We have not dined out much since returning to Kuwait from vacation. Generally it is too expensive and the quality is OK but not super. Prices keep going up and up of course.

Here is tonight’s dinner for four at Sakura.

1 Shitake Mushroom 2.950
2 Sushi & Sashimi Platter 1/2 12.950
1 Rainbow Roll 1/2 1.975
1 Exotic Maki 1/2 3.225
4 Miso Soup 1/2 5.000
1 Steam Rick 1/2 0.750
Sub total 26.850
Cover Charge 15% 4.030
TOTAL 30.880

That’s 116 US dollars at today’s exchange rate. The 1/2s are because before 8:00 p.m. the Sushi and rolls are half price and fortunately they gave the rice and soup also at half price. If not half price it would have cost nearly 60 KD. That’s too much!


p>Also take note of the 15% cover charge which is common here. I don’t know if it goes to the staff or not, but then it makes a dilemma if you should tip or not. In believe tipping is not generally done and if so is not a percentage of the bill but rather a nominal amount of 250 or 500 fils (1000 fils equals 1 Kuwait Dinar). Of course I stand to be corrected on this.


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