Junko Sushi & Dining
You’ll get an authentic feel of Japanese dining here with relaxed and friendly interiors. Bamboo comprises much of the aesthetic. Its speciality sushi is the Pearl roll with ebi tempura mixed in. Makimono is also available and there is a large à la carte menu on show and a noodle selection for a full variation of Japanese dishes. You’ll also find a little corner selling all the popular Japanese munchies including wasabi Kit Kats.
Parcel 7, The Pearl (4002 8294).
Katsuya by Starck
You’ll love Phillipe Starck’s décor, modern yet cosy, with warm lighting and interesting artworks adorning the walls. But what you’ll love more is the food. Try the spicy albacore with crispy onion maki roll. It’s fresh with brilliant citrusy flavours complimenting the spicy yellowtail very well. There are plenty of mains to try and a robata section on the menu as well. Finish off with the double chocolate lava cake.
Villaggio Mall (4452 9007).
Maison de Sushi
Say the word unlimited and we’re sold. We’re usually wary of the quality at all-you-can-eat spots, though. However, Maison de Sushi does refreshingly tasty sushi and maki rolls – and you can eat as much as you want. For QR130, you can also enjoy tempura, soups, salads, noodles and much more.
Zero One Mall (4418 0101).
Megu, The Pearl-Qatar
Easily one of the best places to dine at on The Pearl, Megu has also recently introduced a teppanyaki bar. That gives us more reason to love it, especially after it revamped its menu along with the prices.
Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar (4409 5237).
Morimoto at the Mondrian Doha is a quality gift to Doha’s culinary scene. From the setting to the food, the restaurant excels at pretty much everything. Try the spicy Alaskan crab legs or the rock shrimp two ways. We can go on, but we’ll let you start here.
Mondrian Doha (4045 5999).
There is a good Japanese selection at Neo and the place is bright, bustling and busy, but the main appeal of this restaurant is its diversity. Bring a group of mates and someone is bound to dislike Japanese food. No worries, there are dishes such as pizzas and pastas, as well. On the Japanese side of things there is a large sushi, maki, nigiri and sashimi selection.
Salwa Road, Nasr, right at C-Ring intersection (4432 2539).
The world’s largest Nobu right here in Doha is nothing short of an architectural marvel. Built in Doha’s turquoise waters and spanning three storeys, the restaurants are beautiful. No wonder it’s the Time Out Doha’s Restaurant of the Year 2019.
Four Seasons Doha (4494 8500).
Nozomi is a top option for an elaborate evening out to sampling some incredible Japanese dishes. The menu deftly combines dishes that highlight minimalistic Japanese cuisine with a pinch of European influence and any food connoisseur will know Nozomi means business. Try the new sushi bar dining if you haven’t already.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski (4035 5089).
This place is a must-try in Doha, and for good reason. You have a choice of dining options; you can sit at the revolving sushi belt, sit on your own or in groups on the communal table, have your own table or book out a private dining room. The options on the menu are immense, and generally of a very high standard.
Royal Plaza (4442 8989).
Sakura is packed with charm. It has a teppanyaki station along with normal seating areas, a bar area and private dining areas, too. The fish is fresh and the chefs know how to make perfect sushi rice. The restaurant is vast, with masses of choice of makimono, sushi, rolls, bento boxes, curries and much more. It tends to be busy, too.
Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, C Ring Road (4428 1555).
Forget you’re in Doha and for a minute you could almost believe you are in Tokyo. Yee Hwa has great Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is busy most nights and is simple in its setting and arrangement, but this serves it well. The Nabeyaki udon is particularly delicious, and the friendly and helpful service and decent prices make it well worth a visit.
Al Kinani St, Al Sadd (4441 9898).
Yen Sushi Bar
We love going here for the conveyor belt but mainly for the sushi that’s served on it. The crab salads, the maki rolls and the platters, with different varieties, including crispy California rolls, salmon sashimi and kappa makis, are all fantastic.
La Cigale Hotel, Al Sadd (4428 8888).
There’s fragrant Thai food, snazzed-up specialities from Japan and other Asian classics, and in a stylish set-up that’s a cross between high-end and casual dining. But we always start off with a typical okonomiyaki here. Everything is decently presented and reasonably priced for the quality and portions of food and ambience it offers.
The Gate Mall (4407 7118).