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    Eat like the locals!

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 7, 2012

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    If you are going to visit a foreign country, why not enjoy the foods the locals eat. In Frankfurt have a schnitzel; in Seoul eat bulgogi, in Japan try soba; in Kuwait enjoy...goats head???

    My friend said he was wondering if he should eat the chicken legs with his hands. But after he saw the Sheik pull the goat’s lips off and swallow them down, he figured eating with his hands was fine….

    Yes, pretty disgusting!

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    Al Boom: Don't forget your free ship's nail

    by american_tourister Updated Sep 13, 2009

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    This is a unique restaurant in design, location, theme and format. It is located inside the SAS Radisson complex which like many other high end hotels in Kuwait has an armed security force and vehicle inspection before you enter. Once you park your massive American made SUV in the parking spots made for a Suzuki Jeep you walk a 100 meters or so until you see a big ol' dhow sitting inside a breakwater.

    The dhow is the Al Boom and it is the world's largest dhow. Now keep in mind that a dhow is a coastal craft and is not suited for the high seas. It has a shallow draft and rolls like a seashell in the surf. This one was built for ceremonial purposes but it makes a really cool restaurant.

    You go inside and they sit you at a table that has a number. You take the menu card they provide and literally check off the number of the meal you want whether it is Hammour (Grouper), steak, chicken, etc. After this you cruise the awesome salad bar. Actually the salad bar is enough for me and I am a big eater. It has stuffed grape leaves, cheeses, different olives, hummus, peeled boiled shrimp and all kind of salad makings.

    Dinner is served on sizzling platters that they bring in a carrier that is derived from old style carriers used on wooden sailing vessels to serve officers and first class passengers. If the hot plate is i on the carrier and you drop it, it will not touch the timbers thereby starting a fire.

    The food is excellent and the main course with sides is followed by a cold plate with some fruit dessert delights. This is all done by men wearing traditional Arabian dress seamans clothing. It is a keen dinig experience and at the end they give you an iron nail about 10 inches long to take as a souviner. These are the actual nails they used to put the ship's planks together.

    Favorite Dish: The ribeye. Even though it is a thin cut I order it rare and it keeps cooking on the hot plate. I top it with green peppercorn sauce and dig in. The carnivore in me comes out. For sides I take the Arabic rice (a hint of coriander and cinnamon) and the vegetable ragout.

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  • Mugal Mahal: Best Indian in Town

    by RKicF8 Written Sep 12, 2009

    The atmosphere is nice. It is quiet and less crowded than Aysha's (which is located in the Avenues). Its more authentic than the atmosphere at Aysha's which is more trendy and you have to wait forever. They have a doorman dressed in what I assume is authentic Indian garb to great you. The service is always good. I can't think of a time we have ever had a problem.

    The food is always good. If you have tried the only at Marina Mall keep this in mind: Kuwait City's level of spice is lower than Marinas. We usually ask for medium when we are at Kuwait Citys and mild when we are at the one one in the food court of Marina.

    Favorite Dish: The chicken korma with the creamy cashew sause is my familys favorite item on the menu. We usually have to order a couple just to satisfy everyone. When we leave the country it is always the chicken korma we crave because we just can't find it anywhere else.

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    Mughal Mahal - Multiple outlets: Great Indian food

    by jet64 Written May 17, 2008

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    Excellent quality for the price.

    Favorite Dish: I had a chicken sizzler dish, the Murg Tikka Khandhari with nan and suffron rice. It was outstounding but ordered it extra spicy and broke a sweat though wasn't overly hot but tasted wonderful with lots of veggies.

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  • CAESARS RESTAURANT: Greasy and Floury

    by pangtidor Updated Apr 16, 2008

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    It is an Indian/Chinese/Arabic/Continental cuisine, has many branches of restaurants and confectioneries in Kuwait. Few of the branches were vegetarian restaurants before. It has good and clean atmosphere within the neighborhood. I went to dine in for several times, tried some new menus but I could not get the real good taste. The food is mostly greasy and they tried to pump up an amount of the portion with some fried flour. We have to wait for 30-40 minutes from the order time to the service time. The confectioneries are average; I like the fruit cake though. I experience these in their Hawally and Kuwait city branches, I am not sure if you will get the same experiences in their other branches too. Opening hour is 12Noon to 3PM and 0630PM to 1130PM.

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    Sakura - Crowne Plaza Hotel: Sushi Special

    by chizz Written Mar 27, 2008

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    The restaurant is popular for the Friday Brunch when there is an all-you-can-eat buffet for around 9 dinars pp (£18 approx.). This includes a large selection of sushi, hot dishes and tempanyaki with fruit salad for dessert. Drinks are extra. The restaurant has a modern vibe with soft lighting. They also do special 2 for 1 deals at certain times of the day. Service can be slow at times but the food is great.

    Favorite Dish: Teriyaki chicken and most of the sushi maki rolls.

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    Sorry - don't know!: Good Local Food

    by Hexepatty Updated Jun 17, 2007

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    I wish I could tell you the name, the address or what we ate. We just know it was pretty darn good and cheap. 3 ate for $9.00! See? You don't have to eat at Subway or Applebees or McDonalds while in Kuwait. Find a Local Eatery!

