6 delicious new spots to try this weekend in Riyadh

6 delicious new spots to try this weekend in Riyadh

From the fresh French flavours to Mexican munchies and Asian delights, there is plenty to please the palate in Riyadh
01 June 23
New Restaurants in Riyadh Image source: Instagram: Ruya Riyadh

The weekend is almost upon us.

Weekends are for eating good food, spending time with friends and family and discovering new things to do and places to eat in our city.

Discover the complex flavours of traditional Japanese omakase and robata grilling, the authentic essence of traditional Anatolian cuisine and of course, a side sweet treats to satisfy every taste.

Whether you're just visiting or are living in Riyadh, and on the look out for some tasty new spots to try this weekend, here are the new openings that we have had our eye on.

Check out more restaurants that have recently opened at Via Riyadh, right here.


Saudi's list of top new dining destinations has a new addition; French-Mediterranean restaurant, Bagatelle has officially opened in the Kingdom's capital city, Riyadh. Indulge in fresh, French-Mediterranean classics such as foie gras, scallops en croute, tartare de bœuf and other delicious French fare, but if you are dining at Bagatelle, you must finish with the pièce-de-résistance, a made to order seasonal soufflé. Chef's kiss.

Location: Building 24, Laysen Valley, Riyadh 12329

El Camino

Take your tastebuds on a trip to Mexico by visiting El Camino. With laidback vibes and good food, this is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over some delicious Mexican delights. From nachos, fresh ceviche, burritos, tacos and everything in between; discover all the traditional flavours of each Mexican region in one place.

Location: KAFD, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13519

Kayu Bakehouse

Just last week, Dubai's much-loved Kayu Bakehouse opened its first Saudi branch in Riyadh. Kayu Bakehouse is a boutique bakery with an abundance of photogenic pastries and delicious French desserts, available to eat sitting in or to go. At the helm is MENA's Best Pastry Chef (according to 50 Best Restaurants), so you are guaranteed some top-quality and flavourful eats at Kayu. Start your day with something sweet, or stop by for a mid-day moment.

Location: Al Dabab Street, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243


Serving up authentic Anatolian dishes, Rüya will serve up a menu of elevated traditional Turkish flavours to the foodies of Riyadh. From a selection of hot and cold mezze and delicious warm pide to succulent kebabs and slow cooked short rib, guests can expect to be enveloped in the wholesome flavours of Turkey. Of course, an Anatolian meal wouldn't be complete without finishing with a sweet slice of künefe.

Location: 1224 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243


Owner and head chef Takayoshi Watanabe is the self-declared 'Sushi-Bae', and has become somewhat of a social media sensation. As part of Via Riyadh, Teruzushi is located in the new food hall of Via Mercato, and this is sushi restaurant's first foray outside of Japan. Famed for serving traditional Japanese omakase, Teruzushi will bring diners on a sensational journey of flavours through authentic and fresh sushi dishes.

Location: Via Mercato, Via Riyadh, 2941, 8425, 12912 Al Hada, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Robata is the latest dining concept from the team behind ever-popular, Myazu. This sleek, two storey restaurant opened at The Canopy in Hittin. Taking inspiration from the traditional Japanese approach to grilling over-flame, known as robatayaki, Robata is set to become a go-to location for fans of Asian flavours. This restaurant will bring a selection of elevated and interesting flavours, straight from the robata grill.

Location: حطين،, Riyadh 13512