This was a very heated and exciting game. The Japanese were all together in one corner doing very organized cheers and chants for their team. The rest of the stadium was actually completely full which was shocking.
Probably my favorite Japanese restaurant in Qatar, Sakura, has a really great selection. Here I tried the gyouza (dumplings) and bentou box. The gyouza were good (could be just a little better) and the bentou was also quite good. The "yaki niku" was not yaki niku (slightly cooked short rib meat) though and way overcooked.
This was the best steak I've had so far in Qatar and actually even comparable to Ruth's Chris. A Filipino woman cooked the steaks right at the table, not necessary and a little awkward actually since she seemed kinda unhappy. However, the steak and sauce were soooo good that I didn't think too much. Yum, French food. :)
Isfahan Garden is decorated in typical Iranian fashion.
Isfahan Garden is in Souq Waqif right off of the main road. It's possible to sit outside or inside the restaurant. It's usually more fun to sit outside in the souq since the atmosphere is awesome, but for Isfahan Garden, try going inside. There are places to sit on the sides of the restaurant with cushions and pillows where you sit on the floor in a cool semi-secluded area with just your friends. You can experience more of the traditional way of eating here. The best thing I had was the hummus and the bread was also great.
For the occasion of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011, the Embassy of Japan organized a Japanese dance and a drum concert for 8 January 2011 at Cultural Village at the Open-air Stage 2 (Opposite to the Amphitheatre sea side).
(1) Yosakoi dance (a Japanese folklore dance)18:00 ~ 20:00
(2) Japanese Drum concert 20:00 ~ 22:00