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“Classy Indian.”
Review of The Indus

The Indus
Ranked #35 of 413 Restaurants in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Indus brings the romance of the North West Frontier to life. Our vibrant art-inspired ambience is designed to entice the senses and the spices-laden aroma is reminiscent of the rustic cuisine and exotic flavours of the Indian subcontinent that are expertly recreated by our Master Chef.The FoodExperience the warmth and succour with every bite - 'The Indus' signature entrée boasts a variety of succulent meat and vegan kebabs, made from authentic ingredients, using traditional preparations. The selection of fine ambrosia from some of the world's most celebrated wineries, and the distinctively refreshing non-alcoholic beverages are truly mesmerising. The main course features a flamboyant medley of spicy curries, innovative tandoor-cooked breads and special accompaniments. The rage of delectable desserts satiates the sweet tooth.The AmbianceThe riveting interiors of The Indus are a rich blend of the traditional and the modern; laden with artefacts, wall hangings and rich Indian fabrics. The walls are bejewelled with glimmering Kashmiri Jamawar shawls and the Zari adorned silk cushions burst with colour. The lattice screen is typical of the Indian architecture and serves as a partition for the private dining space. Dining ExperiencesOverlooking the Opera House courtyard, The Indus is an indoor and outdoor restaurant that makes every meal a celebration. The Alfresco seating at the terrace enchants the guests with the spectacular views while the opulence of the indoor seating recreates the splendour of the royal courts of India. The private dining area offers the comforts of a lounge and the privacy to enjoy an intimate meal with your loved ones. Maximum Seating Capacity - 145 * Private dining - 28 guests * Indoor seating - 71 guests * Terrace - 46 guests. Located at the Opera Galleria, Muscat, Oman, this fine dining restaurant in the Sultanate boasts of the same prestigious address as the majestic Royal Opera House.
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“Classy Indian.”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Four or five visits now, since they opened a few months ago.
First thing people will notice is the stunning decor. Modern, contemproary and mercyfully none of these kitsch items that too often adorn Indian restaurants.

Attentive and extremely keen service.
Unusually (for Muscat) the waiters know what is in the food and can describe every dish on the menu.
Food is trully delicious, with some rather unusual items.
Very, very good vegetarian dishes, excellent, fresh breads (and not just the usual stuff).
The chefs obviously know what they are doing. We hope the team will stay put and not be replaced by cheaper labour. This sort of thing happens all too often here. Hire a star team for the opening, and as soon all is up and running the more expensive staff is replaced....
Desserts are a bit forgettable, at least for non-Indian tastes. If you can still fit in something sweet after a delicious dinner, "More Cafe", one floor down has some yummy cakes and such.

The Indus has an alcohol license, which is a big plus!
Outdoor seating on the verandah is unfortunately alcohol free. One would not want to corrupt someone driving by on the road 300 meters away...
One tiny negative thing is the ARCTIC air conditioning. Bring a jacket or scarf!

We will definately be back.

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“Best Indian Food”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Awesome food, Great hospitality and excellent atmosphere to spend with friends and family. Good collection of beverages too.

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