8 new restaurants to look out for in Riyadh

Whether you’re seeking global cuisine, fusion dishes, or traditional flavours with a modern twist, these new restaurants need to be on your radar

Discover the vibrant culinary scene of Riyadh with an exciting roundup of new restaurants that have recently graced the city. From international gastronomic delights to innovative local concepts, Riyadh’s dining landscape is continuously evolving to offer residents and visitors a diverse range of cuisines and experiences.


Prepare to savour culinary excellence as Benoit, set to open its doors in Riyadh, beckons with a menu rich in timeless classics. Delight in main courses such as the Seared black pudding, or the fabled Organic Tigre calf’s head, accompanied by a ravigote sauce.

Akira Back


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Akira Back presents a contemporary Japanese dining establishment offering a cutting-edge culinary journey accompanied by unparalleled service and ambience. This remarkable culinary destination is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Akira Back, hailing from Las Vegas, promising an elevated dining encounter that seamlessly fuses modernity with traditional Japanese flavours.



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Indulge in the culinary delights of Madeo Ristorante, where the flavours of Forte dei Marmi’s coastal cuisine meet premium Italian ingredients. This esteemed restaurant offers a harmonious fusion of timeless family recipes and contemporary favourites, including the exquisite Penne Madeo. Immerse yourself in a captivating dining experience crafted by the renowned Vietina family, who opened the original Madeo Ristorante in Los Angeles in 1984. Now, in Riyadh, you have the opportunity to experience the Vietina family’s rich culinary tradition, as they expertly combine exceptional local ingredients with authentic Tuscan recipes.

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Known for its vibrant atmosphere and upscale dining experience, Bagatelle offers a unique blend of French-Mediterranean cuisine and lively entertainment. Bagatelle’s menu showcases a variety of exquisite dishes prepared with high-quality ingredients. From classic French dishes with a modern twist to Mediterranean-inspired creations, the menu often includes fresh seafood, premium meats, delectable sauces, and a selection of delectable desserts.

L’ami Dave


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Situated within the elegant Mansard Hotel in Riyadh, L’Ami Davé emerges as the latest exquisite dining destination by Major Food Group, paying homage to the iconic Parisian restaurants. The exceptional menu presents a wealth of refined French classics with a contemporary twist, executed with the utmost precision. Don’t miss signature starters such as Foie gras des landes, Escargots de bourgogne, Carpaccio d’agneau with black truffle, and a beautifully crafted Salade frisée.

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Embark on a captivating culinary journey at DASHA, the highly anticipated and avant-garde modern Chinese dining destination in Riyadh. Led by the world-renowned Michelin-starred Executive Chef Akira Back, the venue showcases Chef Back’s expertise in both classic and inventive dishes, promising a gastronomic adventure like no other.

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7Balkans Bistro


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Panorama Mall’s community hub, Huna Takhassusi, welcomes an exciting addition to its culinary offerings. Introducing 7Balkans Bistro, a one-of-a-kind destination that brings the flavours of traditional Balkan cuisine to the city. Menu highlights include Bosnian burger, Baked beans, Stuffed roasted pepper, Sarajevo mixed grill, and Diplomat chicken.



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Prepare to embark on a culinary journey celebrating the vibrant flavours of Latin America at Amazonico. Known for its delectable seafood, succulent steaks, and irresistible appetizers, the restaurant has already established its presence in prestigious cities such as Madrid, London, and Dubai. Now, the upcoming opening of Amazonico in Riyadh’s KAFD has sparked anticipation for the culinary wonders and captivating atmosphere that await diners later this year.