Restaurants

Top Choice Omani in Muscat

Bait Al Luban

You know you're somewhere unique when the complementary water is infused with frankincense. This delightful restaurant, housed in a renovated khan (guesthouse) that was built 140 years ago and which used to charge b…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Muscat

Kargeen Cafe

With a choice of open-air and majlis-style dining (on sedans in small rooms), this excellent restaurant has spilt into a courtyard of illuminated trees to create a thoroughly Arabian experience. Make sure you try Ka…
Top Choice Seafood in Muscat

The Beach

This top-class restaurant, with superb Arabian ambience created by fire pits and subtle lighting, serves exciting, complex fare in a luxurious beachside location. The French pastry chef at the hotel’s indoor restaur…
Top Choice Omani in Muscat

Al Angham

This exquisite restaurant next to the Royal Opera House offers just the kind of refined fare demanded of a special occasion, such as a night at the opera. From the silver napkin rings to the carved wooden ceiling, t…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Nizwa

Al Mandi Al Dhahabi

A popular venue with Western expats and visitors, this friendly restaurant serves standard Middle Eastern fare despite its billing as a specialist in Omani and Zanzibari food. That said the mandi (rice and meat) dis…
Top Choice International in Salalah

Dolphin Beach Restaurant

One of the few places in Salalah to offer dining with a sea view, this open-air restaurant under the coconut palms offers a different themed buffet each night. Call ahead to reserve a beachside table if you want to …
Lebanese in Muscat

Zahr El Laymoun

Bench seats with colourful cushions spill onto the pavement at this excellent Lebanese restaurant, inviting diners to make a night of it. That's easily done as there are lots of different hot and cold mezze on offer…
Indian in Muscat

Mumtaz Mahal

Specialising in Northern Indian Mughlai cuisine, Mumtaz Mahal is more than just the best Indian restaurant in town – it is part of the landscape of Muscat. Perched on a hill overlooking Qurm Nature Reserve, with liv…
International in Muscat

The Cave

This cave-like complex of seven different restaurants includes Al Manjur, an Omani restaurant with shuwa (slow-cooked, marinated meat dishes) on the menu. Smart-casual dress is expected in this Aladdin's cave of a r…
International in Muscat

Blue Marlin Restaurant

With cheerful cloth-covered tables under brollies alongside the harbour, the Blue Marlin offers consistently delicious light bites at lunch time – perfect after a boat trip from the marina. Breakfast aficionados tak…