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Gulf Royal City Center: Where Did it Go?

We hadn’t been to the Gulf Royal at City Center for a while, and since Chinese is my favorite “fast” food, we headed there this week-end. It’s gone.


You can see where it used to be – straight ahead was the take out window, and to the left there was a garish Chinese-style entrance, and all across the back there was red and gilt decoration, genuine cheesy, but we liked the food.

All the signs are still up in the window, but the inside is gutted.

“Maybe they are just remodeling?” I asked hopefully.

“I don’t think so,” said AdventureMan, “Usually they would put up a sign saying ‘New improved Gulf Royal re-opening SOON!” and there was nothing like that in sight.

He is betting they have opened up somewhere else, maybe they weren’t getting the dinner traffic they used to get. Does anyone know? I know there are a couple others, like one in Hawally and one in Fehaheel, and several in the mall food courts . . . maybe the sit-downs aren’t making enough money?

March 30, 2008 - Posted by | Eating Out, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions


  1. looks to me like ruins from Failika 😀

    I am not into chinese so I guess I cant recommend any! Sorry..

    Comment by Amu | March 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. I called to ask the hours last week and no one answered, so I called the Hawally resturant and was told that the one in the City Center has closed down for good.

    The resturant in Hawalli is very good, with excellent service I use to go there all the time. The one in Fahaheel wasnt so hot, the resturant didnt look so clean bu this was years ago that I went so maybe it has improved.

    Comment by Loca in Kuwait | March 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. Amu, that’s OK! We have found several that do just fine. 🙂

    Loca, no kidding? I have heard the one in Hawally is the best, but I haven’t been there. The one in Feheheel is a little grimy. We won’t go back there.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 30, 2008 | Reply

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