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Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
+965 2224 4560
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Kuwait
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is excellent, Service is average specially when it is crowded, you can enjoy the terrace if it happens that you visit between October & May.

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Thank AlfaKay
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It was a pleasure hosting you. I am glad that he food and shall surely note your comments on speed of service and pass them on to our management. I look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I have nothing to say about service and food because they are both awesome it's worth to give a try for such this Restaurant in kuwait

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Thank Abu J
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and your kind review. I am glad that you have enjoyed both our food and service. I look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My family and friends have been regulars at this unbelievable contemporary Japanese eatery. This restaurant is the reason I probably started eating raw fish at the age of 2.5. Yes, they don't serve cliche, regular Japanese food, but that's why its amazing! Its originality comes from its use of weird, unexpected ingredients that make everything so good. Olive oil and... More 

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Thank Fahad A
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind words. It is a pleasure to serve you yet again. The fact that you have mentioned that you have been eating our food since you were 2.5 years old reminds me of exactly who you are, and is something that makes me proud to belong to this 'culinary institution'. My best regards... More 

Jounieh, Lebanon
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I have nothing to say about the food. It's delicious and various. Unfortunately, the service wasn't at its high levels. The waitress was rude, doesn't speak and acts like a robot. Using an iPad to choose from the menu is NOT a WOW idea. Not all clients are couples to use in an intimate way the iPad. But overall, our... More 

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Thank Hedddo
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I am happy that you have enjoyed the food and apologies for the shortcomings on the service side. It is definitely not reflective of our personalized, welcoming service that is part and parcel of our 'fabric'. I shall address these issues personally with our management and pass your comments on regarding our Ipad menu. Best Regards Joe... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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254 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I had a healthy lunch at Maki the Avenues Mall. I have met Brenda at the entrance. Brenda is welcoming, hospitable and sweet. My main order was Grilled Salmon with Apple dressing and steamed rice. The dressing is sweet and tasty. The salmon was well cooked. I had piña colada for a fresh drink. I like the exotic flavor of... More 

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Thank Ghadeer2014
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. I am very happy that you have enjoyed our food and hospitality. For your next visit, I would recommend keeping some space for our delectable desserts such as Ebony and Ivory ice cream, and our Honey Yuzu Pistachio ice cream. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Its pricy the food is delicious the service is now good and much better than before the place is nice location , i didnt like the idea of making you have to pay for the valley service it should be free

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Thank sara s
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. I am glad that you enjoyed our cuisine and hospitality. As for the parking, that is managed by the landlord, and thus we have no control over it whatsoever. I shall pass your comments on to them, nevertheless. I look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Loved the food, Amazing Stuff, Huge variety of healthy choices, best ambiance, rewarding desert. Just Love that place

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Thank Elkhourys
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Thank you so much for the kind words, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali More 

Paris, France
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Kuwait city. Though obviously overpriced, the food is in small quantities is just superb. Sashimi is excellent. The sushi platters, well tasting set due to the size... are very good and seasoning is perfectly balanced.

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Thank Laurent86530
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. I am happy that you have enjoyed our food. I assure you that we are priced well within the range of restaurants that belong to our league, however, I shall surely pass your valuable comments on to management. I look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Best... More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I really love this sushi place and it is a must every time I visit Kuwait. I went with my friends and we tried: edamame salad, prawn tacos, prawns tempura, fried rice, black cod, chicken teriyaki, and honestly I cannot recall the names of sushi we ordered, however all were good!

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Thank Noura B
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks to you for your patronage. I am happy that you enjoyed our cuisine. The next time you visit, I recommend trying the new Akagome (red rice) dishes. It is a pleasure to have served you, and I look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards, Joe Hajjali More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Honestly..This restaurant is for people who want to say they had sushi (cooked!), but don't care about ingredients. A real sushi lover won't like it as this was tailored for people who want cooked chicken rolls filled with mayonnaise.

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Thank Sultan A
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. I highly value and respect your opinion, however, and by way of clarification: Maki is not a traditional Japanese restaurant, though we do serve both traditional and contemporary dishes. Thus, you are able to order both cooked and non-cooked sushi items, and you can order either traditional, or contemporary items.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Location: Middle East  >  Kuwait  >  Kuwait City
  • Phone Number: +965 2224 4560
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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