Restaurants in Riyadh: The Best Riyadh Restaurants for a Different Experience


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always been known to be the most important country in religious tourism due to the presence of the Two Holy Mosques on its soil, but in recent years it has become a destination for tourists because it contains many things to do in Riyadh and other provinces. whether they are natural places such as deserts or archaeological sites that it contains and includes a long history that was formed over the years. decades long. In addition to the projects and celebrations that take place in Saudi Arabia, such as the Riyadh season, which attracts different nationalities to attend, which led to the existence of diversity and difference in Riyadh restaurants that can take you to a completely different world and an experience you have never had before, including restaurants that serve dishes from all over the world or restaurants Which offers traditional foods both in the Middle East and from the Kingdom.

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Foods & drinks in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a large country with many locals and a lot of expats, it produces all of its own dairy products and most of its vegetables. However, due to the presence of many foreigners and expatriates in Saudi Arabia, it brings a cultural fusion that results in the most delectable cuisine and restaurants ever. However, it is mostly the foreigners who eat those foods; most Saudis prefer traditional fare.

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Staple Foods

Rice is the staple food of Saudi Arabia. It is the base dish for Saudis. Also wheat, yogurt, dates, and chicken are considered staple foods for all Saudis. Different types of bread are popular in the country, including sweet and spiced flavors. Kapsa is another national dish consisting of rice and chicken with vegetables.

Traditional drinks in Saudi Arabia are tea and coffee, and both are frequently offered to guests. Coffee comes in various styles: Arabian and Turkish. Due to the fact that Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country, alcohol is illegal to drink.

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Top Restaurants in Riyadh

Riyadh is one of the most important capitals of the Arab countries, attracting tourists and a haven for expatriates, as it contains many different and varied restaurants, starting from the dishes offered, whether they are fast food or main dishes, and even the prices of meals that can start from 5 riyals. There are also fancy restaurants, which are among the best restaurants in Riyadh and offer delicious food.

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– Mama Noura  “Fast Food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern”

One of the best restaurants in Riyadh that specializes in fast food and fresh juices, it was established in 1991. You will find in Mama Noura the best shawarma in riyadh. The food is delicious and priced very well. Definitely, a place you must hit for a quick lunch.

Features: Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards.

Location: Abdul Aziz Bin Museod Bin Julowi Street | District Al-Rahmaniyah, Riyadh.

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 Al Baik

Al Baik Restaurant was able to occupy a special place among fast food restaurants in Riyadh because of its quick mix of many different and distinct spices and seasonings, which were prepared in a far place so that it remains one of the most important recipes offered in the Kingdom. Al-Baik was famous for serving fried chicken with potatoes, and one of the most famous foods was broast and boneless chicken. Al-Baik spread widely throughout the Kingdom from the western, central, and southern regions.

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Shawarma House “Fast food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean”

Shawarma House serves the best food in Riyadh, especially Shawarma of course. It’s delicious, clean at a reasonable price. Pay only 15 SR, and you can have a delicious juicy large shawarma sandwich with french fries and a soft drink. The place is always crowded but you’ll not stay for more than 10 mins waiting.

Shawarma House menu also offers salads, falafel, burgers, pizzas, and grilled sandwiches.

Just go for Shawarma, you will love it.

Features: Delivery, Takeout, Seating

Location: Prince Mamduh Bin Abdulaziz St, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh.

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The Globe Restaurant

You can eat the best food in Riyadh, where you can eat excellent European dishes and are served wonderfully and elegantly by the most skilled chefs with their distinctive addition to the food, in addition to the charming view of the restaurant where you see the sights of the city, which makes it among the best restaurants in Riyadh.

Location: Al Faisaliah Hotel, King Fahd Road, Olaya – Riyadh

The restaurant features: the presence of internal courtyards, suitable for children and families, delivery, and takeaway.

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Fit Way “healthy food”

Great news for health addicts and count calories lovers. Fit-way restaurants serve healthy food and the calories are listed under every item. They also care about vegetarian people, you can eat the best vegan burger in the Fit way. They serve a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s open every day from 12 pm until midnight, so if you are looking for healthy food at midnight, this is a great choice for you.

