15 of the best outdoor restaurants in Riyadh

Enjoy the breeze…

Summer nights in Riyadh bring about a certain breeze that you need to experience. And what better way to enjoy the breeze than at the best outdoor restaurants in Riyadh? Dig into eats of all kinds while gazing at gorgeous views of the city.

Chez Bruno


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This one is a Michelin-starred restaurant, which has been part of the French Riviera’s dining scene since 1990. The venue offers 360-views of the gorgeous At Turaif site while you dig into its truffle-based menu.

Chez Bruno, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah, daily 5pm to 11.30pm. Tel: 9200 33819. Reservations can be made here@chezbrunoksa



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This trendy Turkish eatery, known for its contemporary menu and cool ambience, offers signature flavours inspired by the rich culture of Turkey and beyond. Known for its impressive steaks, the venue has a huge fan following in Jeddah and is quickly a staple in the Riyadh dining scene too. The outdoor area offers gorgeous views of the city skyline.

Huqqa, Cenomi U Walk, daily 8am to 1am. @huqqariyadh

II Baretto


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London’s II Baretto set up shop in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District. The Italian restaurant offers a menu of dishes authentic to the region which can be enjoyed in either the main dining area as well as on the outdoor terrace.

II Barretto, KAFD 5.08 KAFD, 2822 – 6591,  daily 12.30pm to 11.20pm. @ilbarettosa


Kayzo Riyadh provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere and serves excellent Japanese food. Coming to you from the people behind the upper-class restaurant Japanese restaurant Myazu, Kayzo is a simpler and more casual dining venue. Head on outdoors to the umbrellaed outdoor deck and order up classics like the Beef Takikomi Gohan Rice, a six-piece California Roll, and Prawn Chilli Garlic Gyoza.

Kayzo Riyadh, Oud Square, Diplomatic Quarter, daily 2pm-11.30pm. Tel: 9200 14156. @kayzosaudi

Balcona 99

Egyptian food has to be one of the most popular cuisines in Riyadh. Balcona 99 recently opened in Riyadh’s Olaya district coming in hot from Cairo. Here you can marvel at the stunning decor (there are actual hieroglyphics carved onto the walls), pictures of old Egyptian actors and singers, and even a portrait of a pharaoh. Menu highlights include mahshi, stuffed pigeon, and bamiya too. The outdoor area offers stunning views of Olaya street.

Balcona 99, Century Corner, Al Olaya Sun to Wed 6pm to 12.30am, Thu to Sat 1pm to 12.30am. @balcona.sa

A.O.K Kitchen

Famed for its menu that doesn’t just cope with dietary requirements, but wholeheartedly caters to them. A.O.K, which stands for “all okay”, will embrace the same philosophy. With a menu of all-encompassing eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, A.O.K Kitchen’s sprawling terrace is the perfect place to be for a top meal.

A.O.K Kitchen, KAFD, 7am to 11pm. @aokkitchensaudi

Crazy Pizza

Crazy Pizza is an energetic Italian restaurant that promises theatrical pizza twirling, stylish interiors, and some of the best thin-crust pizza you’ve ever eaten. And its gorgeous terrace is where you want to go to enjoy all kinds of pizzas, pastas, and more.

Crazy Pizza, Oud Square and  As Sulimaniyah, Sat to Wed 1pm to midnight, Thu to Fri 1pm to 12.30am. @crazypizza.saudi



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If you want to impress your business counterparts, the beautiful contemporary Japanese restaurant Sumosan is the place to be. Designed by Bishop Design by Paul Bishop, the space is sleek and ultra-modern with warm and earthy accents, complemented by wooden panelling and statement chandeliers. The menu is centred around high-quality sushi, sashimi, and innovative Japanese cuisine. So come hungry – the thinly sliced sashimi served with a touch of citrus dressing, tuna and truffle rolls, and salmon rice pizza are some of the must-order dishes. It’s an expertly curated feast for the eyes and palate alike.

Sumosan, Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329, daily 6pm to 2am. @sumosan.riyadh



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Chinese food in the heart of Riyadh? Sign us up. Since its reopening, Hua.Lan has won over local diners time and time again. Be it a reasonably priced lunch or an amazing dim sum experience, the venue serves some of the best food. The gorgeous outdoor terrace is a prime people-watching spot, offering views of the Midtown Complex.

Hua.Lan, Midtown, Al Diuhak Ibn Soufian, As Sulimaniyah, Sat to Wed noon to midnight, Thu noon to 1am, Fri 12.30pm to 1am. @hualan_restaurant



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In a beautifully designed setting overlooking an outdoor water feature, the menu at Koi features Japanese cuisine fused with some Peruvian-inspired flavours thrown in. Expect the likes of sushi, robata and teppanyaki items.

Koi, Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention, Wadi Al Muaydin, Unit 4, Imam Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Road, Riyadh 12382, Sun to Thurs 12.30pm to 3.30pm & 5pm to midnight & Fri 5pm to midnight. Tel: 055 167 0703. @koiriyadh

La Brasserie


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Located in the luxurious Al Faisaliah Hotel’s East Wing, La Brasserie is a large restaurant with double-height ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that joins the stunning outdoor terrace with the indoor restaurant. Surrounded by live cooking stations, and incredible buffets for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.

La Brasserie, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, daily 6pm to 11am, noon to 4pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. @labrasserieruh

Long Chim

Inspired by Thailand’s markets and street food, the critically acclaimed Long Chim brings the flavours of modern Bangkok to Riyadh’s historic district. Meaning “come and taste” in Thai, Long Chim dishes up curries, stir-fries, noodles, and desserts. And you can dig into the many delicious options at the stunning upstairs outdoor dining area which offers amazing views of Bujairi Terrace.

Long Chim, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah, daily 5pm to midnight. @longchimksa



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Coming to you from the brand behind Suhail, a firm favourite with local diners when it comes to Saudi food, Lusin is an Armenian restaurant in Centria Mall with the most amazing outdoor area. Located next to Lenôtra in Centria Mall, the terrace has an expansive seating area with incredible views. and dig into delicious-looking foods like cherry kebabs and cherry prawns and the comforting Armenian manti.

Lusin, daily, noon to 1am,  Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz، Centria Mall Olaya Street. @_lusin_



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Located in what we think is one of the coolest boutique hotels in Riyadh, Morini is a New York-style Italian restaurant. The fine-dining venue pays tribute to the authentic and rustic cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and the outdoor area where you’re dining surrounded by gorgeous colourful flowers and gazing at amazing views of the city.

Morini, Jareed Hotel, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Road, Hittin, Exit 2, daily 7am to midnight. @moriniriyadh


This upscale contemporary Japanese robatayaki is an unbridled pleasure for lovers of food has the most gorgeous outdoor terrace too. The urban oasis terrace is perfect for lunch and dinner. On a cool night with a perfect breeze, nothing is more glorious.

ROKA Riyadh, 5140 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, daily1pm to midnight.  @rokariyadhofficial

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