Oman Restaurants

Traditional Omani food is a marriage of rustic Bedouin dishes of rice, meat, and preserved fish, plus the plentiful, sweet dates that grow abundantly in the country, all infused with the diverse flavors of the spice route. The East African island of Zanzibar, as well as port cities in Persia and South Asia were once part of the Sultanate, and local versions of foods like biryani, pulao, and coconut-enriched vegetables have become part of the Omani canon of dishes. Great examples of local cuisine can be sampled at restaurants in Muscat, along with a wide offering of international options, from sushi to American fast food. In the capital and other coastal cities, like Sohar, Sur, and Salalah, fantastic fresh fish, prawns, crab, and giant squid called cuttlefish, are on offer even at humble restaurants. Options in the mountains and deserts of the interior are more limited, though simple sandwich shops, restaurants serving Yemeni-style mandi (a dish of rice and tandoori-cooked meat), tea shops offering Omani bread with various fillings, and casual Indian restaurants can be found almost everywhere.

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  • 1. Seeb Mishkak Grillers

    $ | Barbecue

    North of Muscat, just in front of the Seeb souk, each evening a row of cement grill stations open and the air fills with the scent of charring...Read More

  • 2. Tea House

    $ | Al Khuwair | Café

    Cars queue in front of this little café from morning (opening time is 8 am) until closing (around midnight). Honking horns draw over waiters...Read More

  • 3. Althoq Turkish Restaurant

    $ | Turkish

    This is the only restaurant in Bahla, and you might be skeptical of this run-down-looking Turkish café, but the private family rooms inside...Read More

  • 4. Cafe at Wadi Bani Khalid

    $$ | Middle Eastern

    This simple café is the only dining establishment for miles around, and it serves up good fresh juice and an inexpensive buffet lunch featuring...Read More

  • 5. Camilia Cafe

    $$ | Turkish

    Amid the towering buildings in the Central Banking District (CBD) in Ruwi, this Turkish standby is the best dining option in the entire area...Read More

  • 6. Eastern Pastry and Juice

    $ | Bakery

    The unassuming exterior of this shop gives you no sense of the fantastic, freshly-made baked goods made within. The stone-fired oven roars right...Read More

  • 7. Filafil Restaurant

    $ | Middle Eastern

    This ramshakle takeaway restaurant on a busy street in the business district of Ruwi is appropriately named, as it turns out the best falafels...Read More

  • 8. Karak Shop

    $ | Fast Food

    This small shop offers the traditional Omani snack and breakfast foods: creamy sweet karak tea and crisp Omani bread stuffed with egg and cheese. ...Read More

  • 9. Karak Taste

    $ | Café

    On the new corniche, across from the Sur Beach Holiday Resort, this small takeaway karak shop makes delicious, paper-thin Omani bread stuffed...Read More

  • 10. Karak Time

    $ | Café

    This small takeaway tea shop at the base of Jabal Akhdar is a great place to stop for breakfast on your way back to Nizwa after a night camping...Read More

  • 11. Lulu Prepared Foods

    $ | Sandwiches

    One of the best dining options in the Dakhiliyah region is the massive Lulu Hypermarket in Nizwa. The prepared foods counter offers all manner...Read More

  • 12. Marina Café

    $$$ | Shatti Qurm | Lebanese

    Cloistered in the ministries district, just behind the U.S. Amassador's villa, Marina Café sits directly on the beach, its glass walls offering...Read More

  • 13. Memories

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    Dar El Ezz, the first fine-dining "restaurant" to open in the Dakhiliyah region, is actually more of a dining complex with multiple restaurants...Read More

  • 14. Mishkak Stand Qurum Beach

    $ | Shatti Qurm | Barbecue

    Each evening after the sun goes down, in a parking lot just past the Shati Street Roundabout, a grill stand appears serving up the popular Omani...Read More

  • 15. Mutrah Souk Snack Shops

    $ | Mutrah | Middle Eastern

    There are many small tea shops in and around the Mutrah souk offering fried Omanized Indian snacks like sambusa , small triangles stuffed with...Read More

  • 16. Nizwa Fort Coffee House

    $ | Café

    Directly between the Fort and the Souq, this little coffee shop sits on prime real estate. Although there are only a few bistro tables out front...Read More

  • 17. Shuwa Express

    $ | Shatti Qurm | Fast Food

    Shuwa (meat slathered in Omani spices and then slow-roasted in an underground pit overnight) is considered by many to be the most iconic of...Read More

  • 18. Tropical Fruits

    $ | Fast Food

    This small takeaway shop offers a few scattered tables and chairs out front and a wide variety of freshly squeezed juices, including watermelon...Read More

  • 19. White Coffee Shop

    $ | Fast Food

    At the end of the Corniche, directly across the bay from the Al Ayjah watch tower, this small coffee stand serves milky tea, cardamon-scented...Read More

  • 20. Zaki Fried Chicken

    $ | Fast Food

    The Omani equivalent of KFC, Zaki Fried Chicken offers tasty and crispy fried chicken in both spicy and mild options, either on its own or in...Read More

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