Ramadan Restaurants: Riyadh

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As an example of the power of our Community, we rely on the feedback and enthusiasm of our members to keep us up to date with which restaurants around the world they are enjoying during Holy Month. We remain on the pulse of the global restaurant scene, collaborating with many of the leading cuisine businesses to provide our members the best (and sometimes first) experiences on offer. 


In the second of our Ramadan Series, and in the build up to Eid, we turn our attention to the Saudi capital, not only home to a large percentage of our members but also one of the most exciting and thriving restaurant scenes in the world, home to countless high-end restaurants of all types of cuisines, with new destinations opening every week. We are continuously learning through our members which are the most exciting and happening places to eat, and the list below is just a small selection, based on what is currently keeping us busy through Ramadan.



LPM Riyadh is a chic and upscale destination located in the heart of the capital. It serves contemporary French-Mediterranean cuisine using only the freshest ingredients sourced locally and from around the world. The restaurant's minimalist yet elegant decor creates a stylish atmosphere for guests. Their menu includes a range of traditional French dishes such as escargot, foie gras, grilled steak with béarnaise sauce, roasted chicken with mushroom and truffle cream sauce, and crème brûlée for dessert, and the atmopshere promises the spirit of the French Riviera. LPM Has featured on a number of must-eat lists in the press as recently as 2023.  




Myazu Riyadh is a Japanese dining spot that offers traditional and contemporary dishes in a modern setting. The restaurant prides itself on what it calls a “balance between smoky, sweet, spicy and vibrant flavours” and specialises in sushi, sashimi, tempura, and teppanyaki prepared by an authentic team of chefs, as well as Japanese favourites such as teriyaki and katsu. Myazu boasts a stylish interior design that references modern architecture, accentuating the place-to-be vibe that it has firmly established.  




Somewhere is a popular destination in Riyadh known for its fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours. Its classic dishes of grilled meats, mezze platters and seafood celebrate the best of both regions, offering a truly international menu in the beautiful indoor-outdoor setting of Bujairi Terrace. Fans of the restaurant recommend trying their famous fatteh, and the dessert menu featuring many Arabic favourites is also very popular. 




Kuuru Riyadh has expanded from its highly successful restaurant in Jeddah to bring its Japanese-Peruvian fusion experience to the Saudi capital, and has created quite a buzz since its opening. Kuuru merges two popular cuisines to celebrate Nikkei cooking, which the restaurant describes as “theatrical, colourful and dramatically delicious”. Inspired by the traditions of both cultures, Kuuru promises a fresh, sophisticated take on sushi, sashimi, ramen, tempura, Wagyu beef and many other favourites.




Em Sherif Riyadh is a Lebanese fine dining restaurant that serves authentic Lebanese cuisine using traditional recipes and ingredients. Fans of the cuisine can expect the best in its mezze platters, grilled meats, seafood and stews. The restaurant's luxurious decor, live music performances, and impeccable service create a sometimes lively but always elegant dining experience for guests to enjoy. Em Sherif also offers private dining rooms for special occasions or business meetings.




Villa Mamas Riyadh is a Bahraini restaurant that offers traditional and modern Bahraini cuisine served in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The menu features dishes created by Chef Roaya Saleh, using fresh ingredients from local markets, with bold flavours and spices from the region. Guests can enjoy specialities like lamb machboos, marinated baby chicken biryani, stuffed kibbeh or grilled fish, along with a wide selection of teas and desserts, including its famous date pudding.




Il Baretto Riyadh is an Italian restaurant in the financial district of Riyadh (KAFD) that has built a reputation by focusing on simple, traditional Italian dishes, including wood fired pizza and homemade pasta. The restaurant's cosy, welcoming atmosphere aims to bring the relaxed charm of Italy to the Saudi capital, which makes it the perfect place for couples or a family gathering. Guests can enjoy their meals while overlooking the beautiful outdoor scenery as well.




Cipriani Riyadh draws from the history and heritage of a four-generation family invested in this authentic Italian restaurant business, offering a luxurious dining experience in a timeless and lively atmosphere. They serve classic Italian dishes like pasta, risotto, and seafood, done to a very high standard of presentation and served in chic surroundings that offers Murano glass chandeliers and high gloss oak tables as part of its sophisticated yet comfortable aesthetic. Cipriani also specialises in Venitian classic dishes as part of its wide ranging menu.


This is just a fraction of the hundreds of restaurants we book each week for MCC members. We'll have more restaurant recommendations soon and don't forget you can check out the London review here. For any bookings for these and inquiries about any other restaurants, MCC members can contact the bookings team. Bon Appetit!