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Ortakoy – Turkish Cuisine Kuwait

Ortakoy is a neighborhood within the Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey and is located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus. Ortaköy was a cosmopolitan area during the Ottoman era and the first decades of the Turkish Republic, with communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenian and Jews. The Turkish cuisine is deliciously diverse and colorful, owing to the nation’s placement between Asia and Europe. Unfortunately, here the owners clearly left their creativity back in Turkey when designing and delivering the restaurant concept, but what they lack in imagination and interior design, they more than make up for with food. The restaurant design and...

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Kosebasi Kuwait (Turkish Cuisine)

The Ottoman cuisine (Turkish), can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Ever since we came to Kuwait and indulged in it’s vast array of cuisines offered in this small place, as far as Arabic cuisine is concerned, the Turkish cuisine seemingly has an enchanted finesse. Kosebasi began operations it’s in Kuwait since 2013 and presently have 3 branches. The Cube Mall branch has a slightly more elegant touch to its interiors than the branch at Avenues and our experience at both the branches have been consistently pleasant. Located at phase...

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Mandi Al-Rayan

Mandi I believe is traditionally a Yemani dish, but popular in the Arabian province. Mandi is usually made with meat or chicken and a delicate mixture of spices. The meat used is usually a young and small sized lamb for the flavor and tenderness of the meat. The main thing which differentiates Mandi from other meat dishes is that the meat is cooked in the taboon, which is a special kind of oven. A hole dug in the ground and covered inside by  clay. To cook mandi, dry wood is placed in the oven and burned to generate a lot of heat. The meat is then suspended...

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Akookah (Rice Crust) Kuwaiti Cuisine

If you are in Kuwait and you had to pick one dish that is traditionally loved, I think that would be the Machboos. Though the dish is not just local to Kuwaiti cuisine, its certainly popular here. This is prepared with Lamb, Chicken and Shrimps. A few months back a Kuwaiti colleague of mine told me about Akookah (Rice Crust). As of now they don’t have a restaurant or a website. They seem to be pretty active on Instagram which fuels a lot of of their business. After months of sitting on the fence we finally decided to enjoy...

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Assaha Kuwait Review

  Lebanese cuisine is known and loved for its wonderfully rustic, simple ingredients and robust flavors.  Assaha is the prodigy of the Assaha International group (AIP) and carries with it the real scent and taste of a traditional Lebanese village. It is the story of authentic Lebanese cuisine presented in a unique concept and setting. For more information and pictures on the place – CLICK HERE ! The food of the Middle East is, like the region itself, a complex network of interweaving cultures. You can read the same menu – of tabbouleh and fattoush and hummus – from...

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Assaha Kuwait (a peep inside)

  When we talk about the Lebanese house we enter a world of sunshine and light, of color both subtle and vivid, of simplicity of form and elegance of proportions. We enter the lives of a community that lived in simplicity and in harmony with its surroundings. The rugged nature of the landscape reflects the architecture and design. Gently sculpting the landscape into terraces, they were able to cultivate the land for their living. Inspired by the beauty of their land, they created an architecture from its stones and timbers both simple and refined. The relationship of architecture to...

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Doner Saray Review Kuwait

Kuwait is growing to become an epicure’s paradise. There has been a splurge of International franchise restaurants and the locals are contributing to the food revolution in an ingenious way by bringing in their own creative twist to the popular regional foods. I think Slice began the trend in serving the locals with Doner Kebabs with a few others following. To add to this already growing list the B&S restaurant management and catering company (the same group that bought us Mooyah) started the Doner Saray. Saray or seray in Persian means ‘palace’ and we have to admit, the quality of the food reflects...

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Shawarma Shuwaikh Bneid Al Ghar

Beware the concept shawarma’s they say, expensive shawarma’s can’t be trusted. But if people start talking about a restaurant, there’s probably a reason for it, although in the case of Shawarma Shuwaikh, most of the chatter has not vanished after the hot start, and to top it all, they’ve opened another branch 24 hrs! 😯 Priced at around Kd 1.250, (which surprisingly is 0.250 fils more than their Shuwaikh br) many  would somehow prefer to avoid this, but like most things, value comes at a price!  But we need to determine how premium is the entire package  and how much value is attributed to a...

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Al-Shamam Restaurant (Souk Mubarakiya)

  Whether you live in a swanky neighborhood, by the quiet sea side apartment, or amid the clamor of old Kuwait, every side of this city has its own neighborhood joints serving Arabic cuisine, however Souk Mubarakiya has it different. Come night fall, in this densely populated locale you will find people collectively propelled toward the central souk area. Here you will find a sundry of restaurants, but you will recognize ‘The King’ by the seemingly endless lines crowding the sidewalk beside it. Though you don’t need a GPS, the restaurant is located in a rather unassuming section of this...

