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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