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29 August 2018 09:00 am

The best buffets in Doha for under QR 60!

Khadiza Begum
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Money may be tight after the Festive Season spending spree, but you can still get some great buffet deals in Doha. After all, nothing beats all-you-can-eat at a low price. While many buffets have gone the gourmet route leading to higher prices, there are still many in Doha where you get quality as well as quantity without making a huge dent in your wallet. Our guide below highlights the best under QR 60 buffet deals in town.

Wok of Fame:

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This restaurant offers a great buffet experience to be enjoyed in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Available are the finest selections of international cuisines. Wok of Fame is a 120-seater restaurant with a list of 100 items on its menu.

It also offers buffets and live cooking stations where you can see your order created right in front of you. Qatar’s rising population, comprising different nationalities, has led to the restaurant offering a range of global cuisines to suit all appetites.

The experienced management team and expert chefs ensure all dishes are freshly-prepared with top-notch ingredients making for great taste and flavour. Hardworking staff make sure you have the perfect dining experience.

There are live cooking stations for pasta, Asia noodles, bread, and shawarmas, which sets the restaurant apart from others. Dishes can be customized with an array of sauces available for selection, ensuring the food suits your tastes. 

Location: Villaggio Mall, ground floor, behind food court
Cuisines: Arabic, Continental, Asian
Timing: 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (weekends),
              12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  (weekdays)          
Price: QR 59
Contact: (+974) 4450-7303, or (+974) 4413-4772
Email: [email protected]

Shanghai Garden 

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One of the city's most popular family restaurants, at Shanghai Garden you'll find authentic Chinese fare on offer, amid an ambiance that makes it the perfect place for people to dine in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant offers the traditional Chinese experience reflected in its architecture, furniture, lighting, and décor.

The freshly-cooked food gives no reason for complaint, and a bewildering variety of Chinese dishes are on offer, all presented in impeccable fashion and with superior taste.

Order from the menu or sample the range of options at the buffet --or, even have your food prepared in the unique hotpot-style. The best and freshest authentic ingredients are used at Shanghai Garden making a return visit a must! 

Cuisines: Chinese
Price: Lunch- QR 49, Dinner- QR 59 
Timings: 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Contact: City Center: (+974) 4493-3188, Al-Sadd (+974) 4493-3688
Email: [email protected]

Ponderosa Steakhouse

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A family steakhouse with value for money, food, friendly staff, and a separate section for families, the steaks at Ponderosa are mouthwatering and cooked to your preference, from rare to well-done. There are also seafood dishes available for those craving fish.

The extensive buffet will satisfy all tastes with a huge range of items on offer, from fresh vegetables and fruits, soups, salads, appetizers and desserts -- plus, a range of beef, chicken, seafood, and pasta offerings to satisfy the biggest appetites. If you prefer to order at your table, the helpful and friendly staff ensure your order is served to perfection.

Locations: Ramada Junction, Dafna, Old Airport Road
Cuisines: American steaks, salads, and buffet
Price:  QR 49 for  adults, QR 27 for  kids (3 to 9 years)
Timings: Ramada Junction: 11:00 a.m. to midnight, Dafna: 12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
              Old Airport Road: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
 Contact: (+974) 4465-5880/4483-7427/4465-6343

Moti Mahal

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Moti Mahal has a colourful history behind it, starting off as a small eating place in 1920 in Peshawar in undivided India, and reopening in Delhi in 1947 following Partition. Moti Mahal provides the discerning diner with its signature recipes and smoky frontier flavours -- all part and parcel of cuisine from North India. The Doha franchise provides the same matchless dining experience with delicious flavours and dishes for the discerning palate.

Location: Barwa Commercial Avenue, Al Sadd
Cuisines: Indian
Price: Lunch Buffet QR 54
Timings: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. /6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 
Contact: (+974) 4442-6684/7442-3316


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Asiana is owned by the renowned Sterling Group, a market leader for dining in the country. This Indian restaurant has a party hall which can accommodate 100 people in a roundtable setting. Their daily Indian buffet is an Asiana speciality, with a wide variety of dishes and breads at very reasonable prices.

Location: Old Airport Road
Cuisines: Indian and Chinese
Price: QR 49 for adults, QR 27 for  kids (4-8 year old)
Timings: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun)
              11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m (Thursday)
              12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. -12:30 a.m. (Friday)
Contact: (+974) 4462-6600

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