The 12 Saudi restaurants that made it to this year’s 50 Best Discovery collection

Make some space in your bucket list for these new spots before you ring in the new year.

50 Best Discovery has introduced 601 new venues on its renowned platform, which includes 234 bars and 367 restaurants from across the globe. For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia has gained 12 restaurant titles which include ten from Riyadh, one from Jeddah, and one from Khobar. Make sure to check them out if you live in the country or on your next visit to Saudi Arabia.

Here are the 12 Saudi restaurants on this year’s 50 Best Discovery list to make a reservation at:


Located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, the newly-launched LPM offers modern Mediterranean flavours including freshly-cooked risotto, gnocchi, burrata with pesto, signature beverages, and more.

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Known for its meaty mouth-watering burgers, this Saudi restaurant has built its reputation as the best farm-to-table grill destination in the country. From eight-hour smoked ribs to the remarkable ribeye steak, chef-owner Abdulrahman Alsowailem’s Marble is surely not to be missed.

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The Japanese-inspired restaurant led by Chef Ian Pengelley offers contemporary culinary art to create modern dishes which include a whole smokey lamb rack, Moshio-cured salmon, and more. Apart from its Riyadh location, Myazu also hosts another location in Jeddah. 

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Chef and restaurateur Khaled Al Hussaini’s Porterhouse was launched in 2016, providing an intimate ambience and dry-aged premium steaks. Whether you’re planning to order the Australian Angus, New Zealand grass-fed or Korean wagyu, the premium cuts are grilled over wood and charcoal.

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This Armenian restaurant offers a wide selection of hot and cold mezze such as the Armenian toushka bread stuffed with spicy mince and cheese, aubergine rolls with cream and walnuts as well as house specials including soborak and other of the country’s traditional delicacies. 

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Mama Noura

Marking 30 years and seven branches since its launch, Mama Noura has made its mark in the Riyadh F&B scene. Hosting an impressively extensive menu, be prepared for baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, falafels, shawarmas and grilled meats.

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San Carlo Cicchetti

Sited at Jeddah and Riyadh, San Carlo Cicchetti welcomes sophisticated interiors and an expertly crafted menu, with ingredients exclusively sourced from markets in Milan. Its sharing-style plates of Sicilian arancini stuffed with risotto rice, slow-cooked beef ragu and mozzarella cheese, and veal Milanese are a definite must-try.

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Section B

Love a lip-smacking juicy burger? Head to Section B in Riyadh for the very best of the region’s cheeseburgers, crispy chicken burgers, and vegan burger options. Don’t forget the sides of fries, cheese fries, and slaw for a special meal out.

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The Social Pizzeria

Whether you’re planning to go with friends or family, The Social Pizzeria is just the place for freshly-cooked wood-fired oven pizzas, chicken piccata, pasta dishes, burrata salad, and more. 

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With 40 years of history, the Japanese restaurant sees Japanese-inspired murals, slotted wooden screens, and miniature paper cranes on the ceilings. In addition, its diverse menu is filled with wagyu sliders, crispy prawn tacos, maki and temaki rolls.

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Adani Bar

Calling all tea lovers! Located in Jeddah, Adani Bar brings you the popular Yemeni-style tea as well as a range of sandwiches and delectable desserts to choose from.

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From Jordanian labneh and muhamara to black truffle and sourdough toast, Eat’sy at Al Khobar is the place to be for every gourmand’s escapade. Indulge in its wholesome breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu featuring a mix of international cuisines.

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