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“The only place in West Bay that serves vegetarian Indian food at abundance”
Review of Crossroads Kitchen

Crossroads Kitchen
Ranked #37 of 970 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Middle Eastern, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: International flavors abound at our restaurant’s Doha, Qatar location. Enjoy everything from a la carte breakfasts to a signature buffet offering ever-changing menu of international foods. Open for dinner on Thursdays. Brunch on Fridays.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I went there last Wednesday with my husband for dinner, and whilst an empty restaurant the service was good, the staff were attentive and showed us around the vegetarian selection (which was aplenty) and the food selection was just too good. They had a mix of south and north indian cuisine and the mix and taste of each item reminded me of the Indian restaurants I frequented in Malaysia. The north indian selection was way better than its south indian counterpart. For instance the pani puri and bheer puri was delightful, the mix of spices were very well balanced but the same can't be said for a plate of dosa (fondly known as Thosai in Malaysia) which was a bit too soggy and thick. But the sambar that went along with the dosa tasted so much like it did back home. Even the chutneys were tasty.

In terms of menu selection, I don't know where to begin. Lets me recall...

You have 2 selection of soups-one 9 vegetable-mix soup (must try) and the other a meat soup. Then they had a selection of meat, vegetable and cottage cheese sag. Then came the cooking stations, they cooked dosa and some Kerala bread (that tasted and looked so much like roti canai) with its selection of dipping sauces and gravy. Then the pani puri section, where fresh pani puri is made before your very own eyes, according to your tastebud and delivered to your table. After that was the lamb ghost which was in this huge silver container. They also made fresh liver and prawn chop, which was cooked before you and given to you fresh. Now, the dessert. I love dessert so I tried almost all except for the ice creams and kulfis. They had a section for fried bread dipped with sweet cream (Indian version of Elvis's peanut butter fried bread) Another section was for bread (really a waste because no one even went near it, plus Western bread selection doesn't go well with Indian food, no? Then there was gulab jamun, rasgulla, kaju katris, laddus and kalakan (all these are Indian dessert) I read in TImeOut Doha that they had gajjar halwa but I didn't find it here. They also had a bar that served alcohol till 10.30pm and a wide variety of bher mix, Arabian dipping sauces, pickles and cut fruits.

The only drawback here is if you make a reservations try to get the tables away from the kitchen and buffet station, they have terrible ventilation here and you know Indian food has that smell that tends to stay on your hair and clothes that would only go away with a good wash. Plus the liver-and-prawn station is right next to the sitting places so you can't escape the smell unless you're seated far in the more private booths at the far end of the restaurant.

All in all, it was a good dinner buffet and the prices were reasonable. The prices are :

510 riyals for a bottle of champagne, unlimited alcohol and dinner
195 riyals for non alcoholic dinner
275 riyals for unlimited alcohol and dinner

Indian night is every Wednesday from 6.30pm till 11.30pm. You may call 44146100 for reservations. We were delighted to find the host a friendly Indonesian, that really made a good first impression of the restaurant.

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1  Thank SaltyBodiceRipper
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Robert C, Manager at Crossroads Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Dear SaltyBodiceRipper,

Thank you very much for your detailed review of your visit at Crossroads. Your feed-back is highly appreciated and the team is delighted to read such a review.

We hope to welcome you back at Crossroads soon.

Best regards,
Robert

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

it was my first time to dine in the resto. at first, the entrance of the resto is not very appealing, its very plain, but once we get inside, the interior is very nice especially the combi of lights and colors. we had a dinner buffet, all the foods were really good. i loved most is there sushi/maki section and the tempura. the dessert selection is super and healthy! fruits are fresh and the choco foundue is incredible!

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1  Thank Katrina B
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Robert C, Manager at Crossroads Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Dear KatrinaB,

We are delighted to read that you had a great experience in our Crossroads restaurant. We do hope we will be able to welcome you back soon, as you may want to try our Friday Brunch or one of our themed nights.

Best regards,
Robert

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

'Very good' is a step too far, so 'average' it has to be, but a high average. Been here for breakfast and dinner now; alcohol-free buffet dinner with all the soft drinks you can handle came to QAR 195 a head. Start adding alcoholic drinks to that and it tops out somewhere in the ionosphere. The food's nicely presented and well cooked and there's a good variety of cuisines on offer. Despite being inside the Marriott bunker the restaurant benefits from a relaxed atmosphere, the waiting staff are pleasant but unobtrusive and you'll be sitting with a good spread of hotel guests and locals.

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1  Thank voronUK
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Crossroads Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Dear Alfiebaby1983,

Thank you for your review of Crossroads Kitchen. I am happy to share your comments with all of our Crossroads team members, especially regarding the food and drinks, along with your feedback regarding the service, for our team to discuss improvements.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Crossroads Kitchen.

Yours sincerely,
Robert

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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Friday boozy brunches are great fun and Crossroads is right up there with the best of them. An interesting and varied menu and 3 choices of booze level; alcohol free, beer & wine and fizz.

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2  Thank Alan-Holden
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Crossroads Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Hello Alan
Thank you for visiting us for Friday Brunch at Crossroads and for the time taken to share your experience with us. The Crossroads team will be delighted to hear of your comments and they look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Robert

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Crossroads is an understated but excellent dining experience, me and my family have eaten here on many occasions and the food is absolutely beautifully done and there is always so much variety even though it is one of the smaller buffets. The ambiance is relaxed and casual ad the staff are wonderfully attentive to your needs. One member of our family is vegetarian and this buffet has always offered more choice than any other. The bread and salad bar have a great choice and the hot food is always a winner. At 195 riyals pp for the evening buffet it's a real bargain and soft drinks are included as many buffets do not include drinks apart from the Friday brunches. Overall a really lovely experience and if you can still move after filling up the hotel has direct access to City Centre mall. If you also phone to book a table they will always ask if it is a special occasion so they can accommodate if it is.

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1  Thank Mebird
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Crossroads Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear MeBird,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback of your experiences at Crossroads Kitchen. It means a lot to us that you have enjoyed all your visits so far, and were willing to share that with the Trip Advisor community. I passed on your compliments regarding the vegetarian options, prices and variety to our General Manager John Northen, as well as our Crossroads team, and they were delighted to hear your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Crossroads.

Best Regards,
Robert

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