By Justin Griesel for Zomato Qatar
Selected images courtesy of Zomato Qatar
Everything is bigger and better at the Mall of Qatar, and competition among its plethora of restaurants to grab the attention of its expected 20 million annual visitors is fierce. Zomato users have also made quick moves to rate and review the 107 establishments that make up the food and beverage offerings at the MoQ.
We’ve done the analysis and curated a short-list of the five highest-rated restaurants in the Mall of Qatar according to Zomato users. How many have youtried?
The Cheesecake Factory is the most popular restaurant in the Mall of Qatar according to website traffic on Zomato, and is the second-highest rated restaurant in Doha. The American chain now boasts over 200 restaurants across the world and has two more branches opening in Doha shortly. The Cheesecake Factory is quintessentially American and you can expect large portions that will have you bursting by the time you order a slice of their famous cheesecake for dessert.
The menu is vast – with more than 250 items to choose from. The Buffalo Wings, Mac and Cheese and Nachos are popular, but The Cheesecake Factory also features specialty dishes such as Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, Chicken Madeira, and Luau Salad.
Ocean Basket is a chain of family-friendly seafood restaurants. Originally from South Africa, their cheerful outlets are now open in 16 countries. A Mediterranean theme runs through the menu and is incorporated into their Sushi and Fish Dishes. The option of sharing-platters is great for those foodies who like to try a little bit of everything.
The open-plan seating arrangement gives the store an airy, bright atmosphere, and the attentive staff are mentioned consistently in its reviews on Zomato.
Texas Roadhouse is a Southern-themed American restaurant with Texas-style interiors. The restaurant is a meat-lover’s paradise. Their website brags of Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides, and Fresh-Baked Bread – and the Zomato reviews back this up with the Rib-Eye and Beef Ribs being the most popular with Zomato foodies. The restaurant also has a lively ambiance and you can choose to play your favourite songs from the jukebox.
Zafran is a Northwest Indian bistro – and is not only an extremely popular restaurant in MoQ, but also features in the top-ten most popular Indian restaurants in Doha. The restaurant's name is inspired by Saffron which is featured in many of their dishes – and you can expect regional Indian dishes with modern and elegant presentation. The Zafran Biryani is popular and comes highly recommended by Zomato foodies, along with the Tandoori Chicken and Kebab Platter. The restaurant also has great options for vegetarians, setting it apart from the other meat-heavy restaurants on this list.
The signature dish of UNO is the Chicago-style pizza. Chicago-style pizza usually refers to deep-dish pizza, which is a thick pizza baked in a pan and layered with cheese, fillings like meat and vegetables, and sauce, in that order. The crust is usually 5-8 cms tall and gets slightly fried due to the oil in the pan. The thin crust pizzas are just as popular if you’d like something on the lighter side. The menu also features pasta, burgers, seafood, chicken, and steaks. The restaurant has two levels and an outdoor seating arrangement with an area overlooking the Oasis water fountain.
Did you see your MoQ fave on this list? No? Then why not drop us a line in the comments below and tell us where you like to chow down at the Mall of Qatar! Also, don’t forget to give us a like and a share – it keeps us going!
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