Chinese New Year 2020: Where to celebrate in Doha

The best deals on meals for this special occasion

Chinese New Year 2020: Where to celebrate in Doha

The Year of the Rat falls on Saturday January 25 and Doha will be celebrating as usual with plenty of eating out.

We’ve picked a few deals that are making good of the Spring Festival right here in the city.

The popular brunch at Choices features 100 dishes on Friday January 31, you’ll get to try plenty of favourites dedicated to the special Chinese New Year theme. There will be plenty of favourites, live cooking stations, drink stations and kids’ zones, along with live music from the resident band.
QR280 (soft drinks). Jan 31, 12.30pm-4pm. Oryx Rotana, Umm Ghuwailina (4402 3333).

Hakkasan Doha
Hakkasan Doha is celebrating Chinese New Year with an exclusive menu and a range of special dishes designed to reflect good health and fortune for 2020.

The theme will be red, as the colour represents luck in Chinese tradition. Hakkasan will have red wishing ribbons for you to write down your wishes for 2020. The traditional lucky knot which symbolises good luck and a prosperous life will also be highlighted on the red wishing ribbons. Standout dishes from the menu include the golden treasure pockets filled with abalone and wild mushrooms, crafted to resemble a money bag to reflect wealth, and the diver scallops with taro mousseline and brown butter black bean sauce.
QR338 (per person). Jan 24-Feb 8. Hakkasan Doha, The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0170).

Shanghai Club
Embrace good luck with a meal meant to bring happiness, good health and prosperity at Shanghai Club. Executive chef Kim Kar Ooi who specialises in Cantonese cuisine will prepare a four-course menu. The meal starts with traditional yu sheng, a mixture of refreshing flavours and colours combined with thinly-sliced salmon, pan-fried chilli crab and shrimp bun and a seafood money bag pumpkin soup. This is followed by the main dishes that include roasted chicken with spicy vinaigrette sauce, crispy tiger prawns, sha cha scallops and eight treasure fried rice. Then wind up your celebratory dinner with a wolfberry honey jelly dessert.
Prices on request. Jan 25-26, 7pm-11pm. JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, West Bay (4429 5295).

Spice Market
Book your tables at Spice Market to experience some expectedly tasty Chinese dishes and a dragon dance along with a drum show during dinner.
Prices á la carte. Jan 19-25, 5pm-11.30pm. W Doha, West Bay (4453 5135).

The Square
This spot has just launched its popular Asian Nights and on January 22, there’s an extra special Chinese New Year theme. You’ll get to try bold flavours and plenty of favourites including Chinese Peking duck, Korean bibimbap, Vietnamese pho, Indonesian nasi goring and Japanese wagyu teriyaki. There’s a selection of sushi, too.
QR195 (soft drinks), QR335 (selected beverages). Jan 22, 6pm-11pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

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