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Posted On: 3 April 2016 11:01 pm
Updated On: 6 April 2022 10:29 am

Top 5 places to get your Karak in Qatar

Tracy Quirino
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For anyone new to Qatar, Karak is a popular drink that can be consumed at anytime of the day. It has Indian and Pakistani origins, also known as 'Kadak Chai' which translates to strong tea. The most popular way to order Karak is to stop your car at a cafeteria, honk, and wait for a carhop.

The (ILQ) team has put together 5 Karak spots (in alphabetical order) to hit up when you feel like you need to get a fix.

1. Al Naimi Cafeteria

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Karak at Al Naimi Cafeteria has many different branches all across Doha. If you’re planning a trip to the desert or having a gathering with friends, much like the other Karak places, you can always take a large empty flask and get it filled depending on the size of your flask. Of course, their small and medium-sized Karak is their most popular item starting at QR 1 for the smallest size.


2. Chapati & Karak

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The Karak from Chapati & Karak tastes great. This particular enterprise is also quite popular, mainly because of its location at Katara Cultural Village. Chapati & Karak also has a branch in London, offering a taste of Doha abroad. They also serve chapati with different fillings like Zaatar & Cheese, Egg & Tomatoes, Keema, etc.


  • Location: Katara Cultural Village & Box Park
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
  • Instagram:

3. Karak Mqanes

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Karak Mqanes is one of the well known Karak places here in Qatar. Although their menu has more than just Karak, you still can't deny the amazing taste of it! The sweet creamy taste of the Karak is best complemented with the traditional Qatari food options from their menu.


  • Location: Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar
  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Mob: +974 3394 9898
  • Website:

4. Poori And Karak

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Poori And Karak's own Karak has been notorious to pull customers to their stores! Offering Pakistani, Nepali, Central Asian, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisine in their menu, this restaurant has a long queue of people patiently waiting for a cup of their tasty Karak. Poori and Karak sell it starting at QR 4 to QR 65 for the Karak in pots.


  • Location: Al Rayyan, Lusail, Qatar Sports Club, Abu Hamour, Al Wakrah, Old Al Rayyan, Sheraton Park
  • Timings: Open 24 hours
  • Instagram: @pooriandkarakqa

5. Tea Time

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A popular hot spot for Karak in Qatar, Tea Time is one of the go-to places for those who prefer to just drop by. Aside from their affordable and tasty Karak, it is also known for other items, such as their popcorn chicken, burgers, pastas, and paratha. Tea Time has branches all around Doha and is almost always busy due to the high demand for its food. Karak starts at QR 1 and could go up to QR 50 for big orders. Refilling your own flasks/pots are made upon requests at their branches.


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