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    ORIENTAL CUISINE: The Greatest Thai Cuisine in Kuwait

    by pangtidor Written May 10, 2007

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    This Oriental cuisine is specialized on Thai-Chinesse food. The best Thai Cuisine so far in Kuwait for me, PERFECT TOM YANG SOUP. Great food for me as a seafood lover and Thai food lover. :-)) The price is reasonable too. It will be opened from 11AM to 10PM, with 16 seats capacity. Clean, safe, and calm surroundings (except right after the school hour). Wonderful staff and you may request the menu according to you if you dont eat seafood (you can order chicken TOM YANG instead of seafood TOM YANG). It has oriental interior design, but sadly to say, you have to walk a few to go to the toilet. The delivery will be accepted if you are staying in Sharq area. If you plan to go there in the evening, you should reserve your seats via telephone because it may be full occupied during that time.

    Favorite Dish: Try TOM YANG SEAFOOD, HOT PLATE SEAFOOD, and SWEET AND SOUR FISH. Great ones. The chicken barbeque is the best one so far in Kuwait. You have to order the bbq an hour earlier via telephone. Try its fish balls noodles soup too. For the beverages, my favourite will be the lemon juice with mint and the ice lemon tea....Mmmmmmmmm.

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    Hard Rock Cafe Kuwait: Great View and No Band-Disco-Alcohol

    by pangtidor Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    It was established on November 20, 2004 with 347 guest occupancy.Unlike hard rock cafe in other countries, this one doesnt have any live music and disco. Quite dissapointed to enter a hard `rock` cafe that not rocking at all. Well, the musac, or whatever they call for the background music is louder than any other restaurants in Kuwait though.:-)). The price is average to lower than average if we compare with other american cuisines in Kuwait. The cafe and its merchandise open Monday to Sunday from 12Noon to 12MN.It is located in Marina complex, just 5-10 minutes from Marina Crescent by walk.You can recognise it from its glass pyramid. The best time to eat there will be day time for me because all the seats is overlooking the sea. A great view!! The merchandise will be located at the left side right after the entrance. There will be some great bazar or water sport events on its beach. Great and friendly service from the staff.

    Favorite Dish: Try its BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Caesar Salad. There is a great drink, their special beverage, red in color, I forgot its name!!!Alcohol is prohibited in Kuwait. Just ask for the waitress to help you with the menu.

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    APPLEBEE`S RESTAURANT: Eatin` Good in the Neighborhood

    by pangtidor Updated Mar 16, 2007

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    The restaurant has a good ambience, great surroundings and calm atmosphere. Good place for dinner. Pretty quick service (compare to other american cuisines), charming staff, and cool music. The terrace seats in Sharq is breathtaking while the Gulf Street outdoor seats will be facing the sea. Interesting interior decoration. Clean dining room, as well as the toilet.

    Favorite Dish: Try Margarita shrimp kaboobs if you like seafood or Sizzling fajitas if you like beef. For the drink, try strawberry coco frost smoothie.Mmmmm. You can get ice tea (botomless!!) if you like.

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  • Fast Food: Kuwait is a paradise for fastfood lovers

    by pangtidor Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Fast food can be found anywhere in Kuwait, even in the desert! Kuwaities love fast food more than Americans do. In fact, that is a new trend for their teens. The overweight teens rate is increasing here. I was surprised to see a mom feed her child (apparently under 2years old) with the fries in a fast food restaurant! Fast food stands will be available in all the food courts of the malls. You will find all the fast food you know in Kuwait. So, you don`t have to worry fast food lovers.

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    Burger King: It's new! It's the same as in Iraq!

    by american_tourister Written Dec 4, 2006

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    Burger King has invaded Kuwait. Not just a small invasion either. This one is full blown and since the BK is the newest fast food chain to encroach here it is also one of the most popular.

    Favorite Dish: Angus Steak Burger

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    American Food

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006

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    Kuwait has a wide variety of American chain restaurants. Fast food places include McDonald's, Burger King, Hardees, KFC, and others. These restaurants are downtown as well as along many of the main highways.

    American sit-down restaurants in the country include TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, and Chi Chis. These restaurants are mostly clustered around downtown Kuwait City.

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    Ricardo: Ho Hummmm

    by k0co_5 Written Sep 19, 2006

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    Pretty, stylish, but lacking flavor.... They favor small portions of pasta, most cooked in a bland cream sauce. To escape this, I tried the Pasta Pomodoro hoping for some flavor bursts....nope. It's really difficult to make tomatoes have no taste, but not here.....

    The one dish served with "sausage" is perhaps their best, but suffers from local supply of what we wold call hot dogs at home. it leaves you wishing they could make a showing with some real fenil-laced italian sausage for this otherwise good dish.

    The place is expensive with lots of waitstaff hovering. It is long on service, and short on flavor. Go to be pampered, not to dine.

    Favorite Dish: pasta with "sausage"

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    Beit 7: FORGET THIS ONE

    by k0co_5 Written Sep 19, 2006

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    Forget about it.... I tried it on a very un-busy Tuesday with only 3 or 4 other tables in service. Still, I was given water, and waited for 12 minutes by the clock for my waiter who I could see was bs-ing on the phone near the entry.

    And the water, which claimed to be Evain for 1KD was decidedly not. The bottle was served with the cap already loose, exposing the lie. The restaurant couldn't know that I frequent Evian France and can easly tell this unique milky glaciated water from all others, but the broken cap seal was the give-away that this came directlly from Kuwait's pipe network.

