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Review: ElKhedeiwy Cafe

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

ElKhedeiwyElKhedeiwy Cafe is one of the newest cafes in Kuwait owned by Aamal Holding Company, the same owners of DietCare, Cafe Bazza and Dikaan Burger. ElKhedeiwy is a Egyptian Cuisine Cafe branded with traditional Egyptian theme. Weeks ago, I received a special invitation to taste their food and services.

ElKhedeiwyCafeI drove down to Benid AlGar towards Le Royal Hotel where ElKhedeiwy Cafe is located. The branch manager welcomed us and directed us to a special private table. She explained to us our set menu which is a salad, mix appetisers, duck, mix grill, chicken with rice, mahalabia for dessert and Egyptian tea.

From my experience their food was extremely delicious and well cooked. I loved the duck and mix grill they were cooked well and in a special Egyptian ingredients. The cafe service was also good. Also their are special gathering private tables for reservations, lobby and indoor/outdoor seating area.

Finally, everything was perfectly done. I rate ElKhedeiwy Cafe food 10/10, service 08/10, atmposhere 09/10 and location 07/10.

Location: Le Royal Hotel, Arabian Gulf Road [map]

Instagram @elkedeiwy

Phone: 2257 0999

TalabatOne of the most spot light news this week in Middle East was “Talabat.com was sold for EUR 150 million”.

Rocket Internet AG announced by signing of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Talabat, one of the leading players in the attractive online food takeaway market in the Middle East, headquartered in Kuwait, for approximately EUR 150 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the next few weeks.

Talabat operates in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Bahrain, Oman and Qatar with particularly strong market positions in Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. It currently cooperates with more than 1,300 partner restaurants including major brands like Burger King, KFC, JonnyRocket, Hardees, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, PizzaExpress, PapaJohn and Subway.

With this transaction, Rocket attains leading market positions in the top two markets in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates – countries characterized by the highest smartphone penetration in the world and large basket sizes offering a high potential for further growth. Furthermore, it gains access to new countries with highly attractive market fundamentals. Talabat.com will be part of the newly created Global Online Takeaway Group which Rocket announced last week in its business update.

Rocket’s mission is to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside of China and the United States. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across three sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 25,000 employees across its network of companies, which operate in more than 100 countries on five continents. Rocket Internet AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

CaliBurgerKuwaitCaliBurger the famous American burgers are now in Kuwait. Last week I attended the official grand opening of CaliBurger first branch at Miral Complex – AlManagaf [map]. CaliBurger are 100% lean grass-fed beef, hand selected produce and all sauces made in house. I haven’t tasted their food before. My feedback from the first taste, all burgers are deliciously made without any comments.

FiveGuysKuwaitFive Guys the famous American Restaurant will come soon to Kuwait and Middle East. According from a friend,  AlSayer Group (franchiser of Caribou Coffee) finalised the deal to bring Five Guys to Kuwait and Middle East. They started with Dubai and move around the region.

Koshari Bites

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

KoshariBitesKosher is an Egyptian dish made in 19th century. Kosher is made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together, topped with a tomato-vinegar sauce; some add short pieces of spaghetti garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions.

Koshari Bites one of the small business just established in Kuwait by Ali Mubarak. They offer different combination of Koshari and also custom order. I actually loved it and tastes delicious. Also they offer mix Koshari basket with mix of 14 flavours which can be serve in gatherings or diwaniya. Delivery is available, to know more information follow them on Instagram @kosharibites

ShawarmaShuwaikhShawarma Shuwaikh one of the best Shawarma restaurants in Kuwait. They began two years ago by opening the first branch in Shuwaikh Coop (that’s why it is called Shawarma Shuwaikh). However, days ago I saw there second branch officially opened in Bneid AlGar Area – Fahaheel Highway. Shawarma Shuwaikh Bneid AlGar branch open’s for 24hrs every day, so if you are hungry at 4am you can pass by to have a shawarma.

ShawarmaShuwaikhKuwaitThrough my visit inside the restaurant. I loved their interior and branding design theme. My best Shawarma in this place are Om AlRoman and Shawarma 1961. You can find their menu at Shawarma Shuwaikh website.

