Following years of frequent dinner parties & teaching friends how to cook, Chef Rawia opened a restaurant to share a simple idea: cooking delicious Palestinian & Middle Eastern food as she does for family & friends: WITH LOVE. Rawia's cooking style is inspired first & foremost 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 and has since & took on Jumana Bishara (aka ‘The Daughter") as partner, expanded to a larger location, published two cookbooks, and is recipient of much acclaim and many accolades. 

Rawia describes herself as the daughter of a passionate, imaginative home cook. Today, Jumana is a restauranteur who can claim the same and 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.

Warmest regards,

Rawia & Jumana Bishara