IHop Review Kuwait
The typical IHOP customer doesn’t expect extraordinary food, rather just the simple uncomplicated feel of a small-town diner. This place has been flipping pancakes since 1958 and as of September 30, 2012, there are about 1,565 IHOPs in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
It had been a while after our last visit, but in the meantime the restaurant had opened up other branches across Kuwait. Jabriya was closest to our place and since we had enjoyed our earlier visit (at Jabriya), thought we’d give it another shot. This branch is smaller than the one at Avenues (phase 3), but nonetheless its big enough and neatly done, reflecting the usual I HOP decor and theme. We got there at noon for brunch and was glad to find out about their separate ‘Lunch & Dinner’ menu along with the ‘All Day Dining’ menu.
For the appetizer we got the Chicken Fajita Quesadilla (KD3.250), our preferred Chicken Florentine Crepe (Kd 3.550), Supreme Burger (Kd 3.450), Beef Bacon Cheeseburger (Kd 3.450) and a new featured item which was not there on the menu; the Red Velvet Pancake (kd 3.150). For drink we got Hot Chocolate (Kd 1.000) and the Never Empty Coffee Pot (Kd 1.250). Total bill was Kd 24.500
The 4 pieces of Chicken Fajita Quesadilla came loaded with grilled chicken breast and onions, fresh green peppers and tomatoes in a grilled tortilla with cheddar and jack cheese, served with sour cream and salsa. The portion would actually suffice as an entree. Though the grilled flavor was not really obvious, the flavors were well balanced good. The Chicken Florentine Crepe is almost always on our ‘to order’ list, we’ve had this many times and it’s been consistently good. As part of my Burger Hunt, I opted for their Supreme Burger which was a thick and juicy burger lavishly topped with their homemade special sauce, caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. The Beef Bacon Cheeseburger had crispy bacon with cheese and the usual condiments. Both the burgers were decently sized and used potato buns which were soft and thick. The Beef Bacon Burger felt a little dry probably due to the lack of sauce. The friendly service at IHOP didn’t really make up for the expectations with the Red Velvet Pancake. It was just another pancake, but RED ! :(.
With a combined restaurant reach of more than 3,300, the IHOP Corporation could probably be the largest full service restaurant company in the world. Therefore, when you visit expect nothing less than a hearty stacks of pancakes, crispy bacon and perfectly-cooked eggs. The whole nine yards, as far as comfort food goes, all served in a friendly warm ambiance.
Ratings – Ambiance – 8/10, Service – 8/10, Menu – 8/10, Food – 7/10, Consistency – 8/10, Value for Money – 7/10
Overall – Nice family diner serving good comfort food… with virtually no competition in Kuwait, could it be the best..?!!