Award-winning Asian cuisine in the heart of Arabia

The highly anticipated Riyadh branch of the award-winning Yauatcha restaurant is now open.

Located in the newly refurbished Al Faisaliah Mall – MODE, the all-day dim sum teahouse features signature Yauatcha menu items, while the restaurant’s interior design brings elements of minimalism into the décor, allowing Yauatcha to straddle contemporary lines with tasteful touches of Chinese heritage. Yauatcha is designed to be a social space; a modern incarnation of the traditional Chinese tea house; a space to connect – with the environment, other people and the experience.

The restaurant’s design is also intended to be authentic – from the open kitchen and convivial seating arrangement to the restaurant’s signature starry sky lounge.

Across its two floors, guests can enjoy the dynamic energy emanating from the peaceful aquariums and the year-round, airy and climate-controlled garden terrace that is a nature-filled space with verdant foliage and cherry blossoms. The multi-purpose restaurant space offers private rooms catering for business lunches and dinners, alongside a standalone French-inspired patisserie serving up sweet masterpieces.

“Yauatcha’s design allows guests to instantly feel at home. Taken from the convivial nature of a dim sum teahouse, the space inspires a level of camaraderie, which gives a sense of familiarity and warmth with a woven sophistication throughout,” said Grant MacPherson, Senior Vice President of Restaurants for Hakkasan Group.

Photography: Pierre Zabbal