Top choice japanese in Doha

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One of the city's most talked-about dining destinations, this is the world's largest – and arguably most architecturally outstanding – branch of chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s globally acclaimed Japanese restaurant. Shaped like a shell, it has stunning views of the city from its iconic rooftop bar. The food is outstanding; yes, it's pricey, but this is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.

Entry is strictly by reservation only. Arrive at the Four Seasons Hotel, where the staff will arrange a golf-cart transfer to the restaurant. The dress code is smart casual.