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Bandar Aden

#69 of 674 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
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Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
+974 44375503
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are family of Six and we rarely agree anything together, but this restaurant, we have all agreed that it was best food we had in Doha. We are visiting here for family vacation, from Western NY and in my opinion if you visit Doha you must visit this restaurant. For me, it will be worth coming back to Doha... More 

Thank Mohamed Said A
Boulder, Colorado
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769 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Once we found this restaurant through the friendly help of the souq's shopkeepers, we totally enjoyed this Yemeni food. Looked like a place that locals eat, service was hectic but friendly and adequate. The food wasn't "adequate", it was over the top abundant, and we wished we'd only ordered one meal to split. The bread was really fresh, hot and... More 

Thank Miriahm D
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

It's not fancy. It's not big on variety. It's just good quality Yemeni food in an authentic setting, and at a very reasonable price. Sit at a table, sit on the carpet in traditional style, your choice. My favorite eating place at Souk Waqif...not well sign-posted, it looks over the Souq Waqif Park toward the Corniche. Enjoy a simple night... More 

Thank Walt0305
Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a humble place in Souq Waqif where locals eat which is different than most fancier restaurants you might find at luxury hotels. In Middle Eastern countries, usually, the restaurants that are at the commercial centers (Souqs and Bazaars) are among the bests. This restaurant is even more unique because it offers Yamani cuisine that cannot be found in... More 

Thank rombuk74
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Not Qatari traditional food, it's a Yemen traditional food. It shows the impact of Yemen to Gulf region. Very delicious food .

Thank Ahmad K
Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Excellent place in Doha to have Arabic Mandi / biriyani. The mutton Hanid & chicken Ogada is a must try. The soup they served before food was so yummy.... The place is normally very crowded. Not very family friendly. So I suggest take away is the best option for family. This is definitely one place you will return to have... More 

Thank Fenzeer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This restaurant at Heart of City Doha, Inside traditional souk called Irani/Souk Waqif. Traditional Yemeni foods, mouthwatering tasty foods. Well cooked Chicken Meat Mutton with delicious rice varieties. If you know arabic to speak then you have big menu to order it. or else limited Manthi rice with any of meat/chicken.

Thank aliceeyem
Doha, Qatar
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Quirky middle-eastern working man's cafe, characterized by a general chaos of unattended customers waiting to find a table, which is uninviting on arrival, and a source of irritation once you have yourself been seated. It has to be said that the bread is fresh, and very tasty. The sheer size makes up for the fact that a third of it... More 

Thank Gramatiq
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been there with colleagues and managers several times. I most like their Arabic dishes specially, Zarbayaan, mahsaob,etc.. It's just mouth watering

Thank mansoorck
Seattle, Washington
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301 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I came with a group of friends to try Yemeni cuisine for the first time. We removed our shoes and settled into a large carpeted area with cushions for reclining. Our host ordered several platters with rice, chicken, lamb, and veggies. Soon steaming mounds of food came along with plenty of large flat-bread. Everything was delicious. I especially enjoyed the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 44375503
It's Yemenian Restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?