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“Just fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Idam

Idam
Ranked #26 of 837 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine designed with an Arabic twist.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

We booked IDAM, fully aware they didn't serve alcohol. With an open mind we ventured into the Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha. Wow, was our first impression of the setting and views. The food was amazing and the selection of juices served gave the food an unexpected extra dimension, far beyond that of wine. Now I am a real wine buff and I truly love nothing more than a fine claret, but as I said, the food and juice combinations worked really well. I guess that's what you would expect from the best chef in the world with some 23 Michelin stars. The restaurant would benefit from some classical music in background to relax the atmosphere a little and certainly some of the locals turning up very late demanding service is a little unsavoury, but overall a really great place to eat and a deserving winner of Doha's best restaurant. Well done team.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The perfect restaurant at Qatar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

I would recommend this restaurant for all the people I love , such a nice experience, very good experience, stylish , luxury , the best food. everyone should try, the restaurant manager so class all the stuff know what they are doing. Thank you Qatar for bringing such kind of restaurants in town.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Ali A
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Takes Beating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

We like good food so we knew we were in for that, but when you add the stunning architecture , superb view and attentive service you know it will be special - and it was! ONE OF THE BEST MEALS WE, VE HAD! We had the 'chef's selection ' or 'experience' menu and it was very very good and it kept on coming - course after course with even a dessert entre or two before the main pudding. IDAM is a must and follow it up with a digestive stroll round the museum....

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen B
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Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
79 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Amazing location, food, ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I don't often rave about any restaurant, but this one deserves a rave. From the professional staff who know how to serve, to the ambiance of the restaurant (very well thought out - no two tables too close together), to the cuisine itself, the entire experience was magical. We chose to not to choose, rather let the chef make the selections and were not disappointed. The mezze were lovely, the mains perfect in size and flavour, and the dessert section more than ample. We had the camel and the scallops - both lovely, but I'd go back for the scallops, very tasty. Located in the MIA - it's truly a lovely location. Being there on a weeknight, it was not busy, and the staff were outstanding.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Spirit2006
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Arlington, Texas
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581 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Simply fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The other reviewers hit all the main points. You will have a smile on your face from the moment you enter MIA after hours; ushered up the elevator; thru the multi-course meal until you are handed your take away dessert bag and go back out into the Doha evening. Again - simply fantastic experience.

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Thank Jon E
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