Whether you’re in town for the F1 or Jeddah Events, visit these FACT Dining Award nominated restaurants.
Jeddah’s restaurant scene is filled with new openings, from cool cafés to celebrity chefs. If you’re looking for places with the FACT Dining Awards’ seal of approval, here are our recommendations from this year’s list of nominations. So, whether you want something romantic, by The Red Sea or even revolving – Le Ceil, anyone? – there’s a restaurant to meet your foodie needs. Here are the best restaurants in Jeddah right now.
Fish Market – InterContinental Jeddah
Seafood lovers should make a beeline for Fish Market – InterContinental Jeddah. The Far Eastern seafood restaurant creates a memorable experience. So, whether you’re craving salmon or shrimps, grilled or fried, it’s all up to you. Visitors can pick from the catch of the day, and watch chefs freshly prepare the meal. Plus, it boasts views of the Jeddah Fountain.
GO: Visit www.ihg.com for more information.
Ginger Leaf – Jeddah Hilton
Ginger Leaf has earnt a reputation as one of the best Indian restaurants in Jeddah. The gold furnishings and white tablecloths give this restaurant a fancy edge. The Mughal-inspired menu combines bold flavours with high-quality ingredients. Plus, there is a selection of refreshing mocktails.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
Le Ciel – Prince Sultan Road
You’ll arrive like a commoner and leave like royalty at Le Ceil. The interiors boast red carpets, grand chandeliers, white tablecloths and throne-esque seats. Located on the 15th floor of Alsuhaili Business Centre, it serves international cuisine. Oh, and it’s Jeddah’s only revolving restaurant.
GO: Follow @leciel_ksa on Instagram for more information.
Le Traiteur – Abu Al Abbas Ibn Abdulmutalib
Le Traiteur has added a little ooh la la to Jeddah’s dining scene. The fancy French restaurant has grandma-chic dining rooms, and a tres chic menu. Guests can choose from soups, starters and salads. Main courses include duck confit, tuna steak and ravigote beef. Desserts range from crème brulee to souffle pistachio vanilla.
GO: Visit https://letraiteur.com.sa for more information.
Lusin – Teatro Mall
Lusin has venues in London and Saudi Arabia. The restaurant specialises in Armenian cuisine, and includes soups and salads, hot and cold appetisers. The signature dishes include dolma mixed vegetables, stuffed lamb and traditional soborak. Plus, desserts include honey cake, pomegranate puff pastry and um ali.
GO: Visit https://lusinrestaurant.com for more information.
Marina Social by Jason Atherton – Jeddah Yacht Club
Chefs worth their salt have been opening up restaurants in Saudi Arabia, from David Burke to Rainer Becker. To prove the point, Jason Atherton created Marina Social at Jeddah Yacht Club. The fine dining Mediterranean restaurant’s signature dishes include seared yellowfin tuna, Angus ribeye, grilled octopus and wagyu beef sliders. Plus, during the evening, expect live entertainment including saxophonists, violinists and jazz singers.
GO: Follow @marinasocial.sa on Instagram for more information.
Myazu – Al Basateen Mall
Myazu has become a go-to for contemporary Japanese cuisine. Expect modern dishes formed using traditional culinary techniques and top-quality ingredients that create a harmonious balance between smoky, sweet and spicy. Having gained the highest ranking for a restaurant in KSA at the MENA 50 Best Restaurant Awards at number 15, Myazu’s menu highlights include gyoza, tempura, sandos, carpaccio, sushi, maki rolls and meat from the robata grill.
GO: Follow @myazusaudi on Instagram for more information.
Nafoura – Park Hyatt Jeddah
Nafoura has been impressing diners with its Middle Eastern meets Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you want to sit alfresco, by the sea, grills or open kitchen, you’ll be impressed by this fine dining experience. The menu is based on seasonal produce, and comes to life at the live cooking stations.
GO: Visit www.hyattrestaurants.com for more information.
Niyyali – Ash Shati
If the sound of falafel, fatteh and fattoush gets your stomach rumbling, then you’ll be thrilled to hear about this new Lebanese restaurant in Saudi Arabia. Niyyali takes comfort food favourites and transforms them for an upmarket dining experience. The sophisticated spot boasts high ceilings with shimming chandeliers, and tables located by pretty foliage and an open kitchen. Plus, the indoor and outdoor seating overlooks the Red Sea and Jeddah Corniche Circuit, which is home to the Formula One track.
GO: Visit www.niyyali.com for more information.
Rasoi by Vineet – Al Andalus
Chef Vineet has drawn inspiration from Jeddah’s history and India’s cuisine. The biriyanis are popular, and range from a lamb biriyani to prawn biriyani. The mains include dal maharani, fish kolhapuri and palak pakoda. Desserts include chocomosa, kufli and rasmalai.
GO: Visit https://rasoibyvineetjeddah.com for more information.
Saltz – The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah
A sprinkle of Saltz will do wonders for your trip. The fine dining restaurant serves international cuisine in an opulent setting – we’re talking velvet red chairs and carpets. The menu draws its inspiration from The Red Sea, and includes Canadian lobster, jumbo prawns, and Wagyu beef.
GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com for more information.
San Carlo Cicchetti – Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Street
The famed Italian restaurant offers diners Italian favourites, from pizza, to pastas, in a relaxed environment. The atmospheric dining room with artwork, mirrors and umbrella lampshades offers plenty of appeal. The menu draws its inspiration from Cicchetti bars in Venice, which normally serve medium sized dishes for sharing.
GO: Follow @cicchettisaudi on Instagram for more information.
Shang Palace – Shangri-La Jeddah
Shangri-La Jeddah is on the Jeddah Waterfront. Translated: it’s within easy reach of restaurants, malls and the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. When a hotel oozes this much luxury, however, you won’t want to check out anytime soon. If you can’t book a room, at least book dinner at Keith Yeap’s Shang Palace and order the Insta-worthy, brightly-coloured dim sum and the mouth-wateringly good Peking duck.
GO: Follow @shangrila_jeddah on Instagram for more information.
Sky Lounge – Rosewood Jeddah
Welcome to one of the most romantic hotels in Saudi Arabia. Personal butler? Check. Room with a view? Check. Romantic restaurant? Check. Thanks to the Red Sea location, we are swooning over the Rosewood Jeddah. If that wasn’t impressive enough, book a table at Sky Lounge – it serves spectacular snacks, from BBQ Beef Back Ribs to Thai Chicken Skewers. Plus, mocktails range from a Bellini to Mojito.
GO: Follow @rosewoodjeddah on Instagram for more information.
Toki – Leylaty
Does the sound of dim sum get your stomach rumbling? Well, a visit to Toki is a must. The contemporary Chinese menu includes delicious dim sums. We’re talking crystal shrimp, spicy lobster, spicy mayo chicken roll and Wagyu puff. The menu also includes rice and noodle dishes, from black pepper udon noodles to Singapore noodles.
GO: Follow @tokiksa on Instagram for more information.