NOZOMI Introduces its Award-Winning Contemporary Japanese Experience for Lunchtime Dines with New Extended Opening Hours

Escape the heat this summer in style with lunch at NOZOMI Al Khobar, the exclusive contemporary Japanese dining experience located within the prestigious Al Mattal Complex.

From June 30th, the award-winning London-born concept will be launching new, extended opening hours which will introduce its celebrated à la carte menu to lunchtime diners between the hours of 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, offering the perfect destination for anyone looking to beat the summer heat and indulge in a one-of-a-kind, dynamic social dining experience. In response to the demand by local gastronomes and connoisseurs, the restaurant will now remain open all day on the weekends, from 1:00 pm until closing on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, enabling patrons to enjoy NOZOMI’s iconic dining experience from day to night.


Prepare to discover an extraordinary culinary experience, that blends contemporary Japanese cuisine with European subtleties and decadent ingredients such as Black Cod, Canadian Lobster, and Wagyu beef. From mouth-watering sushi and tempura to perfectly grilled options from the Robata, every item on NOZOMI’s menu comprises the highest quality produce and the freshest seafood, sourced and flown in especially for the occasion from the best Japanese seafood markets around the world.


Originally founded in London, by restauranteur Marios George in 2004, the world-renowned culinary institution was brought to the Kingdom in 2021 by Cavadore in partnership with Al Moajil Hospitality, operated and owned by chairman Mohammed Saad Al Moajil and led by CEO Abdulaziz Al Moajil; marking the arrival of a brand new era of fine dining in the region. The recipient of multiple high-profile awards, including London Restaurant of The Year 2013 at London Lifestyle Awards, Best Luxury Restaurant in The Middle East 2021 at Luxury Lifestyle Awards, Best Japanese Restaurant Doha 2022 at FACT Dining Awards, and Best Japanese Cuisine in the Middle East 2019 at World Luxury Restaurant Awards, the brand’s Al Khobar location is emblematic of NOZOMI’s innovative food philosophy, with a location-specific à la carte menu that expertly adapts Japanese cuisine to local tastes, whilst preserving the gastronomical traditions that are emblematic of Japanese dining.


Unmissable menu highlights include Black Cod Shiso, marinated cod wrapped in crunchy Shiso leaf; Wagyu Open Gyoza, pan-fried and served with truffle mayonnaise; Bluefin Tuna Tartare, with yuzu ponzu, shallots, chives, pickles, and crisps; Wagyu Sando, served with shokupan bread and honey mustard sauce, Grade 12+ Hida Prefecture Japanese Wagyu Beef, served with ponzu truffle sauce and homemade pickles; Black Cod, with NOZOMI miso and pickle relish; Mushroom Takikomi – Gohan, rice with truffle mushroom sauce and dried shiso; Yuzu Pavlova, crispy meringue served with yuzu cream and fresh berries; and the Miso Cheesecake. Pair your meal with a refreshing mocktail crafted by NOZOMI’s in-house Cocktail Professors, such as Surrender, a delicate concoction made from Asian pear, matcha tea, and creamy yogurt, or maybe even Accumulate, a surprising yet delightful beverage with warm, woody notes from caramelized tofu, for an unforgettable lunch experience.

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For reservations at NOZOMI Al Khobar:
Call: +966 9200 12681
Location: 2nd Floor, Al Matal Complex, Alkurnaish, 6563, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Opening Hours

  • Sunday – Wednesday:
    Lunch:  1:00pm – 4:30pm
    Dinner: 7pm – 11:30pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 1:00pm – 12:30am (all day)
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:30pm (all day)

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