Megu: A Japanese Blessing

Let Megu introduce you to one of the healthiest – and tastiest – cuisines in the world at the magical Porto Arabia
ByHeather DonohueTuesday , 23 December 2014
Megu: A Japanese Blessing

If you’re after some guilt-free gorging, you can’t beat a fresh and traditional Japanese feast. And if you’re hankering for the fragrances and flavours of the Far East in Doha, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Megu. 

When you discover that the restaurant you’re visiting is named after the Japanese word for ‘Blessing’, your expectations are raised, and immediately met when you step in. You’re immediately hit with the controlled bustle of first class service, elegant decor and an effortlessly chic terrace with serene views over the picturesque Pearl-Qatar marina. We kicked off the meal with crunchy edamame beans, crispy shrimp tempura and miso soup – a delicate, yet super-tasty starter.

If you like your sushi and sashimi, you’ll get the real deal in spades here. The house special rolls are practically a compulsory order – the salmon and avocado was our favourite – but they also serve the tenderest beef in town. Additional must-try signature dishes include mouthwatering original crispy asparagus, a to-die-for salmon tartare and the pricey (but so worth it) Wagyu Chateaubriand which is cooked over binchotan (a special charcoal from Kyoto, famous for its purifying properties). 

Open for lunch and dinner, Megu is a must-visit cutting-edge Japanese culinary experience, whether you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with friends or as a date location with someone you’re keen to impress. If you’re looking to push out the boat, we recommend their seven-course chef tasting at QR600 per head – or check out their bargain QR140 bento box offer for lunch.

INFO:  Megu, La Croisette 6, Porto Arabia, the Pearl-Qatar, 4443 8971

What’s on the menu

Budget     
Starter: Akadashi Red Miso Soup, QR25
Mains: Silver cod with Yuzu Miso, QR150
Dessert: Homemade Ice cream and sorbet, QR40
Total: QR215

Blow-out 
Starters:  Premium tuna tartare with wasabi soy, QR140
Mains: Wagyu Chateaubriand (270gr), QR550
Dessert: Ichigo strawberry shortcake, QR50
Total: QR740

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