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Best 10 Indian Restaurants in Doha

20 March 2019

Are you in Doha and longing for authentic Indian food? If yes, you are in luck. With all the modernity spread over Doha, there will be times you will crave for traditional Indian restaurants. Your search ends here!

Many Indian restaurants in Doha serve nostalgic Indian food paired with Indian flavors, taste and spices on your table. Here are the best ten Indian restaurants in Doha you must visit.

Saffron Lounge

saffron lounge qatar

Situated on the waterfront of the iconic Katara Cultural Village in Doha, Saffron Lounge serves authentic India foods paired with remarkable hospitality that is guaranteed to make your day.

Taste an infinitely enticing variety of tea from every corner of the world of Saffron tea lounge. The tea lounge recreates good old times when memories were made, and great ideas were born over many, warm, delicious cups of freshly brewed tea. Also, savor many exotic and authentic Indian cuisines in beautiful dining settings paired with breathtaking sea views during the day and brightly lit cobblestone façade at night. 

Opening hours:
Saffron tea lounge: Sunday to Wednesday & Saturday (12-10 pm); Thursday (12-11pm); Friday (1-11pm); Ramadan (6pm-1am)

Address: Bldg #26, Saffron Lounge, Cultural Village, Opp. New Exhibition Center, Doha, Qatar

Contact: +97444081234, +97444080808

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor Qatar

Owned by the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine, Sanjeev Kapoor, Signature is an avant-garde restaurant. This one of the best Indian restaurants in Doha showcases art on the plate to 60 people at a time. The menu at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor combines authentic processes with fresh and unique ingredient selection to the guests’ glee.   

Dishes on the menu include succulent duck stewed and seared on tawa, tandoori wasabi lobster, blood orange and ginger kulfi. Innovative vegetarian meals include imcludng paneer, and avocado chutney kebab served with spinach and mascarpone tikki. They have a wide selection of cigars, cognacs, and spirit to enhance your dining experience. You will also find a world-class collection of wines from across the globe.

Opening hours:
Sunday to Saturday: 12:00-11:30 PM

Address: No. 61, District Zone, West Bay, Doha 90840, Doha, Qatar

Contact: +9744019 9999

Asha's

Asha's Qatar

Owned by the legendary Indian singer, Asha Bhosle, presented her second passion by opening up an Indian restaurant in Doha. At this authentic Indian restaurant, you can taste the freshest and exotic innovative North Western cuisines cooked and served Indian home style. You will love the succulent meats flavored with Indian spices and herbs to delight your taste buds.

Set in warm surroundings, Asha's restaurant is a great place to grab Indian dishes at pretty reasonable prices. The food is not overly spicy and is often paired with the tantalizing refreshing cocktails. Friendly staff, vibrant atmosphere and amazing food will make you feel the warmth, love, and richness of India.

Opening hours:
Saturday: 10am to 11pm
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am to 10 pm
Thursday: 10-12AM
Friday: 10-11:30am and 1 pm to 12am

Address: Villagio, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 44529663

Teatro

Teatro Qatar

Teatro is an award-winning upscale restaurant offering a wide selection of cuisines and an unforgettable dining experience to its guests. Its comprehensive la carte menu blends dishes from Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and Thai cuisines. Sax and Sushi night on Tuesdays let the guests indulge in gastronomic cuisine while listening to the splendid saxophonist, including Anna Antoshchuk and Victoria Krasko.

Teatro offers three unique business lunches options on week days. It includes a Set Menu with various choices for starters and main course, including basil shrimp hot and sour soup, tom yam soup, a great variety of salad and much more. The wine connoisseurs will enjoy an extensive walk in wine cellar.

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 12:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Address: City Center Doha shopping mall, Conference Centre, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +97444458888

Taj Rasoi

Taj Rasoi Qatar

Taj Rasoi is one of the best Indian restaurants in Doha with British sense. The aesthetic of the restaurant features good fun-old tablecloths, dark lights, and Indian music in the background - like a typical British curry house. The food at Taj Rasoi is a bit pricey but awesome.

Chefs at this luxurious restaurant serve a pleasant mix of Indian recipes ranging from Masala's to Biryanis. The menu includes a great variety of starters, soups, salads, desserts, and drinks along with a vast variety of Tandoori dishes. 

