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Najd Village

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At Takhassusi St, Al Olaya | Riyadh 12331, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+966 11 464 6530
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12:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 00:30
Sat - Tue 12:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They have varieties of Saudi traditional dishes, they food is good. Family area seating is not nice, and service is bad!

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Thank Dalia S
Bucharest, Romania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The decor is really nice and seems to be a good example of authentic Saudy traditional architecture. Food was good but serving is a litle bit frust. All in one, i recommend if you want to make an idea of Saudy tradition.

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Thank Bogdan T
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Najd village has always been a destination for amazing food. If someone is looking for authentic saudi food....najd village is the place.

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Thank AJHashmi
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The replica bedouin decor which is as close to the real thin without going to the desert sets the mood for a traditional feast. Make sure to bring your appetite and be prepared to be seated on the floor, as is the tradition.

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Thank adamgB2040YJ
Fribourg, Switzerland
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250 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This establishment offers a true visual feast of colours: reds and greens predominate in the shutters, carpets and door frames. The food is plentiful and varied. The set meal offers something for every taste. The camel meat, in particular, was tender and tasted good. Sitting in the floor to eat isn't everyone's cup of tea, although a table and chair... More 

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Thank Kathleen M
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to experience authentic arab cuisine.. rice dishes is in really big portion u can share with 4/5 people eventhough it stated for 2 persons only.. food was delicious, price wise is okay not too expensive.. rice with lamb steam was the best! We wanted to try camel dishes but it is not available since it is seasonal.. same... More 

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Thank _tyadatrex
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A true taste of central saudi arabia cuisine. Be prepared to sit on the floor though as is traditionally done in this region. This is not a place for calories​ counting health conscious nuts , so be prepared for tasting very rich and fatty meals :-)

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Thank Salim A
Houston, TX
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went here with my customers and had a great time. Locals actually picked all the food, I just have snapshots and great memory of an awesome place.

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Thank DalvEtrofnom
Laguna Niguel, California
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Have eaten there several times.. Supposedly traditional cuisine of central Arabia. The locals aren't impressed. Friends say it's very touristy. Plenty of food. A nice place to take westerners for a sampling of Saudi food. Foreigners can say they sat on the floor and ate Saudi food and take selfies.

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Thank jbrown714
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice restaurant which is hugely popular for its local heritage setting. The seating, furniture, interior all very saudi looking and its is really colorful. There are open areas and also rooms for privacy and larger groups. The food was very local and very nice. The price is reasonable too.

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Thank Bakhar S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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: +966 11 464 6530
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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