Sixty Years of Hospitality

The origin of Mais Alghanim Restaurant dates back to 1953 when our founding father Edmond Barakat, opened a staff cafeteria for the employees of Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim & Sons Co., duly called “Mess Alghanim”.

This was the beginning of a long lasting relationship between the Kuwaiti & Expatriate communities and the late Abu Emile and his “Mess”. In a short time, the cafeteria became a meeting place for all serving complete meals and offering take-away services, transforming the humble canteen into a full-fledged restaurant.

In 1974, Emile Barakat, Edmond’s eldest son presided over the business from his late father. Powered by his father’s vision to develop and expand the business, and under his leadership, the restaurant moved to the old Kuwait television station, a large spacious property that was transformed into a warm family eatery. It was in that same year in 1987 that the name of the restaurant was changed from “Mess Alghanim” to “Mais Alghanim” and registered at the Ministry of Commerce under the name of Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim & Sons Co.

Famous for the unique commitment to hospitality and delicious homemade style food, Mais Alghanim continued to gain popularity and great acclaim as the years went by. With the continued support of Kuwaiti & Expatriate communities, in 2003, the restaurant moved to its present location, a building of true traditional Kuwaiti design, preserving the heritage and genuine tradition of the brand. In 2010, with demand still growing, Mais Alghanim proudly opened its second restaurant in Mahboula and expanded the “To Go” take-away and delivery outlets throughout the State of Kuwait.

What started out as a dream more than 60 years ago became a legacy in the Hospitality Industry. Today, the sons and grandsons of the founder, Edmond Barakat, continue the journey with the same spirit and passion to welcome you with Genuine Hospitality and Great Food.