Where quality food and excellent service meets!
Riyadh’s culinary scene never seizes to amaze us with its wide selection of restaurants that offer a truly unique and authentic dining experience. One of these venues is Assaraya Turkish Restaurant located in Olaya Street with its grandeur external design that can hardly go unnoticed.
The restaurant’s welcoming vibes, eye-catching design and prompt service is something that qualifies it to be one of the go-to venues in Riyadh city. And to top all of that, the venue also offers free food to the needy and encourages its customers to give away their leftovers for those who need them the most.
We like a restaurant that serves food not only quickly, but also tasty and worthy of every penny paid. Assaraya menu is a varied one with many selections that will surely satisfy every craving of yours and make you satisfied.
Warming up our bellies with two generous bowls of soup – tomato soup and lentil soup (9 SAR) – the tomato soup was thick and creamy with a spot on consistency; and likewise, the lentil soup was another hit; however, both soups were under seasoned but nevertheless tasty and succulent.
The restaurant offers an eclectic selection of appetizers such as Taratur, Hummus with meat, Hummus with butter and many more.
We kicked off our meal with an appetizer of Fried Walnut Kebba and French Fries (10 SAR). Hot out of the oven, the kobeba was perfectly executed and generously filled while the French fries were fried until crisp and golden- the perfect start to our meal!
As for the mains, the menu got us puzzled with the drooling choices from pies, sandwiches, flavorsome Turkish platters, grills, sea food, and clay platters.
We finally made our decision and opted for two clay platters, minced meat with cheese (37 SAR) and chicken with mushroom and cheese (37 SAR).
Topped with melted cheese, we started with the minced meat and cheese clay. The meat was cooked to perfection, well seasoned and the melted cheese was just the cherry on top. The mixture of flavors surely made our taste buds scream with happiness.
Moving on to our second main, the strongly flavored chicken pieces were extremely moist, tender and juicy, the kind that just melts in your mouth. Also topped with melted cheese, this platter was exceptional.
Overall, our experience at Assaraya was nothing but superb and it won’t be our last visit.
Location: Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd., Riyadh 12221