8 of best restaurants to visit in Kuwait


Be it a romantic hotspot or a luxe fine-dining eatery, Kuwait’s F&B scene is gradually growing with some of our favourite restaurants set to open later this year (Hint: Roka).

For all the food lovers out there, has curated a guide with all the best restaurants to dine in Kuwait along with an upscale Japanese haven that is all set to make its mark in the country.

White Robata

With Robata being the short form for Robatayaki, the Japanese term describing a method of cooking, similar to barbecue, where food items are slow-grilled over hot charcoal. While offering a minimal take on the world of Japanese culinary, White Robata serves a delicious array of flavours in each innovative dish, which is sure to leave you wanting for more. Located at Sheikh Jabel Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, it’s open daily from 1pm to 11pm.

Al Noukhaza Seafood Restaurant

Presenting seafood in a tasteful manner, Al Noukhaza Seafood Restaurant is located at Crown Plaza Kuwait with a distinctively nautical theme for guests to enjoy in the perfect atmosphere. From a mouth-watering buffet to different regional and international specialties, diners are offered fresh seafood in the perfect environment, presented in a luxurious buffet setting. With assorted shellfish, live lobster and other delicacies offered, guests have a plethora of dishes to choose from on their next visit.

Tatami Restaurant

Where craftsmanship meets flavour, the unique elements of Haute Japanese cooking alongside classic favourites is offered to create an intense dining experience unlike ever before. Served in a modern atmosphere with authentic stylings, the Japanese tradition of warm and respectful hospitality is followed closely at Tatami. Located at Shayma’a Tower, Sharq in Kuwait City and Dhai Complex Al Bidaa, it’s open from Sunday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.

Dar Hamad

Bringing an authentic Kuwaiti experience to the table, Dar Hamad draws inspiration from Kuwait’s golden era of the ’70s. With an element of gastronomic flair being brought to the table, guests can also witness the refurbishment by local designer Hamad Alsaab who’s made the restaurant into an architectural landmark. Establishing it as a centuries-old landmark, the restaurant is housed in a large old house by the sea as it’s owned by the Kuwaiti family, making it one of the most picturesque restaurants in Kuwait. Located in Salmiya, it’s open daily from 8am to 11:30 pm.

Al Boom Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Known for its traditional fine dining experience with an ornate ambiance, Al Boom Steak & Seafood restaurant offers a historic wooden dhow journey for guests to embark on this culinary experience to savour. Located at the Radisson Blu hotel, it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm to 11pm.

Dai Forno

From wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and an espresso with friends or colleagues at this intimate, indoor-outdoor Italian restaurant, located on the top floor, Dai Forno is definitely a place to visit. Located at the Four Seasons hotel Kuwait, It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday 6pm to 11pm for guests to enjoy with glistening views of the city.

Kei Restaurant

Bringing authentic Japanese flavours to the table, Kei Restaurant features elements such as the sushi bar, teppanyaki grill counter and a la carte dining with time-honoured favourites such as a variety of contemporary sushi and modern preparations. Having established itself in Kuwait in 1981, it has been serving high-quality authentic cuisine since then. Located in JW Marriot hotel it’s open daily from 12pm to 11pm.


Bringing something new to the culinary world in Kuwait, Ovo offers its audience an elevated vegan and vegetarian menu which serves authentic flavours with dishes that delight the senses and feed the soul. Founded by Amal Chahine and combined with her passion for travelling, this dining experience makes it an unforgettable one for all its guests. Located at Bneid Al Gar, Al Massaleh East building it’s open from Monday to Saturday 12pm to 10:30pm.

Soon to open


With this globally-renowned restaurant already having made a mark for itself in the culinary world. Roka is all set to open its doors in Kuwait this year, after its received tremendous success in London and more recently in Dubai. Arriving in Kuwait’s first Waldorf Astoria, this robatayaki cuisine packed with flavoursome dishes, is beyond delicious and Roka is all set to make its imprint in Kuwait soon.

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