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The Best Restaurants in Qatar to Break Your Fast During Ramadan 2023


Qatar’s culinary scene has become increasingly prominent on the world stage, with a growing number of leading chefs opening restaurants in Doha. From traditional Arabic cuisine to influences from around the world, there is something for every taste. Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, the best restaurants in Qatar will be hosting special Iftar and Sohour menus and pop-up experiences.
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Must-try restaurants in Doha During Ramadan

Here are some of the most exciting must-try restaurants in Doha to break your fast during Ramadan 2023:

Makani Beach Club

The Four Seasons’ Makani Beach Club is hosting a unique Ramadan experience under the stars, with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, live cooking stations, twinkling lanterns and traditional decor.

Four Seasons Hotel Doha, The Corniche | Website 

Layali Ramadan Tent at St. Regis Doha

Indulge in a sumptuous Iftar or Sohour feast at The St. Regis Doha’s Layali Ramadan Tent. Serving Arabic cuisine in a superb setting with a unique ambience, Layali is a truly special place to break fast in Qatar during the Holy Month.

St. Regis Hotel, West Bay | Website

Al Khayma at The Ned Doha

Al Khayma is an impressive Ramadan tent hosted by The Ned. Offering an intimate Iftar and Suhour throughout the Holy Month, guests can choose between outdoor seating and private majlis. Soho House group’s first opening in the region, The Ned is set in the stylish former Ministry of the Interior building and is home to many great restaurants including Cecconi’s, Kaia, The Electric Diner, Millie’s and more.

The Ned Doha, Building 23, Street 910, Corniche St | Website

Nobu Doha

Enjoy chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Ramadan Omakase menu throughout the Holy Month, offering the best of Nobu’s contemporary Japanese cuisine overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The largest Nobu in the world, and one of the best restaurants in Qatar, it is housed within an architectural masterpiece in Doha, by famed American architect David Rockwell.

Four Seasons Hotel, Diplomatic Street | Website

IDAM by Alain Ducasse

The first restaurant in the Middle East by acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse, IDAM is located within the Museum of Islamic Art, with elegant interiors by Philippe Starck and panoramic views of the Doha skyline. The Iftar menu at IDAM is a feast for the senses, offering a spectacular blend of French haute cuisine with traditional Arabian flavours.

IDAM, Museum of Islamic Art, 5th Floor | Website


Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, the unmissable Iftar menu at Hakkassan Doha will highlight some of the fine dining restaurant’s most popular dishes, from dim sum to soft shell crab. Known for authentic, elevated Cantonese dishes, Hakkassan celebrates Chinese cuisine in a luxurious setting with a terrace surrounded by lush greenery.

Al Gassar Resort, The St. Regis Doha, Al Qassar | Website


Located in Doha’s design district, Msheireb Downtown, Saasna is one of the best places in the city to enjoy a modern twist on authentic Qatari dishes during Ramadan. Head Chef Sheikha Ahmed Al Meer shines a light on traditional Qatari cuisine, reinventing classics such as Chicken Majbous, Harees and Saloona.

Barahat Msheireb street, Sikkat Al Maiz | Website

Iftar at Katara Towers

Two of Doha’s most iconic establishments, Raffles and The Fairmont are co-hosting an opulent Iftar experience for Ramadan on the terrace of the futuristic Katara Towers (between the two hotels’ swimming pools). Expect breathtaking views and exquisite dishes by the restaurants of both hotels.

Fairmont Doha and Raffles Doha, Lusail Marina

Parisa Souq Waqif

Part of the Ritz-Carlton Doha, Parisa is an authentic, award-winning Persian restaurant in the heart of atmospheric Souq Waqif. The restaurant boasts a striking interior with sparkling chandeliers and elaborate mosaics. The menu of decadent Persian dishes is just as impressive.

Souq Waqif, Al Ahmed St  | Website

The Sahara Tent at Banyan Tree Hotel Doha

Enjoy Iftar and Suhour among the stars at the decadent Sahara Tent on the 28th floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. With glittering views of the Mushaireb district, their buffet will offer something for every foodie, including Arabic, European, Asian and Indian dishes. There is henna and live calligraphy art every weekend and younger guests will love entertainment from Ramadan mascots.

Banyan Tree Doha, Al Khaleej Street, Mushaireb | Website

Sihr Al Sharq Ramadan Experience

The Sihr Al Sharq Ramadan Experience at Ritz-Carlton Doha promises truly unforgettable moments with friends and family. Guests can enjoy sophisticated Iftar and Suhoor on the beach overlooking the city’s magnificent skyline. A series of live cooking stations will serve international dishes alongside the best of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ras Abu Abboud St | Website

Flavours of Indonesia this Ramadan with Years of Culture and Jawara

The Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture will celebrate Indonesia’s diverse culinary scene with a series of events in partnership with Javara, a social company dedicated to sustaining forgotten food heritage. Two of Doha’s most prominent restaurants, Jiwan by Alain Ducasse at the National Museum of Qatar and The Sultan’s Tent Ramadan experience at the W Hotel, will feature Iftar menus with an Indonesian influence. Indonesia was also the designated Guest of Honour at the Qatar International Food Festival 2023, where Javara hosted live culinary and cultural performances at the VIP tent.

Jiwan by Alain Ducasse is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Doha, immersing diners in Qatar’s rich culinary heritage. A specially curated five-course dinner menu incorporating the flavours of Indonesia will be available as part of Qatar-Indonesia 2023. During the last two weeks of the Holy Month, the Sultan’s Tent at W Hotel Doha will present an Indonesian menu in collaboration with Javara. Art and handcrafted objects by Indonesian artisans will also be on display. 

The Years of Culture team wishes you a blessed Ramadan filled with peace and joy. Ramadan Kareem!