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Al Bandar Fish Market

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Souq Waqif, Doha 8623, Qatar
+974 4431 1818
11:00 - 00:00
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer many options of fish and seafood, however most of the times they do not have all the options. Food cooked well and always fresh, nicely combined flavors. Service is not very quick, but they cook once you order, so it's ok. Starters and soups are also good. Portions are big. Staff is friendly.

Thank Vikundra
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Al Bandar offers nice outdoor seating options in the Souq Waqif. The fried fish was bland but the other items we sampled were good. Not sure I'd recommend it for dinner based on the lunch experience, but for lunch it fit the bill. Service was good, relaxed, and food overall was good. If you were in the Souq for a... More 

Thank BostonTravelers00
Oberurnen, Switzerland
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were mislead by the name of fish market thinking we would be having some fresh, good prepared sea food. We order a menu and regretted it. The sea food plate, the soup, salad was eatable because we were hungry. The service is poor. It's a pity for such a good location.

Thank Aeskulap1
Delft, The Netherlands
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472 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I ordered Al Bandar sea food dish (75 QAR) and expected different grilled fish and seafood with separate sauce. Instead I got kind of curry of mixed seafood with sauce similar to Chinese dishes. It was ok but did not cost 20$...

Thank Shimnik
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go if you enjoy your food being dropped in front of you like you're in a prison cafeteria. Two stars only because food was edible and not entirely terrible. Can't say the same for table service. We asked for our drinks twice after waiting long enough for them to plant, cultivate and harvest the pineapple... More 

Thank jacey_beauregard
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It has been several years since I visited this place and I must say it's nowhere close to how I remember it. They skimp on serving size of hummus and the bread they bring in a zip lock bag is atrocious! Not even heated or freshly made like other places nearby. It doesn't take much to put a little thought... More 

Thank Wilson0904
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63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

this is the best seafood restaurant in Qatar for many reasons all fresh food u go to the fish tank and u chose ur own fish they u decide how its cocked after ur meal they brig ng u a complementary fruits and sweets

Thank Ahmad A
Doha, Qatar
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Service was slow, I have to remind them about our order. They brought the main course first and forgot about our order of appetizer/salad. It was served late. I have to ask twice to get our bill and when I gave my card to pay, they have asked me to bring the bill together going down since we are done... More 

Thank jcompetente
Doha, Qatar
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had dinner at this place, its a quite good place and the food was good too. We sat outside and its not advisable to sit outside during the summer as outside is too hot and though they have arrange fans around.

Thank Nilakshi2015
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Decent selection of fish to choose from - the service was OK, albeit we had a little delay. The humous was nice as a starter we shared. For main I chose the King fish which was nice, as was the sauce it was in, the rice was a bit cooler than I like but certainly nothing major, the vegetables came... More 

Thank MightyMouser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lebanese, Seafood, Arabic, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souq Waqif, Doha 8623, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 4431 1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?