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It’s Seafood Night Thursday at Choices Oryx Rotana Doha

It’s Seafood Night Thursday at Choices Oryx Rotana Doha

And so another week of stressful work has finally come to a close and you’re all tired. Thinking of a hearty meal and reward yourself for a job well done? How about a lobster, or oysters, or prawns…all to your heart’s content? Are you craving for it? Then let Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha do the proper fix.

A popular destination for foodies for its Theme Nights, it’s raining seafood every Thursday. What better way to end your week and welcome the weekend with a lavish spread of fresh seafood and more…a lot more.

I was invited as a guest and as expected, I was in for an absolute treat.

Salad and Starters

As it is customary, you can opt to start with soup and greens ranging from DIY salad to Arabic mezze. Sushi and Maki roll fans (myself included) will be happy that there’s a sushi station too.

Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Appetizer and Starters
Starters Station
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Salad Bar
Make your own salad.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Mezze Salad Appetizer
Don’t miss the Arabic Mezze.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Salad Mezze
Don’t you just love the vibrant colors?
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Sushi Station
Sushi Station: The choices are on the average but hey, there are other plenty of other choices. This is Seafood Night (not Sushi Night) after all.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Maki Sushi
Unlimited rolls for all you sushi aficionados.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Tuna Tartare
One of my new favorite from the bunch: Tuna Tataki
Cheese Station
There’s no shortage of dairy in here.
Which wine will you pair this with?

Fresh Catch

Without a doubt, the highlight of the entire experience was the wide selection of freshest catch ranging from fish, mussels, oysters, squid, crabs, shrimps and of course, lobsters among others. I have to admit that I spent most of my time refilling my plate with oysters and marinated octopus and shrimps. I have this thing for raw seafood and the oysters did it! My other personal favorites were the shrimps and mussels in Pesto sauce.

Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha
All the fresh catch awaits you.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha
They are in serious business when they say they are “fresh”.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha
My personal favorite station among them all.
Crabs come in heaps.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Oyster
I lost counting how many oysters have I devoured.
Something for the adventurous: Marinated octopus. Don’t forget that all important squeeze of lemon!
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Mussels
You don’t need to wait for Mussel Mondays. Indulge on unlimited marinated mussels in Pesto sauce.
Choices Seafood Night at Oryx Rotana Doha Prawns
Or these Shrimps in Barbecue Sauce.

Off the Grill

Since I was having a fab time with my oysters and shrimps, I didn’t pay much attention to the cooking station (which rarely happens). If you’re looking for hot dishes or craving for that fresh off the grill lobsters and prawns, this is where you should be.

I did try the lobster though (I made that crucial mistake of forgetting to take a photo) and they are amazing. Pick your favorite sauce (if needed). I had my lobster without any and they’re still great! Calamari and prawns are also available for grilling. Don’t miss the seafood paella too!

The live cooking station gets busy with all the lobster hungry clients all piling up.
Hot food includes Seafood Stew and other beef dishes.
Meat is also available should you decide to give the seafood fiesta a break.

More Indulgence

Cap the night off with sweet treats ranging from cakes, mousse and even fresh fruits. Don’t forget to smother them in rich chocolate! That fondue is just too hard to resist.

Cakes and Mousse Station
What I decided to have. (Photo courtesy of: @sofurflelicious)
Why search for Fountain of Youth when you can enjoy this luscious Fountain of Chocolate?

Details

Enjoy unlimited seafood offerings for just QR 280 per person food only or QR 360 including unlimited selected house beverages. Premium package is also available for QR 390 including unlimited sparkling vinos, house spirits, selected digestives, and aperitifs. Kids from 6-12 are for QR 85. 

While the room is spacious and can accommodate a considerable size of guests, it is best to call for reservations. You can reach them at 44023333.

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