Wagamama Qatar says Itsuraku to Summer with new menu and brand refresh!

Summer is in full swing, and Wagamama Qatar, a Doha favorite known for its delicious Asian cuisine and part of the diverse Ali Bin Ali Hospitality portfolio, is sizzling with excitement!

This summer, Wagamama Qatar embraces the Japanese philosophy of Itsuraku, meaning the pursuit of pleasure. Here, it translates to creating unforgettable experiences that nourish both body and soul – through incredible food shared with loved ones.

Diners can expect a brand-new menu featuring an explosion of flavors, from steaming bowls of ramen to innovative katsu curries.

Slurp your way through rich broths with the Chicken Gyoza Ramen or the veggie-packed Yasai Ramen. The Hot Yasai Katsu Curry features crispy sweet potato, aubergine, and butternut squash drenched in a fiery curry sauce – a must-try for curry lovers!

To satiate meat cravings, diners can indulge in the succulent Lamb Firecracker or melt-in-your-mouth Beef Brisket Soba Noodles. The Beef Yakitori, flame-grilled beef skewers bathed in a spicy teriyaki glaze is sure to tantalize taste buds.

For a complete meal in a bowl experience, the Gochuchang Rice Bowl packs a punch, while the Sweet and Sour Chicken brings a taste of classic comfort. The perfect textural contrast can be experienced with Roti + RaisuKatsu. This dish features a warm, crisp roti, served alongside the brand new RaisuKatsu sauce.

Adding to the deliciousness is Kokopanko – crispy panko-coated fried chicken or zesty aubergine, tossed in a flavorful coconut, chili, and lime salt rub. The Yasai Kimchi Maki and Ebi Kimchi Maki Sushi offer a refreshing blend of vegetables and kimchi.

Vegetarian and vegan diners are not left out, with exciting new dishes like the Yasai Tofu Cha Han, Tofu Firecracker, and the ever-popular Yasai Kare Lomen complementing the classic Tofu RaisuKaree.

Plus, to fuel busy weekdays, Wagamama Qatar is offering a special Business Lunch from Sunday to Thursday for just 89 QAR! This is the perfect opportunity to power up the day without breaking the bank.

“This brand refresh embodies our core values where positive eating and positive living go hand-in-hand. We remain focused on creating experiences that uplift and energizes our guests.”, said Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar, Group General Manager, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality.

Experience the Itsuraku spirit at Wagamama today, conveniently located at The Place Vendome Mall and Doha Festival City. Dine in and soak up the lively ambience, or order your favorite dishes for delivery through Talabat, Snoonu, Gorafeeq, or Deliveroo Qatar.

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Café Pouchkine expands its presence in Qatar with new outlet at Place Vendome

Café Pouchkine, renowned for being one of Qatar’s popular luxury dining locations with a unique Russian heritage, opened its second outlet at the glamorous Place Vendome Mall in Lusail City. Hosted by Ali Bin Ali Hospitality in Qatar, the café opened its doors to the public on the 5th of January, 2023.

Stationed right at the heart of Place Vendome, Cafe Pouchkine is located on the ground floor of the mall’s south side. The café sits right under the glass dome of the Parisian-inspired structure and blends seamlessly into the architecture, which radiates luxury and extravagance while conveying a touch of cultural and artistic feel. The interiors of the café are equally elegant with the all-white décor. The intimately carved woodwork creates a modern yet classic look that quintessentially describes Café Pouchkine.

Already known as one of the best tea-rooms in Qatar, Café Pouchkine offers a wide range of gastronomical delights. From a snack menu that includes surprising club sandwiches to the timeless café de Paris streak, via delicious Blini – or lunch “à la carte” with crispy dusk salad, or a beef Stroganoff, the cafe promises to take taste buds on an international voyage of discovery. Enjoy a dreamy afternoon with their signature tea and coffee accompanied with a crowd-pleasing section of desserts, including honey cake and macrons.

Commenting on the launch of the new café, General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Hospitality Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar said, “Ali Bin Ali Hospitality is always looking to elevate the hospitality experience for the people of Qatar, and the opening of the new Café Pouchkine outlet is part of that mission. Place Vendome, with its touch of cultural and artistic feel, made it the perfect pairing for us as a location to house Café Pouchkine. The entire team at Café Pouchkine is ready now to serve guests in a new and exciting location, while remaining true to the superior dining experience we have been known to deliver, time and time again.”

Since the brand opened its first café in 2019 at 21 High st as the country’s only restaurant, tea-room and patisserie with an authentic origin hailing from Moscow, Café Pouchkine has continued to rise in popularity among locals and residents in Qatar, who seek unique, high-end experiences.


Café Pouchkine hosts Breast Cancer awareness workshop

On the occasion of the breast cancer awareness month on October 2022, Café Pouchkine at Galeries Lafayette, Doha, in partnership with the Qatar Cancer Society, hosted a 2-hour breast cancer awareness workshop on October 16, 2022. The invite-only workshop, attended by forty women from different sectors, educated participants about the disease, how best to tackle it and how to support cancer victims.

The all-pink event was graced by two breast cancer survivors, who gracefully shared their journey towards recovery. In the discussions, it was mentioned that everyone in the society has a role in fighting cancer. The survivors pointed that due to their relapse and experience, they have taken an active role in educating humanity on breast cancer.

In her presentation, the speaker of the event, Ms. Heba Nassar, emphasized the need to be proactive in order to detect the disease early and effectively treat it. “Information and early detection saves lives,” Ms. Nassar added. She continued that breast cancer, just like and cancer and disease should not be outlawed, instead the community should look for a way to curb the spread of the disease. She informed participants that currently there are support groups across the world that counsel the infected.

During the event, participants enjoyed pink afternoon tea prepared by Café Pouchkine. Similarly, giveaways of macaron boxes, coupled with pink beauty products from Galeries Lafayette, and complimentary breast cancer screening vouchers were handed out to all the participants.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer type, accounting for 1 in 8 cancer diagnoses worldwide. Thus, October is the month designated for Breast Cancer Awareness globally. Café Pouchkine takes this opportunity as a social responsibility to educate its audience and customers on the importance of health mindfulness. In this era, technology and advancement in medicine has enabled humanity to address cancer. As with all cancers, the chances of successful treatment are vastly improved the earlier it is caught. We must play our role in accessing information, tools such as screening services and medication that can help us live a better and dignified life.

Popular global brand Wagamama opens third restaurant in Doha

In a memorable opening on October 16, 2022 at Doha’s Place Vendôme, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality opened its third outlet for Wagamama restaurant, one of the global brands it stewards in Qatar.

In his statement during the launch, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality Group General Manager, Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar, noted that he was thrilled about the opening of the new eatery. “Vendôme is one of Qatar’s best-known and luxurious shopping centers, and therefore a perfect choice for opening the new outlet,” he said. He added that the ambiance of the new location only adds to the allure of the restaurant and it is expected for more customers to visit.

The story of Wagamama began in early 1992 with the opening of the very first restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury, which was inspired by traditional Japanese noodle bars and Asian inspired flavors. In Qatar, the brand has captured the attention of its guests with its exciting and inclusive casual dining experience with a stylish and contemporary setting.

The new Wagamama restaurant promises unique experiences for diners as it offers exclusive menus, set-up, and ambiance, among other exquisite features that resonate with the Place Vendôme. The Place Vendôme is one of Qatar’s lavish malls that exudes grandeur and style.

The new branch reaffirms the restaurant’s continued dominance and popularity among food enthusiasts, who seek memorable experience with their most desired cuisines. The new joint will continue to reinforce Wagamama’s philosophy of a “positive eating and positing living” for all.