The Sultanate’s strategic location on the Arabian Peninsula and inflow of international residents make Oman privy to cuisines including but not limited to the Gulf. So, if you are looking for your next food fix, we’ve picked some of our favorite restaurants that will cater to you.
Here are the five best restaurants in Oman that should be on your food radar:
The Beach Restaurant
If you have a penchant for enjoying your meals al fresco style, The Beach is just the place for you. Offering an expansive view of the Gulf of Oman, one is sure to enjoy the natural ambiance as much as the impressive menu. In line with their surroundings, The Beach offers a seafood menu that is inspired by international cuisines. Revel in the beauty of the horizon and gentle sea breeze whilst diving into the culinary masterpieces at The Beach Restaurant, at Chedi Muscat.
Serving authentic Omani cuisine, Bin Ateeq should be on the list of anyone wanting to experience the famous Omani hospitality. Choosing interiors that reflect tradition Omani décor in favour of high concept designs, the simplicity of the Arabic Majlis will keep you seated a while longer than you expected. Serving dishes such as the mutton magbous, Omani halva and harees, Bin Ateeq Restaurant is our closest bet for a truly Omani culinary experience.
If you have a flair for the elegant and extravagant, then Al Angham will not disappoint. Al Angham’s interior boasts intricate arabesque patterns and Omani architecture that is sure to captivate your attention. The meticulous detailing also carries onto their silverware, that adds an element of grandeur to every mouthful. Serving traditional Omani cuisine, this larger than life restaurant experience at Royal Opera House Muscat, is sure to stay with you awhile.
Turkish food has made a niche for itself in every part of the world, but this little piece of Turkey will leave you wanting for more. Offering flatbreads, kebabs and the customary Turkish coffee, The Grand Lounge serves with an unmatched delight for its customers. With attention to detail via silverware cups for Turkish coffee or serving trays, one is sure to find themselves contemplating whether they are in Oman or Istanbul?
Indian food has spread its zaika across the globe, and Oman is no exception. If you crave for rich spicy food, then look no further than Begum’s. The restaurant’s mouthwatering Mughlai cuisine, with its creamy textures and succulent meats, captures the true essence of India. So if you wish to sink your teeth into food that bursts with flavor, then Begum’s is the restaurant for you.