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TanUrEen in Fehaheel

A friend asked me if I had ever been to TanUrEen, in Fehaheel. Not only had I never been there – I had never even heard of it! When she took me there, I was astounded. I had driven by it a million times, and never even knew it was there.

TanUrEen is at its best at this time of the year, when you can sit outside in the gardens. The night we were there was very comfortable, not too cool nor too hot. This is the perfect time of year for a visit.

There are tables all through the gardens as you enter, in the “see and be seen” section, and then, off to the right, there are private cabins and to the upper right, larger family cabins, near the children’s play ground. Although any given evening there are a LOT of children, they are all behaving themselves (at least they have been when I am there) and there isn’t a lot of noise. For being near a major road, and in the middle of a city, it is a very quiet restaurant, even with lots of people, and if you get there early enough to choose a cabin, quiet AND private.

The food is Lebanese, with a concentration on mezzes and grills, but being Kuwait, they also have a good selection of fish and shrimp. I can promise you that both the grilled shrimp and the hamour are excellent. The mezzes are all freshly made, and, of course, they have their own baker, and the thin, hot, puffy bread is delivered to your table fresh from the oven. It doesn’t get any yummier.

The service is excellent, very personal, and the waiters are all in suits and ties. We find this a great place to go with friends, where we can enjoy one another’s good company and excellent conversation.

Above are the tables in the open garden area, where there is also a waterfall.

These are the cabins in the family section, open so you can keep an eye on the kids. There is another section of cabins that are more circular, more private, if you don’t have children with you.


April 2, 2007 - Posted by | Adventure, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Weather


  1. For a year or more our girls day out (it’s when me, my sister and mum go out together) have been in Fahaheel; it’s the most comfortable and quite place where no one is interested in showing off or bothering others!!

    BTW; you have been tagged 😉

    Comment by True Faith | April 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. I pass by that place all the time. I’ll have to check it out with the family soon! 🙂

    Comment by Stinni | April 2, 2007 | Reply

  3. Yum. Can we go there the next time I come to Kuwait??

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | April 2, 2007 | Reply

  4. True Faith – I’ll look for you next time I am there and ask you what you are reading!

    Stinni – take your kids, too – there is a family friendly section!

    Little Diamond – mais oui! Et j’espere c’est bientot! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 2, 2007 | Reply

  5. That is beautiful!Seems like bunch of fun!! 😀
    I’m glad you had fun!

    Comment by Nora-Cassandra | April 3, 2007 | Reply

  6. I have eaten there many many times. I love it lamb chops, Moutabel and some 5-star shisha. Nothing like it.

    Comment by Jo'el | January 6, 2008 | Reply

  7. Jo’El, it remains one of my very favorites, too, and one of my favorite places to take houseguests. I don’t smoke – shisha or anything – but I do love the smell at the Tanureen.

    Don’t you wish there were a Kuwait theme restaurant, though? Desert theme, tent like atmosphere, like Tanureen, only with tent-like dividers? Machboos, and other Kuwait and Gulf favorites?

    And also a boat restaurant, that actually left the pier and served mezzes and grills?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 6, 2008 | Reply

  8. Where exactly is this?
    At the Gulf road near that big bank?

    Comment by rainmountain | January 6, 2008 | Reply

  9. Going toward Al Kout mall, when you see the Phillipine School on the right, turn right on the little road just past the school. The road goes up to Al Ajmal mall, but just after you have turned right, Tanureen is on your left. Easy to miss, unless you are looking for it.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 6, 2008 | Reply

  10. We have been there today.
    Thanks for the tip – I loved it – food was great!!!

    Comment by Nicole | March 20, 2008 | Reply

  11. Woo Hoooooo, Nicole! I am so glad you liked it!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 20, 2008 | Reply

  12. […] We finally went to the highly rated Tanureen. […]

    Pingback by Tanureen Restaurant in Fahaheel : Mister Ian’s Weblog from Kuwait | May 3, 2008 | Reply

  13. Great photos

    Comment by jewaira | February 9, 2009 | Reply

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