Red Lobster Kuwait Review
Red Lobster is no stranger to those who have gone to the US and other parts of the world that host this seafood restaurant chain which has been around since its first outlet in Lakeland, Florida as early as 1968. That’s 46 years back! They now have more than 700 outlets worldwide.
It was one of those days were not in a mood for sea food and since the most of restaurants were packed, we decided to spend our valuable time with the lonely soul in the bunch. I’ve been to Red Lobster in the USA and loved the place. The ambiance, menu and of course, their food, but it had been quite a while. Ironically in Kuwait I’ve found the Red Lobster sparsely populated even during the rush hours. Located next to the Olive Garden in Avenues phase 3, even if you wanted to, you can’t miss this place.
From my USA experience, their Cheddar Bay Biscuits, was something I was looking forward to and according to their site, they serve more than 1.2 million biscuits per day. These biscuits have a cult following in the USA, and I’ve joined the bandwagon. It’s crisp on the outside with a buttery soft fluffy inside. They are little carbohydrate rich bombs, watch out if you’re on a serious diet. I Love these! (but sometimes the waiters just make you beg for this). The complementary Garden Salad came with crisp iceberg lettuce, boxed croutons and vegetables doused with ranch sauce and this fell within expectations. For the main course we ordered the featured Arabian Gulf Catch (Kd 8.250) and Cajun Chicken Linguini Alfredo (Kd3.950). For drinks we had ordered the Mud Slide (Kd 1.500) and a small bottle of water. Total bill was Kd 14.300 (for 2 people).
Arabian Gulf Catch is a mix grill of salmon, hammour and shrimp, marinated in a rich lemon and garlic butter sauce. This is served with saffron rice, and you have a choice of baked potato / vegetables. The fish was seared well, moist, flavored and cooked to perfection. This portion serves two. The Cajun Chicken Linguini Alfredo is spicy, tender chicken breast tossed in a garlic parmesan cream sauce, served on a bed of linguini. The Mud Slide was simply superb!
Though the bill was a bit steep for two, in terms of the quality and quantity of food served, we were pretty satisfied.
Ratings – Ambiance – 7/10, Service -8/10, Menu – 8/10, Food – 7/10, Consistency – 7/10, Value for Money – 7/10
Overall – A decent casual dining restaurant that’s worth trying.