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“Arabic fusion lunch”
Review of Ayyame

Ayyame
Ranked #108 of 582 Restaurants in Kuwait City
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I had a late lunch at Ayyame, Al-shaheed Urban Park – Phase 2. This is a NEW location. Ayyame is a Middle Eastern Contemporary Fusion Restaurant. I had Lebanese Tabbouleh & Palestinian Mujadara, which is a signature Middle Eastern dish of lentils and rice. The Mujadara is a one main order out of 9 in total, in the menu. There are 18 breakfast options and 6 Tabliyas, each order consists of 3 dishes (Trio).

The Lebanese Tabbouleh was with quinoa and without onions. This salad is healthy and with little dressing. The Palestinian Lentil puree is eaten with yogurt and topped by crispy onions served in a Yamani Stone Bowl. The braised lentils are mixed with rice as well. My sweet Egyptian waiter, Kareem noticed that flies were roaming around coming from the main door, so he prepared a way to wave off flies by pouring Turkish coffee powder on lemon wedge and lit it by a cigarette lighter to generates smoke. His trick worked. I like flan dessert and custard texture sweets. I had a Kuwaiti Baked Flan, the flan was like Crème brûlée, also known as burnt cream, and it was a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. The caramel layer was crispy. The Kuwaiti version of Crème brûlée is cooked with saffron and cardamom topped with pistachio and granulated brown sugar. This flan was not too sweet; I would prefer to have it without the brown sugar and pistachio on top. My drink was the popular Egyptian Koshary Tea, which is a loose tealeaves strongly brewed for an authentic upper Egyptian flavor.

The location is easily accessible from the parking and the interior is bright with floor to ceiling windows. I liked the spread of big Spanish cushions on every chair and sofa. You feel like home.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I visited this restaurant with my friends and had a good time. The view is nice, food served is of good quality.The best was Gerse Ogaily served warm with dips.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I came with a friend for dinner here as they generally have a prime view of the Marina crescent yachts, however the food was a major disappointment. We ordered plenty of mezzes such as Hummus, Baba Ghanooush, Fattoush, Sweet Potato Fries, and the only thing that stood out was the hummus, everything else was lacking in taste. Then we ordered the Joojeh Chicken for dinner and it had a very bad smell. I am very disappointed because they used to serve good food but for the price and food quality it's a complete disappointment.

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Thank Y-Raz
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The food here was different and delicious. We ordered a platter of 3 different types of flatbread- each had minced lamb but flavoured with spices from different regions. Service was average but food great, different and well priced. This is located along the marina facing the water and part of the mall complex.

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Thank nuyu2013
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We have eaten there several times. There is the option for indoor and outdoor dining. The decor is nice - comfortable cushions for seats inside and out. They serve a variety of Middle Eastern dishes as well as salads. The artichoke salad and lentil soup is tasty. We had a chicken minced kebab as well and a pizza like dish. Portions are large and bread is served with some of the entrees. Did not try the sheesha but many guests partake. Would go again.

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Thank Dan L
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