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“A hidden culinary treasure in Kuwait”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maki, Burj Jassem

Maki, Burj Jassem
Ranked #132 of 617 Restaurants in Kuwait City
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Kuwait
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16 reviews
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“A hidden culinary treasure in Kuwait”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Maki Burj Jassem is definitely not what you would call a storefront restaurant. In fact, it is well hidden in the mezzanine floor of a business tower in downtown Kuwait City. When you manage to get past the amazing ambiance and outstanding service, you are bedazzled by a extremely rich menu with amazing flavors that develop in layers in your palate with each bite. Although serving a fusion cuisine, the Japanese spirit is very well preserved whether in taste or presentation. Although not forcedly considered as a cheap restaurant, the quality of the food makes you come back for more. The menu is always updated with new dishes, and the desert menu is to cry for. Make sure you schedule a serious workout the next day :)

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ounsih
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Joe H, Group Business Development and Marketing Director at Maki, Burj Jassem, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Maki Guest
It is always a pleasure to have you. We strive to bring the best, unprecedented fusion creations on a continuous basis to our beloved guests. The next time you are at Maki, I guarantee you there will be at least one new exciting item on the menu! Please do not hesitate to ask your server to recommend new items, otherwise, enjoy your usual favorites. Thanks again and see you soon.

Best Regards

Joe Hajjali
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great for business lunches or dinners”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Maki has great food wherever you go. This place is particularly good for business lunches or dinners. You can concentrate on your discussions and they take care of the rest. For a price of course.

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3 Thank IAG48
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Sushi I ever Had!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Firstly, the atmosphere is fabulous and the staff is very professional and welcoming. The food itself however is what makes this place unique. The dishes are innovative and are influenced by a variety of tastes found in different areas of Japan. I'm never doubtful of trying new dishes considering I've never ordered anything that I didn't find delicious. My favorite dishes are the Fusion and Onsi maki.

The chef is worth mentioning as well: A creative Japanese American that always has a smile on his face and is constantly coming up with new dishes to delight the sushi fans of Kuwait.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good sushi.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Anis C
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