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The 12 best restaurants and places to eat in Doha

Another culinary destination on our radar is Doha, the capital of Qatar located on the coast of Persian Gulf. Doha offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity, which is also reflected in the culinary scene of this vibrant city. World-renowned restaurant concepts, traditional local cuisine, global influences, and contemporary take on traditional flavors from around the world all come together here in Doha. We are providing a guide through the best restaurants and dining experiences in Doha. ‘Welcome to Doha, your gateway to the world.’

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Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef Doha
Le Petit Chef in Doha

If you are in search for a truly unique dining experience in Qatar’s capital, Le Petit Chef in STK Doha is just the place for you. This immersive dinner offers one of a kind tabletop animations, using 3D projection mapping, topped with a delicious 4-course menu.

In the spectacular dinner show: Le Petit Chef & Friends, the smallest chef in the world from France, measuring only 6cm, challenges chefs from Spain, Italy, and Japan to a virtual cooking contest.

Le Petit Chef Doha
Le Petit Chef Doha

Visit our extraordinary 3D dinner-show Le Petit Chef & Friends in The Ritz-Carlton Doha.

Enjoy the dinner entertainment as the tiny chefs cook up a storm right on your plate. As soon as they finish preparing their signature dish, the real food is served. Indulge in flavors of Spanish, Italian, French, and Japanese cuisine and don’t forget to choose your favorite dish for a final vote.

The menu is preselected and apart from the classic menu you can also choose from vegetarian or kid-friendly menu options. Don’t miss out on this fun and unforgettable experience at STK Doha.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Kid-friendly menu options available.

Speciality:

Immersive dinner show combining 3D tabletop animations and delicious menu

Price:

Four-course menu.

Le Petit Chef Classic: QAR450

Le Petit Chef Vegetarian: QAR390

Le Petit Chef Junior: QAR300

Hours:

Mon – Sun: 06:00 pm, 07:00 pm, 09:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Reservation is necessary and can be secured online. 

Location:

STK Doha, The Ritz-Carlton (23rd floor)

West Bay Lagoon

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4484 8588/ WhatsApp +974 6655 2429

E-mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://lepetitchef.com/ritz-carlton-doha

Tip #2: Hakkasan Doha

Hakkasan Doha
Image credit: Hakkasan Doha

Since opening its doors in 2013, Hakkasan Doha has gained vast popularity in the city, and rightly so. This award-winning restaurant located in The St. Regis Doha, is a place where modern design and contemporary Cantonese cuisine take the spotlight.

Indulge in an ancient gastronomy reimagined for the modern day with Hakkasan’s signature menus or mix and match your favorite dishes from the varied à la carte menu, including Premium dim sum platter, Grilled Chilean sea bass in honey, Black truffle roasted duck or Mongolian style venison. 

Every Friday Hakkasan Doha hosts a brunch inspired by one of the ‘Five Blessings’ signifying long life, happiness, and harmony. The menu includes signature Peking duck, selection of dim sum, main courses, and seasonal desserts.

A perfect complement to the interior of the main restaurant is Hakkasan’s terrace, surrounded by beautiful, lush greenery, where you can enjoy their innovative cocktails and signature dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available.

Speciality :

Contemporary Cantonese cuisine

Price:

Signature menus start from QAR308 up to QAR498 per person.

Hours:

Tue – Thu: 6:00 – 11:30 pm

Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 4:00 pm, 6:00 –11:30 pm

Sun – Mon: 06:00 – 11:30 pm

You can make the reservation online.

Location:

The St. Regis

Al Khafji Street

West Bay

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4446 0170

Webpage: https://hakkasan.com/doha/

Tip #3: La Spiga by Paper Moon

La Spiga by Paper Moon Doha
Image credit: La Spiga by Paper Moon Doha

La Spiga by Paper Moon is one of the best Italian eateries in Doha, located in W Doha Hotel & Residences. From vibrant atmosphere, trendy décor to innovative dishes, La Spiga has it all. You can look forward to a modern twist to classic Italian cuisine using the best ingredients.

The dishes served at La Spiga are simple, yet exquisite and the menu is not overwhelming with options and offers light antipasti such as caviar served with sour cream and toasted bread, as well as gorgeous pasta dishes, pizzas, and mains. Not to be overlooked is their porcini mushrooms risotto with 24 months aged Parmesan, grilled Mediterranean squids or crispy spring chicken.

