July 06, 2023

Afternoon and Evening: Rooftop Dining in Doha - The City's Top 7 Sky-High Eateries

Rooftop restaurants in Doha are the finest spots to take in the sights – and heights – whether it's a breathtaking vista of the Arabian Gulf or an astounding panorama of the city's skyline. This city has several lofty eateries with unrivalled views, in addition to exquisite meals. We've got you covered for a one-of-a-kind rooftop dining experience, whether for a special occasion, date night, or to catch up with friends!

Iksha 360

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Iksha360, located in the Pearl's Abraj Quartier, offers diners a 360-degree panoramic view, taking in the ocean, The Pearl, Qatar's man-made Arabian Mediterranean island, the futuristic city of Lusail and Doha city. Offering an unrivalled dining experience in contemporary Indian cuisine, IKSHA 360 spans the top three levels of the Abraj Towers' Tower 1 - one of the tallest towers in the precinct. From exclusive dining on the 40th-floor terrace to a trendy evening restaurant on the 41st floor and chic casual dining on the 42nd floor, the restaurant is open for lunch, high tea, evening, and late-night dining, and it is also one of the highest Indian restaurants in the world. Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai's sophisticated, small plate Indian dishes and sweeping city views come together to offer an unrivalled unforgettable dining experience, perfect for intimate dinners or for catching up with friends. If nothing else, try the chef's signature dishes, such as chicken curry pie and slow-cooked beef biryani, for a true taste sensation.

Location: The Pearl Tower 1, Pearl Boulevard, Abraj Quartier, Doha

Hours: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm, Saturday-Wednesday;

11:30 am - 12:30 am, Friday & Saturday

Contact: +974 4021 3333

Email [email protected]

Website: https://www.iksha360.com/


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Nobu Doha is the biggest of all the internationally renowned Japanese fine dining Nobu restaurants worldwide, and it is housed in West Bay at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Designed by globally recognized architect David Rockwell, the restaurant is housed in an oyster-shaped structure on the hotel's secluded beachfront - a nod to Qatar's pearl-diving past and the rich seafood ingredients preferred by Nobu chefs. Nobu’s famous fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with local flavours and ingredients easily fits in with the cosmopolitan food scene in Doha. Their black cod yuzu miso and rock shrimp tempura are not to be missed. With a view of the Doha skyline, the Arabian Gulf, and the luxury yachts perched out front, this is one of the most popular rooftops in Doha. So, it is worth remembering to secure your reservations ahead of time!

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Diplomatic St, Doha

Hours: 6 pm – 12 am, Monday-Saturday;

Closed Sunday

Contact: +974 4494 8500

Website: https://www.fourseasons.com/doha/dining/restaurants/nobu_doha/

Shanghai Club

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Located on the 43rd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Doha's city centre, the Shanghai Club restaurant literally elevates South-East Asian cuisine as it fuses traditional and modern dishes and flavours. Apparently inspired by the restaurant's celebrity chef Peter Llyods's travels throughout Asia, the dining menu offers fresh, savoury, and aesthetically beautiful food. The crispy lobster maki rolls, small plates of Thai spiced scallops or Malaysian chicken curry puffs, or the signature Peking duck are beyond exquisite. Equally as beautiful, meals are served in an elegant and stylish dining area influenced by subtle southern Asian style. Coupled with views across downtown West Bay and the Persian Gulf beyond and reputed service excellence, the Shanghai Club should be at the top of your list for a superlative dining experience.

Location: Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha, Conference Centre Street, Doha

Hours: 5 pm - 12 am, Sunday-Thursday;

12 pm - 3 pm, 6 pm -10:30 pm Friday;

Closed on Saturday

Contact: +974 4429 5295

Website: https://www.marriott.com/


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Another Japanese offering, this time at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Doha, Sora, literally takes on its name's meaning. In Japanese, Sora means the sky or the heavens. The food and views from this spectacular top-floor eatery will make you feel like you've been transported to a foodies paradise, at least. This restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the city that few places can match, with a panoramic vista taking in Msheireb to the Westbay, including the Al Fanar Mosque, Souq Waqif, Amiri Diwan, Al Bidda Park and more. Sora's menu fuses small sharing plates, sushi, sashimi and Robata (cooking over hot charcoal) into a fine dining experience that saw it awarded the FACT Dining award for the 'Best Japanese Restaurant 2021'. Anything from the Charcoal Robata menu is a winner, but the Alaskan Crab is a must.

Location: 21st Floor, Park Hyatt Doha, Msheireb Downtown, Doha

Hours: 4 pm - 11 pm, Monday-Tuesday;

2 pm - 11 pm, Wednesday-Saturday;

Closed Sunday

Contact: +974 4009 4344

Website: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/qatar/park-hyatt-doha/dohph/dining

Three Sixty

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As its name suggests, Three Sixty is Doha's only revolving restaurant and, located on the 47th floor of the Torch Doha hotel, offers an unparalleled panorama across Doha and beyond, views which are even more spectacular at night when the of the city are switched on. Lasagne, lamb chops, and tiramisu are just a few of the Mediterranean specialities on the menu. We recommend ordering a meal at sunset; watching the sun go down over Doha from this vantage point is magical.

Location: Al Waab Street, Doha, Qatar

Hours: Dinner 6:30 pm - 11 pm, Sunday-Wednesday;

Lunch 12 noon – 3 pm, Friday & Saturday

Contact: +974 4446 5600

Website: https://www.thetorchdoha.com.qa/dining/three-sixty


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Recently opened, Vertigo, located on the 28th floor of the Banyan Tree Doha, is one of the highest lounges in the Msheireb and offers spectacular 360-degree views of Doha's skyline, Corniche, and old Doha. Inside the venue, dominated by a ten-metre high curving walnut wood structure that wraps around the centre of the room, guests are treated to afternoon tea, a sophisticated beverage menu, and a Mediterranean perspective on Pan-Asian cuisine, not leaving out tacos and sushi. The fancy interior and captivating views across Doha complement the well-prepared meal menu and excellent beverage options. Oh yes, not to forget, their retractable roof makes the indoors as good as the outdoors on good weather days and clear evenings to enhance the already perfect experience even more.

Location: Banyan Tree Doha, Al Khaleej St, Doha

Hours: 5 pm - 2 am, Tuesday-Saturday;

Closed on Sundays & Mondays

Contact: +974 4410 3338 / 3990 5558

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.banyantree.com/qatar/doha/dining/vertigo


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Zengo is celebrity chef Richard Sandoval's fourth restaurant in Qatar and an award-winning pan-Asian eatery. Nestled on the 61st floor of the Kempinski Residences and Suites in Westbay, the dining room seating area is dominated by ceiling to floor windows. The impressive Doha skyline serves as the view, delivering a visually appealing dining experience. The menu takes inspiration from the old spice trade routes, which stretched from Asia to the Far East, and includes sushi and sashimi, as well as a wide variety of curries, grills, and wok entrees. Cereal prawns, cod and prawn gyoza, udon noodles, and yuzu cheesecake are just a few specialities that you can't miss from the menu.

Location: Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha

Hours: 5 pm - 12 am Sunday-Thursday;

12 pm - 12 am Friday;

Closed on Saturday

Contact: +974 4405 3560

Website: https://www.zengodoha.com/

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Published: June 15, 2022
Last updated: July 06, 2023
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