Kuwait is a country that truly inspires brilliance. This country has birthed entrepreneurs and thinkers alike, setting a benchmark of success for the rest of the region. From strongly supporting women’s political and societal rights, to taking advantage of freedom of speech, this spectacular country has excelled in embracing tradition and welcoming in modernity, without compromising its cultural values. For those reasons, Kuwait must be celebrated.
Since its founding, Kuwait has consistently taken steps to advance the comfort of its people and aid its evolution as a nation. Healthcare is top-notch here, from public and private hospitals, and a range of pharmacies, starting with the pioneering AlHajery branches, which supply all the creature comforts civilians need to improve their health and lifestyle. Education has evolved, welcoming in bilingual institutes and maintaining award-winning universities, and brilliant architecture and leisurely venues reap the liberty this country has seen over the years. While Kuwait has made incredible progress embracing change, it prides itself in keeping traditional values that we still see every day – because when Kuwait embraces the new, it in no way discards the old. Something that stands as the very example of this is Khaneen, Kuwait’s leading cultural restaurant.
As a hip, modern representation of Kuwaiti tradition, Khaneen is best known for its ability to immerse each guest in a mesmerizing ambience with old music and great food. A visit to Khaneen is truly a treat from start to finish, with mouth-watering dishes that embrace Kuwaiti culture in a modern fashion, coupled with kitschy décor reminiscent of local memories of yore. From innovative appetizers, to comforting main courses and tantalizing desserts, Khaneen’s fusion of flavor is the concept’s answer to maintaining a traditional culture in a modern way, by nodding in appreciation towards the melting pot of influences Kuwait has become known to love and embody. On top of that, each of Khaneen’s locations celebrates something so comforting and beautiful about Kuwait that only we, those who call Kuwait home, can fully understand.
For example, as hot as it gets for a few months between late spring and mid-autumn, the rest of the year offers beautiful weather to dine alfresco – an activity that is so quintessentially Kuwaiti, it has become a strict ritual to delve into between the months of November, (sometimes even October!) to April. Are you seeking to share a delicious meal with plenty of family and friends, and need an unbeatable outdoor location? Khaneen Murouj is ideal, night or day. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a brunch, lunch or dinner of all your old favorites, topped off with cardamom-infused hot Karak, something about being there amidst the lush greenery provides a satisfying experience.
If you’re the type to kick it old school, then Khaneen’s Mubarakiya location is your spot. Here, you’ll surround yourself in Kuwait’s Golden Years, with the scents and memorabilia of old Kuwait City (not to mention the Mubarakiya souks) surrounding you, this kitschy location is the perfect reminder of why Kuwait is so charming to begin with. A little more traditional in feeling, you’ll blend in perfectly with the untainted and maintained culture of Mubarakiya. Pro tip: it’s the ideal place to dig into some Khaneen Fries after shopping!
And speaking of shopping, we’re excited to announce that Khaneen is just about to open in Phase 4 – The Avenues. Not only is The Avenues one of Kuwait’s post prized attractions, but spending a day there ignites something so familiar about the sensation of shopping till you drop, feeling hunger hit, and being too tired to go home for a comforting meal. Though Avenues has so many great locations, sometimes you want something that reminds you of good old-fashioned home cooking. Thank goodness for Khaneen, then! At Khaneen, you can have your hamsat and gaboot after working up an appetite by hitting all the shops! Just don’t forget to end it on a sweet note with some kunafa.
Khaneen is also the perfect accessory to show off our culture to visitors during their trips to Kuwait. What better way to understand Kuwaiti food, culture, and its rich history fused with modernity while keeping tradition alive than visiting a restaurant that embraces all of these qualities? Whichever venue you choose, each location offers something special to share with esteemed guests – scenery, history, and luxury.
So this month, the month that’s dedicated to celebrating Kuwait’s greatness, embrace your roots and origins. Showcase them to those who are newly exposed, and take the time to remember what makes Kuwait special, by taking in every single thing Kuwait has achieved that we should be proud of. Just remember to have some delicious Khaneen throughout moments in between.
Khaneen is located in Souk Mubarakiya – Oman Street, Murouj off 6th Ring Road, and Phase 4 – The Avenues. They are also available for delivery via Carriage and Talabat. Follow them on Instagram @khaneen.restaurant and Facebook: Khaneen Restaurant.