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. Continue reading »
Fauchon (Telephone: 2234 6999 – Map ) is a high end French bakery and restaurant located in the Opera Galleria outside next to the main building of the at Royal Opera House Muscat next to The Indus and Al Angham. Continue reading »
Shakespeare and Co (Telephone: 2418 1363 | Map ) is a restaurant and shisha lounge at the commercial area of The Wave, Muscat right next to Shang Thai and Pizza Express. Shakespeare and Co is an Emarati chain that is found all over the UAE, but has only one branch in Oman here in The Wave.
I just came from my worst restaurant experience ever in Oman. I have not been to Pizza Hut in years, but my sisters suggested that we try one of their new desserts, so we ended up in Pizza Hut Sohar a bit before 9.30pm.
We only ordered the dessert, a large bottle of water, and a glass of Pepsi. Our order was taken by a Omani guy named Bader. After waiting for a whole 30 minutes the dessert came to us totally melted and cold, Bader dropped it and left without even giving us spoons to eat it with. I called him asking to change the dessert because it is cold and reminded him that we did not get our water or Pepsi. He took the dessert without apologizing or saying anything at all. We waited and waited, and after reminding him again about the water, he brought it without the Pepsi. At around 10.10pm Bader brought the dessert to our table and asked in a sarcastic tone if it was hot enough for us. We still had no spoons.
At that point we decided that we are leaving the restaurant. I went to the person who was in charge, a Omani dude at the cashier, and told him that we are leaving because even after 40 minutes our simple order isn’t complete and that Bader was extremely rude about it… and we left!
I have to admit it that I cannot lie to myself and say that I was expecting to get a first class service from a Pizza Hut, but it was ridiculous how incompetent AND RUDE the waiter Bader was.
I advise all the readers of the Omani Cuisine to not take crap from any restaurant. The only way service in Oman is going to improve is by not accepting substandard food and service.
It was clearly a mistake going to Pizza Hut and I’ll make sure that I do not do that again.
Italiano (Telephone: 2418 0515 – Map) is a pizzeria located on The Wave Road in Al Mawaleh. If you are coming from Al Bahja, you need to drive all the way to the Wave Roundabout and then turn back to find Italiano in the same building as a Subway on the right side of the road. The parking situation on this road is pathetic, but on both of my two visits to Italiano I always managed to find a lot of easily accessible empty spots on the interlock in front of the restaurant.
Grand Lounge Turkish Cuisine (Telephone: 2439 1681- Map) in Al Khuwair is a new branch of the same Grand Lounge restaurant in Ruwi. The Al Khuwair branch of Grand Lounge is located right next to S&H Chocolate Lounge between Ibis hotel and Muscat Holiday. Even though this is another branch of the same restaurant, Al Khuwair branch has as different menu from that served in Ruwi.
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.
Al Mukhtar (Telephone: 2448 6222 | Map) is a Lebanese restaurant located in Al Khuwair 33. If you are coming from Said bin Taimur Mosque and going towards the Higher College of Technology, you need to drive to the T-junction and turn right, then drive all the way down until you see Al Mukhtar restaurant on the left side of the road.
Elevation Burger (Map) is a new fast casual organic burger diner located on the first floor of Muscat Grand Mall right next to Paul. I recently tried it at a pre-launch event. The restaurant is expected to open next week on the 24th of June.
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