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“Good food great value for money”

Yum Yum - K108 Hotel Doha
Ranked #45 of 930 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Intrigued by the impressive resume of head chef Hugo Coudurier and the reviews on Tripadvisor I decided to give YUM YUM Restaurant a try. The restaurant is located on the 10th floor of the K108 hotel, which doesn’t look like much from the outside. However entering the hotel revealed a modern and very trendy hotel. The lobby could rival any top hotel around the world, with a boutique feel and loads of charm – even the elevators had an exclusive look.
We were promptly seated at a table by the windows overlooking the old town of Doha – a splendid view during the evening. The restaurant has a bit of a cave feel to it, and overall a nice atmosphere.
YUM YUM is a dry restaurant, so no alcohol – as a westerner who enjoys a pre-dinner cocktail and a glass of wine to go along with the food, that is a small minus. This was during Ramadan, so no alcohol would have been available anyway. We ordered from the nice selection of mocktails, they were a bit heavy on the syrup used to add flavour, but the ginger version was pretty good.
For starters we had a tomato soup and a tempura scrimp salad. The tomato soup was ok without standing out – guess it’s hard to get nice fresh tomatoes in season in Doha. The tempura scrimps were really tasty (beautiful plate) with the salad being a bit anonymous (plain chopped iceberg with a bit of dressing).
For mains we chose the beef filet mignon with mash of potatoes and lamb chop with mixed vegetables. The beef filet mignon was absolutely perfection, really tender and cooked to an exact medium rare, by far the best dish of the evening. Having just visited New York Steakhouse it could rival the Wagyu Sirloin. The sauce was full of flavour and had a great richness to it.
My companion was less fortunate with the lamp chop. The lamb was tough and lacked flavour, and the sides nothing to write home about.
The bill for two persons, 2 courses, water and mocktails was 300 QR, a real bargain considering the overall experience.

I would consider going back and give the place another try. Hopefully they will have improved the few glitches to an otherwise good dining experience.

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Thank MichaelCop
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k108hoteldoha, Manager at Yum Yum - K108 Hotel Doha, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Dear MichaelCop. Thank you very much for your kind review on our site. We really care about our guests impression and satisfaction. We feel really sorry that you didn't find the food and service as expected. We will work on it to find out some solutions.
By hotel policy and because all our benefits go to charity, we do not serve any alcohol.
We nevertheless look forward to welcoming you another time for a new experience.
Best Regards.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Have wanted to try Yum Yum since reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We have finally tried it about 2 weeks ago and it certainly didn’t disappoint any of us. The 5 of us all enjoyed the atmosphere and design of the restaurant, the view, the perfect waiter services and of course the food! Yum Yum is going to be our new hang out place!

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k108hoteldoha, Manager at Yum Yum - K108 Hotel Doha, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Dear Swan Peach. Thank you very much for the nice review left in our site. We enjoy to read that you spent a great time in our Yum Yum Restaurant. We really care about our guest comments and satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming again. Best Regards

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was a very pleasant surprise. I had no idea this restaurant even existed - it is located on the top floor of the hotel which is not a very known one nor at a very popular business/tourist location. I went there for lunch and happy we did because we could enjoy the great view of the downtown old Doha area better. They offered a set lunch menu with just a couple of choices including vegetarian. The food was served on time and very very well presented - first wow! It was equally delicious and tasty, every single ingredient - second wow! They serve only juices and soft drinks. I was invited here on a business lunch and was thoroughly well impressed as well as everyone else in the group. This is a hidden gem. The decor of the restaurant is quite unusual and uncluttered as well as the hotel but very tasteful. It is very roomy and comfortable. Another "off the beaten track" restaurant for those who enjoy good food in a formal setting.

Thank ms11af
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k108hoteldoha, Manager at Yum Yum - K108 Hotel Doha, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear ms11af. Thank you very much for the nice review left in our site. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Business Lunch in Yum Yum. We really appreciate our guest comments to perfect the restaurant quality. We look forward to welcoming you again, maybe at dinner time as well... Best Regards

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Finding the hotel is part of the experience in enjoying Yum Yum. You do not believe that the unpretentious location and bland facade will hide a boutique hotel of high quality, until you go past the frosted sliding door at the main entrance. The quiet of the place is the first hint, the beautiful furniture in the lobby the next one.

Going out of the elevator at the top floor, you are surprised to find yourself in a non air-conditioned space, but once inside the restaurant, you quickly forget about it.: Neat, concise menu, exquisite presentation, very helpful staff and quiet, cosy atmosphere combined to make this a lovely night out.

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Thank Ziad N
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k108hoteldoha, Manager at Yum Yum - K108 Hotel Doha, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear Ziad N. Thank you so much for the nice review left on our site. We are pleased that you spent a great time in Yum Yum Restaurant and that you enjoyed the food and service. We really care about our guest comments and satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming again soon in our restaurant. Best Regards.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Went there for dinner we found that the restaurant was impaccable in terms of service and foods especially for doha. Staff greeted us politely, didnt take time to take our order and helpful for any request.

The food itself was good, we ordered foie gras for entree and its great despite of strong presence of cardamon in the sauce, (this kinda fusion french - middle east food i guess). we went there for a magret de canard as we thaught this is a standard menu in french restaurant, but wasnt available in the main course, hence the main course were risotto scallop and boef mignon that were perfect, taste were great, presentations were mouthwatering, and tenderness of the meat is juicy.

As we were there for iftar, they have an iftar menu that we ordered for my son. Its a biriyani rice, taste was milder compare to normal biriyani rice in indian restaurant but my son loved it, so no complaint on that.

Price is reasonable, total damage for above is 200 - 300 qar.

The only concern is parking, situated in a narrow road its bit tricky to park safely fortunately they have a valet service that help you.

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Thank poetut
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k108hoteldoha, Manager at Yum Yum - K108 Hotel Doha, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Dear poetut. Thank you very much for the nice comments left in our site. We really appreciate that you enjoyed the Iftar and Dinner in Yum Yum. We really care about our guests comments and look forward to welcoming again. Best Regards.

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