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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

One of the few restaurants with plenty of parking and picturesque damascus designs all over. The open buffet is definitely the way to go. Skip the old menu that needs updating and expanding. If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy a berries drink; then you have to try the unique Tout Shami drink and the shami hand made ice... More 

Thank Basil S
New York City, New York
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229 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I haven't eaten at other Levant restaurants in Riyadh, but i have to imagine that there are better ones. I had the dish of the day, kibbeh in laban, because i figured there was no going wrong with the dish of the day. Wrong. It's not that it was bad, it's just that it was completely bland. My advice: give... More 

Thank Talal J
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of - if not - the best Mediterranean cuisines in Riyadh!! As soon as you enter it, you'll see the royalty in it's decor with the elegance of the staff, but the welcoming was not as the same level, but, to be fair, it was not poor. Now, speaking about the most important thing: the food.... More 

Thank Abulfoz
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

I enjoyed the decor and the food. The waiters were attentive and helpful. I ordered a variety of grilled meats and salads - and everything was excellent. However, the bread (at least for lunch) was ordinary pita style bread. Great place to go with your family. Enjoy the nacre encrusted elevators - it is quite a trip to the dining... More 

1 Thank Guide_to_Great_Meals
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1,032 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

This is a Syrian style cuisine restaurant. They served an excellent delicious meals and dishes. Only thing, it is too expensive

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1,032 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

It is really one of the best Syrian cuisine i have ever had. They have very nice location and decoration. The only problem they had that they are too expensive

1 Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Middle East
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234 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

This place has great food served in a royal setting. The prices however are very high. The decor is what mostly one pays for, and one can book one of the private rooms. Other than the usual Lebanese type food, their fresh mulberry juice drink is refreshing and unique. It is worth a visit with family or friends, though it... More 

2 Thank arshadmian786
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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191 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Our Jordanian friend first took us to this fancy place that looks like a palace on the outside (on Talateen street next to Ferarri). The decor is very nice and you can sit in a private room. The food was typical Arabic/Lebanese type to my palette, perhaps a little pricey for equivalent at Assariya but not bad by any means.... More 

1 Thank Phoenix C
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

You will never regret your visit to this restaurant!!!!! EXCELENT food!!!!! If you like Sirian/Lebanese food this is the best place in Riyadh! It's an open buffet with plenty of delicious options from apetizers to main courses and deserts. It costs 150 SAR per person and it's worth it indeed!!! Besides one can make amazing pictures since the decoration and... More 

Thank LunaS77
Riyadh, KSA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I know places that are cheaper with better food and place to sit. The food is not good at all and the staff are not helpful. I would say it's more of a reputation than real

1 Thank Hatoon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: thalatheen street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh
info@setalsham.comSyrian restaurantfax:+966 1293 0803

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?