Nov 2, 2013

China Town – Al Khoudh

China Town

China Town (Telephone: 2453 5129 – Map ) is a Chinese-Indian restaurant located in Al Khoudh. The restaurant is  right next to the first roundabout after Al Khoudh bridge in the same corner as Tropical and Subway. 

China Town

China Town has a nice bright seating area with modern furniture. It occupies two floors with the upper floor designated for families only. I came to China Town on a Saturday for lunch and the restaurant seemed busy with a crowd consisting mainly of Omani families. Parking was not a problem at the time of my visit, but the area becomes extremely busy at night. If you are coming at night and you cannot find a spot for parking, I recommend that you park in the huge car park of the mosque next door and just walk to China Town from there.

China Town

The menu of China town is similar to many of the Chinese restaurants run by Indians in the country. It offers a variety of starters, soups, vegetarian mains, seafood, lamb, chicken, noodle and rice, and desserts. For the starter we went for a Thread Chicken (RO 2.100) a dish of deep fried boneless chicken pieces covered in crunchy threads of batter served with sweet and sour sauce on the side. I enjoyed this dish a lot, the texture of the crunchy threads worked well with the sweet and sour sauce and the chicken was nice and tender. This dish is as big as a main course so I advise that you share it with two or more people.

China Town

For the main course we went for Jumbo Prawns cooked in Hong Kong Sauce (RO 4.900). The prawns were covered in a light moist batter and the Hong Kong sauce had a mix of spices cooked with baby corn, spring onions, and mushrooms. We had this with Hakka Noodles (RO 1.600) – plain noodles cooked with carrots, peppers, and spring onions. I thought that the Hong Kong sauce was really nice, we asked for it to be spicy a little bit so it came with the perfect kick. The prawns were also large in size and really cooked well.

China Town

Chine Town offers a number of desserts, but we did not try any of them. China Town in Al Khoudh serves drinks from Tropical, so they gave us Tropical drinks menu and we got our drinks from there.

In total we ordered 1 starter, 1 main, 1 noodles, 1 large bottle of water, and 1 smoothie. Our bill came to RO 10.200.

I thought that the service at China Town is good, our food came exactly as ordered and did not take a lot of time to arrive.

I enjoyed my dining experience at China Town. I think that it is a great option for (Indian) Chinese food especially for the price it is sold at.

Have you been to China Town? What do you think of it?