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Al Bandar Fish Market

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Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
974 4311818
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
The worst service in Doha

After 12 years of living in Doha and several visits to this restaurant I can assure that it has the worst service in Doha The food is average but the price is good The chairs and tables are dirty The only reason to visit this restaurant is the location in Souq Waqif

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Doha, Qatar
via mobile
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Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 12 years of living in Doha and several visits to this restaurant I can assure that it has the worst service in Doha The food is average but the price is good The chairs and tables are dirty The only reason to visit this restaurant is the location in Souq Waqif

Thank reemhasan1977
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Don't be fooled by this bad restaurant location or decor. went there with my family standing at the entrance with expectation to be welcomed and seated after 10 min of standing and being ignored by the staff we took the initiative and sat on a table. a (bored non interested) person came to take our order. our food came after... More 

Thank Hussain223
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special about this restaurant. Service is slow & not professional , food is tasteless. I just liked the view at first floor.

Thank AbdullahMJ
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

First time in this restaurant i love I tried tom yum soup fantastic lobster with cheese selection of fried calamari shrimps plus nice selection of salads fettouch tabbouleh... The service was excellent professionel team with big smile Tip: sit upstairs terrace is amazing For those who want hubbly bubbly they are served

Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Went with family of 4 and the others enjoyed their meals. My shoarma unfortunately failed to live up to expectations. The location helped make up for the flavour but the cold wind was a little hard to bear. Choose your table to suit the time of year.

Thank Yug3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon Al Bandar by accident and sat upstairs in the outdoor terrace. Al Bandar is a typical souk restaurant. Not too fancy and very casual. The terrace was lovely and the ambience, music and seating were great. Super temperature this time of year too. The fact that so many people were smoking was ok because of the lovely... More 

Thank ccjo90
Doha, Qatar
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162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Al Bandar used to be our favorite restaurant at the souk. After a long hiatus, We went back on a couple of occasions in the past few months and were bitterly disappointed. The value for money is long gone, food is tasteless and overpriced for the area, serious improvement needed in all areas.

Thank WoburnExpress
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great AC dining upstairs ,friendly fast service,the Baba Ganush is outstanding. meats were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Clean dining area. Outdoor dining available if you can stand the heat.Prices are good.Wish i could have tried everything off the menu.Great place for tourists as staff communicate in English.

Thank hrhsan
Manila, Philippines
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The ambiance is just fine,I think it is more of a Moroccan concept.The food was jsut fine,though the shrimps reaaly caught my attention.I like their veranda which offers view of the Souk Waqif.Although,it's not advisable to eat outside because it's too humid.

Thank Haydee711
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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274 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in with some friends and sat upstairs. The view is great and the dinning atmosphere was authentic. I tried the calamari to start and the lamb for my meal. Both were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: 974 4311818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Middle Eastern

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