Katara Cultural Village is the beacon for art, culture and tastes from around the world. As it is the home of galleries, architectural wonders, concert halls and a beautiful beach, Katara is a destination residents and visitors enjoy visiting. Once you’ve soaked up the culture and explored the sights, you can enjoy a host of restaurants that will enable you to travel with your tastebuds.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together a guide to Katara Cultural Village’s restaurants and cafes!
Budget-Friendly Places Al Bisana Restaurant
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Al Bisana Restaurant is a casual-dining restaurant that delivers the tastes of middle eastern cuisine. Sample their freshly made shawarma, grilled meats, and sweet Knafeh made in different ways to finish!
Cuisine: Palestinian Dish to try: Chicken Shawarma at QR 16 Timings: Saturday to Thursday 8:30 am – 12:30 am, Fridays 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 12:30 am Contact: +974 4408 1200 Instagram: @albisanakatara Chapati and Karak
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You can never go wrong with the classic chapati and karak combo!
Cuisine: Indian and Middle Eastern Dish to try: Cheese Chapati at QR 5 Timings: 24 hrs Contact: +974 4408 1408 Instagram: @chapatiandkarak.qa La Gelateria Fina
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Le Gelateria Fina offers a beautiful seaside view sweet gelato, waffles or crepes.
Cuisine: Italian Dish to try: Lemon and Brown Sugar Crepe at QR 12 Timings: Saturday to Thursday 9 am – 12 am, Friday 9 am – 11 am and 12:30 pm – 12 am Contact: +974 4408 0777 Instagram: @lagelateriafina Malibu Beach Cafe
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Cool off with Malibu Beach Cafe's refreshing drinks and snack on their iconic toasts!
Cuisine: Western Dish to try: Black/Blue/Pink Toast at QR 10 Timings: Everyday 3 pm - 10 pm Instagram: @malibu.qa OCA Brunch Bar
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OCA is a brunch bar that’s hard to miss with its exterior looking as if it’s out of this world. Enjoy tasty sandwiches and sweets on the go while you roam the streets of Katara.
Cuisine: Western Dish to try: Egg with Beef Bacon and Cheese Muffin at QR 25 Timings: 7 am - 1 am Contact: +974 5534 9824 Instagram: @oca.qa Poffertjes
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Fluffy mini pancakes are always a crowd favorite! Enjoy Poffertjes’ tasty treats and drinks with a seaside view.
Cuisine: Dutch Dish to try: Mini Dutch Pancake Nutella at QR 25 Timings: Everyday 3 pm – 12 am Contact: +974 6696 1676 Instagram: @poffertjesqatar Usha Frshka
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For fresh juices and smoothies, Uska Frshka is the spot to check out.
Item to try: Fruity U'sha at QR 23 for a medium cup Timings: Everyday 1 pm - 12 am Contact: +974 335 5261 Instagram: @ushafrshkaqa
Mid-Range Places BOHO Social
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If you’re looking for a fresh bohemian chic setting overlooking the sea and unique comfort food from flavors from around the world, BOHO Social is the perfect dining destination!
Cuisine : International Dish to try: Quinoa Burger at QR 70 Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 9 am - 10:30 pm, Thursday to Friday 9 am - 11 pm Contact: +974 4408 0543 Instagram: @bohosocialqatar Chac’Late
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The European-themed chocolatier delivers first-class brands of chocolate from Switzerland, the UK, and Italy, paired with Arabic classics such as Karak and tahina.
Dish to try: Creamy Hazelnut Basbousa Mousse at QR 35 Timings: Everday 9 am – 1 am Contact: +974 4408 0733 Instagram: @chaclatedoha CioccolatItaliani
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At CioccolatItaliani, chocolate is served in creative and unique ways making it the ultimate boutique Italian chocolate café.
