste Better?

The chef Mohamad Orfali remembers how his grandmother, whom everyone called Fatoum, spent her days in her kitchen in the Syrian city of Aleppo when he was a child there. If she wasn’t preparing feasts, she was preserving the season’s bounty to stock her pantry — everything from tomatoes and eggplants to peppers, pomegranates and […]

VisitDubai: Mixing modern Middle Eastern cuisine with global flavours

Orfali Bros Bistro Mixing modern Middle Eastern cuisine with global flavours Celebrity chef Mohammad Orfali has joined forces with his pastry-specialist siblings, Wassim and Omar, at this imaginative eatery that breaks boundaries when it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine. Flavours and ingredients are served up in innovative ways, garnering the casual bistro a spot on the MENA’s 50 […]

The Worlds 50 Best: A neighbourhood eatery where every dish tells a story

Family affair: An unlicensed restaurant set in a new development in Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s old residential areas, Orfali Bros Bistro was founded by three food-loving brothers (Mohammad, Wassim and Omar) from Syria. They’ve created their own brand of cuisine comprising the food they love to eat. Irrespective of where it comes from, if they like […]

What’s On Awards Dubai 2022: Homegrown Restaurant of the Year

The very best of Dubai, as voted by you… Last night, we returned to the glittering Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, gathering together more than 800 of the industry’s power players for a dazzling ceremony to crown the What’s On Awards Dubai winners for 2022. It’s a pretty big deal (even if we say so ourselves), […]

Monocle: Passion project

“Fusion is confusion,” says chef Mohammad Orfali with a grin from behind his thick, round spectacles before serving a pistachio éclair from a glass vitrine. Along with his siblings Wassim and Omar, Orfali (pictured) co-founded Syrian restaurant Orfali Bros in Dubai in spring 2021 after more than a decade as a TV chef (he says […]

amslux: Hottest new Dubai restaurants to try in 2021

Three brothers, one dream. At Orfali Bros ‘bistronomy’ the brothers are proud to serve up dishes that reflect their shared culinary passion. You’ll want to factor in repeat visits to try everything on the menu, including favourites such as the shish barak a la sgyoza (beef dumplings with a Middle Eastern twist), salmon with miso and creamy tahini, […]

Hospitality News Magazine: A food legacy with Orfali Bros

Syrian chef Mohammad Orfali has turned his passion for food into a family affair by launching Orfali Bros with his siblings Wassim and Omar. The trendy bistro in Dubai serves reimagined Levantine dishes that constantly push the boundaries. Here, we learn more about the concept.  What defines Orfali Bros? We are three brothers who are […]