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“Amazing lebanese food”
Review of Mais Alghanim

Mais Alghanim
Ranked #2 of 672 Restaurants in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The history of Mais Alghanim Restaurant dates back to the previous century when our founding father Edmond Barakat (Abu Emile), opened a canteen for the employees of Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim & Sons Co., called “Mess Alghanim”.Over time, strong ties and personal relations grew between Abu Emile, Kuwaiti, and Expatriate Families extending over three phases and three generations. The first phase commenced in 1953 during which complete meals and take-away services were offered transforming the canteen into a restaurant for one and all.In 1974, Emile Barakat (Abu Edmond) presided over the business from his late father marking the beginning of the second phase. Under his leadership, the restaurant moved to the old Kuwait television station in 1987 where it was registered at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the name of Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim & Sons Co. It was at this time that the name was changed from“Mess Alghanim” to “Mais Alghanim”.Abu Edmond’s vision brought Mais Alghanim forward into the beginning of the third phase in 2003, to its present location, a building of true traditional Kuwaiti design, preserving the heritage and genuine tradition. With further development of this phase, Mais Alghanim continued the journey of hospitality by opening its doors to welcome guests at a new location in Mahboula in 2010.Hence, after more than 50 years of successful service, the late Abu Edmond’s brothers and eldest son continue to welcome you with the same spirit through Generations of Genuine Hospitality, and Good Food
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

visited on a very busy Friday afternoon. We were seated on the terrace which had other parties smoking shisha.

Although the place was heaving, we were served quickly. This was some of the best Lebanese food I have ever tasted.

A meal for 4 adults with several starters came to 18kd which is around £40. Amazing quality and value.

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

The quality of this place has been the same for over 60 years. It is a great family place to have meals and relax, smoke shisha and simply enjoy time with friends. They have excellent takout and catering also. A must try for anyone visiting or living in Kuwait.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

great food for the value and great service , caring staff and managment , good place for family gatherings .

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We love the food here and it doesnt get old !!

We landed up at the Spoons Complex in Mahboula and were immediately seated. We were served olives and some sort of pickles with bread.

We started with the lentil soup which waas just brilliant. Spiced perfectly. Warm and on the winter evening it was just perfect. We ordered the Chicken Arayes which was something like a quesadilla but crispy and very delicious. Very filling. We also had the spicy chicken kebabs and the mutton ones also. Both of them were well done . We also had the Hummus Beiruty which was very nice. Hot breads were served as soon as we were done or they went cold. No reheating and such. New fresh hot bread.

The staff was extremely corteous and was pleased to pay the bill. Never a let down and would definitely amke a trip again.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Excellent food, super fast and efficient service. Great value, this is most likely the best model of what a restaurant should be like.

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Thank AbuHammad
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