Pamper your taste buds in Muscat
10 best restaurants in Muscat
Omanis are food-loving people, and they take food very seriously. Owing to its strategic port location, Oman and its food has always had a foreign influence. Nevertheless, they have a distinct cuisine that is a must-try. Also, with the globalization, Oman is now home to many other cuisines as well.
In its capital city of Muscat, you will find a myriad of restaurants available to enjoy the best traditional and global cuisines. If you are looking for the top restaurants in Muscat to satiate your taste buds, then your search ends here.
Top Restaurants In Muscat
By adopting the name and historical traditions of a vibrant lost city of Ubhar, the restaurant aims to revive its splendor. The restaurant offers traditional Omani cuisine as well as neo-Omani cuisine, which is a new take on the traditional dishes. Ubhar provides a variety of meat options along with camel meat, which is a must-try here. Also, don’t miss on trying the heavenly frankincense ice cream and halwa pastries.
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Timings: Saturday to Friday: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
For a truly romantic experience, dine at this restaurant set on a 370-meter long private beach with Oman’s splendid views for company. The Beach, with its exceptional team of chefs, offers excellent seafood that leaves your taste buds wanting for more. We recommend you to try Mussels with kaffir lime and coconut, whole grilled fish, and lobster tail carpaccio. Your sweet tooth will find the best gratification in the handmade chocolate treats of The Beach.
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Fusion
Timings: The Beach Restaurant is open from mid-September to mid-May
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Built-in traditional Omani architecture, Al Angham is a true ode to the rich culture of Oman. The tables are adorned with grandiose Omani motifs and silverware while each corner has unique Omani patterns and designs. Indulge in the diverse flavors of Harees Laham, Omani Shuwa, and Qabuli Samak. Give your meal a glorious ending with their renowned Omani Halwa and Farni.
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 4 PM & 7 PM to 11 PM
A restaurant that defines elegance and seating that offers a choice between open-air or majlis-style (traditional seating style) is a must-visit to bask in the Arabian experience. Their unique hibiscus drinks and delicious avocado milkshakes is a must-try. Celebrate your special occasion with a refreshing sheesha in a multitude of flavors to choose from.
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Persian, Grill
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 8 AM to 12 AM
Friday: 12 PM to 12 AM
Bin Ateeq should be on the list of your restaurants to visit to get a glimpse of the traditional Omani hospitality. With floor-level seating arrangements, you can choose to eat the food using bare hands or cutlery. Spoil yourself with a variety of Omani dishes like Kabsa, Makbous, and halwa.
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Timings: Saturday to Friday: Open 24 Hours
Biryani is an Indian dish consisting of a heady amalgamation of heavily seasoned rice with spiced meat like chicken, lamb, or fish. Begum’s, Muscat is just the perfect place to satisfy your craving of meat and spice. With a variety of rich creamy and nutty kormas to juicy, succulent kebabs, this restaurant proves to be a gastronomic delight.
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 12 PM to 3 PM & 7 PM to 11 PM
Friday: 1 PM to 3 PM & 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Oman is blessed with a wide variety of seafood and to experience the best seafood platter; one should visit the Turkish House. Located near the serene Oman sea, the restaurant has a beautiful and huge dining house. We recommend you to order their massive hummus platter that comprises of fresh hummus, olive salad, baba ghanoush, labneh, and tomato chutney with fresh, foot-long oval-shaped nigella-seeded Turkish bread.
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Soups
Timings: Saturday to Friday: 12 PM to 12 AM
Tché Tché Café
This Jordanian cafe is immensely popular and is the capital of café culture in Muscat. Its contemporary design, in combination with warm seating, serves as a perfect relaxing space for friends and family. With a menu that serves a variety of salads, breakfasts, sandwiches and flavored hookah, this place has carved a niche in tourists and locals alike.
Cuisines: Café, Middle Eastern
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 9 AM to 12 AM
Friday: 12 PM to 12 AM
Bait Al Luban
Located near Muttrah souq, this restaurant is an ideal place to take a break while buying Omani souvenirs and enjoy a traditional Omani meal. Housed in a renovated guesthouse built 140 years ago, this restaurant transmits you to another era altogether. Try their Omani cuisine and complimentary water infused with frankincense.
Cuisines: Arabic, Middle Eastern
Timings: Saturday to Friday: 12 PM to 11 PM
Ice cream Mama
If your heart screams for ice cream in Muscat, then you must satisfy the calling at Ice-cream Mama. A simple Omani family enterprise that made ice cream made out of a hand-me-down recipe has now captured most of Muscat’s ice cream market. When here, do try their original rose water and laban as well as indulge in local flavors of date, frankincense, saffron or qahwa.
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 10 AM to 12 AM
Friday: 2 PM to 12 AM