Myazu Riyadh: Why this restaurant deserves to be revisited over and over

This popular household name offers a fantastic dining experience that combines the finesse of contemporary Japanese cuisine with a warm and inviting atmosphere…

Who doesn’t love Japanese food? Among the slews of Japanese restaurants that have opened in Riyadh, Myazu – located in the heart of Sulaimaniyah – truly revolutionises the way we appreciate sushi (because, mind you, not all maki are created equal). Plus, there’s a lot more to Japanese cuisine than stodgy California rolls.

Myazu Riyadh

Just ask anyone in Riyadh where to go when they’re looking to impress, and without fail, this restaurant’s name will come up again and again. The impressive menu of daring Japanese gastronomy is a masterclass in marrying timeless traditional techniques with inventive modern practices, and the result is a restaurant that rarely gets it wrong.

The creative menu, executed with finesse by Chef Ian Pengelley and his team, is what draws people here. But it’s the top-notch service and stunning setting that also keep them coming back time and again.

Happy 3rd Anniversary

Myazu celebrated its third anniversary early this month. As the restaurant opened in December 2020, amid the Coronavirus outbreak, turning three years old is significant because, without a doubt, opening a business during the pandemic can be short-lived.

However, Myazu is an exception, especially with the numerous awards received, such as Restaurant of the Year for the What’s On Riyadh Awards 2023 and ranking among the Middle East & North Africa’s (MENA) 50 Best Restaurants list for two consecutive years.

What's On Awards 2023 Myazu

This milestone marks three years of its journey, exemplifying a story of ambition, quality, and culinary innovation. It also raises the restaurant’s profile as one of the capital’s most respected and favoured culinary destinations.

For the entire first weekend, diners partook in the grand revelry crafted exclusively for the anniversary. A pair of golden chopsticks was given to dining patrons in a design befitting the joyous occasion. In addition, complimentary dishes were served to guests enjoying meals at the restaurant.


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Myazu is more than a Japanese restaurant; it’s a place where elevated food, great mocktails and warm hospitality congregate – all the right components you’d want in a rock-solid F&B establishment. And the commemoration of its third anniversary is a testament to its commitment to providing an extraordinary culinary experience.

Brilliant signature lunch menu


Myazu is offering a weekday lunch from 1pm to 6pm priced at SAR275. You can indulge in tantalising starters like steamed edamame, popcorn shrimp, grilled avocado salad, marinated yellowtail sashimi, wagyu beef sliders, gyoza, and spicy tuna maki. Then, explore the main courses, which feature salmon teriyaki skewers, robata grilled spring chicken, and mushroom Gohan, before finishing your meal with a decadent date cake served with toffee sauce. With all these mouthwatering choices on the menu and the excellent food quality, we plan to make this a monthly ritual.

Myazu Signature Lunch Tasting Menu, every Sun to Thurs 1pm to 6pm. Served between a minimum of two diners at SAR275 per person.

Countdown to NYE

New Year’s Eve celebrations don’t get much bigger than this, as Myazu invites you to revel in spectacular celebrations with a wonderful dinner. Experience Myazu’s buzzy atmosphere and delight in scrumptious dishes while the energetic live entertainment adds an enchanting rhythm to the night to usher in 2024 in style. Whilst you’re there, be sure to check out the colourful artwork and sculptures of contemporary French pop artist Richard Orlinski being showcased at Myazu Arts.

NYE Dinner, Dec 31, 10pm onwards. SAR550 per person. Pre-booking is required. Tel: 9200 09686.

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