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4 New Restaurants in Riyadh to try Today

By Marie Habib
Fri, Feb 9, 2024 2:25pmGrey Clock 3 min

In January 2024, Riyadh’s culinary landscape welcomed four new restaurants, each offering a distinct and vibrant addition to the city’s international dining scene. With their innovative menus and strikingly designed spaces, these restaurants are testament to Riyadh’s rapidly increasing status as a culinary hotspot.

Whether you’re a Riyadh local or just in town for a visit, these restaurants offer something new to explore.


Agio is a new Italian restaurant concept by Modern Food Company, now open in The Canopy and inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

This classy venue delivers Italy’s finest flavors, with a menu crafted by Chef Filippo Pagani that evokes the memories of his childhood. It features an extensive selection of dishes, from pasta and pizza to fish and meat, complemented by classic desserts like gelato and tiramisu. Each dish is meticulously prepared and served on beautifully designed plates.

The decor reflects a relaxed yet refined Mediterranean atmosphere, with artful lemon logos, bold colors, neon signs, and yellow sofas.

Guests can also enjoy the expertise of the bartenders at the bar, eye-catching artwork, and a decor enriched with greenery and Amalfi Coast-inspired trinkets.


Asador de Aranda

Asador De Aranda, a renowned Spanish restaurant that has charmed diners in Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Dubai, is now opening its doors in Riyadh’s Laysen Valley.

This authentic Spanish restaurant features standout dishes like Patatas Bravas and Caldoso, El Cuarto de Asado roasted lamb, and Las Chuletillas grilled lamb chops, all slow cooked in a clay oven to achieve juicy, flavorful, and tender meat.

The menu also offers refreshing vegetable starters, including Gazpacho and Beetroot Salad, alongside irresistible desserts such as El Hojaldre de la casa, a puff pastry with custard and Chantilly cream, and Torrijas, a caramelized mellow brioche, ensuring a memorable end to any meal.



OMO-OMO, a new Korean restaurant in Riyadh, bringing a vibrant celebration of Korean cuisine’s bold and exciting flavors to the capital.

Named after the Korean expression for “OMG”, OMO-OMO has launched its first location in Qurtuba, transitioning from a delivery-only service to a dine-in experience.

Inspired by the modern Korean wave, OMO-OMO infused humor and a touch of madness into the packaging to create an enjoyable dining experience. Delight in “Omo-Omo” and its extensive selection of delicious dishes, each presented in an attractive packaging that enhances the overall culinary journey.

The restaurant offers anyone looking to indulge himself with authentic Korean culinary delights with the best gimbaps, tteokbokki, kimchi, and noodles.



Q ON DA GO is a new burger joint from Mutah Beale. It serves as the sister eatery to Smokey Beards Q and introduces a new three-part concept featuring hearty brisket burgers as its signature dish.

Clients can also anticipate smash burgers from Okla and spicy Nashville chicken from Sonny’s, expanding the flavorful offerings.

Smokey Beards Q has been a city favorite for its sandwiches since its beginning in 2018, known for selling out and attracting celebrities like Macklemore, Ye, and top athletes, even earning a shortlist nomination for Best Americas at the Time Out Riyadh Restaurant Awards 2023.

The joint’s menu includes sizzling brisket patties, two types of fries, three sauces, and standout dishes like the pulled beef brisket burger and a mac and cheese topped brisket burger.

Q ON DA GO itself boasts a chic aesthetic with neon white and matte black industrial interiors, exposed brick walls, and offers both indoor space and outdoor seating for an enjoyable dining experience.


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