After the successful run of our annual READERS CHOICE this year which showcased some of the best FILIPINO-OWNED brands in Qatar, we also would like to give way to acknowledge the other businesses which mostly caters to Pinoy Market.
Pinoys love food and that also means we also are the best consumers of any Pinoy products and cooking ingredients. That is why we also see a significant section for Filipino items not only on baqalas or convenience stores but also on big groceries and supermarkets in the country.
Here are some of the businesses INSPIRED by the ever growing and very loyal Pinoy market in Qatar (in alphabetical order):
Bilao Seafood Restaurant | Al Sadd
In the Philippines, the word bilao can be translated as flat round-shaped winnowing basket (pantahip) used for rice and other seed products. It can also serve many other purposes including food trays. And this is the specialty of Bilao Seafood Restaurant in Qatar. They offer party trays for groups and events using native bilaos available for pickup and delivery. They also accommodate guests in their casual dining restaurant located in Doha Downtown Hotel, Al Kinana Street, Al Saad.
Contact Number: 7774 0497
Dampa Seafood Village | Various Branches
This is a Filipino Seafood Restaurant that offers a Boodle Feast style of eating by hand. A boodle fight, in the context of Filipino culture, is the military practice of eating a meal without any cutlery and dishes, instead, diners practice “kamayan”. This unique experience is popular among Filipino expats who usually come in large groups.
Contact Numbers: 01 Mall – 5548 282003 | 03 Mall – 7742 2383 | Ezdan Mall Al-Wakra – 7742 4500
Doha Street Food Restaurant | Matar Qadeem
They serves ready-to-eat food and drinks with live stations providing fresh, authentic Filipino street food. When the popular isaw, barbeques, kwek-kwek, and other kakanins used to be available only through home deliveries and seasonal food festivals, now all these are available for dine-in and even delivery at DOHA Street Food Restaurant, among other Filipino favorites. They even have karaoke, for everyone who wants to showcase their confidence and talent in singing!
Contact Number: 44606989 | 70496677
Kabalen – Taste of Hyderabad | Al Muntazah
Kabalen, which literally translates to “a fellow Kapampangan” is also a name of a popular casual – fine dining restaurant in the Philippines. Its commonality is the reason for its “name recall”, same with the likes of inasal, etc. However, our Kabalen – Taste of Hyderabad here in Qatar is popular for their board meals/monthly set meals, daily boodle fight, short orders, and outdoor catering all services both serving Filipino and Indian cuisines.
Contact Number: 3112 8601
Filipino Restaurant & Bakery
They started in 1993 as the first Filipino bakery and restaurant in Qatar. Their first location is in the souq area popularly called Pilipino Souq since many Kabayans converge there especially during weekends for their groceries and shopping. Now, they have expanded to three branches and is even known for their bread products which they are also supplying to many convenience stores and supermarkets.
Contact Numbers : 55518056 | Souq Asiri Branch – 55706199 | Mansoura Branch: 44580330 | Dar Al Salam Mall Branch – 30356145
Yang Inasal Qatar | Al Kinana Street, Al Nasr
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YangInasalQA
Yang Inasal is a Filipino Cuisine Restaurant in Qatar inspired by a popular barbecue fast food restaurant chain in the Philippines. Serving their main specialty, the well-loved Filipino chicken “inasal” barbeque and manned by mostly Filipino staff, one would surely feel the same Pinoy “ihaw-sarap” feels.
Contact Number: 3167 7000
*some photos from Yang Inasal/Arkishra Denisse
On January 2021, we also released a similar directory list entitled Non-Filipino entrepreneurs who are patronizing Filipino food products. Want to add on these lists? Please don’t hesitate to message us or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.