Sometimes it is rewarding to get off the beaten track and hunt down new spots. It is not always about fine dining, although that admittedly is a draw. It is fun to investigate what each place has to offer and who it is tailored to. Kimzy is a good match for sports-loving shisha fans who really value a good fast WiFi connection. Sounds like you? Read on…
Signatures Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Signatures include the Beef Stroganoff, Kimzy Mixed Grill.
In all fairness, Kimzy is still in a soft-opening phase, so a few of the menu items were not available at the time we popped in. We kept it simple and shared the Kimzy Power Salad, a fresh concoction of avocado, iceberg lettuce, garghir, cherry tomato and shrimp as a starter. The citrus-y dressing suited it perfectly. Our main dishes arrived promptly, Chicken Oregano and signature dish, Beef Stroganoff. The stroganoff came with herb accented mashed potato and sautée seasonal vegetables, although we could have opted for noodles or rice instead of the potato. The chicken breast was served with fresh chopped tomato topped with grilled cheese, sprinkled with a dusting of oregano. It also came with sautéed vegetables and was in a manageable sized portion. At this stage desserts were limited to brought-in cheesecake or chocolate cake, but a wider homemade selection is promised for the future.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
We would love to try their soups when available. The Mushroom Cappucino sounds divine. And, in keeping with the mood of the venue, a serve of Hawashy.
Beverage options include juices, soft drinks, mocktails, tea and coffee. We tried the strawberry and apple-based Kimzy cocktail and mango with kiwi cocktail, both were fruity and filling. Shisha is served throughout.
There is a cosy mountain chalet feel to Kimzy. Wooden-paned windows and a wooden ceiling set off the feature brick walls and huge open fireplace. Seating is both indoor and outdoor on an enclosed terrace. The overall look is no-frills and practical, the indoor tables were a good height for either dining or whipping out a laptop to take care of a few emails or social media updates. Each area has several TV screens strategically placed to enable customers to enjoy the Bein sports channels pumping out the top sporting fixtures of the day.
As mentioned, there is an unpretentious atmosphere at Kimzy. Tables are well spaced so there is ample privacy. It was not surprising to learn that it has already become a popular spot for early breakfast meetings. The service team is efficient and unobtrusive, meaning that you can work, enjoy a leisurely shisha or watch the match with minimum fuss.
Clientele mix: Couples, groups of friends and singles catching up on their emails.
Price range: Moderate
Opening hours: 9 am to 2 am or later.
Address: Adjacent to Green Heights Compound on Gamal Abdel Nasser St., behind Mall of Arabia.
Tel: 02 3821 0556
Facebook: Kimzy by Azur