Sep 23, 2013

Italiano – Al Mawaleh


Italiano (Telephone: 2418 0515 – [geolocation]) 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.

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Sep 14, 2013

Grand Lounge Turkish Cuisine – Al Khuwair

Grand Lounge

Grand Lounge Turkish Cuisine (Telephone: 2439 1681- [geolocation]) 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.

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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.

Aug 15, 2013

Al Mukhtar – Al Khuwair

Al Mukhtar

Al Mukhtar (Telephone: 2448 6222 | [geolocation]) 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.

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Aug 14, 2013

Sankranti – Al Khuwair


Sankranti (Telephone 24488884 – [geolocation]) is an Indian restaurant located in Al Khuwair on the highway right opposite McDonald’s and next to the ex-location of Shang Thai.

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Jun 21, 2013

Elevation Burger – Muscat Grand Mall

Elevation Burger

Elevation Burger ([geolocation]) 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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Jun 8, 2013

Al Mandoos – Al Ghubra

Al Mandoos

Al Mandoos Restaurant (Telephone: 9691 1140 – [geolocation]) is a new Omani restaurant by Chef Issa Al Lamki located in Al Ghubra somewhere behind the Porsche showroom. If you are coming down from the Al Ghubra bridge and going towards the Chedi, you need to go right at the first traffic lights and pass by Bank Muscat and Fawaris Bakery. You will then need to take one of the left turns on that road to find Al Mandoos Restaurant on a short stretch of shops parallel to the service road. Continue reading »

Jun 7, 2013

Kargeen (Breakfast) – MQ


Kargeen Caffe (Telephone: 24699055 –  [geolocation]) is a shisha restaurant located in MQ. Most people go to Kargeen primarily for shisha and dinner in the evening, but I decided to check out their breakfast for a change. Kargeen is located in the commercial area of MQ opposite Golden Dragon and next to Ziyara cafe. Continue reading »

Jun 5, 2013

Lokanta – Shatti Al Qurum

Lokanta - Shatti Al Qurum

Lokanta (Telephone: 22009598 – [geolocation]) is an upscale Turkish restaurant located in Shatti Al Qurum near My Cupcake and Royal China in the Qurum Gardens compound. Continue reading »

May 24, 2013

Grand Fish Market – Al Mawaleh


I recently tried Grand Fish Market ([geolocation]), a seafood restaurant located on Sultan Qaboos Road in Al Mawaleh between Muscat City Centre and Al Mawaleh Bridge. The easiest way to get to the restaurant is to go Al Mawaleh bridge and try to exist the bridge as if you are going down towards Muscat City Center. Take the first exit instantly to the left to see Grand Fish Market.

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