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Popular Restaurants in Doha

Qatar's cuisine represents Arabia and the Middle East, but also all major tastes of the world, with everything from fine dining to family-style restaurants, casual, to cafes.


Situated in Qatar’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art, with spectacular views of the Doha skyline, IDAM by culinary maestro Alain Ducasse, offers contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist.

Image credits to Victor Bellot

How to get there?

  • IDAM is accessible via car or taxi (Uber is widely used, alternatively Karwa or Careem).

  • The nearest metro station is National Museum. IDAM is a 15-minute walk from National Museum Station.

Popular restaurants in Doha


Museum of Islamic Art, 5th Floor، Corniche Promenade, Doha, Qatar


+974 4422 4488



One of the most beautifully designed restaurants in Doha, SMAT at the Corniche serves authentic Qatari dishes cooked to perfection, with each item characterised by its distinctive origins, novel ingredients, spices, textures, and tastes.  

Popular restaurants in Doha


Corniche Doha, near Rass Abu Aboud signal, Orient Pearl


+974 4410 6600


Morimoto Doha

The Morimoto Doha is the first restaurant in the Middle East by renowned Chef Masaharu Morimoto, where patrons can enjoy signature omakase and the finest sushi along with Japanese Wagyu beef.


Located in the alleyways of Souq Waqif, Parisa is a feast for the senses, with its elaborate interiors studded with intricate mirror work and hand-painted artworks. Serving up a range of Persian specialties, the restaurant is a must for visitors. Reservations are recommended.


This American steak restaurant by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck serves up the finest cuts of meat and hearty dishes from the Deep South. 

How to get there?

  • The Mondrian Hotel is easily accessible by car 

  • Legtaifiya Metro Station on the Red line

Popular restaurants in Doha


West Bay Lagoon Mondrian Hotel


+974 5045 5555


Other restaurants

Yasmine Palace

Serving Andalusian, Levantine and Qatari-inspired food, this restaurant affords majestic views of the water as well as The Pearl locale, while the jasmine scented interior seems to stop time. 

ADDRESS: Pearl Qatar, Marina Way 31
PHONE: +974 7711 1504

Bander Aden

This Yemeni restaurant in Souq Waqif offers a traditional dining experience with floor seating and dishes such assalta and fahsa stews slow cooked in stone pots in clay ovens.

ADDRESS: Abdullah Bin Jassim St, Doha, Souq Waqif
PHONE: +974 4437 5503

Shay Al Shamoos

Owned and operated by a Qatari, this rustic corner restaurant in Souq Waqif serves up home stylelocal cuisine. Try one of the five types of khobizregag (crepe-like bread) with karak tea, a local favourite.

ADDRESS: Beside Qatar Airways, Al Jasra Street, Souq Waqif, Doha
PHONE: +974 5551 5561

Halul Café

Also known as the ‘Fishermen’s Café’, this humble café along the Corniche is a popular hangout for local fishermen, expats and tourists; offering staples such as foul, sandwiches, burgers, tea, coffee and juices, along with shisha.

ADDRESS: Al Corniche Street, Doha Qatar
PHONE: +974 4111 1251

Chapati and Karak

For some of the best karak in town, or warm flatbread (chapati) with sweet or savoury fillings, head to this popular tea shop in Katara.  Open 24/7 search for long car queues for this café’s famous ginger flavoured karak. 

ADDRESS: Katara Cultural Village
PHONE: +974 4408 1408

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