Signor Sassi

Post by Mark

I haven’t been to Signor Sassi in London but I just came back from the one here in Kuwait and I was pretty impressed. They haven’t opened yet, they’re still testing but everything is pretty much ready and they will be soft opening on Sunday with the official opening in early October. I met the Signor Sassi owner since he’s in Kuwait making sure everything is perfect for the opening and he was very nice and friendly. The location that’s opening on Sunday is the Gulf Road one which is located in the same place as Fish Market and Fusion. The 360 Mall location won’t be opening for another 2 months at least. In case you haven’t heard of them before, Signor Sassi is a popular Italian restaurant located in Knightsbridge. It’s run by the same people behind the award winning San Carlo.

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  1. Late says:

    Seriously hope they start opening other stuff than every single restaurant in the world

  2. doesn't0matter says:

    Love Signor Sasi but I don’t think it will taste the same here.. Late the only project that will survive in kuwait is “FOOD”

  3. hilaliya says:

    As long as they have the hearty bowls of pecorino cheese, olives and tomatoes in olive oil on the table with the crusty bread, I am sold irrespective of the food.

    That’s always my favorite part.

  4. Lexicon says:

    “Sheikh liked Italian restaurant so much … he bought it” hahahahhahahahahahahahha…+he+bought+it/

  5. Burhan says:

    Can’t anything else open in Kuwait other than freakin’ food restaurants.

  6. Mathai says:

    whats with all these fine dining places opening up ? I want an old fashioned greasy diner with a nice roast beef or pastrami sandwich

  7. KSA prisoner says:

    Burhan: What other kinds of restaurants would you like to open in Kuwait? A shoe restaurant? A toy restaurant? Or how about a mobile phone restaurant?

    Darn those Food Restaurants!!

  8. vampire says:

    enough Italian food,, Kuwaitis need to know the real French food better

  9. bouresli says:

    “The brand is being taken overseas by retail mogul Sheikh Marzouk Al Kharafi, from one of the richest families in the Arab world. One of his relatives is hoping to buy Liverpool Football Club. The family’s enormous business empire, the Americana Group, already owns the regional rights for Wimpy and KFC and is the single biggest shareholder in Krispy Kreme doughnuts.” idiot journalists

  10. aaa says:

    no wonder 3/4 of the population is obese.

  11. m says:

    I wonder if like London an indian or philopino guy will be shouting out loudly in italian and singing to diners, like the italian guy does at their london branch

  12. Mark says:

    The manager and assistant manager are Italian so you will hear Italian being shouted but I don’t think they will be singing

  13. agree with you vampire :’ )

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  15. zaydoun says:

    oh crap I just wrote a long comment on your Trader Vic’s post

  16. zaydoun says:

    Posting it again here, under the assumption it was only at 360… the seaside location is a game-changer


    Signor Sassi is due to open at 360 mall, and it will no doubt go through the usual predictable cycle:

    1. Import a restaurant beloved by a few Kuwaitis who go to London a lot and hope the name means something to people beyond that demographic

    2. Choose an inappropriate location. In this case, fine dining inside a mall

    3. Hire highly paid Italian chef from London

    4. Said Italian chef will leave a few months after “training” the locally hired staff of various nationalities, and after suffering from soul-destroying loneliness and not serving any wine with his creations

    5. Cuisine will take a dip in quality the minute he leaves which won’t matter much to the masses who only want their Penne Arrabiata.

    6. It will then become just another generic/bland Italian restaurant in a mall

    7. Signor Sassi HQ in London will get upset at the tarnishing of their brand and end their relationship with the local partner

    8. A “new” restaurant replaces Signor Sassi, most likely Lebanese food since that’s what sells


  17. ninefortyniner says:

    Finally Signor Sassi is in Kuwait. I dinned there yesterday and the food quality was similar to what I had in London. The best thing is that Signor Sassi Kuwait is maintaining similar Italian culture. I would strongly recommend to try their spaghetti & lobster.

  18. ninefortyniner says:

    spaghetti lobster and tiramisu *

  19. Noufa Ali Al-Sabah says:

    LOVED LOVED LOVED Signor Sassi. It was just terrific. Just 1 problem, well technically not a problem, the food is amazing and tastes very similar to the one in London. At the other side, how its prepared and how it look not like london at all. Didn’t like how my food looked, but the taste just amazing. Going to it again today, YUM YUM YUM! Veal Maleness with a side of Spaghetti Bolognese.

  20. abs says:

    No matter how good the food is …we need WINE.!!!to go with it. SUCKS..!no wine.

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