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“Amaising 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: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 January 18, 2013 via mobile

What can I say, awesome food within an awesome environment, 100 percent worth visiting by anyone who is here. Great variety for all tastes with a lovely size portion.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

I've tried Mais Al Ghanim numerous times because I tend to sit late at work with my colleagues and we usually end up ordering from them. I personally didn't like their grilled hamour, but their grilled meat mix platters were good. Their food is satisfying as their portions are quite large, but I wouldn't consider it to be unique or special. They don't marinate the meat in special spices and there's no distinct taste from other lebanese restaurants.

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Thank Y-Raz
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Amazing choice of starters and drinks. And located on the gulf road one of the oldest places in Kuwait and serves traditional Arabic and Lebanese cuisine

Thank sums35
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We got our food in a timely manner and it was tasty. There are so many items to choose from. We each ordered an appetizer, a salad and a main dish and it turned out to be way too much food for two people. The salads are definitely family-sized. Would definitely go again.

Thank Elyssa P
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We lived in Kuwait for several years and we visited Mais on a weekly basis, always full,always we had prompt service. We used to go to the Old Mais which was located nearer the Towers, that was about 10 years ago. The quality and service has never changed the Garlick paste is to die for. This place is a must on your visit to Kuwait.

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