Khan Farouk Egyptian restaurant, located right in the heart of Katara Cultural Village, is the kind of place where a reservation is a must. The restaurant is always buzzing with activity, music, smells, and the cadence of the Egyptian Arabic. Khan Farouk opened in 2010 but its authentic decorations in the outdoor and indoor spaces, the aroma of bread being baked, and the attentiveness of the waiters give the restaurant a feeling of newness, a hard feat to accomplish in a city awash with new, chic, quaint restaurants sprouting up everywhere.
It’s hard to sit there, eating foul, or their legendary falafels, or the bread straight out of the clay oven, or their mixed grill, or tender pigeons, without being transported to the streets of Cairo, Egypt. The fact that their Umm Ali dessert is one of the best in the city, doesn’t hurt either.
And while their prices are reasonable and nothing in their menu costs more than QR90 ($24), their shisha fruit Maasel mix is QA65 ($18), one of the most expensive in the city. The place is worth every penny spent there: it is alive, abuzz with Egyptian energy, great atmosphere, and they have daily evening traditional entertainment programs presented by Khan Farouk’s Tarab band, offering an experience of time travel to the heart of Cairo.
There is a minimum spend of 100QR PP on evenings.
Khan Farouk Egyptian restaurant