Burj Al Hamam

Lebanese in Kuwait City

This unmissable waterfront restaurant is a terrific place to sample Middle Eastern fare. Grilled meat and seafood dominate, but there's also top mezze, like dolma (stuffed grape vine leaves), baked aubergine and aged shankleesh (mould-ripened cheese). The focus is the Levant, but you'll find dishes from as far afield as Egypt and Armenia. Adventurous eaters can try lamb testicles and brain.

A relaxing terrace has 270-degree sea views, and a dessert counter touts freshly prepared baklava. Shisha is also available.