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“Hippo” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hippopotamus Steak House Qatar

Hippopotamus Steak House Qatar
City centre shopping mall | West bay, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #299 of 467 Restaurants in Doha
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Description: Hippopotamujs Doha is a franchise of the number one steak house in France.
Doha
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Hippo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was just about ok. The service was poor, we were one of about 4 groups in the restaurant. The food was ok and the portions were of a good size. The water fall was dirty as were the windows where the birds had poohed everywhere.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Leicestershire UK
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Could be a lot better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went for a meal on a Thursday evening. This restaurant is located on the bottom floor of the City Centre Mall. The decor is ok but the music was far too loud. We had the Asian platter to start with. This could have been a whole lot better, the rolls were cold in the middle and when we told the waitress she took them back. I expected her to bring fresh ones out but instead these had just been dipped in a deep fat fryer. As they were open it meant that they were now full of grease!
The steak on the other hand for the main was cooked to perfection, I asked for A medium rare and it was perfect. This came with a baked potatoe and ratatouille. All in all it was ok but I would not rush to go back to this steak house.

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Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Located in the City Centre Mall, so parking is often an issue. Good variety of Western style food. The setting is exceptional with a park like surrounding.

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Corinth, Maine
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141 reviews 141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Better food elsewhere in Doha”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Went for dinner on a week night evening. The atmosphere was dreary and harsh, and the location not very interesting on the ground floor of City Centre with construction around two sides of the restaurant. My husband had a small filet which was a good cut and done to his liking which is medium rare (although he ordered it "medium to medium well" upon the advice of the waitress--and it came to him definitely medium rare. Perhaps the waitresses know that the chef has a problem understanding how to cook steak?) I had an Indian-inspired chicken salad which was NOT what I should have ordered in a so-called "steak house". Not very nice at all--small with almost no chicken. The desserts were delicious. For what we had, I thought it was expensive considering that the atmosphere is more like eating in a fast-food place. Really wouldn't recommend it when there are so many other options in Doha.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Lebanon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“One of the best meat in Town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

hippo is well know internationally specially by people who visited France. The food quality is the same but unfortunately missing is the wine. but anyway, it is still a nice place to go to

Visited March 2012
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