Tokyo Restaurant is one of the well known Japanese resto in Riyadh. As usual, they have cubicle type dining area for families. We tried their Bento Box ~ Shrimp Tempura, Salad and Miso Soup. I would rate it 10 for the generous amount of serving plus the taste. We also ordered chicken terriyaki but it was a bit too sweet but the amount of serving is really good. Their California Maki is great!
Golden Lobster: Great...Great Food!
When we celebrated our 2nd year wedding anniversary last October 2008, hubby and I decided to try this famous seafood restaurant...Golden Lobster.
The place is good though the dim lights effect cuased me eye strained but neverheless it was a great dining experienced.
We're definitely coming back for more!
We had chicken soup, greek salad and complimentary khobous (arabic bread)
I had their signature Lobster Thermidor (you shouldn't miss this..the flavor and taste is awesome)
Their crabcakes are equally tasteful..yummy!
Hubby had their grilled chicken and we had creme brulee for dessert.
Favorite Dish: Lobster thermidor and Crabcakes!
Apple Bee's: Apple Bee's
The place itself is very nice..it gives you an American atmosphere :-) though they still have cubicle area for families.
For guests dining in with children, they have a very nice space for them where they can playor watch TV. It is beautfuly decorated with framed disney and other superhero characters.
As for the food, i did liked their appetizer sampler but the other food that we ordered were all below from my expectations. The pasta was a little bit soggy (the noodles are overcooked), the Ceasar's salad was too plain meaning the dressing doesnt have a taste at all.
Favorite Dish: My fave is their Appetizer sampler. It consists of Nachos wiht SPinach dip, mozzarella sticks,buffalo wings, quesedillas and chicken pops.
Price per person depends on your order.
La Paz Batchoy and Chicken Inasal: Another Great Pinoy Restaurant
I got an email from the owner/manager of this Filipino restaurant after he read my food tip/review of another Pinoy resto here in my page.
He invited me to visit and try their place which is located near Security Forces Hospital (Riyadh)
The place is relatively small about 8 tables for family. Few customers coz i think they have just opened for business.
I enjoyed their food..well cooked, fresh and hot. Very minimal customer when we visited and so the service was superb! We're well attended with our needs, requests and order.
Will definitely be back to check out other food from their menu.
Favorite Dish: Sizzling Sisig
Beef wiht Brocolli
Kruathai Restaurant: Kruathai Restaurant
The location of the restaurant is bit off the commercial area wherein lots of fast food chains and other restos are located. The food that we had was ok though they claimed to be a Thai restaurant, they do not have the signature dishes that real Thai resto would offer. The taste of the food was more on the Chinese side.
Poor ventilation and so you would end up smelling like the food that you eat and the other food that they cooked.
Favorite Dish: We had chicken with cashew nuts and beef brocolli
Both interior and exterior of the restaurant is great! It is well designed and very spacious. Of course, it has the usual cubicle type for family area while for singles, they have comfy sitting area wherein you can watch football game while dining.
Favorite Dish: We had buffet salad, grilled chicken and pasta. We also tried their famous crepe ~ banana chocolate crepe
Al Fakhar Restaurant: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Shawarma, Fakhar
Very Famouse, Fast Growing, popular Turkish Restaurant located on Al Thaltheen Street (Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz St)
In here, you will find fresh food at reasonable prices, quality service, home delivery service and warm reception.
The restaurant was very popular among King Saud University Student throughtout 90s. Al Fakhar (The pottery) has its name from the porcelain they use to make their famouse Turkish Iskandar Shawarma dishes.
They offer a great deal of griled food, Middle Eastern appetizers, fine pastries, and fresh juices.
They have indoor and outdoor settings, their Turkish workers are friendly.
Favorite Dish: Al Thaltheen St, West King Fahad Road (not Olaya side)
CREP AWAY: The Yummiest fantasies
I think Creb Away is the best quality burger restaurant in town. It offers wide verity of dishes including very good BBQ burger, Philly Steaks, Sub Sandwiches, Pizza, Pasta, and fine sweets such as Martine and Magali.
The chain is lebanese, and they have two branches in Riyadh. The best located is in Al Takhasosy street.
They used to have a unique Ice Tea, but they no more offer that one, they now just offer normal ice tea made by famous company.
One good thing about this restaurant, they always allow me to remain eating while they close for prayers time.
The BBQ and drink would cost you SAR 42.
Favorite Dish: BBQ Burgers, Steaks, Chicken Sub, Char-Grilled sandwiches, Estelle, Beatrice and otehrs.
