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12 World-Class Restaurants at Premier Destinations in Riyadh and Jeddah

Cool Inc, a renowned hospitality company in Saudi Arabia, has joined forces with the General Entertainment Authority to revolutionize the culinary scene in the Kingdom. 

They are set to introduce an exceptional collection of internationally acclaimed restaurants at prestigious locations in Riyadh and Jeddah.

In Riyadh, Via Riyadh, the city’s most luxurious zone, will be home to eight acclaimed restaurants starting from May 12th. This handpicked selection showcases the finest international cuisine and promises an unparalleled culinary experience for discerning food enthusiasts, offering a range of indulgent and sophisticated culinary adventures.

Meanwhile, in Jeddah, Cool Inc is set to elevate the city’s culinary landscape by launching four world-famous restaurants at the Yacht Club and Marina, commencing from May 10th. The waterfront location of the Yacht Club on the Red Sea, along with its exceptional marina facilities and unique design, provides a perfect backdrop for this gastronomic extravaganza. Additionally, three more dining concepts, Madeo, Ernestou by PJ, and Crustacean, will be introduced to Jeddah later this year.

Sinan Al Saadi, the Group CEO of Cool Inc, expressed his enthusiasm about this exciting development, stating, “We are thrilled to bring these unique experiences to Riyadh and Jeddah, offering our guests unforgettable culinary adventures. We are confident that Via Riyadh and Jeddah’s Yacht Club will become sought-after destinations in the Kingdom for fine dining.”

These remarkable openings signify a significant milestone for Cool Inc as a leader in the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia. Their commitment to raising the bar and introducing the world’s best restaurants to the Kingdom continues to shape and elevate the industry. Join us in celebrating these exceptional offerings and be among the first to embark on an extraordinary gastronomic journey as Cool Inc sets new standards for hospitality in the Kingdom.


Jeddah Openings: 

Le Comptoir de Nicole – Opening May 10th

Le Comptoir de Nicole is a renowned French bistro on the stunning Côte d’Azur. With over 30 years of culinary expertise, Nicole Rubi and her team offer a menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. From Onion Pissaladière to Australian Wagyu Tomahawk, each dish showcases the region’s unique flavors. Opening from May 10th, the restaurant welcomes guests from 5 pm to 12 am on weekdays and 1 pm to 12 am on weekends.

Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/comptoir-de-nicole/
Instagram: @comptoirnicole.sa
Facebook: Le Comptoir de Nicole
Twitter: @comptoirnicole


MASHI NO MASHI – Opening May 10, 2023

MASHI NO MASHI, the renowned Japanese wagyu ramen restaurant, is coming to Jeddah Yacht Club in 2023. Created by Chef Hisato Hamada, this vibrant ramen bar offers authentic Japanese street cuisine with bowls of Jiro-style 100% wagyu ramen. The menu features premium ingredients like Ozaki beef and offers signature dishes such as Tokusei Wagyu Tsukemen and WAGYUJIRO DRY. Opening from May 10th, MASHI NO MASHI invites guests to indulge in a unique culinary experience from 5 pm to 12 am on weekdays and 1 pm to 12 am on weekends.

Reservation email: reservations@mashinomashi.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/mashi-no-mashi/
Instagram: @mashinomashijeddah
Facebook: Mashi No Mashi
Twitter: @mashinomashi_sa

Le Vésuvio – Opening May 10, 2023

Le Vésuvio, the beloved Italian restaurant and pizzeria from Cannes, is coming to Jeddah Yacht Club. Known for its authentic Italian cuisine, Le Vésuvio offers seasonal menus with shared dishes, wood-fired pizzas, and handcrafted pasta. Guests can enjoy favorites like Pizza Tartufo and Black Truffle Risotto. The restaurant’s open kitchen and Aperitivo culture create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Le Vésuvio Jeddah Yacht Club opens from May 10th, welcoming guests from 5 pm to 12 am on weekdays and 1 pm to 12 am on weekends. Experience the essence of Italian cuisine at Le Vésuvio.

