SHAHEEN Restaurant, Royal Commission, YANBU.: VERY POOR SERVICE AND FOOD.
I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH TASTE OF SOME PEOPLE.
HOW CAN ONE BE SO BLIND AND WRITE REVIEWS THAT WILL DIRECT PEOPLE TO WRONG PLACES.
I ALSO SAW SUCH COMMENTS ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND WENT TO SHAHEEN RESTAURANT (YANBU INDUSTRIAL), BUT VERY SORRY TO SAY THE FOOD WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND THE SERVICE WAS SO POOR.
WE USUALLY GET BETTER SERVICE THEN THAT ON THE ROADSIDE SMALL RESTAURANT IN ANYWHERE IN SAUDI.
PLEASE THINK BEFORE U GO THERE, WELL IF U HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WASTE DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT TASTE AND SERVICE THEN DO WHAT EVER U WANT.
THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY, AND HOW TO SAY - THEY DONT KNOW WHAT CUSTOMER SERVICE IS.
PLEASE DONT WASTE TIME AND SEARCH FOR SOME OTHER RESTAURANTS.
Favorite Dish: BIRYANI
HA HA HA
THE BIRYANI THEY MAKE IS JUST A MIX OF FRIED RICE AND MUTTON OR CHICKEN.
DONT EVER TRY THAT.
Shaheen Restaurant: A Classic! 33 years in Yanbu Industrial.
A pretty little restaurant located in Camp 5 Royal Commission. It has a lovely family section. Food is delicious and plentiful. a combination of Pakistani, Chinese and International favorites . Menu includes spaghetti bolognaise, beef stroganoff and good old American chopsuey. Luscious desserts include banana split,bananas foster and leechy with ice cream. the portions are very generous and the prices are low.
Favorite Dish: I love the special mutton karahi!
Al - Serraj Restaurant for Turkish Food: My "new" favorite Restaurant in Yanbu.
Al-Serraj serves sandwiches, pastries, seafood, grilles, steak, and tangines bil furn.
Al-Serraj offers a large selection of cold Turkish appitizers like metabal, baba ghanouj and tabbulah. They offer a a selection of natural fruit juices and decadant desserts such as cream caramel and mehlabia.
If you're in town, don't miss it.
Favorite Dish: Everything is delicious!
The mousakka is my favorite.
The restaurant is very clean with a nice atmosphere.
family section available.
- Food and Dining
Al Baik: Best Fried Chicken in town!
I was told by every person I asked that this is "The" place to go for chicken. They were right! They sell what they call "Broasted" chicken but is is battered, deep fried chicken that reminds me a lot of Church's Fried Chicken. It is better than KFC for sure. It is also a lot less expensive. I spent what is the equivalent of 3 USD for a 4 piece meal with fries, cole slaw, and a drink.
Another thing it that it is FAST. They have three cash registers with rails to keep people from bunching up. The attendant takes your order and gives you a ticket. You then go to the next counter and give your ticket to a guy who fills the order. The cooks are filling in aluminum trays and putting them on the shelf so the order filler just grabs the tray and puts it on a plastic serving tray. It is the most efficient and fastest service I have ever seen in the Middle East. It reminds me of a Disney operation.
Favorite Dish: Fried Shrimp! They call them prawns. I get fried jumbos. They are very much like fried shrimp back home on the Gulf Coast so I like them a lot.
Spicy chicken wings. They are not "Buffalo" style. They put the spice on before they batter it and then fry it. That way the spice permiates the meat itself.
I can't always choose so I order both and just don't eat all the fries.
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Tako Hut: If you love Mexican Food AVOID THIS!
This was my second worst Mexican Food experience ever. The worst was in Amsterdam in 1984. This was almost there without the dead fly in my food. I ate here once. Let me rephrase this. I ordered, paid and took one bite of a taco. I threw the rest away. Let me relate what is wrong with this:
1. The tako (they don't even spell it correctly) has ground meat that looks like mexican chili but has a curry taste to it.
2. The lettuce on it was hot and limp.
3. It was on a pita bread shell instead of any kind of tortilla.
4. Worst of all. The white sauce is not sour cream. It was mayonnaise.
Favorite Dish: nada