Benjarong

A delightful, family-style fine-dining spot
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Time Out Says

In the glut of Doha’s fine dining scene, there aren’t too many fine-dining Thai options. So we welcome the latest West Bay skyscraper Dusit Doha Hotel’s showpiece restaurant Benjarong with open arms. The name means multiple colours in Thai and the venue been serving them in a range of destinations from Manila to the Maldives (and Bangkok, of course).

The staff are always smiling and the signature Thai hospitality is evident immediately. We’re fussed over like royalty before we even settle down. The restaurant serves Thai dishes with a modern touch. The server talks us through the menu and ensures she notes our spice tolerances.

The pomelo salad is a great appetiser – it’s in a miniature hot air balloon basket that’s beyond adorable. The mix of sweet fruit and sour tamarind is the perfect blend with the added crunch from the peanuts. A very satisfying way to start the meal with.

We try an assortment of mixed starters and the satay is some of the best in town. It’s nutty and creamy with tender morsels of perfectly cooked chicken. Delicious crispy prawns fried with the crisp texture of kunafa are also present. Nestled in the middle is the mango papaya salad with the dials turned up on the heat. It’s spicy but refreshing.

Our second starter is presented like a spring meadow. Fresh summer rolls feature intricate layers and are packed full of veggie goodness along with thinly sliced crab meat. It comes with a side of sweet chilli sauce, which has a definite kick. It’s not our favourite dish of the night but it’s done well.

The massaman lamb is a gigantic shank of meat, slow cooked for 48 hours in a generous gravy that’s loaded with sweet, tangy flavours. This is a feast fit for a king and there’s plenty to go around.

The green chicken curry is a generous portion, completely contradicting usual fine-dining portions in Doha. It’s a bit creamier than we’d like and lacks baby aubergines (which we love in our green curries) but the chicken is tender and the flavours cater more to neutral palates.

The authentic Thai hospitality, laid-back but smart environment with family-style seating, and the delicious food all make for an enjoyable dinner with the family or an intimate night out.

WHAT IS IT...
A delightful, family-style fine-dining spot

WHY GO...
For the unique Thai dishes that retain traditional flavours

14 Sep 2019

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesThai
6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMMonday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMThursday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMFriday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMSaturday: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Show number 4004 4444
Doha, Doha, Diplomatic Street 23373, Near Qatar، Financial Centre، Doha, Qatar

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