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“A Valentine's to remember...for all the wrong reasons” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Strata Lounge

Strata Lounge
Ranked #111 of 837 Restaurants in Doha
Price range: $30 - $150
Cuisines: Bar, Sushi, International, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located sky high on Levels 55 and 56 with stunning views of the Doha skyline, Strata Lounge offers a light menu with innovative creations best shared with friends and even better accompanied by our Signature cocktails. With its modern décor, seductive lighting, and the right mix of music, Strata is a sleek and inviting space for socialising throughout the evening or dancing the night away.
Canada
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A Valentine's to remember...for all the wrong reasons”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Valentine's night at the Strata was a huge disappointment. After three attempts on the phone, speaking to three different people, we finally got our reservation for four confirmed some five hours later the day before. We phoned to say we would be fifteen minutes late only to walk into the restaurant to find no-one around. Tables were small with most set for two. Two tables were set for four...the nicest one with all four seats overlooking the city was set and remained empty for the three hours we were there. After a mishap where the drink server spilled the entire glass of champagne over one of our party, no-one arrived with a cloth or assistance until some time later. Afterwards, we were all offered a complimentary glass of champagne by the waiter as compensation. At no time did we see the maitre d' or management so it appeared there was no-one in charge. While the quality of the food was very good, the cutlery presented was inappropriate...eating sweet potato chips and small fish with a spoon, for example. The best thing about the restaurant is the view which is terrific but this does not compensate for the lack of attention to greeting guests when they arrive and leave and overall service quality. For 1000 riyals a couple, we did not expect to be charged extra for water and coffee. This restaurant has potential but it needs to decide whether it is a fully-fledged restaurant or a sushi bar. Right now, it is hanging somewhere in between and not to be recommended. A better option is the Prime Steak House where we enjoyed a wonderful experience two weeks earlier based on wonderful food and service...much better value for money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Muscat, Oman
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164 reviews
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“Great view, awful food!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

The view from Strata is spectacular, so it was a disappointment to find the food was mediocre. the oysters were full of grit and I mean full. The crab claws were rubbery, the prawns were tasteless, the caviar was inferior, especially at £150 a pop! They tried to over charge me and were not overly sorry when I complained. I really wouldn't recommend eating here, its fine for a drink and take in the view.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Doha, Qatar
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Elegant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I accompanied my father to this classy restaurant for a spe ail occasion. The waiters were so friendly and helpful. Though they have limited menu we managed to have some excellent oysters and salmon. The lights are so dim to give a special ambiance. The view is nice of the city.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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doha
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely view, crap service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Your first impression of this resto unfortunately do not last. We have the sushi special, this on a Monday night. The staff are very quick to keep topping up your wine and water glass, that is because you are paying for it. However, the unlimited sushi, was kept off the table for 2 hours and then when asked for more, took another 30 min to arrive. Bread was offered all the time.

This place needs a decent manager, she is crap!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“OMG Sushi buffet night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Monday nights will never be the same. Every time we eat here it seems to get better and better. Our daughter had the best meal she has ever had here. She is still raving about it two weeks later. Staff helpful, friendly and enjoy explaining your dishes.

Visited October 2012
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