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Najd Village

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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At Takhassusi St, Al Olaya | Riyadh 12331, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
11 464 6530
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12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This is a traditional Saudi Arabian restaurant where EVERYTHING is...
This is a traditional Saudi Arabian restaurant where EVERYTHING is traditional, from the food, decor (think 1950's Riyadh) & dinning style (on the floor). It does not seem to have a website, which is why I think I haven't seen any foreigners there. This is a hidden gem I believe particularly western visitors would enjoy. Truelly authentic.
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  • 54
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional food and setting

With traditional decoration and menu, it is a fantastic place to stop by. (I understand they serve) very authentic food, delicious lamb and a great place to sit with friends, talk and enjoy lovely food. Very generous (massive) portions, the dish for two could've easily fed four or five... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Peyotitlan
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

With traditional decoration and menu, it is a fantastic place to stop by. (I understand they serve) very authentic food, delicious lamb and a great place to sit with friends, talk and enjoy lovely food. Very generous (massive) portions, the dish for two could've easily fed four or five, seriously. To give you an idea, I had no room left... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice sitting place. Food is 'ok', however wouldn't go out my way. The sitting is nice for gathering of your friends. Foods not too bland as I thought.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Authentic Arabian, but noisy and uncomfortable. Had to wait an eternity to be served too! Good experience but not one I'd do again in a hurry

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a must go restaurant. Atmosphere, design, food, kitchen, service, it is all carefully designed so that you can have a genuine experience in Riyadh. Selected dishes, it will take time for you to decide what to eat. Portions are generous... One should be sufficient. Price is affordable, worth every penny Service is fast and as close to be... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Make sure you have a reservation for a family room. The private family rooms are a fun experience, although sitting on the floor can get tedious if you have back problems, etc. The food is good, but not great. The overall value is very good. Service is friendly and helpful. This is the place we always take our foreign guests... More 

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place takes you back to the 20's and 30's. Authentic settings, atmosphere, and, food. Have to try the mixed platter "mushakal". A combination of most famous and traditional plates from Najd. They have 2, 3, and 4 person versions of this tasty and wonderful delicacy. Beware not to drive and/or operate heavy machines after this meal as it is... More 

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Casal di Principe, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food is extremely good, even if home made is more delicious. They seem not to have kabsa with camel, since I never found it available. Staff is nice and polite, but there is no smile. Anyway I am a usual guest and it really worths to go!

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Doha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful venue for authentic and traditional food of the Najd, the central region of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd Sitting on the floor in a building constructed of mud bricks, it feels like going back in time. A prefect thing to do after a visit to Masmak Fort and/or the National Museum. Experience the rich food culture of... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The look from outside gives you sense of the old Riyadh, and when you go inside the settings will give you the same sense. The food also is great and new for those who do not know the traditional dishes of old Najd. Highly recommended

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very tasy and authentic food at a good price! Full of locals. You sit on the floor. The soup is excellent!

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Additional Information about Najd Village

Address: At Takhassusi St, Al Olaya | Riyadh 12331, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number: 11 464 6530
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: At Takhassusi St, Al Olaya | Riyadh 12331, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh
  • Phone Number: 11 464 6530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

Description

This is a traditional Saudi Arabian restaurant where EVERYTHING is traditional, from the food, decor (think 1950's Riyadh) & dinning style (on the floor). It does not seem to have a website, which is why I think I haven't seen any foreigners there. This is a hidden gem I believe particularly western visitors would enjoy. Truelly authentic.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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