Doha Nights: Nobu

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Oct 20 2015 / 17:59 PM

Bazaar dines at Qatar's exquisitely modern Japanese-Peruvian venue

Doha Nights: Nobu

The name Nobu has become the epitome of gastronomy, instantly recognisible with its various restaurants drawing hundreds, if not thousands of people, in various cities around the world every day. The largest Nobu restaurant in the world, though? That would be at the Four Seasons Doha. A fully circular venue, like a winding spiral from the outside, is set at the end of a beautifully lit driveway in the marina, offering the restaurant one of the most breathtaking views of Doha at night.

We sit on the balcony, and sampled the extensive menu, a wide selection of traditional Japanese and Peruvian dishes, each with the Nobu 'gloss' that makes you ceviche and sushi something special... Eel and cucumber being a particular favourite. This was followed by salmon and foie gras with wagyu beef, and rice that is transformed with the addition of truffles.

Other menu highlights include yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, octopus tiradito, shimeji (mushroom) tacos, and black cod (of course) yuzu miso.

Nobu's bar is on the same level, meaning that you must walk past the sushi station overlooking the kitchen., where a DJ indulges the late-night crowd, and the venue's rooftop is a must-experience and tables incur a minimum spend. Should you find yourself in Doha for a night or more and the budget permits, don't miss it.