Best new restaurants to try in Riyadh

Best new restaurants to try in Riyadh

This is the perfect list for any other foodies searching for good vibes, great eats, and new places to try in Riyadh
02 August 23
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Riyadh, are you ready? Or, the real question is...

Are you hungry?

As the weekend creeps closer, you might be itching to explore new dining experiences in the city.

From quick and tasty American-style burgers, to fine dining Italian eats and chic Parisian plates, here are a few new spots you might want to add to your 'must try' list in Riyadh.

So, if you're hungry, these tempting destinations that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Opening Soon

Amazónico, Location TBA

Arcade Food Hall, Solitaire, King Abdulaziz Road, Riyadh 13315

Cipriani Dolci, Diplomatic Quater, Riyadh 11614

Em Sherif Sea Cafe, Laysen Valley, King Khalid Br Rd, Riyadh 12329

Tashas Cafe, King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), Riyadh 11653

Now Open

Allo Beirut

What to expect: Quick & tasty Levantine meals

A much loved street food brand, Allo Beirut is a popular spot across the GCC for quick, wholesome and authentic Levantine eats. From zaatar and cheese manouche, falafel, freshly baked lahm b ajin, broasted chicken, shawarma, Fatteh - the menu is seemingly endless, and oh so delicious.

@allobeirutstreetfood
Al Olaya, Riyadh

Aykr

What to expect: A buzzy bistro vibe with a fresh take on fusion dining

Serving up a selection of delicious dishes with inspiration from around the world. From Europe to South America and an infusion of Asian flavours, diners can expect a wide variety of tasty meals such as slightly spiced chicken tacos, shredded beef sandos, Mexican loaded fries and fresh burrata salad.

@aykr.sa
Abi Bakr As Siddiq Rd, An Narjis, Riyadh 13327

Cacho the Cheese

What to expect: A cheese-lovers delight

As the name might suggest, this newly opening restaurant pivots on a love of cheese. From fresh, made-to-order stone baked calzones and pizzas to risotto balls with a molten centre of mozzarella cheese, indulgent Parmesan-black truffle fries, black Angus bolognese topped with a cheesy béchamel sauce and burrata salad, the endless choice of cheesy delights await. Even the dessert is made with cheese! The special cacho tiramisu is made with layers of fresh, sweetened mascarpone cheese, biscuits drenched in freshly brewed coffee and shavings of dark chocolate.

Wadi As Sarh, Riyadh 13313
@cachoeats

Forno Del Buffone

What to expect: Modern and mouthwatering Italian dishes

Indulge in your favourite Italian classics, or try something new. Beginning as a pop up dining concept in NEOM and in AlUla, Forno Del Buffone have now put down some solid roots in their first bricks and mortar restaurant in Riyadh. From the traditional to the experimental, pizzas, salads, pastas and everything in between, this is a casual Italian dining experience that shouldn't be missed.

@fornodelbuffone
Book your table here
Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Rd, An Nakheel, Riyadh 12245

Jon & Vinny's

What to expect: Casual Italian eats that will have you coming back for more

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Jon & Vinny's serves up classic Italian-American flavours throughout the day, from thick, stacked American-style buttermilk pancakes to classic Italian gelato, colourful salads, flavourful bruschetta, but if you're visiting you're probably here for the chewy, thick crusted pizzas fresh from the stone baked over. The Wedge Caesar Salad is a fan favourite, alongside the ooey gooey cookies made freshly every day.

@jonandvinnys.ksa
jonandvinnysksa.com
Al Dabbab, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12234

Ki Saudi

What to expect: High end Japanese cuisine with a no phone policy

Every dish is a work of art - but you won't be able to take pictures. Ki Saudi is Riyadh's first 'offline' restaurant, that encourages visitors to enjoy their company, conversation and dining experience without the distraction of a mobile phone. A box is provided to every table, where phones are to be placed until it is time to leave.

@ki.saudi
Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Road, Hittin

MLLE

What to expect: Artistic Lebanese dining with a twist

MLLE is fast becoming a go-to spot for Saudi's in the know. Dishing up top-quality, authentic Lebanese eats with a flair, MLLE aims to showcase their food as art and boy, do they succeed! Artistic and innovative, MLLE breathes new life into age-old tradition.

@mlle_eatery
For bookings call +966 50 654 1113
Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 12329

OKLA

Wha to expect: No fuss, no frills, its all about the burger here

Quick, easy and finger licking good. With just two burger options on the menu, the OKLA burger or the Classic burger (with a choice of single, double and even triple patties), OKLA serve up what can only be described as perfection, there is no need for complicated orders when smash burgers are made well. Order a side of fresh French fries and don't skip the OKLA sauce, its unmissable. OKLA is a new burger joint from the already successful restauranteur Mutah Beale of SmokeyBeards Q.

@oklaburger1
2877 Musa Ibn Nusair St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241

Prime Cut

What to expect: Burgers and fries but make it high end

This new spot is already popular with locals, serving up a range of succulent burgers and crispy, seasoned fries, Prime Cut has officially arrived in Riyadh. Roll your sleeves up, this is juicy, wholesome American-style grub. Even with a relatively simple menu of six burgers: including four different beef options and two chicken burger options, there is something for all tastes at Prime Cut.

@primecut_sa
Al Nada District, Riyadh 13317

San Marzano

What to expect: Casual yet chic Italian dining

Opening its doors in June 2023, San Marzano brings a taste of Italy to Laysen Valley. With a menu heavily focussed on pizza and pasta, this is the perfect spot to catch up with friends or enjoy a relaxed, tasty meal with family. Grab a seat at the high-top for a quick bite and watch the pizza making (and baking) in up-close action or book a table for a more relaxed experience, this is set to be a popular spot for tasty Italian eats.

@sanmarzanosa
Book your table here
Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 12329

Thara

What to expect: A one-of-a-kind Saudi Arabian fine dining experience

Looking to try traditional Saudi Arabian dishes? Thara finds the perfect balance between modern fine dining and traditional Saudi cuisine. From Najdi style decor to wholesome and authentic dishes inspired by the heritage and culture of the Kingdom, served with fine dining flair, Thara is bound to impress both locals and those wanting to try traditional Saudi food.

@thara_saudi
Abi Bakr As Siddiq Branch Rd, An Narjis, Riyadh 13327