My friend, Noon, and I were up last Friday… and through facebook status updates we decided to go check out the new restaurant Ryoog,the one I spotted with the sign “Opening Soon” a couple of weeks back!

Anywho…. We got there at around 10:05am! The restaurant setting was so inviting… a patio area on grass with tables, and the restaurant itself next to the cashier, in what I explained to Noon as very cozy… in a way it made me feel that I am sitting in one of the houses on Wisteria Lane of Desperate Housewives! Loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

Given the fact that the restaurant is new, it was fully packed with customers so we opted for a table out. We were baking and waiting… and waiting! No body came in to take our orders and we were starving!! At around 10:20 we decided we want to wait for a table inside, and boy that took around 30 mins, but we really wanted to try out the place so we waited. A nice guy pointed five minutes to me a couple of times… but it sure took longer than that… anyways, it was 10:50 when we were called in for our table

Very simple very French country very cozy! The menus are actually your table mats with lots of appetizing pictures. Orders were taken at around 11:05 (an hour after our arrival and 15 minutes after we were seated). No problem… we really wanted to have Ryoog (which actually turned from breakfast to brunch).

Noon’s order, American Breakfast was on the table by 11:15…. our coffee/juice were not on the table by then… not even silverware or napkins.

Oh here it is my coffeeeeee โค

I look around and I see lots of faces and lots of expressions… people happy enjoying their yummy food, others were upset because of the delay in taking orders… few customers were upset that they left, but we didnt… again, we really wanted to try their food! Noon’s food was already on the table… mine wasnt. She asked me to share some of the bread and jam/butter… the toast was too hard, TOO HARD! But I loved the presentation…

At 11:20… still, no food for me, no napkins… but here they are, and with silverware… we asked for Salt & Pepper.. there were no salt & pepper on the tables. And a couple of minutes later, comes my pan with American Style fried eggs YUMMMM

But no hash browns yet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Well, we started eating anyways… the food was good – very homestyle-like – very yummy and flavorful! I loved it… the service on the other hand wasn’t bad, wasn’t rude… but was so damn slow!

11:30… and here it is, my hash browns and maple syrup for Noon’s pancakes.

At 11:45 we were done, and asked for the check… ย but at around noon, we gave up and went to the cashier ourselves to pay… mixed up order but it got cleared up… KNet was down, so Noon had cash on her, she paid.. all of which was around KD4.700… Not bad at all.

What I like?

The food, the atmosphere, the location, the kitchen with glass wall/window that overlooked the restaurant… the option of patio (when its not hot and sunny) the all day breakfast from 6:00am to 5:00pm. The food was good, yummy, something your mom would prepare for you. Presentation was simple and appetizing! I also liked their prices ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I didnt like?

The very very VERY slow service, but they are new… and thank God I was in a good mood! People were leaving, some even “stormed” out. But come on… its a new restaurant and they will get there. Staff were not communicating well together, some messed up bills and mix ups… but again, they’re newly opened… oh and since the kitchen was VERY visible, whats up with the curly hair chef? No net? No chef hat?? Whats up with that?

Will I give it another try?

Of course I will ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have faith in this place. I am sure they will pull off really well with time.

Did you try it? Whadya think? Did you face any problems?

Ryoog is located in AlShaab Block 8, Street 80

Their Tel # is 22639378

Facebook (link)

37 responses to “Ryoog

  1. looks sooo yummy:) i miss breakfast :/ bel3afya honey

  2. I would visit this place if I had a whole day to spare ๐Ÿ˜›
    I liked how you included the time in each paragraph to give us an idea of what you went through. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. emmmm I hade a late breakfast yesterday at ryoog around 3:00 pm ๐Ÿ˜›
    elma63am kan fathy just me and my friend ๐Ÿ˜›
    and also we facing the same problems ! Slow service and mistakes in our order ;S
    we ordered French toast and it was average nothing special , Oriental breakfast 7abait el falafel w el labnna w el pickles ๐Ÿ˜› , chicken sandwich the bread was amazing ! tet’hafash so yummy and turkey and cheese omelet but we received it without turkey and hush brown ;@
    the atmosphere was cute chenna bait layla w eltheeb ๐Ÿ˜›
    thats it , and our check was around 11 KD.

