The Saudi Diva Guide to Eating Out in Doha

Eating Out in Doha

So I’ve got four more weeks to go before my editorial internship with Condé Nast Traveller Middle East ends. I’m greatly looking forward to going back to a more regular blogging schedule and to being more active on this blog.

Despite the great learning experience and exciting opportunity to work with the UAE’s biggest publishing house, this internship won’t be leading to any full-time or freelance role. It’s just an amazing work experience that will add more credibility to my profile and CV.

Eating Out in Doha – Nobu Doha

While I was in Doha last month, I managed to dine at some cool place like the renowned Nobu and the newly opened Isla Mexican Kitchen. Eating out in Doha was such a great experience. Let me tell you more.

Perched above the ocean at the Four Seasons Doha luxury marina and set across three floors, Nobu Doha is an iconic must-visit spot in the cultural city. The ground floor is home to a spacious restaurant and chic lounge, the first floor features a bar with an outdoor terrace and the third floor hosts a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city skyline and ocean.

The vibes were great at Nobu Doha. We went there on a Thursday night and the place was buzzing. The service was excellent, the food was at the Nobu standard and the ambiance was lively and upbeat. The place has good vibes in general. So I highly recommend that you visit when in town. You can see more pictures from my Nobu dinner on my Instagram: nadaalghowainim

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World-class Japanese fare at Nobu Doha

 

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Nobu Doha is an experience not to be missed while in the cultural city

Isla Mexican Kitchen

Being a huge fan of Mexican food, I had to ask my friend Pinay Flying High to take me to Richard Sandoval’s latest addition to Doha’s restaurant scene, Isla Mexican Kitchen. Despite having just opened, the venue was a full house at lunch time when we were there. If you’ve been living in the Gulf region for some time, you’ll know how challenging it is to find an authentic Mexican restaurant that’s not located at a five-star hotel. We have many Tex-Mex or South American concepts around the UAE and other Gulf cities, but places that serve authentic, genuine Mexican fare are few and quite rare to find.

We were very happy with everything that we ordered at Isla. The guacamole was so fresh and tasty! the mains were satisfying and well-presented and the dessert was also great. I’ll let you be the judge by posting some photos from our lovely lunch at Isla Mexican Kitchen.

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Freshly prepared guacamole with pomegranate is a must when visiting Isla Mexican Kitchen in Doha

 

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Authentic Mexican fare at Isla Mexican Kitchen in Doha

 

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Lobster (or crab) tacos (I can’t remember!)

 

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Well-presented, authentic and tasty Mexican dishes at Isla Mexican Kitchen in Doha

 

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Traditional vanilla sponge cake, yum!

 

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Contemporary, bright and elegant interiors at Isla Mexican Kitchen at the Pearl in Doha

I’ll be Back to Doha!

I hope that my posts were useful for eating out on Doha. I wanted to do some cultural activities and visit the traditional Souks and the Modern Islamic Art museum, but the time wasn’t enough to do all of that and to spend time at the lovely Four Seasons Doha. That’s why, I’m planning another visit to the cultural and modern city sometime at the end of this year. I’ll try my best to fit in as many interesting things as possible so that I can give you a more insightful and interesting view.

Until the next post, Ramadan Kareem and stay eternally optimistic 🙂

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