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Maki

Arabian Gulf Street | Marina Waves, Kuwait City, Kuwait
+965 2224 4560
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Arabian Gulf Street | Marina Waves, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Japanese restaurant I always love to go & enjoy dishes cooked under supervision of a Japanese chef. Food is tasty & well cooked but I missed my ginger pickles ! Service was excellent & staff were extremely friendly & polite . But the restaurant...More

Thank N A
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NA, It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you for being a loyal Maki fan and valued guest, and I am glad you have enjoyed our cuisine and hospitality. We shall always strive to provide you with the perfect culinary experience. I shall...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i am very happy with my family we are really enjoyed so much with very delicious food special the service was wonderful but need little control with happy face wow I like the romantic place like we are in fouji I am happy have a...More

1  Thank safwanhassoun4
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, It was a pleasure hosting you. I am happy that you have enjoyed your experience, and I shall pass your comments on to management. I look forward to your next visit with many thanks. Best Regards Joe Hajjali

Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

best Japanese food in town they have variety of different options.. good food good services and good atmosphere highly recommended 👌🏼

Thank fatema-89
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It is an honor to receive a "highly recommended" comment from you. I am happy that you have enjoyed our food and hospitality. I look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali

Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Growing up, I've always had the heart for Japanese food. And Maki has captured the soul with their exquisite preparation of Japanese food. It's been a go-to Japanese restaurant of my family here in Kuwait for a couple of years now. There are many branches...More

Thank randomcharm
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It is a pleasure to read your review and I thank you for your patronage. I am very glad that you have been enjoying our cuisine and ambiance at Maki Marina Waves. I look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards...More

Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

This is really good Japanese food. Lots of variety. Great venue. A little spendy, but if you get lots of things and share it's worth it. Go to the one at Marina Wave and sit outside. Fun and yum.More

Thank GourmetGirl2017
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. I am glad that you have enjoyed our Marina Waves' food and ambience. I shall pass your valued comments to our management staff, and I look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe...More

Reviewed February 22, 2017

It has nice sea view. The food is tasty but I did not taste really japanese tflavors.( a lot of mayonnaise). Service was good. Overall I would say good (not average)More

Thank Eleni P
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. We do not purport to be a 'traditional' Japanese restaurant by any means, though we have many traditional and healthful dishes using no sauces at all except the healthy extra virgin olive oil, brown, red,...More

Reviewed January 26, 2017

The food is good so is the service. If the weather permit try to sit outside the view is amazing and the sea right below you. The attempt to sell own olive oil to dinners is out of place spoils the fine dining atmosphere and...More

1  Thank AOmeiri
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. I am glad you have enjoyed our cuisine and ambience. I shall pass your comments on to management, which we highly value. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards Joe Hajjali

Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love Japanese food. We also love it when a restaurant does a twist to Japanese food. This place took twist to a whole other level. I'm not. Saying the food is bad. I'm just saying that they should use less frying,...More

Thank Ali A
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your visit and review. We highly value your opinion which you are, of course, entitled to. Nevertheless, and by way of clarification, in no way do we purport to be a traditional Japanese restaurant; rather, we are a contemporary...More

Reviewed October 2, 2016

Another review where I wish TripAdvisor had a 'Good' button...to say this place is average is unfair, however very good would be a bit of a stretch. Having lived in Bahrain and the Maki restaurant there being my favourite sushi place, I had high expectations...More

Thank clairemc03
Reviewed September 15, 2016

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.

Thank AlfaKay
Joe H, CEO at Maki, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $20
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups
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 | Marina Waves, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Location: Middle East  >  Kuwait  >  Kuwait City
  • Phone Number: +965 2224 4560
Description
Maki: the finest contemporary 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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