We’ve all been there. That moment when a group of people are hungry, but each has a taste for something different from the rest. You could go to the mall, but then there’s the issue of parking, and with the weather getting so nice, who wants to be inside for the day? Why not head to Plajat on the Arabian Gulf Road in Salmiya, where you can hit two birds with one stone. Everyone eats what he or she likes, and you can cross the street for an idyllic lunch on the beach together.
When you pull up to Plajat strip on the Arabian Gulf road, the modern wooden design that immediately attracts one’s attention and that leads to a spacious parking lot that services all four restaurants simultaneously. Your first task would be to choose which matching door to go through for your dining experience.
Behind door number one is JJ’s Burger Joint – a concept that offers gourmet burgers made from the freshest ingredients. JJ’s adheres to a layering equation created from a juicy beef patty, soft bun, crunchy onions, fresh tomatoes, crispy lettuce, and mouthwatering cheese. Each layer has the perfect combination of flavor that made it a burger well worth remembering. You could taste the freshness in the vegetables, meat and the bread. The patty seasoning greatly complements the high grade US meat, and the creamy cheese definitely hits all the right spots. Their wide variety of burger types include the Mushroom & Swiss Burger, Super JJ’s Double Cheese Burger and Bacon Burger, with a side of Buffalo Jumbo Chicken Wings or Southwest Fries to share.
Not in the mood for a burger, but you’re craving a sandwich with rich ingredients? You’ll find that just behind the second door at Sandawicha. The chef has identified the spices and mixtures that truly define each country for a mouthwatering quick eat. Take a trip to the USA, with a Philadelphia steak Sandwich made with shredded beef fillet steak and mozzarella cheese that are spiced with a special spread laid on sesame bread. Mexico is represented with the famous Fajita signature sandwich, as well as the Tijuana Sandawicha embellished with avocado, a Mexican spread, and wrapped in a delicious homemade flatbread. Or head all the way to Jamaica, with their exquisite Cajun Chicken Sandwich, a delightful experience of chicken breast with fresh mushroom and mozzarella.
If you are looking for something a little closer to Arabic cuisine, then head over to Abou Jassem where you’ll find all the great Lebanese classics. The grill and shawarma specials with starters made with authentic recipes. They use the best meat and chicken for both their grills and distinguished Abou Jassem shawarma. But they also have a delicious selection of sides and vegetarian dishes, like their super falafel or sojouk sandwiches. If you can all agree that the taste of home is the best, then spring for the party platter and get a little bit of everything from tikka, taouk, kafta, kabab, arayes and shawarma.
Towards the end, you and your friends should meet at the drinks shop Meywa – named after an old Kuwaiti custom of bringing out fruits at the end of the meal, the concept is exactly that: a fresh and fruity end to your Plajat experience. Their drinks are unique and can only be found in this strip of deliciousness. Here you will find fresh juices from the tried and true orange juice or watermelon lemonade, their distinctive cocktail mixes like their Heartbreaker, YumYum, or Tahiti, or even a special Meywa shake with Snickers and Oreo, even grab a coffee frappe or a warm cappuccino. You can even end your meal with a sweet tooth to an unusual hot chocolate or ice cream combinations with fruits such as that perfect Sunshine Merry Fruity – surely to try.
Now that you have your burgers, sandwiches, drinks, and sides to share , you can get together on their patio to enjoy your meal with a splendid sea view on the gulf or just walk right across the street for a picnic on the beach to enjoy the afternoon together. It will be a day you, your friends and your taste buds will never forget.
Plajat is located off the Arabian Gulf Road at Plajat Street, Gulf Road, Salmiya and is open from 12pm to 12am. To contact them call 188 8848. You can follow the concepts on Instagram @jjs_kwt, @abou_jassemkw, @meywakwt, @sandawichakwt.