Opening hours:
Lunch: 12 noon- 15pm
Dinner: 6:30-11:30

Address: Doha Marriott, Airport Area, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +97444298499

Bombay Balti

Bombay Balti Qatar

Undoubtedly, one of the best Indian restaurants in Doha, Bombay Balti is very popular among people residing here. Perched in the Ramada Hotel, this restaurant is very popular with the Europeans, especially British expats. The calm and casual ambiance of the restaurant combined with delicious food makes it a great place to spend a wonderful evening.

The restaurant features a typical Indian menu and serves great food at relatively affordable prices. The open space at Bombay Balti is very intriguing and makes the guests so cozy while dining here.

Opening hours: 6-11: 30 pm

Address: Ramada Plaza -hotel, Ramada Junction Salwa Road, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +97444281428

Saravana Bhavan

Saravana Bhavan Qatar

Specializing in South Indian dishes, Saravana Bhavan is the best place to taste authentic South Indian treats. Some of its best selling dishes include Ghee Roast Masala, Rava Masala Dosa, Gobi-65 and Vegetable Butter Masala. They offer a great variety of dishes to choose from, such as starters, curries, soda corners and many more.

In addition to South Indian food, Saravana Bhavan restaurant also serves North Indian and Chinese vegetarian dishes. Tell them in advance if you don’t eat yogurt, butter, milk, cheese or any dairy if you are vegan.

Opening hours:
Sunday to Saturday: 7:30 am to 11:30 pm

Address: 13, St 860, Al Mahar St, Zone 6, Old Ghanem (at behind Gold Souk), Doha, Qatar
Contact: +9744437776

Chingari

Chingari Qatar

Chingari is the nicest Indian restaurant in Doha for tandoori. This lovely restaurant has really great vibes. The rich red color and a lovely Indian band set an excellent scene for dinner, wither in groups or as a couple. The food is awesome with a great menu that is not a traditional ‘English Indian’ food. The food is authentically Indian.

You can feast on traditional North Indian dishes while listening to the great music. From the moment you enter the restaurant and sink into the cushioned sofas at Chingari, the lovely smell form the kitchen will have you salivating over the menu.  The Mughlai and Makhanwala dishes, rich butter naan, mint mousse for dessert are some of the restaurant’s top picks.  

Opening hours:
Sunday: 6-11:00 PM

Address: Doha, Rawdat Al Khail, Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, Rawdat Al Khail, Doha
Contact: +9744417417

Indian Coffee House

Indian Coffee House Qatar

Indian Coffee House in Doha is the first of its kind in Qatar serving authentic Indian spices and flavors to bring nostalgia. This tranquil hub makes a great place for Indian expats to dine traditional Indian dishes served in a contemporary style while listening to the rhythm of Qatar breeze.

The menu at Indian Coffee House includes healthy beverages, super chef’s salads, special starters, Indian tandoor, meat specials, poultry special, and a variety of desserts.

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11-1am
Friday and Saturday: 6:30-1am

Address: Indian Coffee House Near Jaida Fly Over, Next to Le Mirage Suites, Fareej Abdul Street, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +97444440902/03

Jwala

Jwala Qatar

Jwala is a contemporary Indian restaurant that serves a wonderful combination of classic and contemporary Indian street food. Its jaw-dropping menu reflects the cultural diversity of Doha, influenced by a contemporary touch on traditional Indian favorites. Its promising dining experience offers a tasteful journey through Indian spices, herbs, flavors, and aromas.

You will be mesmerized with its lovely ambiance and the presentation of their food. Their menu offers salads, soups, starters, naan pizza, curry, grills, desserts, main dishes, and different kinds of beverages.

Opening hours:
Saturday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Address: Andalucia way, Building B12, Medina Centrale - The Pearl, Doha, Qatar

Contact: +97444378437, +97450001334

Varsha Thakur

Varsha can usually be found reading or writing. She's a professional writer for more than six years. When not absorbed in writing, Varsha loves cooking and enjoys folk dancing and otherwise spends far too much time web surfing to expand her knowledge base. She lives in India, with her husband and a lovely toddler.

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