We were invited to try out Izakaya a few days back and it was a different experience from other Japanese places. Izakaya is a Japanese/French cuisine, a mash-up to be exact. The place has this “pub” feeling, smooth music and dim lights for that relaxation you want. Of course behind that kitchen is none other than Ahmad Al-Bader who you must know form his different places around Kuwait.
We tried many different dishes, we lost count. So we will leave you at the end of the post with all the dishes. We first started with the appetizers. This consisted of a wide range of dishes such as raw fish, raw wague beef, shrimps/prawns, salads, soups, spring rolls, wafu gyoza to name a few. A great selection that will cover anyones tastes. Our favorites were there popcorn shrimps and the baby spinach salads.
The main course consisted of Wague steak, makis, fish, prawns and ribs. The ribs were suburb!! However, we did have some hiccups here as we tried some of the more risky dishes. There was some prawns covered with peanuts that was’t really our thing. So here, if you stick to what you like then you will be fine.
What’s a meal without ending it with some good dessert. If you tried Ahmad Al-baders desserts in Prime & toast then you would be happy to know these desserts were good. We had different flavored ice-cream (Balsamic, Butterscotch, Wasabi and Dark Chocolate, Raspberry). Yes Japan with all it’s flavors. Then we had the pancakes and french toast. We don’t even need to say anything here.
Overall, the place is great if you are into Japanese/French and would like to take some risks. The unique thing about the food here is the unusual mixes that can question your taste. There are some dishes that were perfect and things that we did not enjoy as much. We would try it again though definitely.