Ruwi Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ruwi

July 29, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Discover the best restaurant in Ruwi, Oman including Woodlands, The Golden Oryx, Kurkum, The Blue Marlin Restaurant, Zfc. Zaki Fried Chicken, Puranmal Restaurant and Sweets, Bait Al Luban Omani Restaurant, The Souq Cafe, Golden Grill House, Udupi Home Veg Restaurant

1. Woodlands

Al Bank Al Markazi St, Muscat 113, Oman Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +968 24 700192
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Woodlands

Woodlands Restaurant, widely recognised for its fine preparation of famous Chettinad dishes, has enjoyed immense popularity among food connoisseurs in Oman, especially the expats and westerners. With a track record of 30 years of successful operations in the Sultanate, it prides in being the ideal family restaurant that not only excels in food, but also in its service that comes straight from the heart. Little wonder then, that it won the 'Best Service Award' 5 times, Best Indian Restaurant 2011 & Best South Indian Cuisine Award for 2013 & 2014. Currently, the restaurant operates in the Central Business District, Muscat.

Reviewed By Alina M - Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

Woodland
Indian restaurant.
So, to give a little tribute to our "not meant to happen" holidays in India we decided to eat Indian. Found some suggestions on tripadviser and decided to tryitout.
Beautiful design of interiors, delicious food and very kind and helpful staff.
Thank you so much for great service enjoyed it very much.
Recommend !!!

2. The Golden Oryx

Al Burj Street | Ruwi, Ruwi 112, Oman Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +968 24 702266
Excellent
26%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

The Golden Oryx

Reviewed By madhurtodi - India

The restaurant was highly recommended to us by couple of local friends. Went there for dinner with wife and two young kids.
We ordered 2/3 starters which were decent and nothing to rave about. In the main course, we ordered a chicken dish and a chicken dish, along with singaporean noodles and fried rice. The food was average and very similar to the food that we get in indian chinese restaurants back home! Was not authentic chinese as we expected.
The portions are huge and we ended up wasting 50% of what we had ordered, and were feeling very upset with ourselves about the food wastage.
The restaurant serves alcohol which was an added advantage. Restaurant has ample parking which is free.

3. Kurkum

Way No. 08, Mutrah, Corniche | Corniche, Muscat 117, Oman Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +968 24 714114
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Kurkum

Kurkum (Telephone: 24714114) is new Indian restaurant in Mattrah

Reviewed By Paul P - London, Canada

Food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. On the main walking street just down from the "tourist" restaurants . Thanks to a quick Tripadvior search about another restaurant we noted the reviews of this one we had walked by. Not inexpensive but very good - note...MoreDear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

4. The Blue Marlin Restaurant

Marina Bandar Al Rhowda | Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, Muscat 113, Oman Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, British, Arabic, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$392 +968 24 740038
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 353 reviews

The Blue Marlin Restaurant

The Blue Marlin serves variety of international style cuisine is offered in an exquisitely lively ambiance. Whether grabbing lunch, including some amazing seafood while chilling by the pool, or enjoying candle lit dinner with friends and family the same standards of culinary excellence, service and personal attention pervade every aspect of Blue Marlin experience. Enjoy your meal indoors where the ambiance is warm and cozy or take in the picturesque views of the Marina from the pool side. For those planning special events, the Blue Marlin provides catering for large parties, wedding receptions, conferences and product launches. We have a fully licensed bar, and we can serve drink with your food, or while you relax by our swimming pool. Our Full Menu is online on out Facebook page. Thanks The Restaurant Team.

Reviewed By muddyoldengr - England

Certainly one of the best breakfast spots in Muscat. Well placed on the marina, good service , good selection of dishes and good coffee. A great place to start your day off where you can also relax by the pool, and even get a beer if you want. The car park does get busy with all the trips form the marina, but you can normally get a table here.
Hopefully as this is my second review, and i go at least once every couple of weeks, I;ll qualify for the vouchers offered!!

5. Zfc. Zaki Fried Chicken

Sur Souq, Sur 411, Oman Fast Food Lunch +968 9324 7772
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Zfc. Zaki Fried Chicken

Reviewed By Adele T - London, United Kingdom

Driving through Sur at 3pm in the afternoon looking for a food outlet that was open proved rather difficult, luckily we found ZFC! The fried chicken was fresh, hot and crispy (try the wrap) and the Seating area, although small, was both clean and air conditioned. The staff were friendly even though their English was very limited. They also kindly let me use their toilet facilities.

6. Puranmal Restaurant and Sweets

Bank Al Markazi Street, Ruwi 112, Oman Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +968 24 707172
Excellent
13%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Puranmal Restaurant and Sweets

Reviewed By devil5657

The restaurant recently reopened after renovation and we were in for a surprise - the name changed to Kesar!
The Punjabi thali served here during lunch is value for money apart from being tasty.
Chaat is good and can be had.
It is a vegetarian joint.
Public paid parking is in plenty - but being in the commercial hub - sometimes difficult to find a parking.
Not expensive.
Can be tried once if craving for vegetarian meal.

7. Bait Al Luban Omani Restaurant

Al Mina Street | Opposite fish Market in Muttrah, Muscat 113, Oman Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Middle Eastern, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner +968 9457 9457
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 729 reviews

Bait Al Luban Omani Restaurant

Reviewed By annaabelle - Sydney, Australia

This was our first restaurant meal in Muscat. We reserved a table in advance which is recommended. We enjoyed our meals- eggplant clouds, lamb shuwa and prawn curry. After eating the lamb at Kargeen restaurant The next day I can compare the two lamb dishes and say this lamb was not as succulent as At Kargeen . But with bread and yogurt dip it was still tasty
The location is good down near the Corniche and souk so you can wander after your meal. The restaurant has a nice ambience.

8. The Souq Cafe

Al Mujamma Street, Ruwi 112, Oman Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian Lunch, Breakfast +968 24 702311
Excellent
27%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

The Souq Cafe

Reviewed By Hastwokitties - Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

For a buffet, the food is actually rather good (true for both brekafast and dinner), although the dinner buffet is a tad pricey (11 Rial, or almost $30US). There was usually a wide variety of Western, Indian, Omani, and Sri Lankan dishes; one evening, the fish in saffron cream sauce was actually excellent.

9. Golden Grill House

Bait Al Falaj Street | Behind Center Point, Mbd, Ruwi 112, Oman Chinese, Indian, Grill Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$102 +968 24 815858
Excellent
0%
Good
80%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Golden Grill House Restaurant (formerly known as Grill House) has been tantalising the taste buds of food lovers since 1993. Try out the tasty array of our extensive menu, and experience the best Chinese and Indian foods.

Reviewed By Deep J - Oman

the Restaurant needs to improve on its ambiance... I would suggest ordering food at home and enjoy in the comfort of home.... Food is awesome kids also love it....Staff at time can be lazy. the place is old and need a lot of renovation...

10. Udupi Home Veg Restaurant

Way 3506, Ruwi, Oman Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +968 9562 1664
Excellent
23%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Udupi Home Veg Restaurant

Reviewed By alanjoro - Muscat, Oman

Visited for breakfast last weekend. Though it was about 10:30, since it was the weekend, the place was quite full. Ordered a Mysore Masala Dosa and Idly Sambar. Though tasty, the chutneys lacked a punch.

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