Middle Eastern in Jeddah

Reem Al Bawadi

In the heart of North Jeddah, opposite King Faisal Hospital, this two-level Lebanese eatery with outdoor dining offers a sweets counter on the ground floor and family dining upstairs. Appetisers start at about SR15,…
Turkish in Jeddah


The decor is contemporary, if a bit cold, but the food provides a taste of authentic Turkey – it's no wonder that the restaurant draws many Turkish expats. The Tarsus kebab is a local favorite, while the lamb shish …
Turkish in Yanbu

Iskenderun Restaurant

Canary coloured, cheap and cheerful, this is Yanbu’s favourite eating establishment. Try the speciality: the shwarma skandar, served with a secret sauce (SR20). Mixed grills, Turkish pizza, barbecued hamoor fish and…
Middle Eastern in Jeddah

Fattah Restaurant

Don't be put off by the façade (rustic log cabin meets Santa's grotto), this Yemeni restaurant is a firm local fave; sample the food and you'll soon see why. Try the delicious shish kebabs served with tahini an…
Middle Eastern in Taif

As Shafa

Off Shubra St, behind the Saudia office, As Shafa serves delicious Saudi/Turkmenistan dishes, including manti (like ravioli; two pieces SR2) at unbeatable prices. It’s much admired locally, but there's no family sea…
Lebanese in Jeddah


Much loved locally, this Lebanese restaurant serves everything from great grilled chicken and succulent shwarma to chocolate baklava and fresh fruit juices. For something different, try the fried lamb's testicles.
Middle Eastern in Jeddah

Al Nakheel Restaurant

Styled like a traditional tent (with open sides to let in the sea breezes), this is the place to come for a taste of Jeddah. It’s wildly popular. The food is good, with seafood a speciality.
Turkish in Taif

Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Light, bright and clean, the Ahlan has a great pick-and-point counter containing fresh Turkish dishes that change daily and include vegie and seafood options.