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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 225 restaurants in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My sponsor and three of his staff members took me to a wonderful luncheon on a Saturday. I had no idea of what to expect from an "authentic and historic Saudi restaurant" -- tremendous food and wonderful experience. If you are in Riyadh this is a "must dine" experience you'll be talking about for a long time! *****

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Riyadh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were a group of 15 or so. The welcome was great. It is like walking into a secret world. We were shown into a room especially set aside for us. As it was quite chilly, the open fire was lit, which added to the atmosphere. Although the dinner is as expected the atmosphere and service made the evening rather... More

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Sitting on the floor and dining on chicken and lamb over rice, as well as salads and yogurt, provides a sense of what Saudis do, or did, when living in the desert. The food is good, though heavy on the rice, and the atmosphere feels very genuine, with artifacts from an earlier era.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The food is traditional saudi food but - unfortunately - not that tasty & of ourse, far from being called "fancy"!! But it's charged in a convenient prices. Restaurant is built in a way to maintain the idea of saudi folklore in every aspect regarding the decor, the design of the place, the humble furniture, the food, the dress of... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

You just enter the restaurant and next thing you know that you've left all the hustle and bustle of the busy city and have to come to a typical Arabian village. But make sure you go with group of friends or family here. Will be a memorable experience.

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