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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.

Restaurant

IDAM

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

Address

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

Phone

+974 4422 4488

Website

http://www.mia.org.qa/en/visiting/idam

Restaurant

Nobu Doha

Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s blending of traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients fits right into Doha’s international culinary scene. There are a handful of Nobu restaurants around the world and the Doha location is the largest, a freestanding shelllike beacon on its own pier in the Arabian Gulf. Inside, it is sleek, luxurious and has a spectacular view. It’s a memorable experience from start to finish, from the architecture to the excellent, knowledgeable service. There are many reasons to love Nobu’s signature dish, the black cod in miso—it’s sustainably fished, rich in flavour, silky in texture and deceptively simple. But the miso cod isn’t the only hero of Nobu, and might not even be your highlight. The foie gras shiitake dumplings (on the tapas menu) and the light and flawless whitefish sashimi are unmissable.

How to get there?

  • Nearest metro station: DECC via M105 metrolink bus

Popular restaurants in Doha

Address

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, Qatar

Phone

+974 4494 8600

Website

https://www.noburestaurants.com/doha/home/

Restaurant

SMAT

Located on top of Orient Pearl right across the Corniche from the ocean, SMAT is known for its Khaleeji and Qatari fusion dishes. You won’t find a regular hummus or an average machbous here. Try the machbous al shuyoukh for perfectly fall-from-the-bone beef ribs slow-braised for six hours, and the samboussas (you might know them as samosas), filled with cheese, potato or lamb. The grape leaf hummus is also a winner.

How to get there?

  • Nearest metro station: National museum

Popular restaurants in Doha

Address

Corniche Doha, near Rass Abu Aboud signal, Orient Pearl

Phone

+974 4410 6600

Website

http://smat-restaurant.com/

Restaurant

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. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Japanese finedining spot is as lavish and dramatic as you’d expect from his TV show.

How to get there?

  • Nearest metro station: Legtaifiya

Restaurant

Parisa

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.

How to get there?

  • Nearest metro station: Souq Waqif

Restaurant

CUT

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

Address

West Bay Lagoon Mondrian Hotel

Phone

+974 5045 5555

Website

https://wolfgangpuck.com/dining/cut-doha/

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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