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Samba

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa | PO Box 644, Muscat Postcode 100, Oman
+968(0)2477 6565
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Ranked #115 of 179 restaurants in Muscat
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dubai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Doha, Qatar
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217 reviews 217 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Picture this....Buffett, bland food, low rent, bustling dinners, seagull behaviour, no service, chasing wait staff to bring drinks, no system or zoning of wait staff, bland food, buffett food not replaced when finished, no spices with middle eastern dishes, cheap food, poor quality, plates not cleared, bland, bland and more bland whilst chasing wait staff to get drinks.......it's a fever... More

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Oman
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Waha Hotel means Village Hotel. It is to cater for families and economy visitors. The Samba has therefore an atmosphere to agree with this concept. It is comfortable and the staff are attentive, but if you are expecting all visitors to treat it with quiet reverence, then beware. Families will be families and they will do their thing. It... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant's food is good, service is thumbsup but the place is so small, it's crowded so much. The decor should be changed a bit so as the food placing. Unnecessary takes place and not much seating inside which leaves you with no option but to sit in humid outdoors. All in all average.

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Muscat
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

the food, the place, the staff are very well organised ,

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London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

plenty of choice at both the breakfast and evening meal buffets. various themed nights, which adds variety too. well laid out tables and at the right time of year lovely to sit outside.

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Good buffet restaurant. Delicious fish, sea food and vegetables! Don't eat pasta if you are Italian!!!! Pastries could be better. Great staff and service, nice atmophere even if a bit dark.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

great range of food to a high standard, plus good service

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