Cuisine: Italian Dish to try: The Magic Sphere at QR 75 Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 5 pm – 11 pm, Thursday 5 pm – 12 am, Friday 1 pm – 12 am Contact: +974 7783 5846 Instagram: @cioccolatitalianiqatar Dandeh Kabab
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If you’re in the mood for freshly grilled meats, Dandeh Kabab is definitely one to try out!
Cuisine: Persian Dish to try: Katte Kobide at QR 105 Timings: Everyday 5 pm - 1 am Contact: +974 6005 0009 Instagram: @dandeh.kabab38 Hellas Restaurant
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If you’ve ever wanted to visit Greece, Hellas will take you there with its interior and authentic Greek cuisine.
Cuisine: Greek Dish to try: Lamb Gyros at QR 65 Timings: Everyday 12 pm - 11:30 pm Contact: +974 4408 0810 Instagram: @hellasqatar Khan Farouk Tarab Café
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Khan Farouk Tarab Café brings memorable old Cairo to Doha with Egyptian icons on the walls to the interiors and the traditional Egyptian cuisine.
Cuisine: Egyptian Dish to try: Freek With Meat Lamb And Sauce at QR 55 Timings: Saturday to Thursday 9 am - 12 am, Friday 9 am – 11 am and 1 pm - 12 am Contact: +974 4408 0840 Instagram: @khanfaroukqatar La Mexicana
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Satisfy your Mexican food cravings with La Mexicana’s menu of classic mexican street food.
Details Cuisine: Mexican Dish to try: Crispy Chicken Taco at QR 40 Timings: Everyday 4 pm – 11 pm, closed on Sundays Contact: +974 6616 7744 Instagram: @lamexicana.qa Nook
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Take brunch to a new level at Nook. Don’t forget to check out their secret garden!
Cuisine: Western Dish to try: Check In Nook burger at QR 48 Timings: Everyday 8 am to 12 am Contact: +974 3355 3351 Instagram: @nook.qa U Burger
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Ever wanted to build your own burger? At U Burger you have the freedom to make your burger just the way you like it!
Cuisine: Western Dish to try: Katara Icon at QR 59 Timings: Everyday 12 pm - 2 am Contact: +974 3131 9151 or +974 3131 9171 Instagram: @uburger.qa Volume Cafe
Volume Cafe brings together delectable comfort food, coffee, books and community.
Cuisine: Western Dish to try: Roasted Beef Sandwich at QR 65 Timings: Everyday 2:30 pm - 12 am Contact: +974 4476 0914 Instagram: @volume.qa
High-End Places 974 Delights
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Serving unique and exquisite desserts and pastries, 974 Delights is every sweet lover's dream.
Cuisine: French Dish to try: Crispy Melty Pistachio at QR 80 Timings: Saturday-Wednesday 10 am - 10:30 pm, Thursday 10 am - 12 am, Friday 3 pm - 12 am Contact: +974 4447 3576 Instagram: @974delightsqatar Aard Canaan Restaurant
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Aard Canaan offers fine dining of authentic Palestinian dishes in a mesmerizing setting rich with culture and history.
Cuisine: Palestinian Dish to try: Ard Canaan Mansaf at QR 100 Timings: Sunday to Thursday 12 pm –11 pm, Friday to Saturday 12 pm – 12 am Contact: +974 4408 0811 Instagram: @ardcanaan Bayt El Talleh
One of the most iconic restaurants in Katara is Bayt El Talleh, offering a panoramic view of Katara south hills and servicing authentic Levantine cuisine.
Cuisin e: Levantine What to try: Breakfast Set at QR 120, Lunch Set at QR 190 and Dinner Set at QR 190 Timings: 9 am until 11:30 am and from 12:30 pm until 11 pm Contact: +974 4408 1777 Instagram: @bayt.eltalleh Café Pouchkine
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Step into Café Pouchkine and experience high tea with French and Russian influences.
