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Qurum, Muscat, Oman
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice for trying splendid Omani food in a restaurant frequented by locals. The food here is excellent. Their signature dish which many local Omanis and foreigners come here for is the Meat Shewa, which is a very generous portion of slow roasted, fall-off-the-bones spiced lamb served with rice. The dish is also accompanied with a side dish of salad,... More 

Thank aqile2016
Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Went with 8 of my team members to eat local cuisine. Please don't expect welcome courtesies. Identify your place and settle down. Hygiene is average. Food is awesome, spicy and more than sufficient. Good place to visit again but go without any expectations of good customer service.

Thank Sam A
Winnipeg, Canada
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689 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This might be a bit unfair because there was at least one chap who seemed to care that I was there, but otherwise it was a quick and mediocre experience A massive piece of fairly tasty lamb piled on a mountain of pretty uninteresting rice; a good, but gigantic salad, and actually a very good soup to start. And good... More 

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The place to be if you want to eat Omani shuwa meat and rice. They also have amazing Yemeni bread that is heated and covered with honey. A must to order for appetizer. Its a good place for a Omani induction for visitors and toursists. If you want the true local experience than you have to get the ground seats... More 

Thank Ghassan M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We have been Al-maida restaurant with our office colleagues. Food was not so great and staff was arrogant. I don't know why arrogant people come to hospitality business.

Thank Samiullah Q
Muscat, Oman
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226 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

The visit was with friends in the Holy month of Ramadhan for Iftar Location is vrey nice Srvice was excellent and the buffet was well arranged with many diff types of foods Food was delecious Value of money is realistic

Thank sadiq864
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

An over rated place. Local food but at an increased price with no real appreciation in the quality commensurate with the escalation in price. Food served is often not hot and often tastes dry. There are other better places for local Omani food.

1 Thank Mughal06
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

We came here from our hotel, are Showa lamb, humus, superb bread and tabbouleh. The food was all really great ants we felt most welcome. They even walked us thought the park to hail a cab home. Cheap for oman too, but no booze of course. Eat outside for a view of quorum park, but there are some cat s... More 

Thank andrea m
Muscat, Oman
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314 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

The restaurant location is just superb and that's in my opinion its only strong point. They offer Yemeni, Lebanese, Omani, Chinese, Indian cuisine dishes but none of those that I have tried impressed me or even rated slightly above average.

Thank FIbrahim
Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

i had a visitor from Germany who wanted omani food experience. so i was thinking of Ubar when some one recommended this omani Yemeni restaurant. it is located to the left side of qurum national park. the welcoming was average and chaotic. we helped our self to sit and we ordered after some time. as it is his first time... More 

Thank Aiman A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Qurum, Muscat, Oman
  • Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?