La Spiga is a place to enjoy familiar classics all year round, but also offers seasonal specialties using the freshest produce. If pasta always puts you in a better mood, then La Spiga by Paper Moon is just the place for you.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten free options are available.

Speciality:

Italian cuisine in a vibrant contemporary atmosphere

Price:

Mains range between QAR86 and QAR345.

Hours:

Daily: 12:00 – 11:30 pm

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

W Doha Hotel & Residences

Diplomatic St

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Tip #4: Al Nafourah Garden

Al Nafourah Garden Doha
Image credit: Al Nafourah Garden Doha

Praised by locals and tourists, Al Nafourah Garden is a place to enjoy authentic Lebanese food in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere surrounded by greenery and water features. With live sport broadcasts and sharing style menu this is a perfect place for friends’ get-togethers.

To start the night right, mix and match from an assortment of hot and cold mezze to share. Do not miss out on the classics such as hummus, stuffed vine leaves, falafel, or halloumi fries for a perfect start to your evening.

Specialties from the grill can be ordered individually, but sharing style is the way to go here. The menu includes Al Nafourah’s mixed grill platter or a land & sea mixed grill platter, including lamb dishes and Jumbo Prawns with Harissa sauce.

If you find some space for dessert, which is recommended at Al Nafourah Garden, do not miss out on their delicious baklava or Arabic coffee crème brûlée. Al Nafourah Garden is one of the best spots in the city to enjoy lounge style cabana seating underneath the swimming palms while you savor on authentic Lebanese specialties.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, and gluten free options are available.

Speciality :

Authentic Lebanese cuisine

Price:

Mains range between QAR90 and QAR190.

Hours:

Daily: 12:00 pm – 02:00 am

You can secure your reservation online.

Locations:

Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha

Al Matar Street

Doha

Qatar

Tip #5: Ipanema

Ipanema Doha
Image credit: Ipanema Doha

For a traditional taste of Brazil we are moving to Ipanema, a favorite Brazilian steakhouse located in Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel in West Bay. And you are in for a treat, with live music and a vibrant atmosphere, Ipanema is a great place for a celebration.

Start your night at the buffet, offering a selection of salads, sides and meat cuts but keep in mind the stars of the show are yet to come. Ready, set, go! We are flipping our card green side up to experience authentic Brazilian Churrascaria and 12 variations of sizzling meats on skewers start to arrive one by one. Meat is carved right at your table and only stops to arrive when you flip your card back to red.

After taking a little breather, you can indulge in desserts from the generous buffet selection, or you can finish the night with the traditional Brazilian grilled pineapple with sugar and cinnamon served at your table.  

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Halal and gluten free options are available.

Speciality:

Authentic Brazilian Churrascaria

Price:

Rodizio Buffet: QAR295

Kids Buffet: QAR138 (Ages 7 – 12)

Hours:

Daily: 06:00 pm – 12:00 am

Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Location:

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

Omar Al Mukhtar Street, Area 61

Al Dafna, Street 850

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4419 5510/ WhatsApp: +974 6643 6890

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.ipanemadoha.com/

Tip #6: Hunters Room & Grill

Hunters Room & Grill Doha
Image credit: Hunters Room & Grill Doha

For a more upscale and traditional steakhouse experience you can visit Hunters Room & Grill, located in The Westin Doha Hotel. After temporary closure, the restaurant reopened its doors at the beginning of February and the team is eager to present you with enticing aromas and prime cuts from around the world once again.

The menu offers a variety of appetizers and bites such as beef tartare, wagyu meatballs, nachos, or mini burgers. Main courses include selection on prime cuts, such as Australian black angus rib-eye, striploin, and tenderloin.

Recommended for two people is their Hunters seafood platter, presenting shrimp, lobster, scallop, sea bass and grilled salmon, served with garlic aioli and citrus cream sauce. Hunter’s chef’s choice is a succulent tomahawk carved at your table served with three side dishes and 2 sauces of your choice.

For the perfect end to the traditional steakhouse experience, Hunters Room & Grill serves cheesecake with a touch of mint, toffee pudding or honey panna cotta.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten free options are available.

Speciality:

Contemporary spin on a traditional steakhouse

Price:

Main dishes range between QAR75 to QAR265.

