Yen Sushi Bar

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Tucked away in a corner of a large dining hall is Yen Sushi Bar. First impressions are confusing – there are blue and red chairs that are almost an eye-sore right in front of you, and a gift shop, on the left. Our eyes catch the mini conveyor belt with colourful sushi doing the rounds in the distance – the ambience is a mismatch.

The food, however, makes up for it. The menu is simple, with four pages of varied combinations of sushi.

We try the crab salad. It’s tasty – shredded crabstick with a subtle hint of mayonnaise – deliciously light and a great start to our meal. We go with the enthusiastic server’s recommendation of tempura roll, topped with a teriyaki sauce dressing. Another winner. Try Osaka flavour if you want something less expensive. It’s a fresh combination of 21 pieces of different varieties, including crispy California rolls, salmon sashimi and kappa maki.

We are mostly happy with how fresh everything tastes and forget the strange interiors. The sushi bar area is slick, though, as there are chairs around the sushi train and, if you are okay with moderately uncomfortable seating, this should be your area of choice.

Service is unfailing. They’re knowledgeable and fast, and we ultimately leave satisfied.

The bottom line
The setting is strange, but food and service make us want to go back.

By Time Out Doha staff
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: La Cigale Hotel, Bin Mahmoud, Doha
  • Tel: 4428 8888
  • Travel: Suhaim Bin Hamad Street
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  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Times: Open daily 11.30am-midnight
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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