Muscat, the capital of Oman, already sounds like a perfect place to get some delicious Arabic food. But what if you really feel like some Southeast Asian cuisine? Or you’d like to try some Indian dishes? If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Muscat during your holiday, check out this list of the top 8 restaurants serving Asian cuisine and pack your appetite!
1. Thai Corner
If you’re looking for authentic Thai cuisine, visit Qurum Park and, located on the opposite side, you’ll find Thai Corner, a newly opened restaurant offering all Muscat visitors a taste of real Thailand. They serve delicious lunch as well as dinner and the restaurant allows you to enjoy it there or take it out and eat it somewhere else.
On their facebook page, you can see their full menu, including their special drinks and all their meals. Customers review this restaurant as very good.
Address: Near MARS Hypermarket in Al Qurum, Muscat
Facebook: Thai Corner
2. Shang Thai
Shang Thai is another option for pure and traditional Thai Cuisine, but this time served in a more elegant way. The interior of this restaurant is decorated in a classy, Thai style, which makes the dinner more interesting. The chef of the restaurant is one of the finest chefs around, so you can expect the food to be a delicious and special experience. On their menu, which you’ll find on their Facebook page, you’ll find interesting dishes, both meat and vegetarian.
Address: 335 Street 6, Muscat, Oman
Facebook: Shang Thai
If you’re looking for a tropical atmosphere with Eastern decor, check out Kargeen, an Omani word meaning “small wooden cottage.” Just like the name, the restaurant is also very special, as they prepare a delicious mix of traditional Eastern flavors and classic Western dishes. What does this actually mean? It means that on their menu, you’ll find traditional Omani and Arabic cuisine, like Omani Shuwa, as well as American hot dogs, English breakfast or pizza.
Kargeen is the perfect option for a bigger group of people, where everyone wants to eat something different, or for a family with picky children because they also offer an interesting kids menu. You can even order their food online.
Address: Al Bashair St, Muscat, Oman
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Let Muscat transport you not only to a different part of the world but also to the past. Begum’s is an elegant and fascinating restaurant, offering Mughlai cuisine. For those who don’t know, Mughlai cuisine was developed in medieval India and it combines recipes from North India and Central Asia. Some of the most well-known dishes include kebabs and biryani, which is a mixed rice dish.
Begum’s offers these dishes and many more traditional Mughlai meals and you can enjoy all of them in a traditional Indian atmosphere. You can reserve a table in advance and they also accept online orders.
Address: Way No 3521. Al Khuwayr South, behind Marmul Travel, next to the Zawawi Mosque
5. Wasabi Sushi Oman
Let’s move to another country - this time, Muscat takes us all the way to Japan, offering delicious, traditional sushi. Most people already know, sushi is a combination of vinegared rice and a wide variety of ingredients, including seafood and vegetables. It’s usually served with wasabi, soy sauce, and pickled ginger.
Wasabi Sushi Oman offers many traditional rolls, as well as famous sashimi, prepared with raw fish. Check out their website for their full menu.
Wasabi Sushi Oman
Address: Muscat, Oman
Facebook: Wasabi Sushi Oman
6. ZEN Asian Bistro
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But what do you do if you don’t know what kind of Asian cuisine you want to eat, today? What if you just want a lot of options, from many different cuisines, from across Asia? Zen Asian Bistro offers multiple dishes from countries like China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea and much more.
They have a great selection of the best and most popular dishes from the Far East, with a local touch. On their menu, you’ll find the biggest variety of sushi in Oman, as well as wok specials, curry and famous noodle dishes. Just go and check them out.
ZEN Asian Bistro
Address: Oman Avenues Mall, Muscat, Oman
Website: ZEN Asian Bistro
7. Mumtaz Mahal
Another option for delicious Mughlai Cusine, Mumtaz Mahal serves meals full of rich and exotic spices, as seen in Mughlai cuisine. Also, the decor of the restaurant is elegant and full of artifacts, so you can feel closer to Mughlai culture. They serve a wide variety of dishes and their long wine list makes their dinners special and high quality.
They also organize parties and exclusive private dinners, for bigger groups. Go check out their website for more info.
Address: Muscat, Oman, next to the Children Museum
Website: Mumtaz Mahal
8. Al Aktham
With a beautiful, exotic interior and a wide variety of dishes, including everything from Arabic specialties to exotic Chinese and traditional Indian flavors, Al Aktham is everything you could want for a fine dinner with your friends or family. They have been serving delicious food since 1987, offering great quality and fresh products.
With 380 dishes on the menu, everyone’s satisfaction is guaranteed. They can fit up to 150 people and offer private dining spaces. So, wait no longer! Check out their website for their menu.
Address: Way No. 3920, Dohat Al Adab Street, next to the Muscat International Hotel, Al Khuwair, Muscat 111, Oman
Website: Al Aktham
Dinner in Muscat
If you like Asian cuisine, it doesn’t matter if you prefer eating spicy wasabi on sushi or crunchy naan bread, there are plenty of options to eat fine Asian food, in Muscat.
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