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Restaurants in Kuwait City

For decades, the Kuwait City restaurant scene has lagged behind other Gulf cities, but with impressive amounts of investment and a taste for international cuisine, it now has plenty of culinary gems to discover. The quality of seafood is particularly excellent.

The Kuwait restaurants below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Expensive (over KD20)
Moderate (KD15 to KD20)
Cheap (Up to KD14)

These Kuwait restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including taxes, tip (only given in better restaurants) and soft drinks (Kuwait is a dry state).

Expensive

Pepper Steak House

Cuisine: Steakhouse

When nothing but a thick juicy steak will do, head to this stunning steakhouse. Widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Kuwait, the service and setting are both impeccable, but it's the meat that takes centre stage. As well as steaks, expect everything from duck salads to lamb shanks. Note: the dress code is smart casual.

Address: Safat, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Al Ta'awn Street, Kuwait City, 13036
Telephone: +965 2226 9666.
Website: http://www.jumeirah.com

Riccardo Italian Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian

It’s not easy finding authentic Italian cuisine in Kuwait, but this long-standing restaurant, fashioned like a Renaissance period apartment, always delivers. Located in the heart of the Sheraton Kuwait, where it’s been a must-visit since 1979, try the traditional risotto and finish off your meal with a decadent tiramisu.

Address: Safat, Sheraton Kuwait, Fahed Al-Salem Street, Kuwait City, 13060
Telephone: +965 2242 2055.
Website: http://www.riccardokuwait.com

Salt Restaurant

Cuisine: Seafood

Sunk into the heart of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa, the overly lavish interior of the Salt Restaurant sets out its intent: showy fine dining. Fortunately the food doesn’t disappoint and chefs plate up some of the most decadent seafood in the city as a live pianist tickles the ivories in the background.

Address: , Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa, Al Ta'awn Street, Kuwait City, 13036
Telephone: +965 2226 9666.
Website: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/kuwait/jumeirah-messilah-beach-hotel-and-spa/restaurants/salt/

Moderate

Al Boom

Cuisine: Seafood

Part of the Radisson Blu Hotel, this popular seafood restaurant has the distinction of being located in the hull of a traditional dhow. Don’t worry about getting seasick though – it’s dry, in all senses of the word. Dinner is a fixed menu of impeccably cooked fish or meat, delivered hot off the grill to your table.

Address: , Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Bida Road, Al Ta'awn Street, Kuwait City, 13122
Telephone: +965 2567 3430.
Website: http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-kuwait

Assaha Lebanese Traditional Village Restaurant

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

If you get fed up of flashy fine-dining restaurants, then this tourist-focused Lebanese eatery can be a breath of fresh air. With exposed brick walls, Moorish tiles and traditional hanging lamps, it can feel like a Disney version of an old-fashioned country house, but the food, in particular the shawarma grills, can feel much more modern.

Address: , Al Khalij Al Arabi Street, Kuwait City,
Telephone: +965 2253 3377.
Website: http://www.assahavillage.com

Ayam Zaman Restaurant

Cuisine: Lebanese

Nestled inside the Holiday Inn, and split across several rooms, Ayam Zaman serves Lebanese food with true Arabian hospitality. Expect sizzling mixed kebabs, mounds of tabbouleh, bowls of plump olives and plenty of creamy hummus. For something special, try the grilled chicken and pistachio rolls. Ask for a table that overlooks the garden.

Address: , Holiday Inn, 140 Hamad Al Mubarak Street, Kuwait City, 81006
Telephone: +965 2184 8111.
Website: http://www.kuwait-hi.com

The Breakfast Club

Cuisine: Breakfast

If you’re tired of having the same breakfast every day at your hotel, or your hotel doesn’t serve breakfast, try The Breakfast Club. Served here are breakfast dishes from all over the globe; American, British, European and even a traditional Kuwaiti breakfast.

Address: Safat, Al Shuhada Street, Kuwait City,
Telephone: + 965 2294 3212.
Website: http://www.breakfastclub.net/home.html

Cheap

Burj Al-Hamam

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

If you’re on a budget, Burj Al-Hamam offers unrivalled sea views without the need for your sharpest threads. Jutting out into the sea from the Corniche, this is a great place to sample delicious Middle Eastern mezze. The desserts are particularly moreish – round off your meal with sweet baklava and a strong cup of coffee.

Address: , Gulf Road, near Green Island, Kuwait City, 13127
Telephone: +965 2252 9095.
Website: http://www.burjalhamam.com.kw

Le Notre

Cuisine: French and Middle Eastern

You’ll see Le Notre a lot on your travels around Kuwait City – they have cafés in the Al Fanar, Marina and 360 malls. Despite the name, it isn’t limited to French cuisine, but serves fresh Mediterranean and Arabic dishes too. Its breakfast buffet is extremely good value, but leave room for its patisserie desserts, whatever the time of day.

Address: , 360 Mall, South Sura, Kuwait City, 15304
Telephone: +965 180 5050.
Website: http://www.lenotreparis-kuwait.com

Souk Al-Mubarakiya

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Don't be fooled by the humble appearance of the restaurants that line the edge of Souk Al-Mubarakiya, they're among the best cheap eats in the city. Pull up a plastic chair for an authentic Middle Eastern meal of fresh kebabs, green leaves, pickles, hummus and pita picked from the surrounding shops.

Address: North Shuwaikh, Between Mubarak Al Kabir, Ahmad Al Jaber and Ali Al Salem Streets, Kuwait City,
Telephone:

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