Reservation email: reservations@levesuvio.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/le-vesuvio
Instagram: @levesuvio.sa
Facebook: Le Vesuvio
Twitter: @levesuvio_sa


Emmy Squared Pizza – Opening May 10, 2023

Emmy Squared Pizza, the renowned American pizzeria, is coming to Jeddah with its signature square-shaped Detroit-style pizza. Founded by Emily Hyland, Emmy Squared is known for its high-quality ingredients, unique toppings, and iconic ‘frico’ crust. Alongside their award-winning Le Big Matt Burger, the menu also offers delicious salads. The vibrant and friendly atmosphere creates a lifelong community of food lovers. Emmy Squared Jeddah will also introduce the exclusive Le Big Matt Scorcher, Saudi’s Hottest Burger. Opening from May 10th, Emmy Squared welcomes guests from 5 pm to 12 am on weekdays and 1 pm to 12 am on weekends. Join the food-loving community and indulge in their exceptional square pizza at Emmy Squared in Jeddah.

Reservation email: reservations@emmysquaredpizza.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/emmy-squared-pizza  
Instagram: @emmysquaredpizza_sa
Facebook: Emmy Squared Pizza
Twitter: @EmmySquared_sa

Check out our review of Emmy Squared by clicking here


Riyadh Openings:

Over Under – Opening May 12th

Over Under, the renowned London coffee shop, is coming to Riyadh, offering great coffee, delicious food, and a friendly atmosphere. From a café to a mocktail bar, Over Under provides a seamless day-to-night experience. The menu features fresh dishes like Spiced Mascarpone & Berry Toast and Smoked Chicken Wrap, accompanied by rare and high-quality coffees. Over Under aims to be a hub for Riyadh’s creative community, welcoming guests from May 12th between 9 am and 11 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 12 am on weekends. Experience the vibrant Over Under culture and indulge in their exceptional coffee and food offerings.

Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/over-under/

Reservation Email: reservations@overunder.sa
Instagram: @overunderco.sa
Facebook: Over Under
Twitter: @overunderco_sa


Ferdi – Opening May 12, 2023

Get ready for the grand debut of ferdi, the beloved Parisian restaurant, in Riyadh. With a genuine and inviting charm, ferdi offers a fusion of French and South American cuisine, creating a unique dining experience. Shareable dishes like the famous “Best Cheeseburger in Paris” and delightful enchiladas await. Ferdi is renowned for attracting fashion designers, actors, and Parisian locals, and now Riyadh’s connoisseurs can experience its magic. Opening from May 12th, ferdi welcomes guests from 1 pm to 12 am on weekdays and 2 pm to 12 am on Fridays. Enjoy an exceptional culinary journey filled with flavor, warmth, and exclusivity at ferdi Riyadh.

Reservation Email: reservations@ferdi.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/ferdi/
Instagram: @ferdi.saudi
Facebook: Ferdi
Twitter: @ferdi_saudi

Raoul’s – Opening May 12th

Experience the allure of downtown New York at Raoul’s, the iconic Soho bistro, now in Via Riyadh. This French-inspired restaurant captivates with classics like Steak au Poivre and Tarte Tatin. The intimate, dimly lit space and touches of red velvet create a timeless ambiance. Opening from May 12th, Raoul’s welcomes guests from 6 pm to 12 am on weekdays, 2 pm to 12 am on Fridays, and 1 pm to 12 am on Saturdays. Indulge in an extraordinary culinary journey at Raoul’s, where sophistication meets lively energy.

Reservation Email: reservations@raouls.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/raouls/
Instagram: @raoulsrestaurant.sa
Facebook: Raoul’s
Twitter: @Raouls_sa



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Les Deux Magots – Opening May 12th

Experience the timeless charm of Paris at Les Deux Magots, the renowned cafe opening in Saudi Arabia. This historic establishment, cherished by Parisians since 1812, offers impeccable service, exceptional French cuisine, and a captivating ambiance. From viennoiseries to steaks, their diverse menu tantalizes. Opening on May 12th, Les Deux Magots welcomes guests from 1 pm to 12 am on weekdays and 2 pm to 12 am on Fridays. Indulge in the essence of Parisian cafe culture at Les Deux Magots.

