Trader Vic's

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We like Trader Vic’s. There, we said it. A Polynesian-themed chain with outlets around the world is not the height of sophistication and fine dining. But let’s be honest – if you seek fine dining sophistication it tends not to be found in a Polynesian-themed chain. First up we need to talk about the setting. Out on a jetty in the Arabian Gulf looking eitherout to sea or back at the Hilton Doha it is a panoramic venue hard to match in all of Doha.

That, perhaps, is what attracts the lively crowds although that is probably as much to do with the famously large and imaginative mixed drink menu. Fruity concoctions come in a variety of shapes and sizes and many visitors come without ever sampling the food.

Which is to miss out on a selection of wok-fried dishes, wood-fired oven dishes and fried finger foods. All delivered in an environment not dissimilar to a Tahiti beach bar. Certainly one for your must-see list in Doha.

By Will Milner
Time Out Doha,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Hilton Doha, West Bay, Doha
  • Tel: 4423 3118 or 4423 3119
  • Travel: Diplomatic Street
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Posted by: Bonny Dias on 23 Aug ' 13 at 22:23

If Spanish music be it Salsa, Bachacha, Cha Cha gets your feet shaking whilst sipping on a tiki puka puka, trader vics is a personal favourite. A visit once a week is a must on a personal note !
Great crowd, music and ambience !

Posted by: Marta de Castro on 26 Jan ' 13 at 16:45

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I go every day I can to Trader Vics and it's the best place in Doha to dance salsa, bachata, merengue and chachacha! Relaxed ambient, you can either talk and drink something or go in front of the band and dance!! There are always people willing to have fun and spend a nice night. Very recommended!!!

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