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Winter at Tanureen

We love taking visitors to Tanureen, in Fehaheel. We love sitting out in those little cabinets. If we take friends with children, we love sitting near the playground, where the children can come and go, we can keep an eye on them and still have some grown-up conversation over dinner. What a great place!

In the winter, we have to eat inside the tent. It’s not so bad, as long as people aren’t smoking cigarettes. I like the smell of the shisha smoke, even though it isn’t my thing.


Because most of the year we eat outside, I hadn’t really noticed the funny decorations inside – a pioneer type wagon, a chef and a Gulf-dressed mannequin serving coffee!


All the food is good, the shish taouk, the mixed grills, but most of all, we like the grilled shrimp and the grilled hammour. We even eat the french fries, but . . . health conscious though we are, we usually don’t eat the vegetables!

January 28, 2008 - Posted by | Eating Out, Entertainment, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions


  1. beautiful pic and looks like a nice place..I hate going to fahaheel for some reason.

    Comment by Amu | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. My friend once ordered take away from there and I loved their food..

    Comment by chikapappi | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  3. Amu, it can be a little wild, and it is like bachelorville mixed with the showdown at the OK corral, but if it’s after dark and you are a woman and go with a male escort, you do OK.

    Chiki, the food is good, and we like the little cabinets and all the aroma of the sheesha, even though we don’t smoke it.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  4. I think you need to explain _why_ you don’t eat the vegetables (although the salad was pretty good :D)!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  5. […] decided to take me to their favorite Lebanese restaurant, Tanureen (which my aunt wrote about here). Taking someone who lives in Lebanon to a Lebanese restaurant in Kuwait might have frightened off […]

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  6. Interesting, yet contradictory! As diamond suggested, most of us Tannouris shudder at being painted as Arabs. Tannourine is a lush village cradled in the mountains of Lebanon with a history deeply steeped in the Phoenician homeland and Maronite history! I wonder who owns this restaurant?

    Comment by J. Antanios Harb | February 1, 2008 | Reply

  7. I don’t know . . . The food is only a little Lebanese, and they have a lot of local fish specialities. As Little Diamond says, the decor is more Gulf . . .I think I am going to have to visit Tannourine – Little Diamond, let us know when things cool off there, and we will come visit.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 1, 2008 | Reply

  8. […] As we were sitting outside, having one of our very best days in Kuwait, eating lunch at Tanureen, we got some very sad news. Our kind old Egyptian waiter told us there is a strong possibility […]

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  9. nice photos

    Comment by jewaira | February 9, 2009 | Reply

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