RESILIENCE. That’s what characterizes the Filipino entrepreneurs’ spirit in terms of their desire to serve the community and to develop a business that will sustain them and help fellow OFWs in the process. Unfazed by the aftershock of the recent pandemic, the rising cost of rent, and other business uncertainties, we still saw a number of restaurant openings in the past few months.
Here are some of the new Filipino-owned restaurants and shops that’s worth visiting in the next few days:
After the success of their pilot branch in Mansoura, this Filipino-owned barbershop saw the opportunity to expand their business and widen their reach to serve not only Filipino clientele but all nationalities in Qatar. Offering a wider service to include massage spa on top of their signature haircut services is the unique feature of their newest branch in Al Sadd area.
After winning as MOST POPULAR NEW COMER in Best Life Qatar Readers Choice for 2023, we know that brighter opportunities are up ahead for 3 JOHNS PINOY HAIRCUT not only in terms of expansion but also in providing employment to many talented Filipinos. There’s no denying that this business deserves more praise and support from everyone.
NEW BRANCH LOCATION: Al Difaaf Street, Al Sadd, Doha, Qatar (near Centerpoint Mall)
TELEPHONE FOR BOOKING: 6619 8809
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100091761333779
Two years after opening their first store in Bin Omran area, this Filipino Broasted Chicken brand is slowly gaining popularity in the community. They take pride in their signature Broasted Chicken cooked using state-of-the art pressure fryers resulting in a more tender, juicy and flavorful chicken with significantly lesser oil absorption feature (non-greasy and low fat).
We love listening to insider stories and learning the struggles and success of this Filipino business: from how they managed their business during pandemic, even dealing with personal and family health issues, to expanding the business to cater to more Filipinos… even doing charity works and community events! Broaster Qatar is one inspiring story that is as crunchy and appetizing as their signature broasted chicken – you simply will feel welcome and at-home.
NEW BRANCH LOCATION: Hiteen St, Al Muntazah, Doha, Qatar (street across Al Meera Mansoura)
TELEPHONE FOR BOOKING: 7002 7822
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Broasterqatar
A business that started as a supplier of fresh products direct from the Philippines have now ventured to open their first physical store in Qatar. They just recently opened their restaurant in Muntaza area and are slowly positioning themselves with their “eat fresh and healthy” tag line. They are offering FRIDAY breakfast and dinner buffet, and daily ala carte plus their popular Philippine products, “kakanin” and other delicacies.
LOCATION: Zone 24, Street No. 851 Bldg 10 – Shop No.3, Muntaza, Doha, Qatar
TELEPHONE FOR BOOKING: 3321 5182
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Freshphilfoods
Another newly-opened restaurant in Bin Mahmoud area is slowly making waves in the community with their Pinoy-style buffet every weekend (Thursdays to Saturdays from lunch until closing). At a very affordable rate, diners can enjoy “all-you-can eat” of their wide array of home-cooked meals. And as favorite past-time of many Filipinos, a stage is also provided for those who loves to sing and who wants to show-off their singing prowess or just to simply enjoy a karaoke moment with friends and family.
LOCATION: Al Jazeera Street, Bin Mahmoud, Doha, Qatar (next to Centro Capital Hotel)
TELEPHONE FOR BOOKING: 7796 3356
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057320564449
Kwentong Kalye is a play of word to describe the Filipinos’ penchant for updates, gossip, or simple talks on side walks, also a casual, unplanned get-together of neighbours talking about anything under the sun. This was probably the inspiration of QWENTONG QALYE when they first opened their store in Qatar selling the popular Pinoy streetfood and milk tea products – to provide a place to catch-up, eat, and enjoy.
But what set this restaurant unique from many others is their well decorated store interiors. Be it in their Najma branch or even their new branch in Al Sadd, you will instantly feel a sense of nostalgia with their use of iconic Filipino streetsigns, “kapis”-inspired window designs, and other native decorations. They are also known for their seafood boodle fights, ala carte mains and bubble teas, coupled with their occasional acoustic nights and videokes to complete your Pinoy street-style food experience.
LOCATION: Al Muntazah, Doha, Qatar (beside Al Meera Muntaza)
TELEPHONE FOR BOOKING: 3320 7467
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/QwentongQalye
A business that is known for their party packs is SISIG CORNER. What started as a delivery operation from their first physical store in Kharthiyath area (Sisig Corner by Kharthiyath Restaurant) have now expanded to cater to their dine-in customers. Their latest branch which was opened a year after the first one is located in Al Sadd Area. What’s distinct about this restaurant is that you dont need to worry about food combinations as they have several “Salo Meals”, as they call it, to choose from. These meal sets are good for sharing and includes not one but a variety of main dishes and unlimited fried rice for you to enjoy!
LOCATION: Souq Al Khaleej Street Al Sadd, Doha, Qatar (at the back of Al Sadd KFC and only few minutes away from Joann Metro Station)
TELEPHONE FOR BOOKING: 7070 1605
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/SisigCornerAlSadd