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Najd Village

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At Takhassusi St, Al Olaya | Riyadh 12331, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
11 464 6530
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Great experience

Loved eating here! This is a traditional Saudi style restaurant, where you sit on the floor with rugs and pillows. Picture menu helped us make our choices. Food was quite good, overall.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Marin C
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Ithaca, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Ithaca, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Loved eating here! This is a traditional Saudi style restaurant, where you sit on the floor with rugs and pillows. Picture menu helped us make our choices. Food was quite good, overall.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been hearing about the Najd restaurant since I came to Saudi Arabia one year ago and finally last night I had the opportunity to go there with a group of 11 other friends. I had been told to expect to be eating my food, while sitting on the floor with all of the food laid out in the... More 

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White Plains, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

its a quaint place, set up in traditional saudi style, seating is on the floor, all saudi dishes, pretty tasty. they serve camel in case you want to try. they have private rooms which are nicer than the outdoorish waiting area.

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Have been to both Najd Village restaurants in Riaydh, and both were a good experience. Nice deco, friendly staff and excellent food at extremely low prices. For some strange reason though, the camel meat is always sold out... Be aware that the one just North of Panorama Mall is for men only, while the one on Abu Bakr road (just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Go to this mesmerizing place and enjoy eating the best food with the locals and like the locals. We sat on the floor at our own reserved space on luscious rugs and pillows. The ffod was very plentiful and delicious and spanned the spectrum of everything that my friends had recommended I try. Intense flavors with perfect spices. An experience... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you have not experienced Saudi food in a Saudi environment, this place is an appropriate choice for such experience. The specific restaurant design and atmosphere contribute to the experience.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went here for a dinner with a client who recommended it. The food is all local and quite good. The atmosphere is a bit over the top touristy, but that kind of thing can sometimes be fun.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The first visit was amazing...and then it was down-hill from there onwards. This restaurant has great promise. A delightful Najdi mud and straw building with the traditional architecture complete with courtyard and water features providing natural air-conditioning. In the family section private rooms are available, potentially making this a fun evening out. Yes...it was fun at first...progressively however the food... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like food plain, simple and well cooked. I love cooking and am very unadventurous, so when travelling to KSA on business, I was a little concerned about the reputation of Saudi cuisine... The whole experience of dining was simply exceptional. The building is old and well maintained, with just the right level of 'history'. As I was with a... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great Food and Ambiance! but be careful in what you order, let your local friends do the job! as you might order something very traditional and it will be of your taste! I love the Madghut (Lamb or Chicken cooked with Rice Yummy) and Jareesh (Kind of soup)here!

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Restaurant Details

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: Afghan

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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