Nikkei restaurant Chotto Matte is coming to Riyadh 

Nikkei restaurant Chotto Matte is coming to Riyadh 



The restaurant will open in KAFD in October.

Saudi Arabia is filled with exciting restaurant openings, from homegrown concepts to celebrity chefs. Now, Chotto Matte, a Nikkei restaurant that combines Japanese and Peruvian food, will come to Riyadh. Located in KAFD, the venue is set to open in October, and here’s what we know. 

In 2013, Chotto Matte was created by Kurt Zdesar, who had previously worked for Hakkasan and Nobu. In Japanese, the name is a casual phrase and translates to “wait a minute”. The restaurant brings together influences from Japan and Peru, and prides itself on offering Nikkei cuisine. The restaurant can be found in London’s Marylebone and Soho, Doha’s The St. Regis Marsa Arabia, Miami South Beach, San Francisco Union Square and Toronto Downtown. Today, it has six locations around the world, and more openings in the pipeline.

Chotto Matte Riyadh

If the previous Chotto Matte menus are anything to go by, Riyadh is in for a culinary treat. The menu spans small plates, raw bar, sushi bar, robata and sides. The menu showcases premium ingredients, from the charcoal grilled meat from the Australian Jack’s Creek to Japanese Grade A5 Wagyu Beef.

The small plates include Jumbo Prawn Tempura, Spicy Chicken Karaage and Wagyu Beef Gyoza. Mains include Amazonian BBQ Salmon, Black Cod Aji Miso, and Octopus with spicy yuzu. Desserts include Matcha Crepe Cake, Mochi Ice Cream and Passion Fruit Crème Brulee. 

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The exact opening date in October for Chotto Matte has yet to be confirmed, but check in with FACT for the latest news and things to do in Riyadh. 

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