8 amazing Indian restaurants in Riyadh

Curries, biryani, and more…

Riyadh diners love themselves some Indian food, and the city caters to them too. Whether you’re out for a quick street food type bite or a lavish affair, the capital has you covered. Here are the best Indian restaurants in Riyadh.


A street food concept in the heart of Riyadh, Babulal has outposts in Jeddah and Riyadh. Popular menu items include tikka masala, butter chicken, biryani rice, fries, mixed grill, and chicken 65. The venue is decked out in Indian-inspired decor and has an unrivalled ambience.

Babulal,  Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Al Malqa, Sat to Wed noon to 1am, Thu noon to 3am, Fri 1pm to 3am. @eatbabulal



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When it first opened its doors in the capital early last year, it marked the first time the Michelin-starred Indian fine dining restaurant travelled outside of London. Since then, Gymkhana Riyadh has been attracting local and international diners alike. Walk in through the all-glass doors, and you’ll be welcomed into a dimly lit space exuding calm vibes from every corner. The restaurant’s interiors are reminiscent of the old-time elite clubs in India where members of high society used to mingle.

Gymkhana, Via Riyadh, Sun to Wed 6pm to midnight, Thu to Sat 1pm to midnight. @gymkhana.sa

Maharaja East by Vineet

Chef Vineet Bhatia is a thrice-starred Michelin chef who has created a gorgeous brand of gourmet Indian restaurants all over. Maharaja East by Vineet features a dramatic atrium, family dining area, private dining rooms, tandoor show kitchen, boardroom and open terraces that seat up to a total of 142 guests. Expect combinations of complex flavours, seasonings and textures from traditional times in India, but treated in a lighter, fresher manner.

Maharaja East by Vineet, As Sulimaniyah, daily 1pm to midnight. @maharaja_riyadh


One of the most lavish restaurants we’ve seen, Peradiz is located in Qurtubah. Serving all the classics like chicken 65, butter chicken, and biryani, Peradiz has become one of the most popular choices for Indian food in Riyadh.

Peradiz,  Khalid Ibn Al Walid St, Qurtubah, Sun to Wed 12.30pm to 2am, Thu to Sat 12.30pm to 2.30am. @peradiz_sa



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Currently open in Riyadh Park, Kumar is the brainchild of Chef Kumar who dedicated his entire career to evolving traditional Indian cuisine to the next level. After creating special restaurants in London, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, Chef Kumar has finally brought his restaurant concept to Riyadh. Order up different kinds of biryanis, tandoori chicken bites, short ribs, and more.

Kumar Riyadh, Riyadh Park, daily noon to 1am. @kumar__ksa



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Mohalla, which translates into ‘my neighbourhood’ or ‘my community’, was born out of a love for food, family and bringing different cultures together. Mohalla offers experiences of unexplored food from rural places of India to educate not only residents from the expatriate population but also the Indians about the lost cuisines and rich culinary culture of India.

Mohalla, 8596 Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awwal, King Saud University, Sat to Wed 1pm to 1am, Thu to Fri 1pm to 2am. @mohallaksa



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Calling itself the home of reimagination, Molo prides itself on offering an experience of tastes and combinations you’ve never had before. Try items like mango butter chicken, tikka masala, and lamb biryani.

Molo Riyadh, Riyadh Front, Sat to Wed 1pm to midnight, Thu to Fri 1pm to 12.30pm. @molo_sa



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Located in the heart of Riyadh at The Zone, RUHI serves authentic and famous dishes from the Western region of the of India. The contemporary but tradtional menu features everything from items straight from the tandoor to curries, and more.

RUHI, The Zone, 7236 Al Takhassousi, Al Mohammadiyyah, daily 12pm to 1.30am. @ruhi.ksa

Zafran Indian Bistro

Award-winning Zafran Indian Bistro is high on the list for the best The menu highlights include oven-roasted seabream marinated with zaatar, sumac and other spices for a blend of Indian and Middle Eastern flavours, as well as a new variety of kebabs. Vegetarians can also look forward to relishing the distinct flavours of the Lucknowi Beetroot Tikki and Achari Paneer Tikka. From the contemporary décor to the warm, engaging service, not to mention a menu that celebrates the depth and versatility of Indian cuisine, the distinctive Zafran dining experience is not-to-be-missed.

Zafran Indian Bistro, various locations including Levels Mall, Turki Square, and others, daily 1pm to 1am. @zafranindiankitchen