Yildizlar is probably one of Jeddah’s best Restaurants, they’ve certainly been on the scene long enough and remain a popular choice, especially at lunch times when you will often find it difficult to get a table as the restaurant fills up with business types.
The name ‘Yildizlar’ is Turkish for Stars’, the restaurant serves up a mix of Turkish and Lebanese Cuisines (two of the most popular types of food in Jeddah).
The restaurant has a classic Interior, more traditional than modern in style (as you might expect from one of Jeddah’s oldest restaurants), with dark wooden panels lining the walls and small delicate chandeliers lighting the tables. Its well known among the business community in Jeddah for its excellent Arabic Food, so it’s not unusual to bump into some of the leading business men in town when visiting.
The Food is typical of a Middle Eastern restaurant, and all the usual fare is available. The sambousas are always served fresh, and are soft and doughy. The Kofta and Kebabs are so good you will almost certainly want to order a large dish.
Ask for a Mixed grill to try a bit of everything, fish, kofta, shrimps etc. Najel Fillets are also available, along with Lobster, Smoke Salmon and Caviar if you fancy something a little more extravagant.
Good selection of Soups and Salads and some fantastic starters with nice selection of Mezze, Kibbah, Houmous, Baba Ghanoush etc.. Yildizlar also have great Kibbah Nayeh (raw meat).. Be sure to try some of their arabic bread which is cooked fresh in their own oven.
If you like desserts,try the Kataif biljoz or with Kashta, these are tiny pancakes rolled with pistachios and cream. All Kinds of Tea are available, Jasmine, Green Tea, Arabic Coffee. etc
The Staff are polite and very attentive, private dining rooms are available for business meetings in addition to the open area restaurant which also has a busy family section. a Takeaway Menu is also available. Prices are above average, but you get what you pay for, and its very good.Read more