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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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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice selection of breakfast items - lots to choose from. Lunch is also great value with plenty of dishes.

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Thank Emily C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very average meals. Not bad at all, but keep your expectation down. Problem was the servise, to clean the table after you finnished the meal took so long. Don't sit outside, buffet is far away. Tou have to walk too much.

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Thank kardotib
Bahrain
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The breakfast buffet at Samba was nice, but limited. There weren't a lot of options for vegetarians and vegans. Most of the food was greasy. The fruit tasted like it was a day old, and the croissants were definitely not fresh. The bread section was great, and I opted for a dark rye bread. They had at least 6 different... More 

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Thank Aysha B
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great buffet. plenty of choice to choose from , The restaurant offers a great variety of food. Only issue is no soft drinks offered in buffet, other than that there is something for every one.

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Thank 13Tasneem
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Excellent buffet. Loads of selection, and very willing to accommodate food requests. Massive dessert selection. Live cooking stations for breakfast to lunch. Very helpful staff.

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Thank dxbjamn
Muscat, Oman
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We dined at Samba for a supposed birthday dinner party for our friend. The restaurant offered a good variety of food, being indian cuisine dominating the courses. Food is good however i feel it can improve, especially if one has to consider the value of the money. In one occasion, i feel that the lunch buffet fare better than the... More 

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Thank JCILIM1986
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

It was with our BNB stay in the hotel. The food is very delicious and there is a very nice variety . You can find sugar free and gluten free options as well as Asian and vegetarian options . Strongly recommend

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Thank Maikamar
Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great Choice of Latin food options and good breakfast too, compare to Al Tanoor the choices are limited for the breakfast but the sea food buffet dinner is worth the money especially if you enjoy continental style shellfish options

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Thank KSPILLAI
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant which is offering breakfast and dinner buffet. In the evening different gastronomic themes are held depending on a day. Food is well -cooked and tasty.

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Thank Rocksannarock
London, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Fivegirls2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?