Places to eat in Kuwait

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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.

    Shawarma Grill and Koobus hot plate Shawarma Grill
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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.

    Applebee`s Restaurant Sharq, Kuwait Applebee`s Sharq Mall Kuwait Margarita Shrimps Kabobs of Applebee`s Night View From Applebees` Sharq Mall terrace.
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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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  • 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.

    Tikka Grill Salad Corner grilled Shrimp, Tikka Grill
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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Pizza HUT and KFC
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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.

    A quiet dinner time
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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! ; (

    Good Eats - Cheap! Great place!

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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!

    Al Jared Could lose weight here! We got ripped off. No Bacon on our McMuffin! Carbonated Sugar Beverage Choice of Sultans! Seattle's Other Best! One of these photos Doesn't Belong Here!

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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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    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.

    Camrea phones dont take great shots The cook at the grill inside the seating area The bread oven and the baker The baker pointing inside the oven The dessert medley
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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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    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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    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!

    Try the grilled goat head
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