One of my favorite things to do after a day well spent at the beach is digging into a burger that hits the spot. The mere thought of those flavors, biting into a beautifully seasoned patty of meat and munching on dreamy, crunchy fries, invokes so many awesome childhood memories; and after laying under the sun and swimming for hours, who wants to head home to cook? When it comes to choosing a new burger dive, head to Five Guys Kuwait.
With its expansive location in Kuwait City’s Al Tijaria Tower, this family-run American burger concept opened with a huge, and might I add well-deserved, bang. Delivering on the promise of simple, wholesome, freshly prepared burgers and by far some of the best fries I’ve tried in Kuwait, Five Guys presents a no-fuss no-muss approach to its offerings.
The décor comes alive with bright red, simply offset with white accents, and is reminiscent of a classic diner feel. You’ll see stacked tin gallons of peanut oil, lining up the queue and ready to be used to present you with insanely great crunchy on the outside, yet fluffy on the inside, fries.
The burger patties are perfectly juicy, and fresh is the best way to describe them as you truly do taste this with every bite. Your burgers are always made to order, and no fillers or preservatives are ever used in the beef. The burger patties aren’t overwhelmed with grease, nor are they dry, but instead offer a pleasing balance of flavors and textures. Nothing is ever frozen, and you can actually see where the fries are sourced from each time you visit clearly illustrated on the signage board behind the ordering counter. If it’s Dutch potatoes you love, then you’ve come to the right place. My favorite part of the Five Guys experience is the fact that you can always customize your burger to your liking! Freshly chopped jalapenos offer a spicy crunch, and the grilled onions offer the perfect smoky flavor everyone craves from the barbeque. That’s the beauty of it all, you can literally create endless combinations from the 15 free toppings, based on your sense of burger-adventure. The staff are super helpful, and are happy to answer any questions you might have. They smilingly took my order and in about six minutes, I was feasting.
The regular Five Guys hamburger or cheeseburger is gloriously gluttonous, as the double patty packs in huge flavor. If you’re more a single-patty-burger-fanatic, like me, then you won’t go wrong with the ‘Little’ hamburger or cheeseburger. It’s might be called little, but trust me, it’s mighty! With an additional selection of hotdogs, vegetarian and good old melted cheese sandwiches, Five Guys offers a scrumptious selection for every palate. Not only so, carb-conscious burger lovers can rest easy, as all burgers and hotdogs can be ordered bun-less.
No burger experience is ever complete without a creamy and sinfully sweet milkshake. Speaking on Five Guys’ renditions of this classic was our resident milkshake expert and bazaar colleague. While I sampled the classic peanut butter milkshake, she went on to create an incredible concoction of peanut butter, salted caramel, and malted milk. Did we mention that all of the delightful mix-ins are free?
I left Five Guys with an insanely happy tummy, and also learned that they will soon be opening up locations in Salmiya and Mahboula. Whether you like your burgers post-beach, or you simply have a hankering for the freshest and juiciest beef patties, then head to Five Guys and start your own burger adventure.
Five Guys Kuwait is located in Al Tijaria Tower in Sharq, Al Soor Street, right across from Al-Shaheed Par. Call 2227 3605 for more details, visit www.FiveGuys.me and follow @FiveGuysKuwait on Instagram.