Royal House Restaurant


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Royal House Restaurant

Conveniently located right by the Corniche, this café offers both local and international foods in a laid-back setting. Seating overlooking the water and the Corniche is available outside. Mains, desserts and drinks (including fresh juices) are served.


Omani cuisine is halal meat-dominated, with Arabian and Indian influences easily traceable. Some of the typical local dishes include grilled meats, shwarma, and biryani. Muscat's seaside location makes for a heavy emphasis on seafood in local cuisine as well. Restaurants in Muscat are often located on hotel premises and cater primarily to expats and tourists (most locals favour cafes over fine dining). The variety of cuisine choices, however, is certainly impressive and ranges from traditional Omani to Indian, Pakistani, European, and Asian.