Jeddah’s new dining options: Fusion cuisines, a shawarma spot and more

New places are popping up all over town…

If you’re looking to try some new options, you’re in luck. We’ve found the freshest Jeddah spots where you can get your fix.

Frais & Fresh


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Nestled in Atelier LaVie complex, Frais & Fresh offers comfort-meets-healthy dining in a bright and inviting space. Dig into the chicken tortilla wrapped with roasted chicken strips, mango, spinach and couscous. If you’re in for a feast, try the Maui poke bowl, which is packed with flavours like marinated avocado, edamame harissa and wasabi peas. Our advice? Come hungry and leave without the guilt.

Frais & Fresh, Az Zahid Al Bukhari, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23514, J469+J7, Sun to Wed 11am to midnight, Thurs & Sat 11am to 1am, Fri 2pm to 1am. @fraisfreshksa



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The cuisine served here is known as Nikkei, blending flavours from Peru and Japan. Its menu will lean towards small plates to share, such as ceviche and tiradito (seafood sliced sashimi-style). Other plates feature classic Japanese dishes that have been reworked with Peruvian ingredients such as avocado, quinoa, corn and passion fruit. A great addition to Jeddah’s already diverse dining scene.

Kuuru, King Khalid Road, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah 21411, H47G+XP, Sun to Wed 1pm to 11.45pm, Thurs to Sat 1pm to 12.45am. Tel: 053 250 0123. @kuuruksa



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Come for the atmosphere, stay for the cuisine. Housed in the stunning Greek-inspired OiA Beach Resort, Selections is an excellent spot to get a taste of South American fusion cuisine. Star dishes on offer include seabass ceviche, chilli prawn sticks, char-grilled miso marinated chicken, and wagyu short ribs burger. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a member of the resort to dine here. Plus, its location features a gorgeous view of the sea, which invites the question really – does it get any better than this?

Selections, OiA Beach Resort, 8984 Prince Abdullah AlFaisal St, Al Lulu, Jeddah 23821, Q3G3+WJ, daily 3pm to 1am. Tel: 055 252 5382. @selections.sa

Shawarma Budaeij

This casual spot is a laid-back, solid bet for a night of shawarma that has all the right flavours and spices. If you’re looking to keep it healthy, you can request to have your shawarma in a lettuce wrap instead.

Shawarma Budaeij, Al Buraydi St, Al Andalus (Beside Danube), Jeddah 23326, G5X7+96, daily 5pm to 1.30am. Tel: 056 910 9108. @budaeij



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This bolthole serves up fresh and simple Saudi cuisine inspired by home-cooking and street food. Swinging by for breakfast? Dive straight into morning delights like masoub (banana bread pudding) and foul (fava beans).

Fawelha, Hilmi Kutbi, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23521, H4RQ+PV, daily 7am to 11am & 5pm to 11pm. Tel: 056 241 0784. @fawelha

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