16 of the best burger spots in Riyadh

All the brilliant buns in town…

You know that Riyadh locals love their burgers, and there are so many good ones. It’s a question everyone asks, and there is not one right answer because each one has a special in the hearts of Riyadh diners.

Whether you’re after a big, beefy and cheesy burger or a great chicken one to bite into, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Here are all the best burgers in Riyadh right now.



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You know a spot has invested a tonne in its burger when it’s the only one on the menu. Picture this, a 160-gram wagyu patty covered with caramelized onions, topped with aged white cheddar and a savoury sauce and a brioche bun served alongside spiced fries too all for SAR98. Take a bite.

Aqui Riyadh, King Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, daily 8.30pm to 4am. @aqui.saudi


A trending venue in the capital, Birdlot has been making sweeps across social media for a while now. Proudly calling itself the best fried chicken in town, the venue serves two kinds of crunchy fried chicken burgers, classic and spicy plus pieces of chicken by the bucket too on the side.

Birdlot, 7927 Al Shariqah, Al Mohammadiyyah, daily 12pm to 2am. @birdlot.sa

Black Tap


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Flying in all the way from New York, Black Tap is located in one of the most happening districts in Riyadh, King Abdullah Financial District. You’ve likely seen the Crazyshakes topped with everything from doughnuts to slabs of cake making rounds on Instagram. Come for shakes, and you’ll surely stay for the burgers. Fully stocked with veggie and vegan options, as well as classic American cheeseburgers and fried chicken options too.

Black Tap KAFD, 3.04, Al Aqiq, daily 7pm to 3.30am. @blacktapksa 

Burger Boutique


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Burger Boutique is a firm favourite when it comes to the best burgers in Riyadh. All grass-fed, all organic and perfectly cooked burgers await at this Al Olaya spot. With locations in Kuwait, Qatar, and Sharjah, this venue is popular all over. Order up the sliders and prep your tummy for what’s to come. Next, you can try out one of the burgers or the signature burgers. Options include Bacon Swiss, the Classic and more.

Burger Boutique,  Musa Ibn Nusair St, Al Olaya, daily 5.45 to 3am. @burgerboutique

Century Burger

If you’re after a place that puts a unique spin on classic burgers, try out Century Burger. Serving black-bunned delights like Black Garlic or the completely coated in red chilli flakes spicy burger, the spot is where you want to be for anything from extremely cheesy burgers or classic ones too.

Century Burger, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, Al Olaya, daily 3pm to 4am. @centuryburger

Grafitti Burger

With a name as cool as Grafitti Burger, you already know this venue is going to be a fun one. Decked out in neon graffiti all over the walls, the Al Malqa spot serves super burgers like the Cheetos Beef Burger to the Smoked burger with topped with a hunk of an onion ring, or the Gravity burger with eggs.

Grafitti Burger, Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Al Malqa, Fri to Wed 5pm to 3am, Thu 12pm to 3am. @graffitiburger_ksa

Gun Bun


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Calling its burgers burnt dough, GUNBUN is anything but your average burger spot. The venue calls itself the revolution of buns, so you’re likely in for a treat when you head down here.

GUNBUN, RGHB7984, 7984 Takhassusi Branch Road, daily 9pm to 3pm. @gunbun.ksa



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Starting off with a food truck, Salt has since become one of the most popular burger joints in town. The story goes that the burgers were so good that people went arounf looking for the truck which was parked in a different spot every day, so foodies had to follow the account to know where the spot would be parked. Popular items on the menu include

Salt Burger, QJ4J+8H, Al Aqiq, daily 1pm to 2am. @findsalt.sa 

Regal Burger


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These are not your average burgers; they’re regal. Browse through the menu, and you’ll find fun salads and side dishes, including black shrimp, wagyu tacos, and crab avocado salad, to accompany your meal. But enough about the sides, let’s talk about the meat (between the buns, that is), signature burger options include truffle, The Republic (with English cheddar, Beef bacon, Fried Mushroom, Fried jalapeno, crispy fried onion rings, and special sauce), and of course, the regular Regal.

Regal Burger, Century Corner Mall, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Sat to Wed 1pm to 1.30am, Thu to Fri 1pm to 2am. @regal.burger



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If you’re looking for a top-tier burger, Nevermind is one of the best options. The menu is fairly basic, and it’s likely for the best since that’s when the meat truly shines. Take your pick between the nevermind, take it easy, or chill out, and yes, these are burger names, not mantras to live by, although… Thirsty? Order up one of the popular milkshakes.

Nevermind, PM3M+J4H, Al Olaya, daily 11am to 2am. @nevermindriyadh

Ferdi Riyadh


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This Parisian celebrity hotspot’s menu is a melting pot of favourites, made with love, packed with flavour, and presented in a friendly fashion, designed to be shared by the table. Ferdi Riyadh’s aesthetic mirrors the flagship restaurant’s signature eclectic décor featuring Ferdinand’s old toys and memorabilia, a mix of velvet and wood furnishing with a Parisian accent, and a welcoming, intimate ambience. And while typically, you wouldn’t expect to go to a place like for a burger, when we say you need to try out the burger here, we mean it.

Ferdi, Via Riyadh, Al Hada, 1pm to 12am Sun to Thurs, 2pm to 12am Fri, 1pm to 12am Sat. @ferdi.saudi

Son of a Burger

Proudly calling itself the best beef burger in town, Son of a Burger is much more than its incredibly cool name. On the menu, you’ll find our favourite, the truffle, double smash, and a brisket sandwich.

Son of a Burger, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, daily noon to 2am. @sonofaburger.sa



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What sets Bird apart is that the owners have studied the craft of Nashville hot chicken meticulously. Bird offers Nashville hot chicken at a range of heat levels from ‘country’ for those with sensitive palates all the way up to ‘hot’, which should come with a medical waiver. Plus, they offer fries, mac and cheese, coleslaw and the Nashville take on sweet corns.

Bird, River Walk, Al Hussain Ibn Ali, At Taawun, Riyadh 12475, Sun to Wed 5pm to 1am, Thurs to Sat 5pm to 2am. @bird.saudia

Section B

A casual modern spot with multiple branches in the capital, Section B is a fuss-free spot with industrial-style decor serving sliders, cheeseburgers and french fries. Dig into Angus and Wagyu beef burgers, a vegan option, and fried chicken burgers too.

Section B, Pr. Turki Alawwal St, daily 5pm to 3.30pm. @sectionb_sa

The California Burger

One of the most frequented spots when it comes to burgers in Riyadh, The California Burger is a sleek and chic venue in Al Malqa. You can dig into massive (and we mean massive) burgers like the 4×4 or even the 5×5 patty options when it comes to the beef burgers.

The California Burger, Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Al Malqa, daily 5.30pm to 4am. @thecaliforniaburger

Wagyu Burger


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Named after one of the most sought-after and luxurious cuts of meat, Wagyu is located in Sulimaniyah. The venue is known for its classicly American cheesy burgers. Dig in.

Wagyu Burger, 2697 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, 2697, As Sulimaniyah, daily 4pm to 3am. @wagyu_burger

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