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About Al Liwan

A Reference in Levantine Cuisine

Since its opening in 2011, this all-day-dining restaurant has been perfecting the art of authentic cuisine over the years. From the succulent Go Local breakfast to the special theme nights featuring a mix of Levantine, Qatari and further Middle Eastern tastes, Al Liwan Doha never disappoints in bringing memorable flavors to your table.

Named after the Arabic word ليوان‎, 'the gathering place', Al Liwan stands out as the reference in Levantine Cuisine in Doha. Designed as a traditional Arabian Liwan with a locally-inspired decor indoor and covered terrace, the restaurant reminisces good moments shared in a family setting, decades ago. This authentic Levantine imprint can be found everywhere: from the warm welcome once stepping in for a dining experience, to the carefully-prepared menu curated by Specialty Chef Ammar.

Welcome to an unrivalled dining experience in Doha, deeply rooted in local heritage.

  • Signature Date Pudding

    Discover Signature Dishes

    Al Liwan Doha takes Levantine cuisine to the next level with signature dishes embracing the local culture, with a creative touch. From the Chicken Shawarma to the signature Date Pudding, a wide range of tastes await.
  • family dining

    Enjoy Family-friendly Settings

    Al Liwan Doha welcomes you and your loved ones for a memorable dining experience with your loved ones. For breakfast, dinner or Friday Brunch, the little ones are welcome, with preferential pricing.

    Children below 6 dine complementary and below 12 enjoy 50% savings on dining.
Meet The Chef
Specialty Chef Ammar

Specialty Chef Ammar

❝Levantine cuisine is all about honest, flavorful tastes.❞

With 20 years of international culinary experience, Specialty Chef Ammar brings authenticity and warmth to every dish at Al Liwan since 2012. Discover the star chef behind the art of perfecting Levantine cuisine in one of the best all-day-dining restaurants in Doha.

"Cooking has been running in my family for generations yet my true inspiration came from my mother. When we were young, she used to cook for us soul food that would put smiles on everyone's faces. For her, cooking was all about feeling and sharing happiness. Now, I strive everyday to follow her footsteps and bring smiles to others through my plates.

Al Liwan introduces a wide range of Levantine cuisine to the Doha dining scene. Our signature dish, the Chicken Shawarma, is not to be missed whenever visiting Qatar. Over the years, we turned this classic delicacy into a must-try of Al Liwan with a secret recipe balancing authenticity and creativity. For me, the most rewarding part of the day is seing one of our guests leave with a smile on their face, telling me that this is a dish they will remember."  - Specialty Chef Ammar