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

Al Nakheel
Ranked #51 of 366 Restaurants in Jeddah
Price range: $10 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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1 Thank GlobeTrekkerFromDC
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  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice place ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ibrahim_Alsuwail
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hartlepool
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank tonysprings
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Sheffield
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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Pete M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Louay
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