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TGI Fridays: TGIF
TGI Fridays has been a favorite restaurant of mine (inlc my husband) And so, when we heard that they have just open here in Riyadh, we did not miss a chance to visit the place and try their yummy goody food. The place has the typical Fridays interior..fun and funky! Mostly flocked by lots of locals here in Riyadh esp the young ones. Service was superb and the taste of the food was great!
Favorite Dish: We had Cajun Chicken Alfredo ~ In creamy white sauce topped wiht grilled chicken
Surf and Turf ~ Mixture of steak and deep fried shrimps with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Dessert: Oreo Madness ~ So delcious! 2 scoops of huge vanilla ice cream topped with Oreo and drizzled with Caramel sauce.
Pizza Company: Excellent Pizza
This restaurant has the best pizza available in town, yes compared to all major chains like Pizza hut, Dominos etc. Environment is nice althought staff can be a bit inflexible in terms of seating you want to have. But above all food is very good.
Favorite Dish: Pizza all flavors.
Restaurant's Two Sections in Riyadh
Restaurants in the Kingdom are divided into two sections: a general eating area for men and a separate and usually a hidden section for "families".
This is either on another floor or is completely screened off from the view of anyone in the male section.
Some small restaurants outside malls do not allow unaccompanied women to eat alone in the family sections.
Some of the fast-foods and take-out restaurants along the road do not even have special window for women. If there isn't and there is no family section either, then single women cannot order anything at all.
Although, on my experience, as long as there are no male customers inside a restaurant you may be able to sneak in and have a very quick order, just be sure to cover up properly for security purposes.
Mosaic Meditteranean Restaurant: Great Buffet~ Marriott
Mosaic Restaurant is one of the in-house resto of Marriott Hotel. Their wide selection of Meditteranean and grilled foods are great.
They have about 20 selection of appetizers plus different kinds of breads.
For the soup...they have tomato and artichoke soup.
While for the main course they have 10 main courses inlcuding the grilled meat and seafoods.
Though i didnt enjoy much of their desserts the hot pudding with almonds wrapped up our dinner :-)
The interior is very nice and cozy...very romantic ambience with dim lights and very simple yet elegant design for the whole restaurant.
Favorite Dish: I love their salmon, shrimp salad, grilled beef and hammour.
Pudding for dessert
La Paz Batchoy: Great Pinoy Food
La Paz Batchoy is one of the many Filipino restaurants which you can find in Riyadh. The place is flocked by Filipinos living and working near the Military Hospital.
They have 2 small rooms for family sections but you cannot find the typical family room with small cubicles. The aircon was not working when we visited but we didnt mind and we didnt notice not unitl we finished eating coz we were rather busy enjoying the food :-)
(This tip/review was read by the owner of the restuarant and emailed me about the improvemnt that they made after reading this review of mine. And so, when we visited the place again..it was more organize and the airconditioning units were all working very fine.)
The place is relatively small and if you plan to go after the last prayer i would say you would find yourself waiting to be seated. So, go during Aisha prayer :-)
The food is cheaper than other restaurant but the food is of great amount to satisfy your craving for pinoy dishes. The price is very affordable and the service is good.
Favorite Dish: We tried patatim, beef barbeque, grilled stuffed squid and La paz Batchoy during our first visit but all of it were average. However, during our second visit, we tried chicken barbeque, Beef Mongolian, Sizzling gambas (mixed seafoods on sizzling plate), beef brocolli and home made leche flan for dessert. It was a real great dinner. Yum YUm!
Prices range from 10-30 riyals per order inclusive of of rice
Mama Noura: Broasted & Shawarma
Mama Noura offers one of the best Shawarma and Broasted chicken here in Riyadh.
Ive tasted different kinds of Shawarma's from lamb, chicken & beef but Mama Noura's shawarma has its own unique taste which will let you crave for more.
They have dine in area for male only.
Shawarma - 3SR
Broasted ( chicken with fries and homous) - SR12
Favorite Dish: Shawarma - chicken or lamb
Steak House: Known for their Steak
The interior of the restaurant is good.Dim light, cubicle type , very warm and attentive Filipino waiters.
The food and service is really good. The amount of food is good enough to satisfy your craving for steak or salad.
They used a cute mug glass for their drinks (refillable)
Complimentary bread and butter plus 4 pieces of mint chocolates after meal.
Five spoons for good service, food ambience and location.
Parking may be a little bit hard esp during weekend.
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