Hours:

Mon – Sat: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sun: Closed

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

The Westin Doha

Salwa Road, Fereej Bin Mahmoud, Zone 23

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 3359 8514

Webpage: https://www.huntersdoha.com/

Tip #7: Curiosa by Jean-Georges

Curiosa by Jean-Georges Doha
Image credit: Curiosa by Jean-Georges Doha

With explosion of flavors and vibrant atmosphere Curiosa is all about Latin American flavors celebrated in a communal setting. Located in the Four Seasons Doha, the interior design will enchant you with the warm and inviting main dining area with red, orange, and blue colors and view of the open kitchen.

The bar is set in deep green tones, and the outside terrace is decorated by lush greenery and overlooking the sea. For an intimate group dinner experience, Curiosa offers a private dining room, surrounded by colorful patterned tiles, equipped with a large communal table.

But what is truly vibrant at Curiosa is the food. From Light & Bright items on the menu, do not miss out on Guacamole with tomato salsa and warm crunchy tortillas and Creamy burrata with fig compote, aged balsamic vinegar, and grilled sourdough.

The menu is made to share and includes signature dishes such as Crispy fish and Lobster tacos, Sizzling shrimp, as well as grilled and roasted meat and vegetables with an assortment of flavorful sauces.

From the dessert selection, the absolute must try is their tres leches cake, and cinnamon churros.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Provided upon request. 

Speciality:

Latin and global-inspired cuisine

Price:

Main dishes range between QAR100 to QAR595.

Hours:

Daily: 10 am – 9.30 pm 

Sun – Fri: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm & 05:00 pm – 12:00 am

Saturday: Closed

You can make your reservation online.

Location:

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

The Corniche

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4494 8888

Website: https://www.fourseasons.com/doha/

Tip #8: Nobu Doha

Nobu Doha
Image credit: Nobu Doha

This world-renowned concept has entered the culinary scene of Doha in 2015 and quickly became a bucket list restaurant for locals and tourists. Nobu Doha is the largest Nobu restaurant in the world and is located offshore the Four Seasons Hotel Doha on its own private peninsula.

Japanese cuisine with a hint of Peruvian influence is what awaits you in Nobu Doha. The food is shared family style and for a rounded experience the chef recommends trying 2 to 3 cold dishes then moving to 2-3 hot ones and finishing with sushi and desserts.

As a palate opener you can try Nobu’s Yellowtail with Jalapeno. From the hot dishes, do not miss out on the Black Cod Den Miso, the black cod fillet marinated in Den miso sauce for few days, baked in the oven and finished with a broil to a flaky perfection.

Nobu Doha also hosts Friday brunch and Happy Hour is held daily from Monday to Saturday.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Vegan options are available. 

Speciality:

Japanese cuisine with a hint of Peruvian influence

Price:

Cold and hot dishes range from QAR75 to QAR395 & Brunch from QAR375 to QAR680 depending on the beverage package.

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Fri: 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm, 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Sun: Closed

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Diplomatic St

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4494 8500

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://noburestaurants.com/doha/menus

Tip #9: COYA Doha

Coya Doha
Image credit: COYA Doha

Coya Doha, located in W Hotel Doha is another staple restaurant in the city offering an exquisite Peruvian culinary experience with global influences.

The menu offers a variety of ceviche dishes that can be ordered individually; however, the perfect choice is to try the selection of COYA’s signature ceviches, Mistura de Ceviches.

For guests coming to enjoy the COYA experience with friends and family, the restaurant offers a variety of shared dishes. You will find a rich selection of appetizers on the menu and can indulge in Latin flavors through Guacamole with corn chips and shrimp crackers, Tacos de Wagyu and Baos con Langosta.

Array of seafood includes Chilean sea bass with rice, lime and chili, roasted octopus, or char-grilled whole sea bream in a banana leaf. Do not miss the chance to taste COYA’s premium meats served with flavorful Latin American sauces.

For any special occasion COYA Doha also offers a degustation menu including seasonal dishes, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free options are available.

Speciality:

Peruvian cuisine with global influences

Price:

Main dishes range from QAR136 to QAR492.