MrGreekRestaurantMr Greek Restaurant is one of the enduring success stories in the Canadian hospitality industry. It began as a small restaurant in a famous Greek Town of Toronto back in the 1980s. Since 1993 Mr Greek began to franchise and reached to 27 branches around the world. 

MrGreekLast Sunday, Mr Greek opened their second branch at The Gate Mall in Egaila. Back in 2014, Mr Greek opened their first branch at Marina Mall – Food Court. Their strategy is to expand and open more branches in Kuwait.

MrGreekKuwaitI got a special invitation to taste and review their food. For lunch I had Maria’s Dolmades, Greek Salad, Chicken Souvlako, Beef Gyro and Steak. I loved the food taste, presentation and ingredients. But through our lunch the staff are not trained in suffering the customers. Such as they should start with the appetizers, salads/soups then the menu course.

What I experienced is they placed all the dishes in the same time. Overall I loved the restaurant decorations and atmosphere. I rate the restaurant food 08/10, decoration 10/10 and location 07/10.

LittleRubysWeek before, I got a special invitation from Little Ruby’s Restaurant – The Avenues Branch to review their need dishes. I was welcomed by the manager and explain to me that new dishes is added to their menu.

I started with Vimto Mojito, french fries, mango chicken salad and mushroom toast.

LittleRubysBurgerFrom all the main course, I thought cheese burger would be a great choice for today’s lunch. Actually I don’t have any comments regarding their food taste. Except I think their food was not cooked probably on that day.

StrawberryCheeseCakeI ended with a delicious strawberry cheesecake with cup of green tea. Overall, their food and service were good and I rate Little Ruby’s 07/10.

The Seventies Restaurant

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

The SeventiesDays back I received different kind of dishes for lunch from Kuwait Cuisine –  The Seventies Restaurant.  I  got Chicken Machboos, Beef Machboos and Shrimps Rice. All of their meals come with set of box which could be useful for Diwaniya or gatherings.

I really not any comment of their food, except it’s only delicious and fresh. You can find more about them @theseventieskw Instagram account.

MadoRestaurantKuwaitThe famous Turkish restaurant opened last month their first branch in Kuwait – AlBida’a. I heard about it a lot and saw their branch in Dubai Mall. I never tasted their food. Last weekend, I had a chance to taste Mado Restaurant. Their food is ordinary and not that tasty. After lunch, I ordered tea and desserts. I can say Mado is an excellent place serve Turkish delights and tea. The waiters service is so cheap and they need to work more on customer service. Finally, compared to the other restaurants their prices is bit expensive.

Ridley’s Burger

December 19th, 2014 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

Ridley'sBurgerM2 is a new food/restaurant zone opened months ago at Salhiya Complex. Every time I pass by M2 I see no seats available at Ridley’s Burger. However, days back I went to Ridley’s Burger for lunch and saw the place almost free. The waiter bought the iPads and I ordered original burger with french and pumpkin fries. After I had my lunch I can say it is the best burger I never had in life. Comments: delicious and juicy only.

Location: M2 – Salhiya Complex

Instagram @ridleys_kw

BocciniPizzeriaLast March Boccini Pizzeria launched their first branch at Mahboula – Levels Complex. I attended the grand opening and you read our pervious post. Days ago, Boccini Pizzeria Restaurant opened a second branch at The Avenues Mall (Soku) the same place as Nestle Toll House before.

BocciniTheAvenuesI got an invitation from Boccini Pizzeria to review their new menu. However, last Wednesday I drove down to The Avenues Mall to review Boccini Pizzeria food for lunch. The branch manager welcomed us, gave us the menu and recommended to taste the new dishes such as Aranicini Aua Margeritta, Gamberi Crocanti, Mini Pizza Slider, Carne Alla Griglia (Ribeye), Tagliantelle Funghi, Fazzoletti Capriciosa, Insalata Di Cassa and Insalata Dello Cheff.

From all of the new dishes I liked the Mini Pizza Slider, Fazzoletti Capriciosa, Gamberi Crocanti and Insalata Dello Cheff. I founded the Mini Pizza Slider is the most delicious one. Overall, all dishes are great without any comments. I rate Boccini Italian Pizzeria food (09/10) and location (09/10).