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Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
+965 2224 4560
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Ranked #17 of 309 Restaurants in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Maki: the finest fusion Japanese restaurant in the Middle East, a passionate and unique concept, with a cozy ambiance and an exquisite variety of infused mouth-watering dishes, to be experienced at Marina Waves.
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our first visit at Maki was very satisfactory. Personally I like iPad menus especially in cuisines I am not that familiar with. The pictures and the actual presentation of the dishes were absolutely identical. It takes something out from the mystery, but one feels safe. Filo tempura was exceptional. In one bite sweetness and spiciness, crunchiness and softness. This mixture... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Good Japanese food, go there hungry and be ready to pay. theres an outdoors area but they didnt allow people to sit there which was sad.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Simply the best sushi! Endless choices in the menu makes you wonder what to try up next! Dishes in Maki are mixture between flavor and art, both are fully served at their best.

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Kuwait
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My best previous experiences here were when I had sat outside and yesterday was no exception. There are many beautiful looking outdoor heaters to chase off the cold sea air to let you look back across the sea to the bright lights of Salmiya as you eat. I ordered three types of Maki then added the Shrimp Tempura as a... More 

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Aosta, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

So disappointed with this place.... stunning view, great place. iPads with menu don't work, waiters are unfriendly and smell of sweat, food quality is poor. I took my GF there and felt totally ashamed. So sorry to spend my money there.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So far the best tasting sushi i had in Kuwait. Bit pricey though but portions are reasonable. Located in Marina Crescent, the space is quite small and tables are lit only by tea light candle, cozy, and peaceful ambience. The waiters are average, professional but not that friendly, however, i gave 4 stars because of the authenticity of japanese menu... More 

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Kuwait
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Great location, valet parking but a luke warm greeting unlike previous visits. With the good weather now in Kuwait I asked to sit outside same as the restaurant next door but was point blank refused so settled into the smoking area as it was quiet but which has the best views. We over-ordered as the IPad menu system is so... More 

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Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review. On the one hand, I am happy you enjoyed our cuisine, yet I am very sorry there were flaws that resulted in a less than perfect experience. At award-winning Maki restaurant we strive to provide nothing short of a 5-star hospitality to our valued guests. As such, could you... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My first visit to Maki was yesterday. I was craving some japanese food. I had Maki Maki, toufic maki and some seafood noodles. They were awsome. I loved the place, the waves branch. Staff were friendly and service was quick. At the moment, I have placed an order through 6alabat and waiting for it to be delivered. MOUTHWATERING....

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Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and for your kind review. I am very glad that you enjoyed the Maki Marina Waves’ experience. I would suggest that next time you come in you try some of our decadent desserts like the Chocolate Bomb™, the Pain Perdu™, or the Mini Dosan™. We look forward to hosting you again soon.... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have u ever tried sushi with olive oil??? I'm telling u it's unusual and I love it... I have been to Maki for longtime and it's always a joy to be there.

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Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and your kind words. I am happy that you enjoyed our healthful, house-made extra virgin olive oil maki rolls. Whether it is Amer Maki™, Tara Maki™, or Dr. Samer Maki™, you are guaranteed original recipes and exotic ingredients every time. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Maki in Marina waves. Nice location ..specially in winter sit outside and enjoy the weather and the view. Recommended dishes: Eisa maki, chicken noodles, volcano maki rolls, special prawns tempura. Also beirut salad or marina salad or spicy salmon avocado salad. Also try edamame spicy. Any type of Teppanyaki dishes is amazing. Enjoy

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Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and your kind review. I am happy that you enjoyed our cuisine and hospitality. Next time you visit us look for new dishes like PinkGirlQ8, Sheikh Majed II, and several others. We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

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Additional Information about Maki

Address: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number: +965 2224 4560
Location: Middle East  >  Kuwait  >  Kuwait City
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese

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