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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat Postcode 100, Oman
+968(0)2477 6565
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Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fewer choices... not a 5-star spread

We dined in this restaurant while staying at Al Waha for the weekend, wanting to try their dinner buffet; however, with the price of the dinner, we expected 5-star choices, as we have tried other restaurants in similar hotels in the area as well. Comparing the choices with other similar restaurants... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Rolando L
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English first
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We dined in this restaurant while staying at Al Waha for the weekend, wanting to try their dinner buffet; however, with the price of the dinner, we expected 5-star choices, as we have tried other restaurants in similar hotels in the area as well. Comparing the choices with other similar restaurants in the area, we feel that Samba's dinner spread... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

they are really slow and waitress are not easy to find! my daughter didn't eat her food we decided to take it with us they couldn't understand the take out concept it took them half an hour to put the sandwich in a small cake box and get us a plastic bag from the hotel!!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Incredibly massive food spread. Our family (2 adults and 3 kids) went for the breakfast and dinner (International night) there and were blown away by the number of options available. The staff was extremely helpful and would go out of way to provide typical Indian Masala tea which was not otherwise there. Food quality and spread was amazing and kids... More 

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St. Julien
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The choice was awesome from breakfast to the evening meal. So much choice and beautifully presented.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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263 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were staying at the Al Husun hotel and decided to come to Al Wahda hotel for some dinner. We were told that this is an "Argentinian" restaurant... there is nothing Argentinean about this restaurant. This is an international hotel that has a live BBQ section outside with 4 selections... roast beef (ok), grilled lamb (gamey), grilled chicken and grilled... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We just had breakfast there, and to be honest I was really impressed. They had everything and everything tasted really good. Service was excellent. But I suggest to wake up early to find a table and get ready to stuff your face. Cause you will need it for the later activities.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A lot of choices from cheese, fruit juices, live cooking, seafoods, meats, fruit, desserts, breads, main course, salad bar, etc.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

First experience of this restaurant was the evening buffet, which we went to because transport between the hotels took more than 40 minutes to arrive and we were tired, after a long day. I have eaten at more buffets in this region than in my entire life and this was the worst by far. Food was boring and tasteless ,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were staying at the nearby Ritz-Carlton and decided to go to the much talked about Shangri-La for a spot of lunch and to view the scenery... We arrived and were immediately disappointed by the lack of welcome, but carried on in where a lady pointed us in the direction of a variety of places to lunch. We decided to... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We had the Red buffet on Wednesday night. Good selection of nice treats. Everybody will find a good meal here. Great seafood. Seating outside is nice and comfortable. If you like a bit quieter arrive after 8 pm, than most families with young children will have finished. Small detail if you are a non smoker the smoke of fellow diners... More 

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Address: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat Postcode 100, Oman
Phone Number: +968(0)2477 6565
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat

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  • Address: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat Postcode 100, Oman
  • Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat
  • Phone Number: +968(0)2477 6565

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