Saudi Arabia restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Jeddah

Wong Solo

'The man from Solo' (a city in Java Island, Indonesia) is an excellent budget Indonesian restaurant close to the start of Al Balad. It's been wholly claimed by visiting Indonesian pilgrims who arrive in hordes and w…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Al Qatif

Al Sabat BBQ

South of Al Qatif's centre, this beautiful, traditional restaurant is set around an open courtyard filled with greenery and a water feature. All the staff are members of the family that run the establishment. Hugely…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Riyadh

Najd Village

This place serves Saudi food in a Saudi setting, where some rooms even have a traditional fireplace. It's the perfect place to sample popular regional dishes such as kabsa (meat with rice) or hashi (baby camel). The…
Top Choice Pakistani in Jeddah

Makkah Restaurant

The secret's out with this no-frills Pakistani restaurant, once frequented only by Little India's South Asian community. Now you'll be rubbing shoulders with Saudis and Western expats digging into delicious spicy di…
Top Choice International in Dammam

Parkers

After an elaborate social media campaign launched this trendy restaurant, it has become the place to be seen for young, hip Saudis. A nice open-air garden, with benches and a food truck, is more East London than Sau…
Top Choice Brazilian in Jeddah

Spears

Jeddah's introduction to the Brazilian churrascaria is an excellent dining choice. Keep your wooden indicator in the upright green position and the delicately spiced choice cuts of grilled meat will just keep coming…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Jeddah

Al Nakheel Restaurant

Styled like a traditional tent, with open sides to let the sea breezes in, the huge courtyard with large traditional couches is popular, especially on weekends, when groups of friends dine from the excellent traditi…
Top Choice South Indian in Medina

Meraj Hyderabadi Restaurant

The astonishing takeaway traffic tells its own story at this cosy South Indian restaurant, just north of the centre. It's popular with locals, and you'll see every section of Saudi society tucking into the restauran…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Medina

Abu Zaid

The ultimate spot for an authentic taste of what has become classic Saudi fare. Fuul (thick broad-bean soup), masoob (a Yemeni sweet of bread, banana and honey) and muthabbak (omelette pancake) are the staples here.…
Top Choice Bakery in Dammam

Damascus Garden Pastries

The best bakery in Dammam. The sweet and savoury pastries baked in brick kilns here are simply delicious, especially, the pide (a boat-shaped thick-crust pastry stuffed with lightly spiced minced meat). Place your o…