These World Renowned Restaurants Will Open In Saudi Arabia By 2021

Zuma and Roka will expand their “international footprint” in the Kingdom too

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 29 September 2020 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021

Saudi Arabia is soon becoming the regions’ hub for fine-dining experiences with a variety of cuisines available from all around the world. Diners not only enjoy spectacular views of the city but also get to experience a slew of dishes from highly acclaimed restaurants that have opened in Saudi Arabia.

The year 2021 will witness the opening of two more world-famous names which include Roka and Zuma from Azumi Limited, the parent company behind these two upscale eateries. 

This will be a partnership agreement between Azumi Limited and Mohammed Abdulrahman Jawa’s MJS which will foresee a total of seven outlets opened all across Saudi Arabia which includes esteemed names such as Oblix, Inko Nito, and Etaru.  

Sven Koch, CEO Azumi Ltd, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Mohammed Jawa.  As we continue to expand our international footprint, it is important for us to find like-minded partners. The Kingdom is a fast-growing market and new for us, we are very proud to be taking this step with Mohammed. 

Zuma offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking with authentic but not traditional cuisine. 

Roya originates from the Robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters off Japan. 

Mohammed Jawa’s MSJ Holding adds that “It is a great honour and pleasure to be part of the Zuma family; with its great founders Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker and managed by Sven Koch and his team.”


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Azumi Limited currently operates 26 restaurants worldwide, including both Roka and Zuma in Dubai.

As per The National, the first confirmed opening will be Roka in early 2021, which will be located in Riyadh. 

Lead image courtesy of instagram/zuma