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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Almost too much choice

The breakfast Shangri La style is good. Too much of similar products for example 6-7 types of mini pastries. They taste the same. A lot of Indian dishes with no Indian guests. The clientele was solidly European with a few locals. Arabic food and drinks were appropriate and well prepared. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
Fivegirls2000
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The breakfast Shangri La style is good. Too much of similar products for example 6-7 types of mini pastries. They taste the same. A lot of Indian dishes with no Indian guests. The clientele was solidly European with a few locals. Arabic food and drinks were appropriate and well prepared. Service friendly and attentive.

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Nizwá, Al Batinah, Oman
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We ate breakfast around 6:30 in the morning. Kids were very happy and excited to eat when they saw the different variety of cereals, juices, cakes, cheese, etc., and they have kids station. The breakfast was very good, enough to fill your day. We loved the egg cooking station, everything. The ambiance was quiet that time. The place was clean... More 

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Thank iamlastymom
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very busy breakfasts but staff very helpful and try to get you seated and sorted as soon as possible.

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Thank fiona591
Oman
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went 3 people for dinner one Friday. We arrived at 9 PM and there was very few options to eat. The few meat was already overdone, the pasta poor and overcooked, few cheeses and some slices of pizza left. At 10.45 they came to tell us if we would like something else because they had to remove all.....and we... More 

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Thank maga0002
Muscat
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very delicious seafood and desserts in Saturday's night buffet. The buffet was very pricey though. Breakfast is very good. I only disliked their minestrone soup.

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Thank Katsoherakis
Santa Rosa, Philippines
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Whenever I dine here I always tell myself to take it easy. But it just never happen. The food selection is so extensive it is very difficult to take it easy. Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian... you name it. And the service is always impeccable.

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Thank GerryBA
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115 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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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Thank Rolando Jr L
Manama, Bahrain
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank marwa a
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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Thank Immish
St. Julien
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16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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