Assaraya Turkish Restaurant: Turkish Cuisine
Assaraya is a famous Turkish Restaurant here in Riyadh. They've been in the business for 20 yrs or so...and that only proves the quality of the food , the service and the price.
We went there on a weekend and so the restaurant was really full.though we managed to get a seat afterwards.
we had homous,mutabal,Hobous (bread), Kebab, Chicken and Veggies on clay pot and Lamb on clay pot.
Cheesecake Factory: Dont Miss the Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake Factory has a wide selection of cheesecake. They have strawberry (top of the line cake), blueberry, almond nut, plain cheecake etc.
All their cheesecake are omported from California...though the toppings are being done here.
The price per slice maybe a little bit pricey but the taste is worth it..
20 SAR per slice
Alrayan Restaurant: Distinct Flavor
Alrayan Restaurant is known for its special way of preparing Homous and Mutabal. Though they dont have family area, my hubby and i usually buy from there for take out...Their oven fresh bread is really good...
Homous - 4SR per pack
Shawarma is a famous Mid Eastern food. A pita bread (uneleavened bread) stuffed either with roasted chicken, lamb or beef plus vegetables, fries and cheese with a special garlic sauce.
Shawarma - SR3
Broasted - SR12
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.
Golden Royal Chinese Restaurant: Dont Miss their Chicken Terriyaki
This restaurant is huge with numerous cubicle type areas for families. A two storey building located at King Fahd Road.
You can find aquariums at the entrance of the restaurant which makes it attractive to their customers esp to the children.
The walls are covered by gold wall paper on top is a red and black ceiling with dragon embosted in it.
The food is about average though presentation is nice. The price is expensive compared to a regular Chinese Restaurant. The price is not really worth of what we ate.
Fish and chips - 70SR
Chicken Terriyaki - 61SR
Softdrinks in Can - 6SR
They have complimentary one slice of mocha cake.
expect to pay 100SR per person
French Corner: Oven Fresh Croissant
Never miss to try their oven fresh croissants either plain, cheese, chocolate or zather plus theri donuts. Its really tasty!
They also have different kinds of pastries and chocolates for dessert.
No family area
Dr. Cafe: Dr.Cafe
Dr. Cafe is a good coffee house alternative for Starbucks plus the fact they have a drive through section for those who want their coffee to-go.
They have a very nice selection of coffee and other desserts.
Price ranges from 10SAR up
Favorite Dish: All kinds of frappucino
Mango Village: Fruit Shakes
The Mango Village is a newly opened Fruit Shake Shop near King Fahd Medical City. The interior and design are very nice but im totally unsatisfired with the drinks they offer.
Mango Milkshake with chunks of mango and traces of nuts...its not a smoothy type of milkshake.
**We all have different preferences with regards to taste. and so my review is based on my experienced and taste preference**
2 in 1: 2 in 1
2 in 1 was established almost 10 yrs ago by group of 3 young Saudi's. They started with just one branch but now they have 4 branches here in Riyadh.
The interior is nice and very cozy with green and yellow theme. They have family and single area plus playground for kids (family area).
Their food and service are great!
Favorite Dish: Caesar Salad ( big serving; good for 2)
Chicken in White Sauce with Potatoes
Herfy: Local Food Chain
Herfy is an Arabic word meaning a young sheep. A local food chain that proved to match the international food chain like Mc Donalds. It has grown rapidly in terms of its branches all over the Kingdom.
They have family and single areas. They serve burgers, french fries as well as broasted (chicken)
Fuddruckers: Good Food
Fuddruckers is an American food chain which is slowly dominating the food industry in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia.
Their food is really great! tasty and yummy!:-)
They have wide selection of food like burgers (sandwiches), potato wedges, chicken, soup, grilled hammour etc etc. and to add that their drinks are refillable.
The interior of both single and family areas are very nice. Big serving of food (good for 2) plus their very courteous staff who are mostly Filipino and Indian.
They have several branches here in Riyadh but the one that we tried is located along Takhassusi Road.
Al-Tazaj: Grilled Chicken
Al -Tazaj is a local chain of restaurants which you can find all over the big cities in the Kingdom. It is famous for their grilled baby chicken served with fresh baked bread and onion sour cream dressing.
There is a family section as well as single section in all Al-Tazaj branches.
Felafil Sandwich is a stuffed bread with felafil, egg, fried eggplant, tomato and taheena.
This is the specialty of Gad Restaurant. They have several branches in Riyadh.
Unfortunately there's no family section at their Thalateen St. branch.
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
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