Hours:

Sat – Wed: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm, 06:00 pm – 01:00 am

Thu: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm, 06:00 pm – 02:00 am

Fri: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm, 07:00 pm – 02:00 am

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

W Doha Hotel & Residences

Diplomatic St, Street 831, Building 262

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4453 5416

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://coyarestaurant.com/doha/en/home

Tip #10: IDAM by Alain Ducasse

IDAM by Alain Ducasse Doha
Image credit: IDAM by Alain Ducasse Doha

IDAM is a fine dining restaurant located at the top floor of the iconic Museum of Islamic Art and the restaurant’s design combines modernity with classicism and Arabian elements.

The menu is created to align with the architecture and design of this unique space and is updated every few months to showcase the very best of the seasonal ingredients. Cuisine at IDAME is a sample of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with hints of the Middle Eastern influence.

Whether you decide to go with the à la carte options or choose the chef’s experience menu, the elegant presentation and attention to detail in every aspect will guarantee a memorable experience.

If you are looking for sophisticated dining in a stunning location with picture perfect dishes, IDAM by Alain Ducasse is the restaurant for you.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan and gluten free options are available.

Speciality:

Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influence.

Price:

4-course menu: QAR280 plus per person.

Hours:

Sun – Thu: 12:30 pm – 02:00 pm, 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

Fri, Sat: Closed

Reservation is required and available online.

Location:

Museum of Islamic Art, 5th Floor, Corniche Promenade

Doha

Qatar

Contact:

Phone: +974 4422 4488

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://idam.com/

Tip #11: Alba by Enrico Crippa

Alba By Enrico Crippa Doha
Image credit: Alba by Enrico Crippa Doha

We are continuing with upscale dining and moving to the stunning five-star hotel, Raffles Doha, located in the iconic Katara Towers for a taste of modern Italian gastronomy.

At Alba you can look forward to vibrant and colorful dishes drawing inspiration from white truffles. This star ingredient guides guests on a journey through flavors of northern Italy.

The menu offers exquisite appetizers, authentic Italian dishes, specialties form the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf, as well as dishes inspired by the scents of the Italian countryside.

Indulge in the very best of the modern Italian cuisine with signature dishes such as tagliolini pasta with butter and truffle or ‘’pizza in a pan’’ with pecorino, parmigiano, mozzarella and burrata cheese, red sauce, and rocket.

A perfect way to taste the menu developed by Michelin-starred chef Enrico Crippa is to visit Alba’s Brunch, available every Friday from 12:00 pm to – 04:00 pm.  

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan options are available.

Speciality:

Modern Italian cuisine

Price:

Mains range from QAR95 to QAR450.

Hours:

Wed – Mon: 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tue: Closed

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

Raffles Doha Hotel

Marina East Street

Lusail Marina District

Doha

Qatar

Tip #12: BiBo Doha

Amsterdam Tea Room and Bar Winnipeg
Image credit: BiBo Doha

BiBo Doha inspired by chef Dani García’ Andalusian roots and travels is nestled in a luxury setting of the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel.

Dishes are created to spark the conversation over flavors and colors presented at your table and the menu is designed to share. BiBo is a perfect meeting place for friends and family to enjoy tapas in a vibrant atmosphere.

Enjoy the plethora of Spanish flavors with deliciously simple yet exquisite Pan con tomate, Patatas bravas or classic Spanish omelet Tortilla de patata. Raw bar selection offers mouthwatering Seabass flower served with Mediterranean dressing.

From the Andalusian Fry section do not miss out on BiBo style beef and chicken croquettes. If you have a soft spot for premium cuts, indulge in the Grilled wagyu tenderloin, BiBo mashed potatoes and truffle sauce.  

It is a must to save some space for dessert in BiBo and try their Torrija caramelizada, a caramelized brioche soaked in coconut milk, mixed berries, and salted caramel ice cream. Just a fabulous end to the experience.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan options are available.

Speciality:

International cuisine, highlighting Mediterranean flavors.

Price:

Main courses range from QAR98 to QAR259.

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 06:00 pm – 01:00 am

Fri – Sat: 12:30 pm – 01:00 am

Sun: 06:00 pm – 01:00 am

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl, Doha

Costa Malaz Bay, Marsa Malaz Island

Doha, 24892

Qatar

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Barbora Klimekova
Barbora Klimeková

As Marketing Executive, Barbora knows the Le Petit Chef fun dining concept inside out and is happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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