Sunday, November 25, 2018

Chili's seaside and other restaurants closing down after 20 Years

Starting today there will be 25% off your meal at Chili's until the 30th due to the closing of this restaurant which is the first location in Kuwait 20 years ago. This was one of the first restaurants I visited back in 2003 when there were very few places to choose from. Every weekend we would drive from Fintas to Salmiya to have dinner. So many memories at this location and I'm sad to see it go.

It's not the only restaurant to close, starting from Chili's all the way down to Johnny Carino's which consists of Appleebees, Le Notre, Burj Al Hamam, the Indian restaurant and Johnny Carino's will be taken over by Al Shaya. Le Notre is said to become a Starbucks and the Chili's will become a possible Pinkberry. The 20 year lease for these establishments is up and guess who won the bid.....drum roll.....Al Shaya of course.

For the people who have been here a long time say goodbye to the original restaurants and hello to modern times. Unfortunately this is the fate of Kuwait, not only original locations but most of the old houses and local history have been erased due to the race for modern structures. All though all of these things have been removed and new buildings, malls and restaurants have been built I don't see any tourism!


  1. i hope they dont close TGIF. Its their best location.

  2. They will be closing down Burj Al Hamam, TGIF, Applebees, Le Notre, The Indian restaurant next to Johnny Carinos, Johnny Carinos and probably the restaurants Fish Market and the Asian one with it. I don't know if they are taking over Aqua park and the paintball area.


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