Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Kuwait City

Al Boom

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 Calicut, India, in 1979. Dishes include whole Omani lobster, Gulf shr…
Top Choice French in Kuwait City

Le Nôtre

Fantastic views of the Kuwait Towers, a discerning menu, an exclusive chocolatier, and a landmark steel-and-glass building make this one of the hippest places in town. There are so many standouts on the iPad menus, …
Top Choice Lebanese in Kuwait City

Burj Al Hamam

This unmissable waterfront restaurant is a terrific place to sample Middle Eastern fare. Grilled meat and seafood dominate, but how could anyone resist the hummus with lamb and pine nuts and drizzled with lamb fat? …
Top Choice Cafe in Kuwait City

Beit Ahmed

We love this place. In a stylish homewares stall in the souq, Beit Ahmed is a small but sophisticated cafe with traditional cushions and plush sofas. It specialises in all manner of teas but serves excellent falafel…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Kuwait City

Mais Alghanim

They've been serving excellent Arab cooking at this fine place for six decades and it shows in cooking that never misses a beat. The charcoal-grilled meats and seafood are the highlights, but there's so much leading…
Top Choice Indian in Kuwait City

Green Land

This excellent Indian restaurant with a classy dining area is a real find. It's all vegetarian, it does a popular South Indian thali lunch or dinner for just KD1.600 and the choice of dishes seems endless. It's left…
Burgers in Kuwait City

Dukkan Burger

Very cool. Part burger joint, part modern Kuwaiti diwaniya (traditional gathering), Dukkan Burger effortlessly spans the two. You could order a fairly traditional if rather delicious burger, but why not go for the s…
Lebanese in Kuwait City

Restaurant Assaha

Built to resemble an old Kuwaiti villa, Assaha is an atmospheric place to eat. The snugs, majlis area, tiled floors and antiques provide an Oriental experience that's all too hard to find in the tower-block cities o…
International in Kuwait City

Beit 7

With tables tucked around the interior courtyard of a coral-and-gypsum house dating from 1949 (and included on the government's list of heritage sites), this restaurant – with its beaded lanterns, palm fans and wick…
Kebab in Kuwait City

Layali Al Helmeya

This is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view overlooking Kuwait Bay with a coffee and sheesha. A modern version of a traditional Egyptian coffeehouse, it offers kebabs and falafel sandwiches. The food's good, bu…