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Posted On: 25 February 2021 05:00 pm
Updated On: 24 February 2021 05:00 pm

Top 5 new restaurants and cafes in Qatar (February 2021)

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We are almost two months down already in 2021. Can you believe it? Even with the reimposed restrictions, there are still lots of new dining options opening in Qatar which is a good sign. We have rounded up some of the new restaurants and coffee shops in the country to help you decide where to dine in next or order delivery from!

Are you a business owner and want your restaurant/cafe on the list? Contact us at [email protected]!

Note: Please don't forget to adhere to the necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing masks, physical distancing, showing your green Ehteraz status, and hand washing. Please call ahead to reserve your table as restaurants and cafes are on limited dining capacity at the moment.

1. Jamavar

Jamavar Doha Sheraton Grand Doha

The Jewel of Indian Cuisine is now in Doha! The newest addition to Sheraton Grand Doha is the well-renowned Jamavar which celebrates Indian cuisine, from the North to the South. The high-end restaurant has branches in London (Michelin star) and four branches in India (New Delhi, Chennai, Goa and Mumbai).

  • Location: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
  • Contact: +974 4485 3000
  • Hours: 12:30 pm to 12:00 am
  • Instagram: @JamavarDoha

2. Meatsmith

Meatsmith Doha The Pearl Qatar

Another restaurant specializing in barbecue has opened at The Pearl Qatar! The popular Meatsmith from Singapore serves tasty slow-cooked barbecue using the best meat cuts. Beef brisket, short rib, tomahawk, lamb chops, burgers, and even brisket spring rolls - these are just some of the savory goodness you'll get to taste at this meat lovers' haven.

  • Location: Medina Centrale, The Pearl Qatar
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12 pm to 11:30 pm; Friday to Saturday 12 pm to 12 am
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3. Mechanic Restaurant & Coffee

Mechanic restaurant and coffee
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Car enthusiasts will definitely enjoy this restaurant and cafe that takes inspiration from a mechanic shop. The cutleries (wrenchware) are even served in a toolbox. Serving international cuisine, they offer dishes such as salads, sushi & maki, stir-fried noodles, calamari, potato wedges, croquettes, cheese balls, and more. Plus, you get to sit in race car seats while you eat!

  • Location: Qatar Sports Club
  • Contact: +974 6657 0001
  • Hours: 12 pm to 12 am (Thursday & Friday 1 am)
  • Instagram: @mechanic_restaurant

4. La Mexicana

la mexicana salsas maria katara
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From selling homemade authentic Mexican food in Torba Farmers Market, Salsas Maria now has her own takeaway spot at Katara. You'll find the classics such as Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Mexican Plate, and of course Tres Leches.

  • Location: Katara Cultural Village (across Sukar Pasha)
  • Hours: 4 pm - 10 pm
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5. Takoyaki Cravings

takoyaki cravings bin mahmoud

What's a takoyaki? It's a Japanese street food snack made of batter typically filled with seafood and grilled in a special pan. The takoyaki balls are then topped with sauces and bonito flakes. Takoyaki Cravings also offers rice combo meals and Korean Fried Chicken.

  • Location: Bin Mahmoud, Doha (currently only takeaway/delivery)
  • Contact: +974 4001 3355
  • Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11 am to 10:30 pm; Friday 3 pm to 12 am; Thursday 11 to 12 am
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BONUS: Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake

uncle tetsu japanese cheesecake qatar wakra

If you haven't heard of or tried a Japanese cheesecake, now is your chance. Uncle Tetsu's soft, pillowy, and fluffy cheesecake will have you wanting the whole cake for yourself. Watch as it jiggles on the way to your mouth! The signature cheesecake can be eaten both warm or cold.

  • Location: Ezdan Mall
  • Contact: +974 44149696
  • Hours: Saturday to Thursday 10 am - 10 pm; Friday 1 pm - 11 pm
  • Instagram: @uncletetsuqatar

Which of these restaurants will you be heading to next? Let us know in the comments!