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When it comes to high quality dining experiences, Kuwait offers an exciting array of options, from smoking hookah in a five-star hotel, to dining in the finest Caribbean-style restaurants or sipping tea in chic Lebanese cafes. We take a look at the 10 best cultural restaurants in Kuwait City.
Founded by Puerto Rican chef Ibrahim Bader Al Boreeqee, whose passions bring the unique taste of authentic Puerto Rican and Caribbean food to Kuwait City, Caribbean Hut aims to convey the colorful Caribbean oceanic culture and atmosphere, with its diverse recipes such as pollo guisado, spicy Trinidad chicken or the chicken chops with rice. With its affordable prices and the new special items added to the menu such as amarillos (fried sweet plantain) and ropa vieja con tostones, Caribbean Hut is the only Caribbean restaurant in Kuwait City and is a place hard to resist.
Caribbean Hut Restaurant, Abu Halifa, Kuwait City, Kuwait, +1 965 557 13750
Dedicated to serving contemporary Thai food cooked with the finest ingredients imported directly from Thailand, Ubon specializes in the most exotic, crafted recipes. When it comes to Thai curry, Ubon offers its guests the opportunity to choose from diverse dishes such as the beef massaman, shrimp yellow, or the duck panang curry. Furthermore, guests also get to choose from exotic noodle dishes like the green tea, pink curry and shrimp pang Thai, as well as a delectable selection of seasonal desserts.
Aiming to provide an upscale fusion cuisine with a touch of international atmosphere, Open Flame offers the ultimate American experience with its location in one of Kuwait City’s biggest malls. When it comes to its menu, guests can begin with the classic appetizers like the rosemary chili potato gratin or onion rings. For the main course, Open Flame offers a variety of menu options such as the Emperor burgers, the Lobster Fireworks or the wood-fired pizza. Furthermore, for a more interesting experience while dining, guests can watch the Open Flame show, Flame Cooking, which consists of drama and action through flashes of fire and where cooking skills are demonstrated by Open Flame’s chefs.
Founded in 2006, Leila Restaurant and its shop is a mix between modern and traditional Lebanese cuisine. By serving ‘Grandma’s cooking,’ Leila is not only the perfect place to grab a healthier meal, but also to enjoy authentic Lebanese dishes anytime of the day. Leila’s menu includes items such as the shish touk, kafta platter and the signature dish makame min Leila. For coffee lovers, Leila is a perfect place to enjoy the local Lebanese coffee recipes such as rakwet ahwet, a blend of Lebanese coffee served in a traditional kettle, or the ahweh bel hail, Lebanese coffee mixed with cardamom beans. These unique options put Leila on the list of Kuwait’s must-try restaurants.
Bringing Persian culture to its two locations in Kuwait City, Shahrayar Iranian offers the ultimate classic setting for guests to experience the old tradition of Persian and Iranian culinary artistry. Surrounded by an exotic stained glass mosaic, guests can enjoy the diversity of Persian cooking from cold and hot mezze such as the orhani badenjan, the salad fasl with lemon dressing, or the traditional Iranian delicious vegetable stews bamiyeh and zabzi.
A contemporary Asian restaurant, Oliversan’s modern decor consists of elegant furniture, beautiful marquis chairs and bowler hat lighting, which create a warm and intimate environment where guests can revel not only in the lavish decoration, but also in the carefully constructed international dishes made with high quality ingredients. In Oliversan, Chef Louis Kenji Huag’s passion is to bring the sophistication of craft Asian cooking to the heart of Kuwait City. Among his signature dishes are the Oliversan crispy duck with freshly cut cucumber and spring onions, or the Mongolian beef tenderloin, which consists of tender slices of succulent beef with a special sauce made with chili, along with special fried rice and seafood dishes.