Tuesday, March 06, 2012


I've been wanting to post about this restaurant for ages but somehow it slipped off my "blogging agenda" so here it is, Vapiano. Those who have tried it abroad (Europe/US), Dubai, Lebanon or elsewhere know exactly what I mean when I say it is simply the best restaurant I have ever been to.

Vapiano is a German fast casual restaurant chain offering Italian food. The concept is a pizza and pasta bar, where food is made to order. Vapiano also serves made-to-order salads and dessert and has a bar with alcoholic beverages available. There are 97 restaurants all over the world, 45 of which are located in Germany.

Vapiano employs a unique interface for customers to order and pay for their food with. Each diner is provided an RFID chip card (even if dining together to avoid customers charging one card and waving another when exiting) that the customer waves in front of the counter when ordering food and drink. When the dinner is finished, the card is waved in front of the register and the bill appears on the screen. All dough and pasta are manufactured on-site in a glass room so that customers can watch while waiting in line. All of the herbs and salad greens are grown in an enclosed space in the dining area. It is commonly known as "The V".

Soon it will open in Bahrain City Centre mall but still no news if they're opening a branch in Kuwait or not. I sure wish to see it in Kuwait although I know it won't be as good as the one in Germany.

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