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Posted On: 24 February 2020 05:54 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:29 am

Top 5 budget-friendly Thai restaurants in Doha

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Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines around the world. With influences from China and the neighboring Southeast Asian countries, Thai cuisine is a perfect mix of flavors (spicy, sour, sweet, salty) and aromas from herbs and spices. If you have been to Thailand, you'll for sure miss the authentic Thai taste from time to time. So where to get it in Doha? Scroll down to find the top five Thai restaurants in Doha that will satisfy your craving without burning a hole through your wallet (in no particular order)!

1. Amjad Thai Snack Restaurant

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From the outside, it may look like a Thai house converted into a restaurant. But Amjad Thai Snack has built quite a following throughout its long tenure, making it into one of the popular budget Thai restaurants in Doha. They have more than 160 items on the menu so if this is your first time, we suggest to stick with the classics and end your meal with an iced Thai milk tea. Do take advantage of the outside seating when weather permits.

  • Cost: Pad Thai starts at QR 25; Tom Yum starts at QR 30;
  • Location: Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street, Al Nasr
  • Hours: 10:30 am – 11 pm
  • Contact: 44329704; 55356503

2. Thai Cuisine

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While its dining capacity is not its strongest suit, the restaurant has managed to maintain its bright and clean look, with trinkets here and there to give off Thai vibes. Their menu is presented in a small photo album and you'll also see a glass display showing a replica of their foods. Portion sizes are decent.

  • Cost: Pad Thai starts at QR 27; Tom Yum starts at QR 27; Som Tam starts at QR 20
  • Location: Al Jazira Street, Fereej Bin Mahmoud
  • Hours: 11 am – 10:30 pm
  • Contact: 44772604; 77306738

3. Thai Smile

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This cheap Thai eatery has two branches: a standalone restaurant near Jarir Bookstore and a stall inside Lulu Barwa City's food court. The standalone's interior can be described as quirky at best but don't let that put you off from trying their well-loved Thai dishes.

  • Cost: Pad Thai starts at QR 27; Tom Yum starts at QR 29; Som Tam starts at QR 22
  • Location: Umm Ghwailina Street and Lulu Hypermarket Barwa City
  • Hours: 11 am – 10 pm (Umm Ghuwailina); 11:30 am to 10:30 pm (Lulu Barwa City)
  • Contact: 44415222 (Umm Ghuwailina); 33111455 (Lulu Barwa City)

4. Thai Corner

While Thai Corner does have a couple of tables and chairs for dine-in, this place is more popular as a takeaway for Thai food favorites especially for those who frequent The Centre. Diners recommend the Green Curry and Beef in Oyster Sauce.

  • Cost: Pad Thai starts at QR 27; Tom Yum starts at QR 27; Som Tam starts at QR 20
  • Location: The Centre, Salwa Road, Al Muntazah
  • Hours: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Contact: 66407858

5 Khaosan Thai Restaurant

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Fast becoming a cult favorite in Doha for affordable Thai food, Khaosan Thai Restaurant has since expanded since it opened. Aside from the staples, they also offer Thai Hotpot (Jim Jum) where customers can cook their food on a clay pot filled with broth then dip it in the sauces provided. Khao San's Bubble Milk Teas are quite popular too.

  • Cost: Pad Thai starts at QR 33; Tom Yum starts at QR 33; Som Tam starts at QR 29
  • Location: Al Jazeera Street, Fereej Bin Mahmoud
  • Hours: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Contact: 30004368; 30004386

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