Reservations Email: reservations@lesdeuxmagots.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/les-deux-magots/
Instagram: @lesdeuxmagots.sa
Facebook: Les Deux Magots
Twitter: @LesdeuxmagotsSa


ManuH Cigar Lounge – Opening May 12th

Discover the exclusive world of premium cigars at ManuH Cigar Lounge Riyadh. With locations worldwide, this refined lounge offers tailored experiences, curated cigars, and expert guidance. Indulge in light dining options and a dedicated cigar butler service. Opening on May 12th, the lounge welcomes guests daily from 6 pm to 12 am, with a retail shop open from 1 pm to 2 am. Immerse yourself in the luxury of ManuH Cigar Lounge and elevate your cigar experience.

Email: reservations@ManuhCigarLounge.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/manuh-cigar-lounge/
Instagram: @manuhcigarlounge.sa
Facebook: ManuH Cigar Lounge
Twitter: @manuhcigar_sa



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Café ELLE – Opening May 12th

Discover café ELLE, where ELLE Magazine’s renowned reputation extends into the culinary world. With a meticulously curated French menu and a focus on fresh ingredients, this sophisticated café offers an elevated dining experience. Indulge in delightful pastries, snacks, coffees, and teas that cater to Riyadh’s discerning guests. Opening on May 12th, café ELLE welcomes guests from 9 am to 11 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 12 am on weekends. Experience elegance and style at café ELLE, where every moment is a celebration of indulgence.

Reservations Email: reservations@cafeelle.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/cafe-elle/
Instagram: @cafeelle.sa
Facebook: café ELLE
Twitter: @cafeelle_sa


Spago by Wolfgang Puck – Opening May 12th

Experience culinary excellence at Spago by Wolfgang Puck, the renowned flagship restaurant known for its market-driven menus and impeccable service. Indulge in a fusion of American, Asian, and Italian flavors, featuring signature dishes like Big Eye Tuna Tartare Cones and Crispy Scale Black Sea Bass. With a modern design and open kitchens, Spago offers a vibrant ambiance. Opening on May 12th, Spago welcomes guests from 6 pm to 12 am on weekdays, 2 pm to 12 am on Fridays, and 1 pm to 12 am on Saturdays. Immerse yourself in the artistry of Chef Wolfgang Puck at Spago, where culinary excellence awaits.

Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/spago-by-wolfgang-puck/
Instagram: @spago.sa
Facebook: Spago
Twitter: @Spago_sa



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chi SPACCA – Opening May 15th

Discover the essence of Italian cuisine at chi SPACCA, the highly anticipated restaurant in Riyadh. Curated by Chef Nancy Silverton, this upscale Italian eatery offers a revolutionary dining experience focused on the finest meat specialties. Indulge in expertly crafted dishes, from cured meats to succulent lamb chops and steaks. With a warm and intimate ambiance, chi SPACCA sets the stage for an exclusive dining experience. Opening on May 15th, the restaurant welcomes guests from 6 pm to 12 am on weekdays, 2 pm to 12 am on Fridays, and 1 pm to 12 am on Saturdays. Experience the artistry of Italian cuisine at chi SPACCA, where exceptional flavors await.

Reservations Email: reservations@chispacca.sa
Website: coolinc.com.sa/experiences/chi-spacca/
Instagram: @chispacca.sa
Facebook: chi Spacca
Twitter: @chispacca_sa



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Get ready to witness a transformation in Riyadh’s culinary landscape as Via Riyadh unveils its collection of eight world-class restaurants in May 2023. These iconic establishments have been meticulously chosen for their exceptional global acclaim and unrivaled culinary experiences, promising to set a new standard of excellence for the city’s food enthusiasts. The arrival of these renowned dining destinations is just the beginning, with additional restaurants slated to open their doors by the end of the year. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other as Via Riyadh becomes the epicenter of gastronomic excellence, redefining the city’s culinary scene and offering an array of unforgettable dining experiences. 

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