You'll find a wide range of international restaurants to choose from when you travel to Kuwait, with culinary options from across the globe. Restaurants tend to be grouped together, and the so-called “Restaurants Road” in Salmiya is a good place to satisfy your hunger pangs. A few restaurants here serve traditional Kuwaiti cuisine.
In the Qibla area of Kuwait City, you will find a few more traditional restaurants, serving local specialities. Look out for hummus, shawarma (meat and salad served in pitta) and mezze, a range of small dishes to share.
If you want to dine like a Kuwaiti, head for Souq Al Mubarakiya on Abdullah al-Salem Street, where you can feast on kebabs, hummus, pickles and Arabian bread at the edge of the old souq. A visit to the Fish Market in Mahboula is a must for seafood lovers. Here you can choose your fresh fish or seafood from the display and it will be prepared and cooked according to your instructions.