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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, Late Night, 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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Saudi style dining in a private setting in Ad Dhiriya

This a great way to be introduced to Saudi food and the way it is served in a comfortable relaxed setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Jeff B
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were not allowed into the restaurant in an extremely unpleasant manner. A security guard shouting from distance saying ...Hey the place is for families !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is the first of 3 Najd Village in Riyadh. Awesome authentic Saudi food. We love it and take all our guests that come to Riyadh to try the wonderful delicious varieties of authentic Saudi cuisine. Very nicely priced also and not too heavy on the pocket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This a great way to be introduced to Saudi food and the way it is served in a comfortable relaxed setting.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I visited this restaurant with some colleagues of mine, we definitely enjoyed the atmosphere of this characteristic arabic restaurant where you can really feel the warmth and the variety of a real local dinner. I recommend the buffet (for a minimun of 3 persons) since you can taste so many different plates for only 120 riyals (about 30 euros at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great place to visit with family or a group of friends. the traditional foods of Saudi Arabia, served in Middle eastern style. The wash area is so ethnic, the complimentary coffee and dates put one in the mood. each group/family is ushered into an air-cooled (desert coolers) room which is decked from ceiling to floor as though one is in... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I'm not sure it gets much better than this. The food was simple and traditional and full of aromatic flavours. Our host and his colleagues made us feel welcome which just added and heightened the experience. This was my first time in Saudi Arabia and I certainly hope it won't be the last especially Najd Village.

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

good food and nice place to enjoy with friends and good also for foreigners who want to discover saudi traditional food.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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: 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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