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Rawazin Village Oriental Restaurant

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by Tema (subscribe)
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Published July 16th 2012
The best part of hailing from the Middle East is its authentic food and traditional cultures that are bound to captivate you no matter what your origin.

The Rawazin Village Oriental Restaurant in the technologically advanced and Western-society centered city of Al-Khobar is the true epitome of where culture meets class.

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The Courtyard provides a beautiful view from the dining table!

Upon entering this grand, architectural masterpiece, guests are welcome to a complimentary of Arabian coffee, or 'qahwa', which is simply black coffee, but with a divine, Arabian taste.

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Arabian coffee, 'Qahwa'

The decor is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and one can easily feel like they're in a Middle-Eastern home, surrounded by several historical and cultural items.

If you are in a massive group, you can choose to dine in one of their private rooms, which is set up in a traditional fashion, with seats on the floor and a big table where the food will be served to all.

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Traditional private room for groups of people to dine together

The restaurant has also set up booths for those wanting to dine with the family or friends in a more intimate yet sociable setting. Most diners get the privilege to enjoy a picturesque view of the courtyard, complete with props displaying the traditions of Arabian culture.

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Rawazin Restaurant Dining Area

The food served at Rawazin is 100% Middle Eastern - from hommus and pita bread to mutabbal to baba ghanoush - all destined to satisfy those taste buds to the fullest!

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Delicious Hommus - served with pita bread on the side

I know not many people hear about Saudi Arabia, seeing as how tough and conservative it is as a country, but there are some advantages of living in another cultural world completely different from what we're normally accustomed to.

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Arabian dessert, 'Halva'

This restaurant is set up in such a beautifully authentic manner that it's not just a restaurant, but almost like a heritage location, filled with a variety of crafty, culturally pleasing and touristy antiquities at every corner of this place.

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Throw in an order to try some of the Arabian black tea - a perfect side to any meal!

So take in all the cultural beauty and absorb some amazing delicacies while marvelling at everything that surrounds you as you embark on a journey that is bound to tingle your senses in every way possible!
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Why? Because it's fun to try different cultural delicacies.
When: 12pm-11pm, any day of the week
Where: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Cost: $10-$30 (approximate conversion)
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