On this list, you'll find Michelin-approved spots, eclectic cafes, and even charming eateries that capture the local culture.
Doha is quickly becoming a hotspot for Michelin-starred chefs and famous restaurant chains, adding to its already vibrant food scene. Tucked along the Arabian Gulf, this city might just be a hidden culinary treasure. You've got places like Hakkasan making international waves, while local spots like BOHO Social keep things interesting. And let's not forget the quaint eateries that perfectly capture the local culture.
Whether you're up for a chill meal with seaside views or a lively night with friends, Doha's got a table for you. Need some pointers? In the list below, Savoir Flair has lined up the must-visit restaurants in Qatar’s capital, perfect for your next food adventure.
Looking for a dinner destination with a side of live music or DJ performances? Then B-Lounge at the Ritz Carlton hotel will not disappoint. Aside from boasting some phenomenal music, the restaurant’s marina views and stunning outdoor terrace make it an ideal spot for a fun night out. Add to that their Asian-fusion menu featuring top-notch sushi, sashimi, and fresh meats cooked on a robata charcoal grill, and you’ve got yourself a perfect evening.
Bayt El Talleh
Possibly one of Doha’s cutest restaurants, Bayt El Talleh serves up Levantine cuisine in a cozy setting. If you want to catch a magnificent hillside sunset, this is the place to be, thanks to its scenic location. Situated in Katara Hills, here, the view is great, and the food is excellent. Authentic home-style Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes will satiate even the pickiest taste buds while the incredible view adds to its ambiance.
Located at the St. Regis hotel, BiBo is the brainchild of Michelin Star Chef Dani García. One of the world’s most renowned Andalusian chefs, his menu at BiBo Doha features Spanish dishes with a contemporary twist. Think classics like whole fried sea bass in a special marinade passed down from his mother, but enhanced with a touch of sage. Be sure to try out the ‘Oxtail Brioche’, a global BiBo favorite. Featuring a pulled oxtail brioche with thin mushroom slices, a special sauce, and rocket, this is one of BiBo’s most beloved specialty dishes.
An eclectic food destination, BOHO Social is a Bohemian-inspired restaurant housed in a circular structure on top of Katara Beach Club. With interiors created by the award-winning designer Paul Bishop the restaurant serves up multiple cuisines and boasts beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf. It’s an ideal spot for a lazy lunch or a fun evening out.
Em Sherif, a renowned destination for authentic Levantine cuisine and a finalist in the first-ever MENA’s 50 Best Restaurant list, has opened its eighth branch — the first in Qatar — at the Millennium Hotel in Doha. This all-day luxury café concept offers an incredibly diverse menu of distinctively Lebanese dishes with a contemporary twist and creative plating. From signature delicacies like ‘Makanek’, ‘Kebbeh Nayeh’, and ‘Bokjat Jebneh’ to vegetarian options such as ‘Fattet Batenjen’ and ‘Batata Harra’, Em Sherif is more than ready to satisfy all your delicious cravings.
A restaurant like Hakkasan needs no introduction. Located at the St. Regis Hotel, this world-renowned hotspot’s Doha branch features stylish interiors with a terrace surrounded by lush greenery. They even have a retractable roof feature so that their outdoor dining area and lounge are open all year long. The food here, as always, is excellent. Traditional Cantonese dishes are fused with a contemporary touch to bring you the finest in Chinese cuisine. Order their ‘Premium Dim Sum’ course and thank us later.
One of the prettiest restaurants we’ve ever seen, Liang is an authentic Cantonese restaurant with a variety of delicious ‘provincial’ dishes from around China. Located in the Mandarin Oriental Doha, ‘Liang’ means the beam of light that is reflected by the moon, and as such, honors its Chinese roots and Qatari hosts as the moon is symbolic in both cultures. In addition to the authentic tastes of China, guests can also experience a traditional tea ceremony as well as witness the spectacular ‘Beijing La Mian’ performance, where the talented chefs transform a mound of dough into hundreds of thin noodles in mere minutes.
If you want the best Japanese food in Doha, then Nozomi is a must-visit. This award-winning restaurant is a hotspot among locals and celebrities alike. Located at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the menu here boasts Japanese dishes infused with European subtleties and offers an extensive selection of sushi. This world-renowned restaurant, which opened its first branch in Knightsbridge, London, is known not only for its food but also for its atmosphere and plush interiors. We reckon you might spot a celebrity or two when dining here.
Located in Jaidah Square, Paper Moon is one of Doha’s most popular destinations for Italian food. Using only the freshest produce and the best quality ingredients, the food here is a reflection of the restaurant’s meticulous attention to detail. We highly recommend the handmade pappardelle with smoked beef bacon in a pink sauce, and their yogurt ice cream with candied black cherries and hazelnut cookie crumble.
Reberu is an outstanding concept with delicious flavors, excellent service, and a truly high-class experience. Located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown, Reberu is an upscale, Japanese-fusion restaurant focused on delivering a luxury culinary experience from the minute you walk in the door. They use local ingredients whenever they can, and bring in exotic elements internationally from the finest of sources. A one-of-a-kind restaurant anywhere in the world, Reberu will leave you satisfied, and looking forward to your next visit.
Located at the W Doha Hotel & Residences, Spice Market is a restaurant where the locals go to get their fix of fantastic southeast Asian cuisine. With views of the scenic Arabian Gulf, the interiors boast handcrafted screens and large chandeliers, which add to the restaurant’s vibe. Chef Vongerichten‘s street food-inspired menu with a contemporary twist means you get to nibble on some very unique dishes. Our vote goes to the ‘Shrimp Toast’, which is made from a buttery shrimp and sesame mixture served with mustard and pear jam sauce, as well as the ‘Taiwanese Street Style Fried Chicken’ featuring salted caramel and Chinese five-spice.
A real meat lover’s delight, Toro Toro at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski features the most authentic Pan Latin dishes hailing from Brazil to Peru. The brainchild of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, he celebrates the vibrant flavors of Central and South America through his eclectic menu. We highly recommend you try out their ‘Rodizio Style Churrasco’, where you get to experience a selection of meat cuts, including the Brazilian-style picanha steak with chimichurri sauce.