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Qatari cuisine

Qatari cuisine is a subtle blend of influences from India, Persia and Lebanon, and North Africa, and much like the landscape of the country, is constantly evolving.

Al Shurfa Arabic Lounge

For those who love a room with a view, Al Shurfa (the balcony) is just the ticket. More than a restaurant, it’s a happening place to hang out and look out over the heart of old Doha and the famous Souq Waqif. The cuisine is Lebanese/Mediterranean and there are various flavours of shisha available too. 

Qatari cuisine


2nd Floor Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel, Souq Waqif, Doha


+974 4433 6666




Located on the top floor of the National Museum of Qatar, Jiwan takes diners to Qatar’s roots. Seasonal sharing dishes pay respect to local ingredients. With a contemporary Qatari menu and interior designs by Koichi Takada Architects, Jiwan is an immersive gastronomic concept that takes guests on a sensory journey through Qatar’s rich heritage and unique landscape. 

How to get there?

  • The National Museum of Qatar is easily accessible by car.

  • National Museum Metro Station on the Gold line

Qatari cuisine


Al Hitmi, Al Corniche


+974 4452 5725


Other restaurants

Al Jasra

Hidden inside the alleys of Souq Waqif, Al Jasra is a cozy bistro run by five Qatari women who serve traditional home-style cuisine. Decorated with local handicrafts and a plasma screen which regularly streams camel races, it offers a culturally enhancing experience, with diners treated to more of the country’s famed hospitality. 

ADDRESS: Ali Bin Abdullah St, Doha
PHONE: +974 5529 8871

Nassayem Qatar

The Diplomatic Club’s signature Qatari restaurant, Nassayem Qatar, is a must visit in any Doha itinerary. Local cuisine prepared in a manner fit for fine dining. Lunch and dinner are served with an accompaniment of beverages that are reflective of the produce of Qatar. 

PHONE: +974 4484 7470

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