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HealthyBar Kuwait – Review

  Eating healthy is always great, though it isn’t always an appetizing one. Bur fortunately this new kid on the block puts as much creativity into their lighter fare as they do to the decadent dishes. HealthyBar is the creative genius of two friends on a mission to change the image of  Kuwait ranking no 4 on the global obesity index. This place has something to please carnivores, vegans, and everyone in between. Their menu is quite elaborate and showcased everything from Italian pastas to Mexican burritos and Asian style tenderloin beef to a classic burger!  (… and my first thought was,...

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Taal (Indian) Restaurant Review

  TAAL RESTAURANT REVIEW The Indian fine dine restaurants are inspired by the exotic and regional tastes of India. They have distinctive culinary styles and exciting auras incorporating India’s strong culinary culture. It’s not really about the price, but more the ingredients, preparation techniques and values. Indian cuisine can be found everywhere in Kuwait, from shabby hole in the wall joints to fast-food, to restaurants modeled on retro Calcutta and casual chains to more illustrious aristocratic setups. While Taal may not model a Michelin star opulent aura, the colorful frills, adorning chandeliers and embroidered patterns places it well above the typical casual diner....

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A2B (Adyar Ananda Bhavan-Vegetarian Restaurant) Kuwait

Dosa is an absolutely addictive comfort food in the South Indian cuisine. Though usually had for breakfast, combinations of this classic can even be enjoyed for lunch, dinner or a gluttonous snack. In fact in Kerala, I’ve had this with chicken, meat, egg and various other interesting combinations. Just like the simple man’s burger evolved and found its place in the creative kitchen of many gourmet chef’s, who knows one day the dosa too may .. after all even Jamie Oliver makes Dosa’s 🙂 Adyar Ananda Bhavan carries it’s deep traditional recipe’s from Chennai to many parts of the globe. It has more than 75 branches and...

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Shakahari (Caesars) Kuwait – Restaurant Review

The name Shakahari, incidentally, is the Hindi word for ‘vegetarian’ and this is an exclusive Vegetarian restaurant in Salmiya. Being an omnivore myself, I love vegetarian food. I believe the cuisine’s wide appeal rests on its expertise in creating meals which are light but satisfying, simple and natural but attentively detailed in their preparation. In keeping with Caesars traditional restaurant designs , the interiors are simple and neat, certainly more upscale than the other vegetarian restaurants in Salmiya. Dosa and Idili are the quintessentials of South Indian vegetarian food and there are subtle regional differences. Though the menu between Udupi, Saravana Bhavan, Shakahari and other...

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Kei (Japanese) Restaurant – Review

There are many restaurants in Kuwait that serve Japanese cuisine, but not many (if any) that stick to offering it as authentic as possible. Serving any cuisine on foreign soil poses the challenge of acquiring native ingredients and since 1981 Kei has been living up to that challenge.  In all honesty, most restaurants in five star hotels are pretty intimidating because of the price and if it was not for a kind gesture offered by a friend don’t think we would try out this place either…. but are we glad we did ! JW Marriot is known to everyone in Kuwait...

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Thakkara Restaurant Review (Farwaniya br)

Kerala has a very deep cultural heritage and that reflects in the cuisine. The finest food of Kerala is normally found in traditional family homes, in villages, fast paced small town restaurants and toddy shops; where the freshness of flavors and the bounties of the tropical land and seas are celebrated with careful spicing and skillful preparation. Thakkara is more than just the average commercial food churning machine, its actually a traditional family kitchen. They serve the dishes that have been fueling their families for many years. Most of the recipes have been passed on for generations and for the...

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Copper Chimney Restaurant Kuwait – Review

Strange but true, many if not most restaurants are restricted to formula driven mediocrity, both in cuisine and presentation. Driven by the purse rather than the passion to serve authentic cuisine, restaurants compromise, feeding the belly and disregarding the heart. We heard about this place through a friend who was frantically waving a white flag excited about his experience. Copper Chimney had its humble beginnings at Mumbai in 1972, a concept restaurant fueled by Bollywood film maker Mr. Jagdish Kapur has now spread across the nation with branches in about 8 cities and International too. With the restaurants roots deep into the Indian heritage,...

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Oriental Indian Restaurant Review – Kuwait

Oriental Restaurant has a design and layout of the average Indian restaurant that has directed all focus on the quality of the food and not the aura. However the wooden work and the ornately framed mirrors do give the impression that, however futile, they have made an attempt to strike a chord somewhere that typifies Indian. Regardless, the décor is simple and neat. With lots of seating friendly staff, decent prices and great food, when I crave Indian (food), I think Oriental!! The restaurant has a plethora of Indian and Indian-Chinese dishes on their menu. They have everything from...

