A lot of visitors to Makkah tend to just visit a resto that they find closest to their hotel regardless of the kind of food they serve. In the process they kind of miss out on the amazing food that the city has to offer. Well, we have prepared this list so that you don’t have to miss out on them and delve into the gastronomic wonders that the locals of Makkah enjoy so dearly.
Majanat Um Ibrahim Kabibeh
If you love Kibbeh’s and haven’t tried this yet then saying that you are missing out will be an understatement. Even if you are not so much in Kibbeh’s and are looking for something light to snack on then this is the perfect thing to satiate your hunger pangs.
Location: Al Rusayfah Dist.
In lists of best homegrown burger chains in Saudi, Lokmah Lazeeza has all the ingredients to make it to most of them. They’ve got to branches in Makkah both on the opposite ends of the city, so you don’t have an excuse for not trying this one right here.
Location: Muhammad Salih Ibrahim Khuzami St. and King Faisal Rd.
Gurkan Şef Steakhouse
You’ll probably not find a single restaurant in Makkah with an ambiance that can match this one. The restaurant chain was founded by famous Turkish chef Gurkan Sef after whom the chain is named. The taste of the steaks, burgers and fries is not purely western per se and is hugely influenced by Turkish cuisine maybe that’s why it appeals a lot to the Middle Eastern pallet.
Location: Ibrahim Al Juffali, Al Awali
Muttabaq Abdullah Al Sindi
Making muttabaq is almost like a fading art but here it is on center stage. Light on your pocket and tummy, you’ll probably fall in love with muttabaq’s if you haven’t already.
Location: Al Masjid Al Haram Rd, Al Jummayzah
If you are all for western diners, then you’ll find this to be just the place you’ve been searching for all the while in Makkah. They sell a wide variety of your typical western delicacies like burgers, sandwiches and steaks. A dish that we say is a must-try is the burger which they serve in a black bun. Oh yes, and the ambiance is pretty cool too.
Location: Al Hijaz Mall