Katsuya in Kuwait

Last night my friends and I dined at the newly opened Japanese franchise located at The Avenues.

Katsuya has a wide variety of innovative Japanese dishes, exclusively adapted to local palates such as the Edamame Hummus.  Katsuya by Starck has been accurately fashioned to provide guests with an attractive and communicating culinary experience.

With a bunch of starving, eager and enthusiastic ladies including me, I managed to get a few quick shots of the dishes.


Katsuya Crush (I had this one, so I can recommend it totally)

Fresh-pressed mint and raspberry, topped with 7UP and a squeeze of lime. 2.250

Roses in Bloom

Crushed grapes finished with rose water, a refreshing floral combination. 2.250


Crispy Chicken Salad

Asian salad mixed with rice noodles, wonton crisps and shredded chicken, served with a plum

vinaigrette. 4.450 (delicious – just needed some extra dressing, we realized that a bit too late)

Creamy Rock Shrimp

Crispy bite-size rock shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce. 3.950 (Amazing – ate too soon, sorry no pic)

Corn Tempura

Corn fritters with smokey chipotle aïoli. 2.950 (Nice however, I would prefer Shrimp any day instead of corn)

Sautéed Shishito Peppers

Flash-fried and tossed with a soy glaze. 2.250 (I must say compare to any other Japanese restaurants, Katsuya has a lot of variety for Vegetarians)

Crispy Brussel Sprouts (Well done, and appetizing)

Balsamic soy and toasted almonds. 2.950

Edamame Hummus

Organic edamame mixed with tahini and spices, topped with a salad of olives

and tomato and served with grilled pita. 2.950 (Highly recommended)

Shrimp Croquette Sliders

Panko-crusted shrimp gratin with cabbage slaw, sweet-hot mustard and

tonkatsu sauce. 3.250 (Not recommended, sweet hot mustard too strong for taste buds, unless you like it that way)

TERIYAKI Chicken 5.950 (a No No for me..)

SSC Roll

Sautéed shrimp with asparagus and

mushrooms over a California roll. 3.950 (Very nice, scrumptious)

The Hollywood

Shrimp tempura, spicy kanikama, avocado and

cucumber roll topped with spicy albacore. 4.950 (My friends loved it!!)

Shrimp Tempura Roll

Crispy shrimp tempura with cucumber and avocado. 2.950 (I loved it – juicy and succulent)


Double Chocolate Lava Cake, Molten chocolate cake garnished with salted caramel and crème Anglaise

served with vanilla ice cream. 2.950 (Out of this world – definitely something I would order again)

Accompanied by Specialty Hot Teas (both of which are highly recommended)

Jasmine Dragon 1.250

Sweet Asian Pear (white tea) 1.250

Cappuccino 1.450

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All in All, We enjoyed our experience at the Katsuya and would love to go back to try some of the other dishes…. In fact one of my friends is envisioning getting a job there. 😉