    Favorite Dish: We ordered chicken with potatoes plus hummos, meat pies & warm pita. Man, this place rocked. Everyone was polite and nice and didn't mind us pointing to others food and saying, "BRING US THAT!" Sorry I didn't get the name, folks! ; (

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    They even have APPLEBEES!: Don't Miss Western Influence!

    by Hexepatty Written Jun 16, 2007

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    You wouldn't starve here or miss western food. They have them all including Pizza hut and Burger king. Miracle these folks aren't as obese as US citizens. Well - wait. They could be. They all wear robes, after all...

    Favorite Dish: The Hash Browns were tasty! Came with my McDonald's breakfast value meal!

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    Al Marsa: Seafood Specialties

    by MM212 Updated May 22, 2007

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    Located at Le Méridien by the Gulf (no views though), Al Marsa restaurant is considered Kuwait's best seafood restaurant. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is quite local despite being at a hotel. The restaurant is great for lunch or dinner.

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    Burj al Hamam: Lebanese Food on the Waterfront

    by MM212 Updated May 22, 2007

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    The best Lebanese food in Kuwait can be found at Burj al-Hamam restaurant, and I would even say it's the best restaurant in Kuwait. It is located on the waterfront with panoramic views of the Gulf waters. This is a great experience where one could enjoy great food, scenic views, a good shisha and be able to dine alongside business groups, ladies' lunches and romantic couples. Burj al-Hamam is most recommended for lunch (for the views).

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    Watermelon: Snacks and a light meal

    by MM212 Updated May 20, 2007

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    Watermelon is a casual and trendy café located on the upper floor of the sleek Arraya Shopping Centre (attached to the Courtyard Marriott). Although the café is Lebanese owned and run, it does not offer Lebanese food. But the food is delicious nonetheless.

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    Il Forno: Decent Italian Food

    by MM212 Written May 20, 2007

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    Located at the Courtyard Marriott, this hotel restaurant offers authentic Italian food in a pleasant atmosphere. It is not a big scene, so if you are looking for a quiet dinner with good food, keep this place in mind.

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    Arabic Cafes: Try Their Shawarma!!

    by pangtidor Updated May 12, 2007

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    When you are in Kuwait, like any other arab countries, try to eat shawarma!! It will be like a sandwich, with the marinated chicken or motton filling,cut into small pieces. Get shawarma with arabic koobus dough (like tortilla).The shawarma kinda like burrito. Try some of the shawarma stand and decide which one best for your taste. The great shawarma I have ever tasted so far in Kuwait are in The Sultan Center Salmiya, Ikea`s cafe, Bu Khalifah in Kuwait City, KURDO in Salmiya next to Al Fanar shopping complex (nearby Dunkin Donuts), JAWHARA (will be written in arabic only, located in salmiya area, across american beauty center,nearby Mark and Spencer).

    Favorite Dish: Try to eat shawarma with the pickles.Mmmmmmm.

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    RUBY TUESDAY RESTAURANT: Not As Great As I Thought

    by pangtidor Written May 12, 2007

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    With `more expensive than average` price range they charge in this restaurant, someway I was not really satisfied. The serving time is longer. We were waiting for around 30 minutes from the order time to meal serving time. The choices of salad are more to the raw vegetables and fruit with the arabic dressing. The steak we ordered is not tasty and tender enough, too much black pepper for me. The seafood was still with the fishy smell and taste, could be less lemon or less marinated time for me. Too sticky topping, could be too much cheese. They have karaoke rooms for every saturday though. However, the interior design is unique, the music background usually will be arabic, and the staff are great. The rice they serve kinda like arabic or mexican rice. Great atmosphere, ambience, and surrounding though. They use the Certified Angus Beef for their menu but I was not happy with the food anyway.Wonder I may choose the wrong menu. You could try anyway, may be we have a different taste.:-)

    Favorite Dish: The ones I have tried are New Orleans Seafood and Filet Mignon, not really good for me. The Ice Lemon Tea is great though. You may find the great menu of your choice there but I will not go back there.

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    TIKKA GRILL: A Date With The Grilled Food

    by pangtidor Written May 12, 2007

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    Are you craving for the motton-beef-chicken-shrimp but don`t want to deal with the fat? Try the other alternative way to enjoy them. GO FOR GRILL AND BARBEQUE.. Well, not really fat free but have less fat than any other type of their preparations. Bla...bla..bla.We are not going to discuss about the diet here.:-) I am going to tell you about my favourite place for the grill and barbeque food in Kuwait..TIKKA GRILL. It has good operating hours.It will be opened at 7AM till 12Noon, and 1PM till 12MN, daily. Their speciality will be the GRILL food. The restaurant is located on the second floor so you will enjoy the Gulf side of Kuwait while you are eating your food. They have buffet for lunch and dinner with a very reasonable price, less than other buffet offered by others. Great interior design and accomodating staff. The serving time is pretty fast too.

    Favorite Dish: Its speciality will be the GRILL FOOD. Choose your favourite meat or you may order the mixed grill if you want to try all. You will get one free portion of salad by your choice at the salad bar for each grill you order. The buffet will be the best choice if you want to eat more.:-)Only lunch and dinner time.You may ask for their special menu of the day if you want to try something new.

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