There is a multitude of choice when it comes to Lebanese cuisine in Jeddah, but Yonine — on King Abdul Aziz Road in the Al-Zahra district — is one of the finest. It boasts a long-standing reputation for the quality of both its food and service that raises it above its numerous competitors.
The atmosphere is classy, relaxed and very quiet during the daytime, and, at the right time of year, outdoor seating is available.
Every visitor is welcomed with the customary selection of fresh salad with labneh and za’atar, along with fresh Lebanese bread. Yonine offers several types of hummus, and we would recommend the restaurant’s own special Yonine hummus. The spicy potato and eggplant fattah appetizers are also excellent.
Yonine is famed for its barbecue, and the Cherry Kebab is one of its best-selling meals, and well worth sampling.
Once you’re done with the main course, the restaurant has a wide selection of Lebanese sweets, many of which are not on offer elsewhere.
Yonine is considered to be on the expensive side — an appetizer, main course and beverage could cost up to SR200 ($53) — but you are guaranteed to enjoy a delicious meal.