Al-Boom

restaurants / Seafood

Al-Boom information

Location
Kuwait City , Kuwait
Address
Ta’awen St
Radisson SAS Hotel, Rumaithiya
Telephone
+965 2575 6000
Prices
set 3-course meal KD15
Opening hours
7-11.30pm
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Located in the hull of a boat, this inventive restaurant takes some beating, particularly as this isn’t just any old boat: this is Mohammedi II, built in Culicut, India in 1979. A replica of the largest dhow ever built (Mohammedi I, 1915), it took three years to construct from teak wood and 2.5 tonnes of copper, and was completed with 8.8 tonnes of handmade iron nails.

Not that one spares much thought for the 35,000 days of labour that was invested in one of the most characterful cargo holds in the history of boat building: when ensconced in the curving hull, under a ship’s lantern hung from the beams, the attention is much more carefully focused on the set-piece of grilled grouper or sirloin, delivered sizzling to a personalised brass dinner setting. As the ship is dry, in all senses of the word, seasickness is not a prime concern. As this is a very popular venue, it's advisable to make a reservation; there are two sittings, one at 7pm and one at 9pm.