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“Good value food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mais Alghanim

Mais Alghanim
Ranked #2 of 617 Restaurants in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good value food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant has a friendly, relaxed manner. Staff are very helpful if you unsure what to order.
They serve anything from hummus with warm pitta breads, to delicious kebabs. My husbands favourite is the liver with caramelised onions! Very reasonable and excellent value for money. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
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  • German first
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Kuwait
1 review
“Always better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Well, we all friends make a point to meetup twice a month and then go for dinner. Guess where - it have to be Mais Alghanim but frankly speaking - this week the food experience was different.
the overall food was great but the tikka in particular was very bad - SMELLY
we always enjoy on these TIKKA but unfortunately it was bad day
I hope the management take notice and bring back the old flavour and taste

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Francisco9966
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kuwait
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“the tikka was smelly after taste ver fatty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

it was a great food hummus , tabboulah , baba ghanoug the grape leaves , the mohammarah the kabbab was ok , the tawouk salty but the tikka tender but i could not take the fatty smelly after taste the meat yesterday was not like before , the tikka i used to love it but yesterday was terrible uneatable ( zankha ) the 7 th of october , i could not complain because i was inviting my team considering the place is the best and i still beleive it the best hope to make sure the marination is right or the meat of tikka is treated right or prepared right on the future or going back to the old procedure it was in ramadan , the ramadan we had five time iftar it was excellent

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank sherif m
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Kuwait
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“Reasonably Priced for the Family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have been to this Restorant for many times and more to come. The food is fantastic and plenty, You will feel full after the starters. And don't miss the sweets. Car park is available and always full, but car valet is available for free.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank MyOwnWay
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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“There is better.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

When eaten at the restaurant, the food is good, not great, but good. Delivery isn't worth it. Could easily name many other restaurants who provide larger portions of better tasting food for the same price. To me, it's more of a heritage restaurant nowadays.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Walid T
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