Top 8 Restaurants & Places To Eat In Doha, Qatar

Restaurants in Doha are bursting with flavors that span through continents around the world. 

If you find yourself in Doha, chances are, you’ll need some guidance on where to go for the best food. There’s a number of restaurants serving traditional Qatari cuisine, but several renowned chefs have expanded their empires in the capital of Qatar while infusing their own cultures and techniques with local flavors. Here’s a list of top restaurants in Doha that incorporates opulent establishments along with casual and traditional eateries.

 

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Parisa Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif, Al Ahmed St, Doha, Qatar

One of the major sites in Doha is Souq Waqif where many restaurants and cafés reside. One beautiful restaurant is Parisa serving authentic Persian fare. Managed by the same group behind the Ritz-Carlton Doha, Parisa’s interior décor is a sight for sore eyes with mosaics of sparkling mirrors, gorgeous lanterns, ornate chandeliers and a grandiose courtyard. The menu features hot appetizers like Kufte Anar (pomegranate meatball,) before moving onto slow-cooked stews and charcoal grill like the Parisa Shahane Kebab (filet and ground lamb kebabs served with rice.) Every dish is aromatic, full of fragrant spices emblematic of Iran’s signature flavors.

Bayt Sharq

Al Corniche, Doha, Qatar

Another popular restaurant is Bayt Sharq offering typical Qatari cuisine inside a traditional house to provide a truly old-school experience. Accompanying the fan-favorite eatery is also a museum which displays items used by the family that previously lived in the same house. Breakfast here is highly recommended, so curious foodies can indulge in Qatari plates like: Pomegranate Salad, Nakhi which comes with tasty chickpeas, stews and Lamb Machboos.

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Jiwan Restaurant

National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Another must-see landmark in Doha is National Museum of Qatar, where hungry travelers can enjoy a Middle Eastern meal at Jiwan, led by legendary chef Alain Ducasse. The restaurant itself is an astonishing work of art based on the concept of the sea meets desert, designed by Australian studio Koichi Takada Architects that wanted to relay Qatar’s pearl-diving heritage by showcasing four million Swarovski crystals. Drawing on influences and ingredients from surrounding territories, Jiwan’s food is a joyful celebration of the rich diversity of cultures that shape Doha’s culinary landscape.

La Mar Doha by Gastón Acurio

Bldg. No. 25, Zone، 61 Street 900, Doha, Qatar

One of Lima’s leading chefs, Gastón Acurio, has brought his masterful culinary skills to Doha InterContinental’s star restaurant La Mar. The beachfront ambiance welcomes diners with sweeping view of the city’s skyline, along with the chef’s signature Tiradito, or Japanese ceviche. Don’t miss the wide-ranging grills, especially the Anticucho Clasico (grilled veal heart, choclo, fried potatoes, tari & rocoto carretillera.)

Saasna

Barahat Msheireb street, Sikkat Al Maiz، Doha, Qatar

A must-try is Saasna’s Qatari dishes in a relaxing café / restaurant. Located in Msheireb Downtown, the sustainable hotspot is led by female chef Sheikha Ahmed Al Meer who creates delicious plates like: Chicken or Shrimp Majbous which is mainly made from basmati rice cooked in numerous succulent spices with meat. Or the Fish Salona – a stew inspired by Bedouin culture. Definitely end the meal with a cup of Arabic coffee that’ll sure give a kick of energy.

Damasca One Restaurant

Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar

For a change of palate, try Syrian flavors at Damasca One Restaurant also situated in the heart of Souq Waqif. Along to a tasty meal, there’s also live singing jam-packed with familial  atmosphere. Try the traditional Levantine Mujarmashe, freshly baked from a wood fire oven. As well as the signature grilled Tawuk (a traditional marinated chicken shish kebab,) served with golden crisp fries is equally mouthwatering. This is the perfect place to experience flavors of Syrian heritage.

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Curiosa by Jean-Georges

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Over at Four Seasons Hotel Doha, there’s the luxurious Curiosa by Jean-Georges for travelers that are in the mood for a Michelin-starred meal. The menu is Latin-American, featuring the popular Crispy Salmon Sushi, Shrimp Ceviche, King Crab Toast as starters. Then, devour Lobster Tacos enhanced by Celeriac Aioli, Black Truffle, or the Gooey Spicy Fritters accompanied by Manchego Cheese, Chorizo.

Nourlaya

Msherieb Down Town، 2، Sahat, Al Kahraba St, Doha, Qatar

Again located in Msheireb Downtown, there’s Nourlaya serving modern Sri Lankan cuisine. It’s a delightful example proving that Doha showcases international tastes well from migrants who have settled in Qatar for work. A few must-try’s include: Savory Goat Shoulder, Curry Lobster served with tempered cumin rice, and the Cinnamon Paratha.

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