Time for another Top 10 and this time it is for Indian Restaurants! Tired of having to find the ones that are truly fantastic and magical? It isn’t about how much you spend or how big the restaurant is. This list is all about what you thought were the best spots for authentic Indian food. Let the search begin to find the right place for you, next time you are craving yummy Indian dishes. We love all of them, but which one is your favorite?
MRA restaurant and bakery
The MRA restaurant and bakery has several outlets in Doha. The restaurant promises a lifetime dining experience with the traditional South Indian dishes. Some of their specialties include Hamour Tawa Masala, Mutton ran, Chicken Piralan, Chicken Ghee roast and if you love Karak you will definitely like their combination of Karak Chai and Parotta. Also check out their bakery with innovative recipes for Arabian and Indian sweets. A favorite in the community!
Asha’s in Villaggio is an international chain restaurant of Indian fine dining. And the first of it, not to mention, operating in 6 different countries. Dishes from India’s North West combined with contemporary décor, makes for a unique experience of modern Indian luxury. Asha’s restaurants have earned awards like the Time Out and Michelin guide with the flavorful dishes like Nihani Raan, Mung Zaffrani Biryani and Kodi Spinach Curry.
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor
A signature dinner you can get at the restaurant Signature by the famous Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor in the new Melia Hotel. Perfected Indian cooking with a special twist is on the menu here! Infused with tradition and creative innovation transform the modern restaurant into the best place for opulent modern Indian food. If you’re an fan of tradition and modernity then this is your best choice.
Freshly grilled meats and sea food are a must at The Village. A cuisine taken from Persia and India’s North West region, dishes are traditionally prepared for you. A perfect composition of barbequed meats, kebabs, lobsters, seekhs and mouth-watering dips and well flavoured chutney. Hungry yet? Biryanis are another specialty and many go to The Village just for that.
Zaffran Dine is located at Emadi Financial Square and offers a fine dining approach to traditional Indian recipes. The tradition of presentation, flavor and textures remain but the culinary experience here gives the opportunity to a special dinner or romantic evening. A dress to impress and flavorful experience is given at Zaffran. Who says you have to choose between the two?
Deccan Deewan is a restaurant known for its generous servings of authentic Hyderabadi biryani as it is an authentic Indian and Hyderabadi restaurant. It is family friendly and has very reasonable prices, and is therefore a very popular choice among people in Doha. The very real Mutton is also an attraction and usually loved by big and small diners. Their Deccan Deewan Special Biryani is what makes the difference compared to their competitors.
Indian Coffee House
The Indian Coffee House is a venture by the Shelter International Group under patronage of Sheikh Jassim Bin Ahmed Al Thani. Carefully selected managers care for the restaurants. Nostalgia is evoked when visiting this restaurant, being the first of its kind, as it is traditional and authentic. Different streams of the cuisine are combined here to give the Indian Expatriates a feel of home. Friendly staff, good ambience and a well executed fusion menu!
Aslishan, although a multi-cuisine restaurant, is an absolute must for foodies. Their Dum Biryani always meets the expectations and what they call a “royal treat”. From spicy to creamy and mouth-watering North Indian dishes you can even have Aalishan for take away. When 5 stars are exclusively given by visitors, you should see if you will be in for a treat as well!
Another decadent choice for Indian cuisine is the Saffron Lounge. Michelin star chef Vineet Bhatia developed this restaurant in Katara. An enriching experience awaits you in Saffron. Since 2011 Saffron received the Time Out award every year until now with its exceptional dishes. Also Trip Advisor has awarded the restaurant for its excellence. If you are looking to spend a bit more, Saffron is and outstanding lunch or dinner spot!
Sangeet is a Hyderabadi, Rajasthani and Panjabi restaurant. Top reviews tell the tale that this is one of the good ones! It is 100% Indian, family friendly, good for vegetarians and offers indoor and outdoor seating. For a lovely evening with the family, we can recommend this restaurant. Mutton Kheema Methi is recommended!
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