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3 Amazing Places to Satisfy Your Hunger Pangs in Makkah

best restaurants makkah

The craving of your appetite is one thing you cannot overlook no matter wherever you are or whatever you are doing.

However, when it comes to satisfying the appetite, there are two kinds of people you would come across: people who eat to live and people who live to eat.

People who are coming from the first group (eat to live), don’t mind feeding on whatever kind of dish you put before them on the table. However, when it comes to quenching the cravings of the second group, any dish won’t cut it.

People who live to eat have diverse taste buds that make them unable to resist delectable foods, while also making them shy away from traditional or less delectable dishes.

Regardless of which group you belong to, satisfying your hunger is your basic human need, and there is no one grabbing your neck if you satisfy that need in style.

Allow us to present you the top 5 places in Makkah where you will find the best dishes in the UAE with the best taste.


The reason Albaik is mentioned at the top of the list is because it is the leading restaurant in Makkah for its highly amazing, palatable quality of fast food. In fact, the restaurant has been awarded with the certificate of excellence by Tripadvisor, world’s renowned travel website.

Albaik has three branches that you can find near Makkah. One is located outside the Haram, which you can find on the main road. The second branch is also near the Haram just outside the shopping mall. The third branch is also near the Haram but a bit further ahead.

The store is usually opened round the week from 11am to 2am, late night, which makes it easier for late sleepers to feed their hunger before they hit the hay.

It is up to you where you want to enjoy the tasty meals of Albaik, whether in the restaurant or in your home. Best of all, the deals of Albaik are relatively cheaper than other restaurants.

Al Tajaz

No matter what restaurant guide or list you find online, there is a high chance that you will always see the name of Al Tajaz right after Albaik. And the reason is clear: the food quality.

Just like Albaik, Al Tajaz also has the great honor of being rewarded with the certificate of excellence by Tripadvisor. The nearest branches of the restaurant you may find are at Hilton tower, Jabal al Omar and Qasr Ad Difaya.

The restaurant is opened round the week from 10 am to 12am.

The restaurant is popular because of its appetizing B.B.Q items. You should try one when you get the opportunity of visiting Makkah.

Al Defaya Restaurant

Don’t want money come in the way of your dining experience? You may want to try out Al Defaya restaurant located in King Abdul Aziz Gate 9601 in Makkah.

The restaurant is popular for its high-rise view, i.e., from the 12th floor of the building, and the lavish-like dining experience. You may hit the place for lunch, break and dining between 6am to 11pm.

Al Defaya is a must-go place for buffet and dining if you can shell out some extra SAR.

When you go to Makkah, you can easily find dozens of restaurants. However, if you want to have the best restaurant experience in Saudi Arabia, you may want to start with the ones listed here.

Bon Appétit!

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