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Najd Village

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At Takhassusi St, Al Olaya | Riyadh 12331, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
11 464 6530
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Crown Point, Indiana
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were taken to The Najd Village one of the most visited restaurants by locals and tourists alike in Riyadh. Najd Village has the best Saudi meals in the city, served in a museum-like décor. We sat on cushions according to custom. The menu caters both vegetarians and meat-lovers. We tried the two legendary specialties; the soft, Peppery Lamb dish... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is really great but it would be ever greater if they added less oil, one tends to feel heavy after. Do not miss the charcoal boiled black tea at the end of your meal-it's amazing! The service is terrific. The atmosphere and rooms are very traditional with fire places and vintage platings.

Thank addictedtotravel80
Noida, India
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of best places to visit you are looking for traditional arabic food and ambience. Sugget to visit with Arab friend, to best know, what to order.

Thank Balajee_Vasireddi
Muscat, Oman
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It really looks very authentic. Last time we went on a cold January day and had a fire lit up in our family room's chimney. Amazing experience. Best place to experience Saudi food. The food? Well It's very simple and down to earth. Traditional, the way it used to be decades if not a century ago, like in most countries... More 

Thank VCube
Atlanta, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i never expect this much varities in eastern food. everything they serve unlimited. marvelous flavor, color, style.. really excellent. price is really cheap , grilled are entirely different taste. I ate enough and I don't feel any uncomfirmtables. could suggest for friends

Thank claramartinswales
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Easily the best traditional restaurant to visit if you're in Riyadh. It has fantastic interiors, best service and excellent Saudi food. You would have to wait for around 30 minutes to get your cabin though. Panorama mall is nearby the Tahlia Najd Village and you can always take your token, walk around in Panorama and come back to claim your... More 

Thank Ali S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love this traditional Najdi restaurant. It is built as an old mud house. You will find traditional Arabic seating. Food is very tasty. We take our western guests to this place.

Thank Awais97
Santiago, Chile
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Given my limited experience in Saudi Arabia, I couldn't compare this Najd Village with other Arabian restaurants. However, my Saudi hosts told me this is really one of the best "traditional" restaurant in Riyadh. We went there in the late afternoon, after an hard day of work mostly outdoor, no lunch. Temperatures in town were around 41 C, but quite... More 

Thank pagheca
Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

on our business trip we did visit the najd village for dinner. local men came in late for dinner. you can choose between the outside restaurant (all seated on the floor) or in a private chamber. nice style, had great slow cooked lamb, hommos, starters etc... fruit juices not fresh. nice ambiente, fast service.

Thank freestyle164
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The place is very well designed and had a good atmosphere. The food is good but too heavy. If you have never been there, I do recommend you give it a try.

Thank Adel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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