The most important tip I can give you on Kuwait  local food, and the only one that will make you elevate from being a tourist to becoming a real traveler immersed in the local culture, is “Stay away from McDonalds“. When visiting Kuwait, there is awesome local food to try. Head to the local eateries too, and go where the locals go. For me, the food, wine and and even the water is part of the travel experience.

What to Eat in

There is a huge array of restaurants in Kuwait. Because the nightlife does not involve drinking, people go out to restaurants and malls. Almost every cuisine is available in high-end restaurants.

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Kuwait is known for its culinary specialties and catering services. Restaurants can be found in food courts in malls, and alternatively many international restaurants are grouped together in certain areas in Kuwait, namely: Behind the Roman Catholic Church in Kuwait City Outside the Movenpick Resort in Salmiya In the Marina Crescent Just ask any local where the “Restaurants Road” is and they will guide you to a road in Salmiya packed end-to-end with local restaurants serving a wide array of specialty sandwiches, juices and snacks.

There are few restaurants that serve traditional Kuwaiti food. Al-Marsa restaurant in Le Meridien Hotel (Bneid Al Gar location) has some traditional Kuwaiti seafood but with a relatively high price tag. A better option is the quaint Shati Alwatia restaurant at the Behbehani Villa compound in the Qibla area of Kuwait City (behind the Mosques)and another Kuwaiti restaurant is Ferij Suwailih in salmiya area. Chocolate Bar, Salmiya. Copper Chimney. Indian cuisine. Open in Salmiya and Jleeb(Avenues Mall) Oriental restaurants & confectionaries, . Indian, Arabic & Chinese cuisines. Restaurants open in Salmiya, Kuwait City & Andalous – (Take-away only). Confectionaires open in Andalous, Surra & Farwaniya The Orient, Kuwait City (Dasman). Thai

What to Drink in Kuwait

Alcohol is illegal in Kuwait: it may not be imported, manufactured or served. Tap water is drinkable, although most of it is desalinated. Bottled water is available everywhere for a few hundred fils.

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