Ever since we heard about Bukhara restaurant at Kempinski Hotel Muscat, we have been wanting to check out the food there. Located at Al Mouj Muscat, we drove into the hotel driveway on a Friday afternoon only to be told to drive to the Boulevard which houses the restaurant. We were the first customers to walk into the restaurant at 1pm. We were greeted with a ‘namaste’ from the courteous wait staff who led us to the table that we had booked in advance.
As for the ambience, being a themed restaurant, Bukhara has traditional and modern motifs and embellishments from India lending it a distinct look.
For starters, we ordered Non-Veg Tashtari – a grilled platter comprising of chicken and seafood dishes (though it is originally served as chicken and mutton combination, on request the restaurant staff replaced the mutton with seafood grills for us). The grills were delicious with a subtle touch of spices. For main course, we ordered Butter Chicken, Dal Bukhara, Chicken Biryani and Roti Basket comprising of Missi Roti, Naan, Paratha and Roti.