    Poor service, a very ho-hum sandwich type menu, adn the attempted cheating on a small thing like water makes this a NO GO. Instead walk to the East side of the same building for authentic Kuwaiti food and terrific service at Shateya al Watia (see other review for this one).

    Favorite Dish: Paying 1KD (about 3 Eu or $3.50) for a bottle filled with utility water.

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    Shateya alWatia: The Real Deal

    by k0co_5 Updated Sep 10, 2006

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    In old house near the Sheraton and behind the Church complexes.
    Try the Marqouq, it was wonderful, even on a hot evening. Mango/Strawberry juice is OK. Grilled Hamour was OK. They also have Zubaidi.

    Favorite Dish: Marqouq; thick and heavy tomato and meat flavors.

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Hard Rock Cafe Kuwait

    by Sosdaa Written Dec 20, 2004

    Kuwait now has ts own Hard Rock cafe which was opened in November 2004.

    However it is important to know that Alcohol consumption is banned in Kuwait so I have no idea what they are serving out there. Maybe some tea and coffee and artificially flavoured drinks. Heard they make good fruit cocktails but then those can be had anywhere else.

    Food should be good.

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    TGI Fridays: Casual Dining

    by Sosdaa Written Dec 1, 2004

    Well this is the only picture i have so will change the pciture later. But TGI Fridays is an Ok place to eat here in Kuwait. The normal stuff. Steaks, Buffalo wings, Fish steaks fries. Havent been there in a long time.

    There are plenty of palces to eat in Kuwait and food can be found cheap to. Lots of local food which is cheap and tasty.

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    They have all the American...

    by Rob_Kelley Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    They have all the American fast food places in Kuwait City. Including Applebees, Fridays, and a Chili's I think. I never ate at the local establishments. But expect to pay alot. I spent $30 at Applebees and didn't even have a drink...Oh, that's right, You can't drink in this country! Maybe that's why I was so miserable and grumpy all the time. What's a guy have to do for a drink in this place?

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  • The Tandourine in Fahaheel is...

    by Divingmouse Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Tandourine in Fahaheel is our favourite place for food. However, if you want a real cultural experience visit the little restaurant with no name located to the north of Kuwait. It is landmarked by a giant coke cup sign on the roof. It is pakistani food and is furnished with real plastic patio furniture and plastic chairs. The food was great and plentiful. The decor left much to be desired but again it is for the experience and without fear of food poisoning. You can tour the facilities including the kitchen where everything is home cooked but do not ask for a menu. I will include some pictures for your pleasure.
    This is a Lebanese restaurant with the nicest staff and the owner is often there to oversee that things are done well. The staff make note of greeting you and making you feel at home, but then we almost live there on the weekends.

    Favorite Dish: The reashe or what we would call lamb chops are to die for (not literaly!!). But one must also try the shish-ta-wouk or what we call chicken cubed and marinated in who knows what but it is so so good you will come back for more. Remember to get the toumb or what we would call garlic paste with the chicken.

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  • Dining Out:One of the...

    by Divingmouse Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Dining Out:

    One of the favourite pastimes for Kuwaitis is eating. Obesity is rife, and a quick look through the yellow pages 'restaurant' section show you why. There is even a street is Salmiya that is commonly referred to as 'Restaurant Street'. For the frugal, Shwarma shops appear on every street corner, disguised with all manner of misspelling of 'Restaurant', curry shops abound and there are an infinite number of fast food outlets, the best of which are Fuddruckers, TGI Friday’s and Wolfgang Puck, all on the Salmiya coast road, there was even a fish and chip shop, but this seems to have folded. However for the more discerning palate, there are several high class eateries, some of which are listed below:

    Sea Food restaurants can be found in the Holiday Inn and Meridien Hotels.

    Chinese and Italian are served at the SAS Radisson which also hosts 'Al Boom', which is a Dhow turned into a restaurant, but is very expensive and should be used for special occasions only (unless someone else is paying).

    The best Indian restaurant -Tipu Sultan, can be found on the top floor of the Oasis Hotel, with great Japanese being available back at the Holiday Inn.

    The best of the rest include:

    The Tourist (Indian) - Good food and reasonable prices, tel. 241 1702

    Koryo Kwan - A Korean restaurant in the Carlton Tower Hotel (ask for the 'Special' tea) tel. 245 2740

    Bangkok Garden (Thai & Filipino) tel. 241 6703

    White Elephant (Thai) By the Safat post office.

    In Mangaf there is the small, but excellent 'Golden & Silver Spoons' who do home delivery - 372 6695

    Mughal Mahal (Indian) second only to Tipu Sultan have two locations, one in the city - 242 5131 and one in
    Fahaheel - 391 5550

    For Chinese try Gulf Royal with three locations, Fahaheel - 392 5390, Salmiya - 571 0448 and Hawalli - 262 2770

    Mexican is served at Chi Chi’s on the Salmiya coast, tel. 562 5811

    Prego serve Italian food in Salmiya High Street, tel. 572 2364

    Also in Salmiya is La Fresh, which has wonderful international cuisine and can be reached on ??????? (not listed - must go there again sometime)

    It is also worth bearing in mind that outside the hotels, most restaurants will do home deliveries, often for free.

    Tipping:

    The idea does not seem to have caught on here apart from in the large hotels, with the exception of black bin bags that are ‘Fly Tipped’ at the side of the road.

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  • Nubmer 7. Near Gulf Ave....

    by jomlin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Nubmer 7. Near Gulf Ave. (Highway), near the Sheraton.
    It has a tree growing in the middle of the building. One of the original gates to the city is across the street.

    Favorite Dish: The beef was very tender. All the food was wonderful. Be sure to ask for Exotics. They are not on the menu

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