Abajour

A nicely done standalone Lebanese eatery
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Time Out Says

Abajour is so aesthetically pleasing even from the outside that we can’t wait to get in. This adorable Lebanese restaurant is divided into two sections – one that looks a lot like a typical street with kiosks, grocery shops and even a makeshift balcony and the other with harsher lights made to resemble street lamps.

Although we’re greeted with big smiles as we enter, the servers are a little absent minded when taking orders and not very accommodating. However, once we actually taste the food, we forget how standoffish they have been.

There’s a limited menu of Lebanese favourites. We start with a grilled halloumi and rocca salad. The halloumi is perfectly salty, unbelievably soft and not rubbery at all. We also try the meat shawarma fatteh which has a spoon of a spicy sauce on top of the yoghurt – it’s a complete game changer and makes the fatteh taste absolutely incredible.

Our final plate arrives – a selection of mixed grills with French fries and garlic sauce. The lamb chops are the clear winners with a slightly sweetish tinge that beautifully balances all the spices. The shish tawook might just be the best we’ve tried in the city so far.

It’s not exactly a budget spot, but it isn’t pricey either. Whatever you pay, you get more than your money’s worth. The quality of ingredients is supreme, too.

We haven’t had food this good in a while and we’re currently deciding what to order when we return back next time.

WHAT IS IT...
A nicely done standalone Lebanese eatery

WHY GO...
For the brilliant Lebanese dishes and the cosy setting

21 Sep 2019

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
7:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMMonday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMThursday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMFriday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Show number 4444 0961
Doha, Doha, 920، شارع الشام، Doha, Qatar

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