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Nov 5, 2017
Yasmeen

The Yellow Chilli – Panorama Mall

My name is Yasmeen and I am taking over the reviewing section of the Omani Cuisine website.   I am a long time foodie and love to post about my experiences in restaurants in Oman. This is my first review. Bon Appetit!

Located on the first floor of Panorama Mall, The Yellow Chilli (2458 2588- Panorama/ 2454 1717- Al Mouj) is a casual dining Indian restaurant with a twist created by the Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor. The concept as stated by Sanjeev Kapoor is “5 star food at half the price.” There are over 40 of these chain restaurants around the world, as per the menu, with two of them being located in Oman; one at Panorama Mall and the other located at Al Mouj. Continue reading »

Apr 16, 2014

Omani Cuisine iPhone App Update

Omani Cuisine App

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!

Sep 14, 2013

Omantel Horrible Service

Omantel Thumbs Down

Everyone has a story to tell about Omantel’s horrible service, here is my most recent one. I  applied for an ADSL connection exactly one month ago, I was told by the showroom staff that my area is fully wired and I should get my connection in a couple days. Fast-forward 30 days, several phone calls to the call center, two additional visits to the showroom, and I still have no idea when my connection will be installed.

A staffer told me that all connections take at least three weeks before they get installed, another staffer told that all connections get installed within a period of one to three weeks. The call center has declared that it has nothing to offer me and I have to go see the showroom for help, the showroom told me that they cannot do anything for me and all I have to do is wait. I have never received a call, a message or anything from Omantel to tell when to expect my line to be installed.

I swear I would not go to a company with such a horrible service if I had another option, I live in a Wimax red zone, so Wimax has not been good with me at all.

Some of you know that the Omani Cuisine was recently a victim of a hacking attack and I am working on getting the theme back up, but with no proper internet connection at home it seems that this might take a bit longer than necessary.

Thank you Omantel for wasting my time.

Jan 16, 2013

Introducing OmanTripper

OmanTripper

I would like to introducing to you guys OmanTripper, a new project that I’m working on with a friend of mine. OmanTripper is a website for those who want to explore Oman, trek wadis, visit old castles, and experience what Oman is all about. We just started the website and have a lot to learn! Check it out, subscribe to it and let us know what you think!

Sep 25, 2012

Like Us on Facebook

If you want to make sure not to miss any review posted at the Omani Cuisine subscribe to us on Facebook by liking the Omani Cuisine page. Links to all our reviews are posted on the Facebook page and if you have any questions, comments, or have anything to share with the Omani Cuisine then that’s the place to go to! So go ahead and show us some love!

Jul 24, 2011

Omani Cuisine iPhone and Android Apps

We have been working on the Omani Cuisine mobile app as a side project for a while and it is now officially ready! The iPhone and Android Omani Cuisine app is a simple directory for restaurants in Muscat, you can use it to look to search for restaurants we have reviewed, get their phone numbers and check their location on the map.

You can download the iPhone version of the app from this link:

Omani Cuisine

The Android version of the app can be found here:

Omani Cuisine

This is the first time we ever make something like this, so please share with us any comments, suggestions, or problems you have with the application!

May 31, 2011

The Ice Cream Crawl: The Report

I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about the ice cream crawl, but you know what guys, WE DID IT! Eight ice cream places in seven hours, from Seeb to Ruwi, across four malls, one business center, and a ghetto. In total we were 18 crawlers, 3 children, and 2 babies! We lost count of the number of scoops consumed in total, but you know it was A LOT.

Read the rest of the report after the jump.

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May 25, 2011

The Ice Cream Crawl 2011!

The Omani Cuisine knows that there is no better cure to the crazy heat of the summer than some delicious cold ice cream, and to help our lovely readers pick the best ice cream place in Muscat, the Omani Cuisine decided to go on a mission next week to have ice cream at all the major ice cream places in town in one single day – we will try them out, compare their offerings, and decide by the end of the day which place serves the best ice cream!

The Ice Cream Crawl will take place on Sunday the 29th of May and its program will be as follows:

  • 3.00pm to 3.45pm – Pinkberry  – Muscat City Center
  • 3.45pm to 4.15pm – Baskin Robins – Muscat City Center
  • 4.30pm to 5.15pm – Tropical – BankMuscat HQ
  • 5.30pm to 6.15pm – Dream Cone – Zakher Mall
  • 6.30pm to 7.15pm – Il Gelato di Bruno – Oasis by the Sea
  • 7.30pm to 8.00pm – Marble Slab Creamery  – Qurum City Center
  • 8.00pm to 9.00pm – Cold Stone – Qurum City Center
  • 9.15pm to 9.45pm – Softy – Ruwi

In hope of making a fair and proper judgement of the ice creams we have on this crawl, the Omani Cuisine has sought the professional assistance of former Forbes Journalist Stephanie Dahl who will be featured heavily as a guest blogger on this mission.

All of our readers are welcome to come cheer for us (and have some ice cream) at any of the places shown in the program above at the timings indicated. It would be fun to meet you guys in person and learn about what you consider to be the best ice cream in town!

You can RSVP to attend the Ice Crawl on Facebook here.

(Ice Cream Graphic Credits)

Apr 18, 2011

Omani Cuisine and Best Burger Friends Again

Fortunately the dispute between Best Burger and the Omani Cuisine has come to a close. Best Burger sent me an email today saying that they have no intention of taking legal action, that they have decided to take the matter in a constructive manner and that they would be looking forward to have me come visit them again to experience the changes they make in the future.

I would like to wish Best Burger the best of luck and I will be looking forward to see how they move positively forward.

Apr 16, 2011

Best Burger Threatens to Sue the Omani Cuisine

I received a very strange email today from Best Burger – the burger joint in Zakher Mall. Even though my review of Best Burger was generally positive, they were not happy about the fact that I thought that their branding and menu design was ugly, and for some reason they think that my photograph of the seating area is harmful to their reputation because it shows the restaurant empty and therefore I am not allowed to put that picture. They want me now to ‘make a positive resolution’ before they ‘review legal implications’.

It is unfortunate that Best Burger does not appreciate all the publicity that the Omani Cuisine has given to their restaurant on this blog, Twitter, and Facebook, and they now wrongly feel that they are entitled to tell me to remove my post from this blog because according to them it will make their ‘business and reputation bleed’.

This is a classical example of how businesses do not understand the new reality of the internat in that they cannot control what people say on the internet. Legally speaking my post does not in anyway qualify as defamation under the Omani Criminal Law because it cannot reasonably held to constitute an insult. You can learn more about the criminal offense of defamation in Oman by reading this old post I wrote on the subject at myITLawyer.com.

It goes without saying that I have no intention of editing my review to please the owners of Best Burger, I believe that my review is fair and offers constructive feedback for Best Burger on how to improve.

Well, I guess I will continue to have my burgers at B+F like I always have.

NOTE: I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU WILL BE HATING ON BEST BURGER FOR THEIR RIDICULOUS ATTEMPT TO SUE ME, BUT PLEASE REFRAIN FROM INSULTING THEM AS I WILL HAVE TO DELETE ANY INSULTS IN ORDER TO AVOID LIABILITY UNDER THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW. CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS WELCOMED THOUGH.

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