Khao San

A small diner serving authentic Thai fare
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Time Out Says

Khao San iS yet another budget dining addition to the ever-lively Al Jazeera Street. Packed with eateries that promise more bang for your bucks, Khao San still hasn’t reached the level of popularity that joints like Three Peppers enjoy.

It’s a simple set up – tables, chairs, narrow passageway and some Thai artwork on painted walls on either side. The servers are very polite, slightly contrary to most of the other smaller Thai restaurants in Doha.

The menu has all the crowd favourites from glass noodles and pad thai to the papaya salad. We decide to start with the crispy shrimp rolls. These taste as good as it gets and the steamed dim sum, althought slightly bland, does not disappoint.

The massaman beef curry is an excellent choice for main course – it’s creamy, spicy and very authentic. The tender beef chunks almost melt in your mouth and the peanuts in the gravy add a delightful crunch. The seafood noodles that we order next really pack on the heat (keep water and tissues ready), despite us requesting the servers to tone it down.

The dessert menu has coconut ice cream and Thai sticky rice with mango, both of which we recommend, especially after all that spice.

Khao San also does authentic Thai milk tea, besides a few other local beverages.

This little spot is perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner and the prices will really surprise you (in a good way, of course).

WHAT IS IT...
A small diner serving authentic Thai fare

WHY GO...
It is simple, comforting and perfect for a budget dinner

01 Feb 2019

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesAsian
11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PMMonday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PMTuesday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PMWednesday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PMThursday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PMFriday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PMSaturday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Show number 5548 3131
Doha, Freej Abdul Aziz, Al Jazeera St, Doha, Qatar

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