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Khyber Indian Restaurant Kuwait – Review

When it comes to small busy restaurants that has been in the tradition of catering to our voracious appetites, I’m always a believer! Even though some may have been disappointing at times. My friend who mesmerized me about this place is now 47, he remembers dining here at the age of 7 🙂 In his words, ‘we are going to dine at a place that’s part of Kuwait’s gastronomic history’. This is certainly not a place you come for a gourmet fare, but the flavors here are authentic and gladly they have not toned down the spice to cater...

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Caesars Dakshin Review – Kuwait

  I think Caesars is to the average Indian what IHop is to the American. The Caesars group has been in Kuwait since 1973 feeding our voracious appetites to our hearts content. Their confectionery has been ubiquitous at any family gathering and among most Indians, their 3 inch fluffy dough pizza is as popular as the snicker bar. I believe they presently have about 12 plus restaurants serving continental, South Indian, Persian and even Japanese cuisine. You can find out more on the other restaurants HERE! Dakshin, in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh serves authentic South Indian cuisine…., to be more specific, Kerala...

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Pei Wei Review – Kuwait

 Everyone knows P.F Chang’s for their fine dine experience and great food, but not everyone knows that if you just want that (almost similar) food while on a rumbling tummy all you need to do is look for Pei Wei and you’ll still have that great food minus the hole in you wallet. In fact, you will be offered with more options, can you beat that !?! While P.F Chang’s serve mostly Chinese (at least in Kuwait), Pei Wei offers a wider variety of Asian cuisine. It has changed its menu over the years to include a variety of healthy...

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Wokhay Kuwait Review

Everyone likes an Asian fusion restaurant because most everyone has had some exposure to Far Eastern cuisine. You can always find your favorite dish whether it be Thai, Chinese or Japanese…so when we wanted to take out a guest from the US for dinner, WOK HAY met with everyone’s (mainly my wife’s) approval as it promised a variety of Asian cuisine and more.  My first impression was great…location by the sea side (next to the Green Island entrance), plenty of parking (so essential these days) and a contemporary yet simple setting with large glass doors into the promenade. Nothing...

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Caesars Indian Restaurant

It’s been a while since we’ve been to the Caesars Indian restaurant in the city. Though the location was the same, we noticed that they had revamped the interiors. It was more spacious and reflected a neutral color theme. Nothing much to commend on the décor except that it was neat and clean. The some soft Indian music playing in the background added to the experience.

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Avanti Palace Kuwait

As we were looking out for new places as part of our culinary adventure, we heard about a biriyani festival at the Avanti Palace (Salmiya) and it had been quite some time since we went out for biriyani. We had never been there before and what a better time than now to try it out we thought. It’s not difficult to locate and with its large green board you really cant miss it. Moreover they also had the biriyani festival banner outside. As we walked into the warm reception area we were greeted with some soft Indian music and...

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Chicken Stew

  I love Chicken prepared in almost any form. But when we have it for breakfast, the choice is always the ‘Chicken Stew‘. Its a comfort food also served at large gatherings. Recently we had gathered at our friends place after they had returned from vacation in India and needless to say, it was a fantastic spread ! They had carried along with them the perfect accompaniment for the Chicken Stew, the traditional Kerala bakery bread. Though its a bit thicker than most of the normal loaves sold in the supermarket, its one of the best milk bread I’ve had...

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China Kitchen Restaurant

I’ve been craving Chinese food for quite sometime. I liked P.F Changs, but then its not really an affordable option for frequent visits. We heard about this place called ‘China Kitchen‘ in Ras Salmiya, close to the Mowasat Hospital, and we could not wait to try out the place. We were really hungry that day and since it is located in one of the side lanes it was a bit of challenge to find the restaurant.  We were pleased with the welcome at the restaurant. The waiters were  quite friendly and most importantly they were familiar with the (menu)...

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Thakkara Restaurant (kerala cuisine)

‘Thakkara is a dream venture, with a unique concept, by a group of enthusiastic young entrepreneurs, who thought of bringing exotic Malabar delicacies from the place of its origin, to break the monotony of food available in Kuwait….’     …that was a line taken from their menu ;). Unfortunately, it was just yesterday we heard about this place in Fahaheel, Kuwait. The restaurant I think is pretty easy to find since its located near Lulu supermarket. The entrance is through the back.. It feels like entering a normal restaurant in kerala. They had the specials of the day penned...

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Oriental Thai Restaurant – Review

                  Oriental is by far one of the best places serving Thai food in Kuwait. Its located behind Holiday Inn (Kuwait city).  The ambiance is pretty nice and the food tasty. We have been to this place many times, and every time the food has been great. We have tried some of the stuff on their menu like the green and red curry..sizzler etc, but we go back to our 3 most favorite items on their menu. 1. Tom Yum soup chicken kd 2.250 (The sea food variant is kd 3.250). The...

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