Novikov Doha

A popular international chain that’s made its way to Doha
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Time Out Says

Novikov in 21 High St is a welcome surprise of brilliant Japanese and Chinese fusion fine-dining in Katara.

Owned by Russian entrepreneur Arkady Novikov, the world-famous chain has outlets in Miami, London and Moscow, with Doha the latest destination.

As soon as we enter, we see a wall-to-wall selection of vegetables and a vibrant seafood display that brightens up the entire dining space. The seafood market is a beautiful contrast of the rest of the interiors that mostly boast slate, marble and wood accents. Even though Novikov is fine-dining, there’s a laid-back feel amid all the luxury.

We start with the wagyu tacos and true to the recommendation by our friendly waiter, it’s a hit dish. The meat is smoky with a subtle hint of heat. The taco shell is crispy with really soft meat on the inside. We then proceed to tuck into the toro tuna belly.

Its fatty texture and raw nature might not be for everyone, but it’s a real treat for us thanks to its freshness and unique flavour.
We walk past the seafood market and love the variety on display. You can pick your favourite by the gram and have it cooked to your liking.

But we decide to stick to à la carte and, of course, we can’t ignore the black cod. While it’s a truly incredible black cod, wonderfully resting between firm and flaky with a subtle marinade and accompanying sauce, it isn’t the best in town. Maybe second best. The Chilean sea bass with chilli and garlic, however, is a flavour bomb, served with spiralised peppers on a bed of wilted spinach. Every mouthful is a joy and it’s definitely our favourite dish thus far.

While we’re big on seafood this evening, there’s plenty to choose from if you’re a turf-lover. The waiter shares some of the best sellers with us such as the duck in truffle sauce and a few Chinese staples including the chicken black bean and sweet and sour chicken. Vegetarians can rejoice because there are loads of delicious options that cater to them.

If mixed beverages are not essential to your dining experience, Novikov is a great option for a special occasion. It excels in quality across the board, service is sensational and the food itself is delicious.

A popular international chain that’s made its way to Doha

To sample delicious Japanese and Chinese fusion dishes

13 Nov 2019

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12:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PMMonday: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Show number 4449 3744
Doha, Doha, 21 High St، Doha, Qatar

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