Cuisin e: French and Russian Dish to try: Roasted Sea Bass at QR 132 Timings: Saturday-Wednesday 10 am - 10:30 pm, Thursday 10 am - 12 am, Friday 3 pm - 12 am Contact: +974 3380 5566 Instagram: @cafepouchkineqatar Joe’s Café
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Joe’s Café is where high fashion meets delicious food.
Cuisine: Western, European Dish to try: Joe’s Risotto with Mixed Seafood at QR 150 Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 10 am – 10:30 pm, Thursday 10 am – 12 am, Friday 3 pm – 12 am Contact: +974 5513 8370 Instagram: @joescafeqatar le Vesuvio
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Serving authentic wood-fire oven-baked pizzas, le Vesuvio gives you a taste of Naples, Italy.
Cuisine: Italian Dish to try: Margherita Rustica Pizza at QR 90 Timings: Everyday 12pm - 11:30 pm Contact: +974 4408 1500 Instagram: @levesuvio L’wzaar Seafood Market
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Your seafood cravings will definitely be satisfied at L’wzaar Seafood Market with their wide selection of delectable dishes from the sea prepared in a variety of cuisine styles.
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Far Eastern, Middle Eastern, and Japanese Dish to try: Backed Crab at QR 85 Timings: Saturday to Thursday 12 pm - 4 pm and 7 pm 11:30 pm, Friday 1 pm - 4 pm and 7 pm - 11:30 pm Contact: +974 4408 0710 Instagram: @lwzaar Mamig
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Mamig, which means “grandmother” in Armenian, will bring you the flavors of Armenia and Lebanon while you enjoy the scenic terrace and roof setting.
Cuisine: Armenian and Lebanese Dish to try: Fishne Kebab at QR 94 Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 1 pm - 12 am, Thursday to Friday 1 pm – 2 am Contact: +974 4408 0800 Instagram: @mamigrestaurant Marsa Katara
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Marsa Katara offers magnificent sea views, international Mediterranean cuisine and a laid back atmosphere. You can even book a private bungalow to dine in!
Cuisine: International, Mediterranean Dish to try: Tiger Shrimp Karaage at QR 80 Timings: Everyday 9 am – 12 am (Closed during Friday prayer) Contact: +974 4408 0202 Instagram: @marsakatara Novikov
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Indulge in world-renowned Japanese-Chinese fusion at Novikov.
Cuisine: Japanese and Chinese Dish to try: Peking Duck and Foie Gras at QR 132 Timings: Everyday 1 pm - 11:30 pm Contact: +974 4449 3744 Instagram: @novikovdoha Saffron Lounge
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The iconic Saffron Lounge takes you to India serving dishes from various regions of the country.
Cuisine: Indian Dish to try: Jheenga Butter Masala at QR 99 Timings: 12 pm – 11 pm Contact: +974 4408 0808 Instagram: @saffronlounge Sukar Pasha Ottoman
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Indulge in traditional Ottoman cuisine at Sukar Pasha. Marvel at the hand-painted ceilings, mosaics and chandeliers and dine at the rooftop and tents with a panoramic view of the sea.
Cuisine: Ottoman Dish to try: Lamb Skewers at QR 90 Timings: Saturday-Thursday 9am – 12am, Friday 9 am –11 am and 12:30 pm - 1am Contact: +974 4408 2000 Instagram : @sukarpasha There There
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There There is where modern and minimalist design meets contemporary dishes.
Cuisine: International fusion Dish to try: Braised Short Ribs at QR 120 Timings: Everyday 1 pm - 12 am Contact: +974 5003 5444 Instagram: @eat.there Wahaj Restaurant
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Offering its own take on Mediterranean cuisine, Wahaj Restaurant's uniquely curated menu takes its guests on a culinary adventure.
Cuisine: Mediterranean Dish to try: Confit Lamb Shoulder at QR 220 Timings: Saturday to Sunday 12 pm - 10:30 pm, Monday to Wednesday 12 pm - 1 am, Thursday 12 pm - 12 am, Friday 3pm - 12 am Contact: +974 5007 7520 Instagram: @wahaj_qatar
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