Favorite Food Experiences in Qatar

Since I am always kind of confused to pick a favorite, I decided to pick more than just a favorite.

Indian Cuisine

To start off, I am going to go ahead with Indian food. There is no better winner for me than Tamarind when it comes to that. The ambience, the service, the presentation, the plating, the taste – everything comes of together just amazingly. This is the first restaurant that comes to my mind for a special occasion.

Mexican Cuisine

Recently, I got to try the menu at the newly opened Mexican Restaurant Isla at the Pearl, and I absolutely fell in love with the cuisine. Anything, that has me captivated from my first experience has to fall in my favorites.

Italian Cuisine

I absolutely am a die-hard fan of Biella. The food that I have tried from the restaurant in all their outlets have me craving for the next time already.

However, there is one more exception that I am going to make here. Cicchetti is a new restaurant in Doha’s dining scene – the plating, the interiors, the details of the place is excellent. Though, am not a die hard sea-food person, this place has some excellent salads, and sea-food pastas.


I love Karak so much that even when it is 50 degrees outside, and someone offers me Karak I wouldn’t say no. Have tried quite a lot of options, and Karak Mqanes is my favorite.

Afternoon Tea

The afternoon tea experience at Seasons Lounge, Four Seasons was the best I have had till date. The view, the service, the setting, the perfect service, there is no place that has mastered it like Seasons Lounge for me.

The afternoon tea at IC Doha the city is something I cannot pass off easily though. Their price, the amount of food, the quite, and calm of the place, the delicious Arabic Mezzeh , the envelope with a secret recipe, and a scone to take home will have me opting the venue every now and then.

Coffee Places

I never used to be much of a Coffee drinker until I tried Caribou. Ah, the best comfort drink around Doha.


If I’d recommend trying a cappuccino, that is clearly going to win your heart try the one at Al Jalsa Lounge at Sharq Village. Yes, I am biased now. I cannot change my mind. They had my heart at what they offered. As much as other things I have tried, haven’t found a place that impressed me better.

Chocolate Stops

Dip N Dip – the name has me at D. If it was not for the traffic, and the crowd at the outlet, I’d have been there almost every week, and been twice my size already.

Healthy Stop

Shades Cafe in Doha Tower has a really great variety of healthy options. It is kind of like a hidden gem really. I didn’t know of its existence until I was invited for the Zomato meetup there.

Shawarma is my most favorite fast-food option. As of now, I cant think of a clear favorite in my head.

And then there is the Wahish from Mashawi Al Arabi – absolute deliciousness in every bite of it.

So, there goes my extensive list of favorites. Clearly, I couldn’t pick one. Thank you Polly and Noemi for being gracious hosts, and coming up with a very interesting #QatarBloggersLinkup everytime.




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  • Pinay Flying High
    May 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    When Polly told me her plan of this month’s link up, I knew it would be a hard decision for me too. Lol. This is a great list! I have got to try karak! I’ve been hearing about it for so long now. Thank you for joining #QatarLinkUp

    • Kay
      May 18, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I love Karak! But, its best version is having it from the home of a local. It is amazing! Its aroma itself is a remedy for my headache anyday

  • Polly (Follow Your Sunshine)
    May 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Ooo thanks so much for this list Khansa – there are a couple of newbies in here that I’ll have to check out. Sorry for giving you a hard time – we like to challenge you with these link-ups!! 😉 Thanks for joining in.

    Polly xx

    • Kay
      May 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Polly for being such a gracious host. Let me know what you think of them when you try them 🙂

  • Candy
    May 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Well plated and great looking food. Whole place looks beautiful.

  • sumaya rahman
    May 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    baba chapati the most amazing one i tried so far….the one in wakrah next to mc donalds..worth the drive 🙂

    • Kay
      May 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      I have had a couple of times from baba chapatea too. It is more I dont know how to put it (Indian flavored) 😀 than Karak Mqanes. ( which is more Arabic flavored) . I hope you understood what I meant.

  • Vet Leow
    May 19, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I been here once during transit to Europe and didn’t really know what to eat in town. Thanks for sharing this post!

    • Kay
      May 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      There are a lot of dining options, as well as places to visit even though it is a small country. 🙂 When did you visit Qatar though?

      • Kay
        May 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

        Thanks for stopping by Sahar 🙂

  • Sahar
    May 19, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Lovely reading the dining options you have chosen. Like you I too couldn’t figure out just one place.

  • Jennifer L. } Modern Chic
    May 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Wow looks absolutely incredible! I hope to visit Qatar soon and sample the wonderful delights.

  • Rachel
    May 20, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    This post is seriously making me want to visit Qatar!

  • Samantha Carraro
    July 5, 2016 at 1:02 am

    If there’s food, there’s a 100% possibility I’ll like the post. And I loved this! Those meals look delicious! I just want to grab them out of my computer and eat them.
    The photos are incredible as well and so is the entire post; I’ve never tried anything like that but I’d love to, especially in such a beautiful place.

    Samantha | https://samanthacarraro.wordpress.com/

  • Creative Solutions
    April 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Looks beautiful


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Khansa A J

Khansa A J

I love capturing moments and memories. This is my diary where I share with y'all exciting, creative, and memorable moments I get to witness throughout my life


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