Aalishan – Doha

On my hunt for a restaurant that serves decent Indian cuisine and not pressurizing my pocket necessarily, we tried Aalishan that is well set up and quite economical!

The ambience and their interiors took me by surprise and instantly brought me to realize how I underestimated this find. H has been here for lunch buffets and had mentioned it to be fine (but he thinks I cook well too :-P).

I wasn’t expecting anything at all – just order, eat and leave! But what I experienced was wonderful. Their staff is courteous, attentive and well versed with their menu (rare in Qatar).

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Iftar Buffet – Horizon Manor Hotel

As a customer, all I aim is at service, food, hospitality, price and if all this blends with location even – I think that’s wonderful then! Having said that, Sarangi, the restaurant that hosted the iftar in the hotel, was bubbling with customers on a weekday which was unexpected to be honest. It is always a pleasant experience though to have people around you (that’s the whole idea most of the times).

The hotel is centrally located which gives traffic a back seat at all times and with valet parking who would complain! We were warmly welcomed and escorted to the restaurant at the Mezzanine floor. As we entered, a good selection of dates and dried apricots with kahwa (Arabic coffee) waited at the central porch with a neighboring counter offering Ramadan drinks.

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