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Najd Village

Corner of King Abdullah Rd & Abo Baker Rd | 3rwerew, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(11) 2250034
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Ranked #5 of 235 Restaurants in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Afghan
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
london
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you stay in Riyadh this is a must seen. First when you enter you can sit near the entrance to have arabic coffee. Then you can go and eat in the patio where of course there are no proper table. You eat on the floor with your bare hands and the pure authentic arabic tradition. If you like arabic... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Traditional najdi food and atmosphere. Floor seating but table siting is also available, Variety of local food

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The best .. If you like traditional food that is mean you are at the best place for Saudi traditional food; however, their atmosphere it would take you all the way 30 years ago .. I use to go their twice a month for their food and atmosphere ..

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had lunch here this week & really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is the traditional mix of indoor & outdoor rooms where as per the custom you sit on cushions to eat the food. We went for coffee to start & tea to finish with some great lamb dishes in between. Food was very tasty and the amounts were more... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As an expat it was nice to experience traditional arabic food in an authentic setting. Tried many different dishes and liked most. Also liked the Arabic hospitality with Saudi Qawa and dates.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the place to go to experience traditional Saudi food and traditional way of eating. It is fun to go as a big group - you can get the set platter that has a variety of dishes and you get to sit on a carpeted floor and eat dishes the traditional Saudi way. A tip - there is a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Eating at this restaurant was the highlight of my trip to Riyadh.. It takes you back in time as you sit down on the carpet and enjoy the dishes from an authentic menu.. the service is great.. just call them ahead to make sure it is not families only. There is one day reserved for families only where groups of... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As an expat living in KSA this restaurant provides a fun Arabic experience! Traditional decor with great value for money food. You won't be disappointed.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Love the interior, the staff and the food. However, food was just a mediocre. You will find other great Arabic restos in town. This is just all about the Saudi experience eating on the cushion and rugs with the perfect Arabian ambience. Don't leave Riyadh without Najd! You'll miss the fun.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Once you enter the restaurant,you feel going back to the old times. Fresh air,sound of watterfall and its atmosphere is taking you far away from rush and dusty streets of Riyadh. All said before in combination with great food makes is this restaurant a MUST.

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