A few weeks ago I posted about Lebanese franchise Le Sushi Bar opening at Al Hamra Luxury Center and promised to make a review, well here I come. Kuwait has many, many Japanese restaurants scattered around, let alone burger joints that keep popping up, so it’s a lot harder now for new restaurants to attract customers attention because the food market has become very competitive. As I said before, Le Sushi Bar is the first Japanese restaurant to open in Beirut, Lebanon and considered as one of the finest in the country serving a variety of sushi’s and maki’s that according to them can’t be found else where.
So we decided to try Le Sushi Bar for lunch, it was almost empty when we arrived. The staff were friendly enough to cozily salute us and take us to our table. The interior design was quite simple consisting of a wooden bar with tables uniformly distributed around with total capacity around 170 seats, there was also private cabin with windows overlooking Kuwait City for special group gatherings. We were given the option to either use traditional menu or an iPad based menu which is becoming a trend in Kuwait but I can’t complain since iPad menus provide high resolution images and more details on food items plus they are easily browsed but I recommend that you use hands sanitizer after you are done ordering.
They started off with serving us a little treat consisting of ginger along with cucumber on-the-house. I opted for normal sticks but my friend picked the easy ones. We started off with my all time favorite; steamed edamame beans coupled with green tea, the green tea taste wasn’t strong enough for me but probably because it wasn’t given adequate time.
Temaki: Cone shaped and stuffed with rice (tasted good).
Crazy maki and shrimp tempura maki (both tasted great when dipped in soy sauce).
Wakame Shrimp (picture above): I didn’t like it because it had strong raw shrimp odor but I know people who don’t mind this.
Beef Teppanyaki: It tasted delicious coupled with boiled vegetables and sesame on top.
Steamed Rice: It was light and cohesive because of the starch I think but this is how I like it.
The level of service was great and orders came relatively fast and general ambient felt good. As with other Japanese restaurants the prices of some of the items were on the high side (our check was KD24), please check the invoice below for prices breakdown.
Address: Al Hamra Luxury Center, Sharq
Note: Pictures were taken with Samsung Galaxy Note II camera.
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