Thai Corner (Telephone: 9898 2257 – Map) is a Thai restaurant in Al Qurum commercial area. The restaurant is located in one of the small building opposite Al Qurum Garden, the place is currently quite messy with a bit of construction going around, so it might not be too easy to find a parking spot near the restaurant. Continue reading »
Trattoria (Telephone: 2421 0451 – Map) is a new Italian restaurant located in Al Asalah Towers, more commonly known as the Oxy building nowadays. There is no visible sign outside the building for Trattoria, it is located in the back on the opposite side of the building that has Barcelos. Trattoria shares restaurant space and the kitchen with a Chinese restaurant called Mamasan.
I was recently invited to try Al Angham (Telephone: 22077777 Map) – the fine dining Omani restaurant in the Opera Galleria. The restaurant is located after the Indus on the stretch of restaurants attached to the main compound of the Royal Opera House. Al Angham does not allow walk-ins and you must book in advance if you would like to dine at this restaurant.
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The crowds been demanding that we update our original list of top 10 favourite restaurants in Muscat, i.e. the restaurants that the Omani Cuisine loves to go to when we actually are not there to write a review. This list is similar to our 2012 list with a few changes, and as usual, the full review of these restaurants can be read by clicking on the links provided.
The Chocolate Room (Telephone: 24499922 | Map) is a new chocolate dessert cafe located in Al Ghubrah. If you are coming from Al Ghubrah bridge towards the 18th of November street, this cafe would be located after the second traffic lights on the right side in one of the new buildings on that street, it is very easy to find. Apparently the Chocolate Room is a franchise from Australia, I have never heard of it before, but they seem to have branches in the UK, India, and many other places as well.
Honorary Omani, Oman’s number one fan, has recently paid a visit to her most favorite country in the world. The Omani Cuisine was lucky enough to meet this web celebrity to learn about the places that she loves to eat Omani food at. Continue reading »
Barcelos (Telephone 9953 3698 – Map) is a Portuguese-style grilled chicken restaurant located in Al Asalah Towers. To reach this building you need to be driving on Sultan Qaboos Road from the Al Athaiba bridge toward Al Ghubrah bridge and take the exit to enter the Oman Oil petrol station after the Grand Mosque. Al Asalah Towers are found on the highway after the petrol station. There is currently no visible sign for Barcelos outside, but you need to enter the building and walk inside to reach its back to find the restaurant. Continue reading »
Kiwi Cafe (Telephone: 9361 3740 – Map) is a burger joint located in Dolphin Village in Bawshar. If you are driving on the Muscat Express Way, you need to take the exit going towards Oman Medical College, Muscat College and the other colleges. Dolphin Village is located right after the first traffic lights and Kiwi Cafe is almost literally found at the gate of the compound in the Dolphin Plaza.
The new version of the Omani Cuisine iPhone app is finally out! The app was created all over again for iOS 7 with updated information about all the restaurants we reviewed. You can download our free app from the iTunes store here.
Android users can also download the current and up to date app from the Google Play Store here.
Enjoy the app and let us know if you have any problems with it!
The Crepe Cafe (Telephone: 2452 2569 – Map) is a cafe that serves sweet and savory crepes found at a number of different places around Muscat. We have previously written a short review about its pancakes, on this visit we came to their branch at Oasis by the Sea in Shatti Al Qurum to try out their breakfast.
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