Following years of frequent dinner parties & teaching friends how to cook, chef Rawia decided to open a restaurant to share a simple idea: Cooking delicious Palestinian & Middle Eastern food as she does for family & friends, but with her unique twists.
Tanoreen’s cookery style was born first & foremost as a form of expression inspired by her mom and then influenced by her time traveling abroad & living in the New York.
In 1998 Tanoreen opened as a ten table, storefront in Brooklyn, & has since taken on a partner (Jumana, aka ‘The Daughter’), expanded to a larger location, & published two cookbooks.
Rawia describes herself as the daughter of a passionate, imaginative home cook. Jumana can now describe herself as the daughter of a passionate, imaginative home cook, restaurateur & author.
We are honored to continue an intergenerational legacy. Our commitment to and respect for our culinary heritage is the basis for Tanoreen & as the years have passed our menu has proudly evolved to embrace new flavors & influences to enliven & enrich.
Please join our table.
Rawia & Jumana Bishara