Features: Delivery, Takeout, Seating.

Location: Al Malqa, Riyadh.

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Burgerizzr has grown to be one of the best-loved ‘Fresh Burger Restaurant Chains’ in Saudi Arabia. They offer quality food at an affordable price. You can pay only 20SR for a delicious burger sandwich. You will find the burger fresh, juicy, and tasty.

Location: Othman Bin Affan Road, Riyadh.

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The Najd village “Middle Eastern”

If you are excited to taste Saudi traditional cuisine, this is the perfect place. Najd village is one of the most visited restaurants in Riyadh. It is a traditional Saudi Arabian restaurant where everything is traditional from the food, decor which goes back hundreds of years and dining style. It offers the most popular meals in Riyadh city for both vegetarians and meat lovers. You can enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and high-quality food. Take your time, sample the food, and coffee, and relax.

Features: Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available.

Location: King Abdul-Aziz Branch Road, Al Yasmin Riyadh, Riyadh

Zaatar W Zeit (Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly)

It is the best Lebanese restaurant in Riyadh. It serves authentic Lebanese foods. You will find a variety of fresh and healthy food on the menu which contains several salad dishes, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, and manakish. The food is always prepared with care and attention, the staff is decent, the service is quick, and the price is very reasonable.

Features: Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service.

Location: King Abdul Aziz Road Al Ghadeer, Riyadh.

Ninive Restaurant

Want to try one of the most fancy restaurants in Riyadh? You can live the atmosphere of the desert and the wonderful Bedouin atmosphere, but this time is not in the desert, but inside a sophisticated restaurant fully equipped to receive visitors and families, the restaurant was designed specially and distinctively, which combines Bedouin tent decorations so that you can spend an unparalleled wonderful time with your friends. The restaurant offers the most delicious traditional dishes in the Middle East with charming distinctive flavors.

Location: Riyadh District – Saudi Arabia.


Meraki Restaurant

Experience the Greek ambiance while enjoying the finest dishes inspired by Greek cuisine. Meraki Restaurant opened its doors to visitors in Riyadh after its remarkable success in London in 2017. 

The restaurant is renowned for its appetising and diverse dishes prepared with the best ingredients, such as lamb kebab, lobster orzo youvetsi, supreme carpaccio fish, eggplant, and zucchini tempura, and other delectable dishes. The restaurant stands out with its unique pyramid-shaped exterior design. Inside, the restaurant is adorned with olive trees, natural wood, spacious green areas, and tall glass windows.

Location: Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh.

Suhail Restaurant

If you desire to savour traditional and authentic cuisine with a modern twist, Suhail Restaurant is definitely the perfect destination for you. The restaurant offers Saudi traditional food such as kabsa, minced meat, and Red Sea fish stew in a delightful and unique atmosphere. 

The name of the restaurant, Suhail, refers to the most famous and brightest star among Arabs, which they relied on during their long journeys. This meaning is reflected in the restaurant as it is considered a pioneer of Saudi cuisine among restaurants.

Location: Al Diyafah Complex, Riyadh

Zero Fatty Restaurant

In a world filled with fast-food restaurants and high-calorie dishes, finding a restaurant for healthy meals is extremely challenging. However, with the presence of Zero Fatty Restaurant in Riyadh, it is no longer the case. 

The restaurant offers a diverse range of delicious and healthy dishes prepared by experts to help individuals adopt a sustainable healthy lifestyle and promote nutritional awareness.

Location: Imam Street, Al Mughrizat, Riyadh.

Le maschou Restaurant

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant to visit with your partner, Le maschou Restaurant in Riyadh is the perfect destination. The restaurant stands out with its French-inspired design, reminiscent of old French streets, giving the place a romantic ambiance. 

As soon as you enter the restaurant, you’ll be mesmerised by the roses surrounding you on both sides, and then amazed by the delightful dishes served. The restaurant specialises in French cuisine, offering grilled fish and chicken dishes, appetisers like Wagyu slices, corn salad, and delicious drinks.

Location: Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh.

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