Hermanos Kitchen – Filipino Asian Restaurant

Post by Mark

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A couple of weeks back I was driving in Salmiya when I got stuck in a bit of inside road traffic. While waiting for it to clear up I spotted a small hole in the wall restaurant next to me called Hermanos Kitchen. So I looked for it on instagram to see what the place was and it turned out to be a Filipino restaurant. It looked like a nice place so yesterday I decided to pass by and try it out.

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Hermanos has only been open for a few of months now and so is still fairly new. The interior is small with around 6 tables and looked good for a hole in the wall. They had a Westlife concert playing on the television which is actually exactly what I would have expected at a Filipino restaurant. The menu was hand written on the wall and I couldn’t understand any of it. I had’t really had any Filipino cuisine previously and so had no idea what all the items were. It was one of those occasions where I wished the menu had pictures alongside the dish names or at least a description in English.

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The waiter tried his best to explain and recommend dishes and I ended up ordering three of them, the Astig Na Chicken BBQ, Fish Be Wit U and the Manoy Bikol Express. Also ordered an A&W Root Beer Float!

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From the three dishes I ended up liking only the chicken BBQ, but the other two I actually wouldn’t have ordered if I knew exactly what they were since they contained ingredients I generally don’t like. My favorite thing though obviously had to be the A&W Root Beer float, hadn’t had that since A&W shutdown over a decade ago.

There a lot of different Filipino restaurants in Kuwait but this one just seems like the nicest one. The prices are pretty good with my bill coming out to around KD7. I just wish it was more non-Filipino friendly, an English menu would have made things much more easier. If I do go back it would definitely have to be with an Asian a Filipino friend which I just realized, I don’t think I have.

Check out Hermanos Kitchen on instagram under the account @hermanoskitchen and on Facebook [Here]. They’re located in Salmiya behind Johnny Rockets [Google Maps]


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14 comments, add your own...


  1. Nirmala says:

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and find your posts to be interesting and informative. Just writing in to express my surprise at you not having any Asian friends… The place is literally swarming with us! (I’m Indian btw…) keep up the good work. Tc.

  2. loony says:

    Lol the menu. Good to see home humor there. Definitely different from other Filipino restaurants here.

    Can’t go wrong with pansit (noodle dish). The kanin express items would all contain rice. Minatamis is desert – halohalo is great especially in hot weather. It’s shaved iced, evaporated milk, toppings (kinda hard to describe), and ice cream.

  3. loony says:

    Lol the menu. Good to see some humor there. Definitely different from other Filipino restaurants here.

    Can’t go wrong with pansit (noodle dish). The kanin express items would all contain rice. Minatamis is desert – halohalo is great especially in hot weather. It’s shaved iced, evaporated milk, toppings (kinda hard to describe), and ice cream.

  4. Yousef says:

    “Fish Be Wit U” Best name I’ve ever seen for a dish hahaha!

  5. L says:

    “…Westlife concert playing on the television which is actually exactly what I would have expected at a Filipino restaurant.”

    Bwahahaha!! I swear, I thought I was the only one who noticed this. Any restaurant in Kuwait where they play cheesy love songs from the 80’s and 90’s (Whitney Houston and Celine Dion will almost always be in the playlist), you can bet 99% of the time that the manager is definitely Filipino.

  6. vangie says:

    Thanks a lot for your review of my daughter’s Hermano’s
    Kitchen. We are surprised and happy for your good and positive comment.
    Perhaps if only we were there at the time we could have offered you a few of our special menu. Anyway since they
    just started a few months back , my daughter who manages the restaurant is still in the process of giving an exact English translation of the menu.
    Surely your review serves as a wake up call for my daughter to push harder for the betterment of Hermano’s Kitchen. THANK YOU and hope you will visit us again soon.

  7. meh says:

    Somebody.. please.. bring back A&W

  8. ariston says:

    Hi Mark.. been there last month, and I love their Sisig squid and Bicol Express… :P

  9. Bong Contreras says:

    Been there few hours ago. for the first time. I love the Aldubo and chicken barbQ. And the root beer float too! I love to visit again.


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