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“Great view of the corniche”
Review of Al-Boom Restaurang

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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

A great way to start your day is to have breakfast on the terrace here. You get a great view of the corniche. Our waiter assumed we were guests of the hotel so he brought food out instead of giving us the menu. It was a standard meal of orange juice, coffee, eggs, toast, honey & variants of jam for 3 rial each. You get to the restaurant by walking into the Marina Hotel & catching the lift up to the floor.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

My second visit to Muscat after six years, and a place I couldn't avoid to miss again was the tiny Al-boom restaurant on the fifth floor of the Marina Hotel, in front of Muttrah's fish market.
A simple menu, but tasty food, and one of the best views you can imagine directly out of an Arabian night dream. Muscat's skyline of white houses, blue and gold minarets, palm trees, ochre mountains and blue ocean and sky grant you won't be' disappointed. And all for a very tiny bill...

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

A stunning little place. Great drinks and view. The seafood is good and can be excellent, if you are lucky, but there are the usual inconsistency issues.. Really quite good service, for Muscat

Thank Balm S
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Its a small cafe and offer good sandwich. But im not sure if its suitable for tourist. Nothing special.

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Reviewed November 19, 2011

Accessed via an inconspicuous hotel lobby, take the tiny lift to level 'P', and you've found the Al-Boom Restaurant on the roof of the Marina Hotel. The outside space is extremely limited if you're more than a group of 3, but it's still nice to sit out for the view of Muttrah harbour.
We were recommended to go there for the seafood, and although the menu is quite limited, the food was fresh, well-cooked, generous portions & good value for money.
There aren't many tables & it was busy both times we went, but there only seemed to be one waiter, so you can hang around for your food. That said, the waiter was attentive & pleasant.
They have a full bar, which was closed for Eid as you would expect as the clientele is both tourists & locals. We all raved about the beautifully spiced seafood biryani, and the seafood platter for 2 easily stretched to 4.
This isn't a 5* hotel restaurant, but it's a relaxed atmosphere with simple, good, local food.

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Thank Electra88
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