Luna was the most impressive restaurant I have visited in Kuwait so far. I was amazed by the staff members, they were a breath of fresh air. Coming from all around the world be it Italy, Britain, Lebanon, Spain and much more. Luna is located on the 18th floor of Missoni Hotel, which makes a lot of sense calling the restaurant Luna. The place officially opens up at the 7th of August. More details on their Ramadan buffet below.
I first need to explain why the lighting of the pictures is abnormal. Each table has its own lights which can be adjusted to your liking. If you’re feeling blue you can get a blue table or whatever color you like. You can also open or close the curtains if you want a sense of privacy. It was pretty cool seeing the curtains slowly turning around us.
We started off with some snacks. I am not sure what was in the white peanuts but they tasted amazing. I would have liked a sauce with the chips, but couldn’t get my hands of the peanuts. I would really recommend you try those if you visit.
Then came the Blackberry and Pomegranate Cocktails. I had the blackberry juice and I can’t compliment it enough. Though I’m not a big fan of blackberry, but this juice was lovely. This too I do recommend. My friend also liked his pomegranate though bare in mind it can quickly fill you up.
I ordered the Falafel & Poached Egg salad, the thought of having a falafel in a salad intrigued me. It had soft greens, avocado and roasted cherry tomato. The idea is to squeeze the poached egg so that the yolk spreads out and acts as a sauce. You can also order this salad with organic chicken and/or gulf prawns.
The Chilled Tomato & Olive Oil was tasty according to my friends judgement but can easily fill you up. So you might want to cut down on the appetizers if you decide to go with the soup. On the top right of the image you can see it comes with some extras in case you want to make your own mix or just add some hot sauce on it.
I sometimes get picky when it comes to shrimp, specially if they overdo the sauce. But this time it was just about right. Apart from it being delicious I really like the orientation of the food. You can notice a bluish line on the shadow, that’s because one of the lights lit was blue so it keeps showing here and there. An image of the lights can be seen in the gallery.
I ordered a Clay Oven Roasted Filo Chicken and this is what I got. The chicken is hiding inside, you have to cut it from the middle so that it opens like a flower. Then you pour the sauce that comes with the meal and dig in. It was really tasty, though it comes with a lot of mushroom. So for those not into mushroom, you might request them to remove it first.
I fell in complete envy the moment I saw my friends main dish. Especially since I only eat Zbaidi fish and this is exactly how I like it served. Since the restaurant has a blend of meals from different cultures you can always order a Kuwaiti dish if you don’t feel like trying something new.
Last but not least comes the chocolate. On the right is a brownie-like dessert with an ice cream scope. As for what I had, it was the chocolate cake on the left. They were both delicious and as a chocolate lover I couldn’t be more satisfied.
The place is very luxurious, and because you are on the 18th floor you get this calming view from high above. They will be open during the holy month of Ramadan with an open buffet(19KD per person). They also might open a balcony but that might not happen, really wish it did. My overall experience was a delight and I would definitely be back sometime.