Delicious, friendly and incredibly reasonable. The meal I had here was the best that I had in Kuwait -- a fresh arabic salad paired with a perfectly cooked fish in a masala-like sauce. The specialty here is fish. If you ask for "spicy fish," you should be able to get what I had. Prices are...more
Sitting at this old coffee shop was a highlight of my visit to Kuwait -- and to the souq. Established in 1945, this little spot is a covered alleyway between two shops just a few aisles away from the central area. You'll definitely need to ask around to find it but it stands out once you've seen...more
The "old" souq has certainly been modernized. Don't visit for history. Visit for a great glimpse of local life. The people watching is incredible and, despite the newness, this souq manages to retain an authenticity that is lacking in many others in the region. Harder to manage in...more
Unless you have the courage to drive here, you will need a taxi driver. Unfortunately, many drivers don't speak English and trip rates are high relatively to 1/2 day and daily hired taxi services. We spent $140 on our first 1/2 day of running around and then quickly realized we could save a lot...more
The service is quirky but this place is stylish and has amazing views of the corniche. Breakfast here is comprehensive. The felafel wasn't particularly good but all-in-all a good experience with plenty of local influence despite the Italian design....more
Fascinating look at the history of the first Gulf War. The exhibits aren't high quality but they are educational and entertaining. The head of Saddam Hussein's statue from Bagdad is on display and the museum curator is very proud of it. 1 KWD to enter. You may have to wait a few minutes for an...more
Whimsically fun and colorful property. The concierge is worthless but the property and rooms are pleasant. Located in Salmiya, not Kuwait City. Easy access to some highlights but central Kuwait City is a 15-20 min drive away.