Restaurants in Muscat
Traditional Omani cuisine is based around spiced and marinated fish, lamb, and chicken dishes served with rice, including soups and curries. Typical dishes include mashuai (spit-roasted kingfish with lemon rice), maqbous (spicy saffron-tinged meat and rice), and muqalab (tripe spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, garlic and nutmeg).
Visitors should note that many restaurants are closed during the day in the Ramadan period and plan accordingly by buying food ahead of time or making reservations at hotel restaurants that cater to tourists.
Kargeen Caffe is a trendy, bustling Muscat eatery that serves delicious café fare such as falafel sandwiches and pistachio cakes, and is renowned for its wonderful fruit juices, especially the lemon mint and the pomegranate juice.
Address: Madinat Qaboos
Telephone: (968) 246 99055
A Turkish restaurant located opposite the Ibis Hotel in Ruwi, Grand Lounge is famous for its fresh seafood and mouth-watering grill selection. The restaurant has both indoor an outdoor seating, and its quiet location makes it great for a relaxing dinner. Portions are generous and the service is friendly.
Address: Bayt Al Falaj St. Behind Sheraton Hotel, Ruvi Muscat 131
Telephone: +968 248 11 191
Atop a hill over Qurum park is the best Indian restaurant in Muscat. The city has a huge Indian population with many restaurants, but the Mumtaz Mahal has long retained its reputation as the best with its traditional northern Indian dishes. The food is is only part of the experience as visitors lap up sounds of crashing waves, live romantic music and stunning scenery.
Address: Way 2601, Qurm
Telephone: (968) 246 05907
Omani food isn't everyone's favourite and for the culinary homesick D'Arcy's Kitchen is great taste of home. Best for breakfast and brunch, D'Arcy's can cook up all the western staples, maybe even better than they are at home. There is also nice outside seating and scenery close to the beach.
Address: Way 2817, Shatti al-Qurm
Telephone: 24 600 234
Wok of Life
This spacious Asian restaurant is home to elegant décor and delicious cuisine, some of the menu favourites including Cantonese chicken, Singapore vegetable noodles and the classic fried rice with vegetables. Complimentary kimchi (South Korean pickles) are served at each table.
Address: Muscat city centre
Telephone: (968) 965 49654
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