While I was drving across the borders of ‘State of Jabriya’ on 4th Ring Road I saw this new building that looked liked a big restaurant or a cafe, so I stopped by and asked the working men what this is, they said this is Villa Fayrouz, the famous Lebanese restaurant and cafe, and that it will be opening very soon. By far this is the biggest Villa Fayrouz branch that I’ve seen, I’m noticing that opening of bigger restaurants is becoming sort of a trend in Kuwait. I recall their hummus and grilled chicken tikka were great.
Spotted Chili’s Too opening at Moahalab complex in Hawally as I headed to the cinema on M2 level. It’s been almost a year since my last dinner at Chili’s, I’m still boycotting it until they further lower their prices. Check our previous post here [link]
I have never been a huge meat lover but Turkish Grill really hits all the right spots when it comes to grilled kebabs. The restaurant offers authentic Turkish Kebabs, hence the name – Turkish grill. The meat is so juicy and grilled perfectly which makes you always want to have that one last bite. Besides the meat, the salads are so fresh as if they are home-made. The fries are always crispy and never soggy which makes them taste just perfect. There are 8 branches all over Kuwait and now the latest one has opened in Mansouriya behind the Mansouriya Co-op. I recommend for anyone who is a meat lover to go try it and I’m sure you won’t regret.
I always wondered what is the oldest fast food restaurant in Kuwait and when was it opened? My wild guess was that it’s probably Wimpy, KFC or Hungry Bunny. This was until I saw this picture for the first ever Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet to open in Kuwait back in 1973 (that’s 40 years ago), I never knew fast food was that old in Kuwait! They say the first two outlets were located in Salmiya and Dahiya Abdullah Al Salem and owned by Americana group.
Personally Kentucky Fried Chicken (which was re-named later to KFC only) was the first fast food restaurant that I ever ate at in Kuwait back in early 80s and it was so tasty back then but the tastiness has gone over the years, well maybe it’s just me. Somehow having a fast meal felt like something special (sort of a VIP thing) back then. The fast food trend has continued to grow in Kuwait with the opening of Wimpy and Hungry Bunny in 80s then came along McDonald’s (1994) and Burger King (1997) if I remember correctly? I recall McDee’s first outlet was the one opposite to Sheikh Sa’ad Al Salem Al Sabah palace on the waterfront. Wendy’s and Arby’s in Salmiya were also among my favorite-list in early 90s, sadly they were both closed. Nowadays Kuwait is stuffed with fast food restaurants that keep popping up in every other corner. So what was your favorite fast food restaurant?
Organica Cafe moved from Salmiya a while ago, I found out they were re-opening in Jabriya last night so I though I would go by to have a peek.
I like the new location although finding parking may be one of those great turn offs that we all encounter here . I tried a few things off the menu, not especially chuffed about a few things but the Lasagna tasted good and I was famished.
The new location is in Jabriya,behind Royal Hayat hospital.
They had live music which got a bit loud for me even though the singer’s tried their voices at some of my favorite songs.
What do you guys think of live music at restaurants, ya3ni what would you tolerate?