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Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

  • Publish date: Monday، 18 September 2023 Last update: Sunday، 15 October 2023
Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

In honor of Shawarma Day, which falls on October 15th, we have gathered some of the best Shawarma spots in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to fulfill your Shawarma carving whether you're looking for a quick lunch, a delicious dinner, or a late-night snack.

Here is a list of 7 of the best Shawarma spots in Riyadh:

Mareez

Mareez is a humble spot with lines all the way out of the shop. Mareez offers saj bread shawarma wraps charred on the outsides and rolled around in the shawarma juices for an extra flavor that you should not miss. 

Location: An Nakheel

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

Mama Noura

It doesn't get more traditional than Mama Noura when it comes to superb shawarma in Riyadh. Pitas and platters are so well-liked that there is frequently a queue, resulting in a steady rotation that guarantees you will be getting the freshest meat from the spit, day or night.

Location: Various locations including As Sulimaniyah

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

9Mile

9Mile is not your usual shawarma store, it is a bit more modern, and so is its shawarma. It serves the best classic smoked shawarma in Lebanese bread and tahini sauce, and smoked meat shawarma in tortilla bread. 

Location: Al Malqa

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

Shawarma Jalila

Shawarma Jalila is one of Riyadh's busiest shawarma places. It is a local fave that has everything from a shawarma plate with a generous chicken or meat serving, to the on-the-go shawarma sandwiches in Arabic bread.

Location: King Fahad Road

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

Thoom W Nos

Thoom W Nos' beef shawarma should always be your first move. It is loaded with deeply marinated layers of beef with a little char on the outside if you love the grease as much as we do.

Location: Al Mathar Ash Shamali

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

Barbar

Barbar came all the way from Beirut to Riyadh. You can bite into choices of chicken or beef shawarma and dip it into garlic sauce till it's fully covered or give the shawarma platters a go. One platter even offers a mix of both beef and chicken. 

Location: Tahlia Street

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh

Usta Asim

Usta Asim is known for its veal shawarma. It is heavenly, with juicy meat that is spiced well and embellished with some crunchy bits from the vertical spit. This popular shawarma spot sets the standard for real-deal veal.

Location: Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Al Malqa

Best Spots to Get Your Shawarma Fix in Riyadh