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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Jan 13, 2011

Thai Basil – Al Ghubra

Thai Basil (Telephone: 2449 9565) is a Thai restaurant located in Midan Hotel Suites in Al Ghubra. If you are coming fromthe 18th November Street and going towards Al Ghubra Roundable, you need to take the right turn before the Taste of India restaurant and Midan Hotel would be the second building on that road opposite the school car park.

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Dec 23, 2010

Lo Chef Steak House – Al Seeb

Lo Chef (2442 2290 – website) is a steak house in Al Seeb Souq area – I am not very familiar with that area of town, but Lo Chef is located in the same building as Y Magazine and Al Wisal FM which also happens to be by the corniche and right opposite Al Jadeed Stores in Al Seeb Souq. Lo Chef is supposed to be part of a Dutch restaurant chain, I do not know if they have restaurants under the same name or serve the same food elsewhere.

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Nov 24, 2010

Al Jood Restaurant | Al Khuwair

Al Jood (Telephone: 24472630) is a Lebanese restaurant located in the commercial area of Al Khuwair right next to the Turkish House Restaurant.

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