    • I like the idea of all day breakfast… but they seem to be having problems when its crowded. They changed the opening time from 5:00am to 6:00am the last time I checked.

  4. Dear Ansam
    I didnโ€™t rely try it, however my experience with them is v.v. bad
    They are not new they changed their name from different one; it was there with the same staff but new name and menu. They announce them from Jan 2010; however they didnโ€™t open until end of May.
    Last week (Friday) at 5:05 am me and cousin went to try it, we called them and they told us that the chef will not come before 1 and half to two hours. So we decided to go to another place.
    Iโ€™m looking forward to try it, but every time seems a problem to show up ๏Œ but maybe I will try it one day ๏Š

    • I am not sure if its the same as D-Cafe. I used to like D-Cafe back in the days but then it turned ugly, so I am glad they changed it to Ryoog now.

      I wanna go again, but not anytime soon…

  5. 3lekom bel 3afiya ๐Ÿ™‚

    Though i will not attempt to try it until they get their act together… i cannot enjoy my food if im not served properly cause atnarfaz o asheesh…

    bs walla zain kil hal akel 4.700 KD! Wayed akel!

  6. ouch ! khosh picture ! shklaa yummy !

    kilman ygol el service SLOW lazem ysawon shay

    bel3afya ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. My oh my! very good pictures

  8. Bel 3afiya .. I will not wait that long doing nothing to only get a table! Hope, itโ€™s only new opening drama we will give another try but maybe in 1 or 2 months

  9. stuck at work

    looks really gooooood!!

    wayn mokana?

  10. Bel3afia Somsom! Looks all yummy!

  11. ana kint there b3ad :p i think i saw u ๐Ÿ˜‰
    i7na gimna ma gidarna nan6ir .. ryogna 9ar ghada min 10:30 nan6ir mishaina min ihnak 12 bdon ma nakil !

  12. ุดูƒู„ู‡ ูŠุดูˆู‚

    ุจุงู„ุนุงููŠู‡ ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. we should give them another chance ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. ana ba3ad re7t elsa3a 7 ma3a my hubby o makan fe a7ad ela e7na o kanaw very slow o yabolina el pancake bedoon shy bas syrup elthaher makan 3endohom berries

  15. San3a walla, geltay el zeen o el sheen ๐Ÿ˜›

    bs lish el chif not wearing hat eww!!

  16. ุงู„ู…ูƒุงู† ุญู„ูˆ ูˆุตุบูŠุฑ ูˆุจุฌุงุจู†ุจ ููŠู„ุง ููŠุฑูˆุฒ ุงู„ุดุนุจ
    ูˆุงู„ุงูƒู„ ู„ุฐูŠุฐ ูˆุฎููŠู ูˆุงู„ุฃุณุนุงุฑ ู…ุนู‚ูˆู„ู‡ ูˆู…ู†ุงุณุจู‡ ุงู„ูŠ ุญุฏ ู…ุง
    ุนูŠุจ ุงู„ู…ุทุนู… ุงู„ุงู†ุชุธุงุฑ … ุงู„ุงู†ุชุธุงุฑ ูˆุงู„ุฎุฏู…ุฉ ุจุทูŠุฆุฉ ูˆุงู„ุชุนุงู…ู„ ูŠุญุชุงุฌูˆู† ุงู„ูŠ ุชุฏุฑูŠุจ ูƒู„ุด ู…ุงูƒูˆ ุงุณุชู„ุทุงู ูˆู„ุง ูˆุฏ ุจุงู„ุฎุฏู…ู‡ ู…ู† ู‚ุจู„ ุงู„ุฌุฑุงุณูŠู† ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. you are really into restaurants, I think when I come back to kuwait I’ll need you. :p

  18. Q80 In Denver

    I guess I’ll wait until they finish with their mess .. I know it’s a newly opened restaurant but they have to be careful .. First impression is crucial to success and failure .. they have to get their act together or else :p

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