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Restaurant review: Curry House

On a weekend, we decided to check out Curry House, the new restaurant located in CBD, behind Bank Muscat. The décor was bright and nice.

We ordered Chicken shorba, Chicken tikka, Aloo chat and Chicken dum biryani.

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Restaurant review: The Yellow Chilli

First we had Chili’s, now we have The Yellow Chilli. The food scene in Muscat is getting hotter.

Yes, Oman now has one of master chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s casual dining restaurant chain. Sanjeev Kapoor’s chain of restaurants’ is across GCC, so Oman foodies get to indulge in The Yellow Chilli.

Located at Al Mouj Muscat (The Wave Muscat), the restaurant was officially inaugurated last week. Within the next few months, the second Yellow Chilli restaurant in Oman is said to be opening at the Panorama Mall in Ghubrah.

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Restaurant review: Qureshi

On a sultry May evening, we landed up for dinner at Qureshi, the Indian restaurant at Hormuz Grand hotel. I have been hearing good reviews about the tastefully cooked desi food by the renowned family of chefs.

The fine dining restaurant is tastefully done in terms of interiors and decor.

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Don’t write off a restaurant because of one bad experience

Tried a newly opened Indian restaurant in Muscat. The food taste was awful and the presentation pathetic. Only saving grace was decent service. Thought of posting the poor experience in a local food group but decided against it as an afterthought for the simple reason – never write a restaurant review based on one experience.

Over the years I have come to understand that every restaurant can have a bad day and initial teething troubles. May be I will give them a try after a few months to get the real feel.

Indian theme buffet at Best Western Premier Muscat

The Atrium – Best Western Premier’s all-day restaurant in Al Khuwair – kicked-off the Indian theme nights on September 18, and I was among a few bloggers invited to the event.

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Every Thursday, desi delicacies will be served at The Atrium from 6.30pm till 10.30pm. The buffet menu includes salads, appetizers, chat station, vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses, bread and desserts. The buffet is priced at RO 8.900 nett per person and includes unlimited water and Coca Cola. Kids below 5 years eat for free, and those between 6 and 11 years are charged 50 percent of the buffet cost.

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We were treated to some exotic flavours of India by an expert team of chefs who whipped up tangy pani puri, yummy vada pav, succulent chicken tikka and other delectable desserts.

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The food tasted great and some of my fellow Omani blogger friends were seen enjoying and complimenting the way authentic Indian food was cooked and served.

The Atrium has sophisticated and chic decor with bright colours for company.

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Every dish was cooked and deliciously marinated to perfection. The chicken tikka and fish Amtrisari were juicy and tasted delightfully different. The vegetarian dishes and desserts were equally impressive.

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Overall, I should confess it was a fulfilling gastronomic experience from start to finish.

The restaurant has a special offer in place. For every three diners opting for the buffet, a fourth gets a complimentary buffet meal that could be great for groups making a booking for special occasions.

The buffet offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience where the focus is as much on flavours as on quality. Good Indian food at affordable prices. For reservations, call The Atrium restaurant at 2203 3333.