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8 Best Places To Eat In Muscat, Oman

Margaret Shipra
Published Jul 27, 2017

Wondering what and where to eat while you wander the streets of Muscat? Well, this city offers some of the best places to eat as the dishes served have Arabian charm. This area also has quite a large population and it is the best place to try different flavors that are made according to your taste. This city is known for its traditional architecture​, which makes it one of the most amazing destinations to travel to give your tummy relishing meals.

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1. Al Hosni Omani Sweets

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If you are in the mood for some Omani sweets, then you should try this place. They basically serve halwa, which is a mixture that is made out of sugar, cornstarch, ghee and it is flavored with rosewater and saffron. It is really a mouth-watering dessert and it is accompanied by a bitter Omani coffee, or what is called the kahwa. This dessert is served in a plastic or a silver cup adding more beauty to the dish. If you are looking for something spectacular, then you should try this sweet store in the northern suburb of Al- Khoud!

Al Hosni Omani Sweets

Address: Salalah, Oman

Website: Al Hosni Omani Sweets (in Arabic)

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2. Al Mandoos Restaurant

Omani Cuisine | Al Mandoos Restaurant

Posted by Oman Pocket Guide on Friday, 18 October 2013

If you want to try an authentic​ Omani cuisine presented by one of the top chefs, then you should definitely check out this place! Chef Issa Lakhmi, one of the best chefs in the city of Muscat, is popularly known for his best Omani traditional flavors. Al Mandoos Restaurant was opened by this chef and he has designed the menu and added all the Omani dishes that people crave for! He makes his very own version of the dishes. The menu features some of the most amazing dishes like harees, a wheat berry and lamb porridge; maleh, basically an Omani ceviche of salted fish soaked in lime with onions; madrouba, an amazing, cooked-down mash of turmeric-scented rice and chicken topped with cardamom ghee and fried onions; and luscious coconut shrimp curry. This place is worth trying.

Al Mandoos Restaurant

Address: Al Mandoos Trading, Shop-11, The Avenues Mall, Muscat 112, Oman

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3. Bowshar International Hotel

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If you are craving for a delicious biryani, then this is the right place for you! After you wander the streets of the city and spend your day sightseeing, you can head out to this place and have a perfect night meal. This restaurant serves some of the best Prawn, Hamour-Fish, and Chicken biryani, which is most commonly ordered by people. If you want some flavor then you should try one of these dishes which is accompanied by a cucumber raita, sweet onion and some lime which makes your dining more than perfect.

Bowshar International Hotel

Address: Sultan Qaboos Street, Muscat-Ruwi, Oman

Website: Bowshar International Hotel

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4. Zanzibar Island Restaurant

So I had lunch yesterday at the @savannahbbq in #muscat town @panorama_mall_om It's an authentic #african restaurant...

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Wanting to try something extraordinary? Well, then you should go for this Afro-Arabian restaurant in Muscat. You can choose between these two cuisines. If you opt for African cuisine, you will be served a plate of coconut beans, cream coconut spinach, a cassava which will be accompanied by a chapati or fried chicken! This is one of the top restaurants worth going to if you are looking for something new and delicious.

Zanzibar Island Restaurant

Address: Muscat, Oman

Website: Zanzibar Island Restaurant

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5. Bin Ateeq

The very popular Bin Ateeq restuarant in Muscat

Posted by Adeline Teoh Wai San on Tuesday, 2 April 2013

If you want to try the national dish of Oman you should definitely try Bin Ateeq! This dish is cooked only during weddings or Eid holidays.It is made out of meat, usually lamb or beef, and with spices to add flavor and it is then wrapped up with oil and banana leaf and cooked with heavy smoke for about 24 hours. This restaurant serves it the traditional way that cannot be found elsewhere! It is amazing and worth trying.

Bin Ateeq

Address: 2730 Way, Muscat, Oman

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6. Turkish House

Grilled lobster with garlic at the Turkish House Restaurant in Muscat was 9.500 Omani rials (€20), but it was delicious!

Posted by Earthling on Friday, 7 November 2014

If you are wanting to taste something different, then you should try Omani seafood. If you want to have the best seafood platter, you should order at the Turkish House! This restaurant is located near the waters of the Oman sea and it has been beautifully set with a large dining room, which is beautiful. The best-served dishes are mixed mezze, a massive platter of fresh hummus, baba ghanoush, tomato chutney, olive salad, and labne that comes with fresh, foot-long ovals of nigella-seeded Turkish bread. You can also order some grilled prawns which are a specialty here.

Turkish House

Address: Al Hadiqa Street, Oman

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7. Shuwa Express

Chapati With Lamb Shuwa at Shuwa Express #modernomanishuwa

Posted by Shuwa Express on Saturday, 8 June 2013

If you are looking for the traditional shawarma then you should check out Shuwa Express. It has some of the best ingredients mixed to serve an outstanding dish! It serves pit-broiled, flavor slathered sheep — and stuffs it into one of seven distinct sorts of flatbread with a group of sauce alternatives like mint chutney, tahini, and garlic mayo. Notwithstanding these advanced Omani wraps, the eatery has everyday specials that range from Egyptian koshari to biryani.

Shuwa Express

Address: Bareeq Al Shatti Mall, Muscat 113, Oman

Facebook: Shuwa Express

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8. Ice Cream Mama

Have an amazing weekend with an Ice Cream from Ice Cream Mama #ChaiKarak #icecream #muscat #oman

Posted by Ice Cream Mama on Thursday, 14 August 2014

Want to try some of the best ice creams served in the beautiful city of Muscat? Well, you should head out to this amazing ice cream parlor called Ice Cream Mama. The ice creams served here are Omani flavors such as halwa, vimto, dates, karak tea and one with the frankincense called luban!

Ice Cream Mama

Address: Muscat, Oman

Facebook: Ice Cream Mama

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Relishing dishes that you can't miss!

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The local Muscatis have originated from all edges of the world, resulting in cuisine from the sweetened Indian chai called karak, to East African coconut-bean stew, whipped into new Omani manifestations by inventive gourmet specialists. Muscat is a city both sparkling new and totally customary, which makes it a captivating place to discover, and eat at!

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