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Best Iftars in Riyadh: 15 Unique Culinary Experiences to Try in Ramadan 2024

Ramadan in Riyadh is an experience unlike any other. While the days are reserved for fasting and devotion, the dusk comes alive with the sights, smells and sounds of some of the best iftars in Riyadh. 

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah best iftars in Riyadh

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

So, you’ve been tasked with scouting for the best Ramadan iftar buffet in Riyadh on the family group chat? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for a family-friendly experience that will keep your little ones entertained? Choose from the most irresistible iftar offers in Riyadh restaurants for a Ramadan unlike any other. Our only goal? Ensuring that you are never stuck figuring out ‘what to eat for iftar?’ again. 

Best iftars in Riyadh if you are looking for the Ramadan tent experience

Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport

 

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Name a better way to enjoy the spirit of the holy month than gazing up at the starlit skies, we’ll wait. This Ramadan, if you plan on contemplating your place in the universe, you will want to do it under the golden lamps of Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport’s rooftop iftar. Priced at SAR 189, the spread will instantly make it to your shortlist of the best buffet restaurants in Riyadh. Want to linger on just a little longer under the starry skies? Look to the expansive à la carte menu that features some of the best foods for suhoor and iftar.

For reservations, visit Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport, Al Thumama Road, Qurtubah, Riyadh, +966 11 590 2000

Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

As the sun begins its descent across the horizon, live stations spring to life at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences. Offered at SAR 375+ per person, one of the best buffets in Riyadh awaits at the Amara Tent where you can feast your senses on the live stations for shawarma and pizza. Want some brownie points for the ‘gram? Whip out your phones for the live carving of lamb ouzi. Beyond laying claim to one of the best Arabic iftars, a selection of intercontinental and Indian cuisines will also delight the foodie in you.  

For reservations, visit Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh, +966 11 234 6666

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

 

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No diets welcome here. From 5-9pm each night, the Ramadan tent at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh rolls out a sprawling selection of classic Saudi staples alongside international favorites. Heads up: you might have a hard time declining seconds of the lamb ouzi, chicken kabsa and lamb qursan. But you’ll remember our words when you pop by the Pierre Hermé pastry shop on your way out to parcel some limited-edition Ramadan macarons and cakes for a midnight binge. 

For reservations, visit Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Kingdom Centre, Olaya St, Al Olaya, Riyadh, +966 11 211 5000

Fairmont Riyadh

 

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What if you could travel back in time to a traditional Saudi souk for the holy month? This is the question that Fairmont Riyadh appears to be asking as the Al Thuraya ballroom transforms into an exquisite Ramadan tent for the month. Priced at SAR 490 per person, the lavish spread of Levantine dishes makes for one of the best iftar meals you’ll find in the city. For walking off the guilty indulgences, meander through the cultural bazaar to pick up some one-of-a-kind products from local artisans. 

For reservations, visit Fairmont Riyadh, Area, Business Gate, Qurtubah, Riyadh, +966 11 826 2626

Best iftars in Riyadh if you are looking to create new memories with the family

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh 

Over the last two decades, the Al Faisaliah Tower has been an unmissable addition to the Riyadh skyline. And over the last few years, the Fawanees experience has become a cherished part of the city’s Ramadan rituals. This year, the recurring concept invites up to 1,800 guests to partake in the season’s festivities with an all-inclusive package priced at SAR 475. Find yourself spoiled for choice between traditional Ramadan beverages such as jellab and kamer el dine? Your mini-me can relate. At the dedicated play area, they are having the same hard time choosing between the engaging activities lined up for the evening. 

For reservations, visit Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh, +966 11 273 2000

KAFD 

 

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As the thunderous boom of the cannon sounds, open your fast with a veritable feast against the sounds of live qanoon music at King Abdullah Financial District’s (KAFD) Ramadan experience. Looking for a break in between courses? Browse through the vibrant bazaar with unique Saudi brands that will catch your eye. The little ones, meanwhile, will have a hard time being convinced to go home from the Ramadan-themed play area. 

For reservations, visit King Abdullah Financial District, Al Aqiq, Riyadh, +966 9200 08640

Best iftars in Riyadh if you are looking to experiment with cuisines

Carbone

 

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What happens when European architecture meets Saudi hospitality? As you take your seat under the crystal chandeliers of Carbone Riyadh for iftar, you will have the answers. All around, the sizzle of succulent lamb chops comes alive against the crunch of traditional maamoul cookies at the iftar experience priced between SAR 400 and 500. Looking to gently ease your way out of the food coma and rejoin the world outside? Warm your hands over a fragrant cup of Arabic coffee as your senses slowly drift back to life.