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Zaatar W Zait, Kuwait

    The Marina Crescent is one of my favorite places in Kuwait. The walkway, the yacht harbor and of course the stretch of international restaurants just makes this place an attraction. Zaatar W Zait is a vibrant Lebanese restaurant with one of its branches at the Marina Crescent. They began operations in May 1999 and moulded the simple Manousheh (Oregano bread) into very interesting dishes. A friend has been raving about this place for quite sometime and finally on a Saturday morning we decided to try out the place.  Think we got there around 9 am and the place...

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Shawarma Shuwaikh (Kuwait)

  Kuwait has slowly been increasing its reputation as a hub for food lovers. Though some might say there is nothing better to do here than eat, I’ll take the explosion of different cuisines as a positive response to this notion. Nestled in the more or less isolated area of Shuwaikh (residential Shuwaikh) is this restaurant. It is the brain child of one of the brothers of the gastronomica group (owners of Sliders Station, Open Flame etc). The interior aura actually reflects the Slider Station. If it was not for a Kuwaiti friend, I don’t think I would have...

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Shawarmamatic Kuwait

I can have shawarma’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner..(ok I’ve slighy exaggerated). But I do love this delicacy and I’m always searching for something different. The inception of the concept shawarma restaurants in Kuwait (Slice, Shuwaikh shawarma, Dean & Deluca…etc) just opened up the traditional dish to another world of possibilities. Head about this Shawarma place managed by Mais Alghanim that was serving the traditional dish with all possible combinations of spices and sauces… and I just had to try it out ! I’m basically deriving my review based on 2 separate visits almost a month apart. To begin...

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Iraqi Restaurant – Malak Al-Mushiyat (Kuwait)

Fresh, healthy, rich in flavor and diverse, is I believe a good way to briefly describe Middle Eastern cuisine. While everyone has their favorites and Lebanese is comparatively more popular especially among fine dining Arabic cuisine restaurants, I have been trying to explore the diversity in the cuisine. A friend informed me about this Iraqi place and though we had been here couple of times before, we never got down to pen a review… until now. One thing I can begin with is by commending them on the consistency of quality. The choices of dishes available on the menu...

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Slice – update

    ..of the many custom Shawarma places that have opened up so far, Slice is our favorite (so far). We visited the place again after 2 months and for starters we were really happy to see that they have made parking available in front of the shop. They still dont have people to come to your car and take the order :(. To better our experience this time, there were not many people waiting and this allowed me to get pics of the kitchen :). I have to add that the place is kept pretty clean. We had...

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Slice (Doner Shawarmas in Kuwait)

When you drive towards Kuwait City down the Abdullah Al Salim road (Road no. 50) towards Kuwait City, after the Liberation Tower and in front of Souq Al Wataniya, you will see an isolated structure that looks more like a monument showcased on the street. But don’t be misled….it’s a shawarma joint (Slice). In fact its quite unlike the simple shawarma shops commonly seen. I would probably categorize this as one of those concept restaurants that specialize in shawarma. It’s been about 4 days since they’ve opened up (19th Aug 2013) and surprisingly they still don’t have a menu card. They’d been catering for a...

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Emirgan Sutis (Turkish Restaurant)

When we speak to people who have visited Turkey, one thing that everyone commonly raves about is the food. They describe Turkish cuisine as a fusion of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and the Balkan cuisines. Heard about this slightly upscale Turkish restaurant that had opened in the Avenues (Kuwait) and we have been waiting to try it out. Everyone knows that people are generally impatient when hungry, we had gone there twice earlier but because of the long wait, never got the chance. As surely as the sun would shine, we knew our day would come…and it finally did...

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Freej Swaileh Kuwaiti Restaurant

Freej Swaileh is a Kuwaiti restaurant located in Salmiya and it’s really easy to find. The restaurant is in the building in between Marks & Spencer and Max (retail store). The entrance is from the back and there is ample parking. The restaurant has 3 floors and I believe the ground and second floor has cabins and is suitable for families.  The interiors were reminiscent of an old Kuwaiti home and they tried as much to lavish upon us the experience of delighting in Kuwaiti food enjoying the ‘stars’ ;). We were greeted by smiling faces and after waiting...

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Dandoosh Shawarama

A GOOD CHOICE FOR AN EVERYDAY (affordable) SHAWARMA IN KUWAIT.. In spite of all the concept restaurants, franchise eat outs and with the plethora of cuisines to choose from, to date shawarma remains one of my favorite choice of fast foods. In fact I could have it for lunch or dinner. I’ve tried many different places starting from Dean and Deluca,  Ikea, Shawarma Shuwaikh, to the simple one down the road. I really hope to include reviews on all the premium shawarma outlets too. But just a few days back I had been to Dandoosh in Bneid-Al Ghar…. … this...

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