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“Excellent for Group Hangouts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Nakheel

Al Nakheel
Corniche Road | Palm Gardens, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #10 of 243 Restaurants in Jeddah
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent for Group Hangouts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I went with my work colleagues while on business trip in Jeddah and it was a great experience.
The Arabian atmosphere adds charm to the night and the menu provides a wide variety of Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes. All were hits on the table. There is also hookah for the fans and the whole dining area is well air-conditioned on hot summer nights with big screens broadcasting Arabsat channels.
It's recommended that you make reservations for big groups as this place is always packed on weekend nights (Thurs-Fri). You know a place is good when locals frequent it more than tourists. It's a gem, no so much a hidden one :)

Definitely my choice of group hangouts next time I am in town. Jeddah visitors should not miss out on trying it .

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice place ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Nice place to hang out with friends, has all what it takes to enjoy the evening, open air tables, nergeleh, very nice and delicious food ...
Willie the manager is an asset to the place and adds the joy to the customers ...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hartlepool
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Great night out with friends of both sexes.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

On the Corniche lies this lovely restaurant. Outside area is adorned with large sofas with fans to keep you cool and inside is all air conned. We came here with friends of the opposite sex, all sat outside and the ladies were allowed to take their Abayas off. Food was delightful, the mixed meze to start was plentiful, gorgeous and 2 baskets of hot bread to add to it. Our mains were delivered while we were tucking into our starter which wasnt a problem as the table is huge and the starters mixed with the mains. I had chicked shawarma which was delightful but the menu has a vast range of choice including fish,lamb and kebabs. What wasnt eaten was wrapped up and taken home....cannot complain about service, food or price. Will be back here on a regular basis and i would highly recommend this restaurant while in Jeddah.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield
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Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“Great for non-Saudis...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I was taken here by a friend during my first visit to Jeddah. It is a large tent, with fans to help keep everything cool, low couches to sprawl on and an endless supply of tea and small snacks to munch on. The ambience is relaxed and convivial, with groups of friends and large familes all having a noisy good time. The prices are reasonable but attracting a member of staff to get more supplies was not the easiest thing in the world.

We sat in the family section, as we were meeting a female acquaintance. We met her there, and so had to walk into the family section as two 'unaccompanied' males first - this attracted a few looks but no-one seemed much bothered. This relaxed attitude makes it a good place for mixed groups to meet up. Even better, most young women removed hijab and niquab, making for much pleasanter social interaction.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A good place to enjoy an evening without a lot of expectations.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The food is good but the service is bad. The setting is enjoyable given its open air arab style seating. It's a great place to meet friends chat and have a bite to eat.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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