Kuwait’s 6 Best Restaurants by GQ

From established names like White Robata to newcomers such as Roka, Kuwait’s burgeoning dining scene has tantalizing prospects.

White Robata

Enjoy the smoky decadence of great robata grilled fare at White Robata. The award-winning restaurant’s 48-hour sous vide wagyu ribs and robata grilled duck are to die for. On top of its grilled offerings, they serve delicious nigiri including well-loved classics such as chutoro and otoro.

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre، Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Tatami Restaurant

Tatami puts its own unique spin on Japanese dishes. Take its wagyu beef taco, for instance. Wrapped in a crispy taco shell, the generous filling of wagyu beef is adorned with tomato jalapeno salsa and miso-BBQ sauce. The result is a delectable mouthful of complex flavour pairings that you’ll come back again and again for.

Shayma Tower Omar Bin Al Khateb Street Kuwait City, 13014, Kuwait

Dar Hamad

If you’re looking for authentic Kuwaiti food, Dar Hamad is the place to go. We highly recommend making a booking for its breakfast spread, which includes shakshouka, halloumi, grilled cauliflower and eggplant in tomato sauce, and fried falafel.

Baghdad St. 5 Ln, Salmiya, Kuwait


If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you’ll find tantalising options at OVO. Their vegan and vegetarian-friendly spins on Middle Eastern fare always have us coming back for more. While you’re there, you need to try their avocado pizza and Farik fritters. End it off with a sweet treat like their vegan chocolate mousse cake and you should have all of your cravings satisfied.

92G3+P3H, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Cure is an interesting experimental tapas concept in Kuwait. For starters, its ‘gram-worthy interior is filled with welcoming light wood and pastel pink tones. Its menu, on the other hand, features seasonal dishes such as cajun orange yakitori, parsley-crusted tenderloin, and other one-of-a-kind creations.

Shuwaikh Industrial, Design District, Kuwait City, Kuwait, KW


Opening soon in Kuwait, the iconic Japanese robatayaki is expected to serve the same high-quality menu that its Dubai and London counterparts are known for. Contemporary spins on Japanese dishes conceptualized with innovation in mind and culinary skill at heart? Roka is set to be Kuwait’s most exciting culinary addition in 2022. For more information, head to rokarestaurant.com.