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Posted On: 10 November 2020 07:30 pm
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Unique international cuisines and restaurants you need to try at least once in Qatar

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With Qatar a melting pot of cultures and different nationalities, this means that the dining scene is also diverse. Although popular cuisines (Arabic, Indian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Japanese, Filipino, Thai, Korean, etc) are a dime aplenty and easily found, there are also lesser-known cuisines you can find and are worth trying.

So if you’re interested to try more cuisines and expand your gastronomic knowledge, go on a foodie journey with these restaurants in Qatar!

URTA - Kyrgyz Russian

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URTA serves Russian Kyrgyz traditional homemade cuisine. They serve Syrniki (Russian Cheese Pancake), soups like Borscht, Lagman, and Okroshka as well as dumplings like Pelmeni and Vareniki. They also have a variety of desserts like Chebureki, Napoleon Cake, Honey cake, and Kartoshka among others.

Afrasiyab restaurant - Uzbek

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Enjoy authentic Uzbek meals at Afrasiyab. Try the Kuza Shurba (Clay Pot Soup), Manti (dumplings) or Palov, a signature Uzbek dish made from rice, carrots, lamb, and onions served with a green salad.

The Rice Room - Vietnamese

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Craving for a steaming bowl of Pho? Head to The Rice Room to try their Vietnamese dishes. Pho is available in chicken, beef, vegetable, or seafood. They also serve fresh and fried spring rolls as well as other staple Southeast Asian dishes.

Mesob Habesha Restaurant - Ethiopian

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You'll get a taste of the most-loved Ethiopian dishes at Mesob Habesha such as Kitfo (beef tartare served with traditional butter and mitmita), Shiro (Ethiopian stew, traditional Tibs, and Doro Wot (chicken stew).

Desert Rose Cafe - Ukrainian

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While the restaurant also offers Arabic and international dishes, it's the Ukrainian menu you have to try. Try the "instagrammable" Chicken Fricassee With Potato & Rose, Golubci, Banosh with Feta Cheese and Mushroom, Derynu or Chicken Kyiv. Their Homemade Napoleon cake is also a winner.

Al Zanj Restaurant - East African

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Most selling items at Al Zanj include Chicken Zenj Pilau, Beef Mishakik (Kabab) Plate, and Chapati with Potato Masala.

Matamaal Restaurant - Kashmiri

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Matamaal brings Kashmiri Pandit cuisine and culture to Qatar. Their hefty menu has everything from soups, salads, chaats, thalis, wazwaan, biryani, pulao, desserts as well as vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Try Neneh Ras, the restaurant's signature slow-cooked soup delicacy with mild Kashmiri herbs and lamb cubes. For the mains, some of the chef's special include Tchaman Roganjosh and Neneh Roganjosh.

Lucy Restaurant - Ethiopian

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Try Lucy's Specialty Dishes which are the restaurant's special take on traditional Ethiopian dishes - Lucy Special Beef Tibs, Lucy Special Kitfo, Gored Gored, and Lucy (an array of beef, chicken, and lamb with vegetarian dishes and arranged on a tray.

Have you tried any of these restaurants? Got a hidden gem you want others to try? Let us know in the comments so we can add it!