I spent my summer vacation in the US in both Irvine and Carmel, California. I was driving around mostly to San Diego and sometimes Los Angeles since there isn’t much to do in Irvine. This year was the most interesting year in the US, and especially for food. I read on reddit that there are 3 restaurants that has Kuwaiti partners somehow and two of them are in Los Angeles, and one in San Diego. I couldn’t manage to go to the ones in Los Angeles, but I will definitely try The Kind Ones in Kuwait. I am used to RHS since it was under our office, but sadly they closed down.
Now lets talk about Simsim Mediterranean Grill, which is located in San Diego, California. This is the best and tastiest shawarma in San Diego and most Kuwaitis are saying the same thing. It is really really tasty, and one of a kind. The menu consist of shawarmas, bowls, and sides. It is a fast casual concept, which means it has a focused and simple menu to prepare the items while walking through the line. It is a concept very similar to Chipotle but serving shawarma instead of burrito. My very favorite items on the menu are the following
Simsim Shawarma : Chicken & Pomegranate
Daring Shawarma : Meat & Tomato Sauce
Feta Shawarma : Half Chicken & Half Meat
My Own Combo Bowl : Half Chicken with Bulgur & Half Meat with Rice and Tomato Sauce all over
Sides : Hummus & Baba Ghanouj
Whenever I go to simsim, I see mostly Kuwaitis and Saudis eating there. The food is really impressive overall, and if I visit again, I am definitely going there to eat more of simsim. I believe that this shawarma place is the best in San Diego, and it will disrupt the restaurant industry in the US because of of taste and design.