May 20, 2011

Just Grilled – Oasis by the Sea

Just Grilled (Telephone 2460 1290 – Map) is a new grilled food restaurant in Oasis by the Sea in Shatti Al Qurum. The restaurant is located on the right side of the mall right before Costa Coffee. It is a local brand and owned by the franchise owner of Cafe Ceramique.

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May 10, 2011

Tokyo Taro – Al Falaj Hotel

Tokyo Taro is a Japanese restaurant located in Al Falaj Hotel (2470 2311) in Ruwi. If you are coming from Seeb you take the very first right directly after the Darsait bridge and continue on that road until you see Al Falaj Hotel on the right side of the road. Tokyo Taro is the oldest Japanese restaurants in town and probably for that reason a lot of people refer to it as “The Japanese Restaurant” (I think that’s the officially registered name of the place.)

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May 4, 2011

Aama’s Steakhouse – MQ

Aama’s Steakhouse (Telephone: 9677 8541) is a new steakhouse is MQ located somewhere near Pavo Real and restaurants in that area. Aama is supposed to be one of the words in Arabic for mother – so that name of the place is something like Mom’s Steakhouse.

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Apr 18, 2011

Hot Pot & Grills – Bareeq Al Shatti

Hot Pot & Grills (Telephone 2440 4291) is a new Asian grill restaurant located in Bareeq Al Shatti Mall right next to B+F and Wasabi.

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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.

Apr 10, 2011

La Mer – Shatti Al Qurum

La Mer (Telephone 2469 2883) is a new shisha restaurant on Love Lane at Shatti Al Qurum right at the start of the lane if you are coming from the Opera House.

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Mar 18, 2011

Best Burger – Zakher Mall

Best Burger (Telephone: 2447 5068) is a restaurant located in Zakher Mall in Al Khuwair, the restaurant is jointly operated along with Dream Cones – the ice cream place in Zakher. If you park in front of the main entrance of Zakher Mall and enter from the Dream Cone entrance, Best Burger should be right in the center of that hall.

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Feb 1, 2011

Golden Dragon – MQ

Golden Dragon  (Telephone 24697 374) is a very old Chinese restaurant located in Madinat Qaboos right next to Kargeen and Ziyara.

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Jan 24, 2011

GBK – Muscat City Centre

GBK (Telephone: 2455 8065) is a burger restaurant located on the ground floor of Muscat City Centre right to the left next to the escalator if you are coming from Emax (exact spot of the now closed Hamburger Nation).The restaurant is supposed to be a branch of a British burger chain and has been open for a quite a while now.

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