Kintan in Riyadh: New Japanese BBQ lets diners grill their own meat

Kintan in Riyadh: New Japanese BBQ lets diners grill their own meat



Check out one of the first yakiniku concepts in the capital.

Unleash your inner carnivore at the newly opened Kintan. The Japanese BBQ restaurant has bought the yakiniku concept to Riyadh and lets you cook your steak to suit your needs. Located in Al Wadi, this marks the brand’s first expansion into the Middle East.

In 1993, Kintan launched in Japan and it can now be found in Cambodia, London, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. Executive Chef, Hideki Sahashi, explained: “Welcome to Kintan. We have come from Japan to London, and now we are in Riyadh. Please enjoy the authentic Japanese BBQ.”

The name Kintan means golden tongue in Japanese, and the team are on a mission for diners to enjoy the best quality ingredients. The tables include a smokeless BBQ roaster, which has been imported from Japan. Translated: this means the smell of smoke won’t be in your clothes or hair.

Kintan’s menu spans fish, meats and vegetables, which are suitable to be grilled. The fish includes Miso Butter Salmon, Prawns and Scallops. The meats include Chicken Sweet Soy, Filet Mignon and Premium Rib Eye Steak. The vegetables include Cabbage, Mushroom and Sweetcorn. Plus, there are plenty of classic Japanese dishes including Edamame, Crispy Seaweed, Spring Rolls, and Vegetable Gyoza.

The décor is modern and minimalist, from exposed bricks to wooden walls. The venue boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, which let in lots of light. Plus, it is decorated with Japanese calligraphy art, gorgeous greenery and the odd waving cat.

Kintan is open daily from 6pm to 12.30am.

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