For reservations, visit Carbone Riyadh, 4248 Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Road, Ar Rabi, Riyadh, +966 11 829 0919

Il Baretto Riyadh

 

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Infusing a head-turning pop of azure blue into Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District, it’s always a good time to stop by Il Baretto for a quick bite or a more leisurely meal. This Ramadan, you have an even better reason: a set menu for iftar priced at SAR 184. In honor of the holy month, the Italian eatery will be dishing traditional delights of the season as well as Italian staples as long as the moon shines on. Want to spread the joy this Ramadan? Ask for the signature tiramisu to be boxed up as a takeaway gift for your loved ones at home. As they sink their spoon through wispy layers of whipped cream, coffee and fluffy sponge, consider some unforgettable memories made. 

For reservations, visit Il Baretto, KAFD 5.08 KAFD, 2822 – 6591, Riyadh, +966 9200 12508

Rüya Riyadh

 

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Ask anyone about the best restaurants in Riyadh for iftar, and they will likely point you in the direction of Rüya Riyadh. A bread oven roars to life every evening as you break your fast with olives, Medjool dates and red lentil soup. The set menu, priced at SAR 158, then offers everything from cold and hot mezze to a Turkish mix platter, ending with the signature Rüya künefe. 

For reservations, visit Rüya Riyadh, 1224 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh, +966 9200 10692

LPM Riyadh

Fusilli prawn pasta with harissa sauce or Provençal-style sea bream? Why not choose both? More is certainly merrier under the red awnings of LPM Riyadh as it serves up one of the best iftar experiences in Riyadh. Priced at SAR 250 per person, the set menu offers up a French feast for the ages. The meal can only end with sumptuous spoonfuls of the date cake drizzled with toffee sauce and date ice cream. 

For reservations, visit LPM Riyadh, Al Motassem Street, Al Olaya, Riyadh, +966 9200 11794

Best iftars in Riyadh if you are looking to try Asian cuisine

Yauatacha  Riyadh

 

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Fact: there is no dearth of fancy restaurants in Riyadh for iftar. But if a rooftop view of the city is on your bingo list for Ramadan 2024, all roads can only lead to Yauatcha Riyadh. Priced at SAR 295, start your iftar set menu by digging your forks into a crispy chicken pineapple salad. Next, experience some of the best iftar items to be found in Cantonese cuisine: glass noodle salad, camel meat puff, vegetable samosa and wok-tossed prawns under the canopy of cherry blossom trees. For ending the night on a sweet note, treat your tastebuds to the Manjari chocolate tart. 

For reservations, visit Yauatcha, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh, +966 9200 06555

Myazū Saudi

 

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Choosing to open your fast with Myazu dates against a statement sushi bar is one of the easiest decisions you’ll make at this Japanese eatery. The hard decisions come next: steamed or spicy edamame? Wagyu slider or short rib bao? Dates cake or vanilla crème brûlée? Regardless of what you choose, you’ll walk out a winner from this iftar set menu priced at SAR 160 per person.

For reservations, visit Myazū, Musad Bin Jalawi, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh, +966 9200 09686

Gymkhana

 

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If you have a craving for Indian cuisine, you’ll be glad to find that Gymkhana is firing on all cylinders every evening. Priced at SAR 285 for the iftar set menu, the journey into India’s culinary delights starts with thirst-quenching mango lassi and carries on with samosas, chicken tikka, goat kheema—all before you get to the main course. At this point, classic Indian biryani enters the chat carrying considerable main character energy, followed by a delectable fruit platter for dessert. 

For reservations, visit Gymkhana, Al Hada, Riyadh, +966 13 663 7000

MR CHOW Riyadh

 

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If you find yourself at MR CHOW Riyadh between sunset at 7.45pm this Ramadan, indulge in their iftar set menu priced at SAR 275. As you are ushered to your seat, a steaming cup of Saudi coffee awaits alongside assorted dates, laban and chicken broth. Then, take your tastebuds on a journey to the finest delights of Beijing cuisine. Spoiler alert: the chicken satay, signature MR CHOW noodles and gambler’s duck will keep you coming back for more.

For reservations, visit MR CHOW, QJ8Q+5VQ, Al Aqiq, Riyadh, +966 9200 12658

ROKA Riyadh

It is impossible to pop by the As Sulimaniyah neighborhood without finding your gaze lingering at the cherry blossom bar and timber ceilings of ROKA Riyadh. The good news is that this Ramadan, you won’t need to find many reasons not to. Priced at SAR 195, a tempting iftar set menu awaits indoors. As you sip on the ringo sour—a refreshing mix of  cinnamon and citrusy notes to jolt the senses alive—you’ll find your palate excited for the restaurant’s best dishes for iftar. Sea bream filet followed by a traditional Japanese mochi dessert, anyone? Want to carry on the party at home? Choose from an array of take-away sweets, including cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding and matcha brownies.  

For reservations, visit ROKA, 5140 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh, +966 9200 12327

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