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“An interesting mixed experience.”

The Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 404 Restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the shores of Al Hamra Residence, The Seafood Restaurant is the one and only seafood restaurant situated directly at the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Served in some of the most spectacular settings, the restaurant offers an extensive selection of the finest seafood cuisines. Choose your favorite catch of the day and get it prepared at one of our live cooking stations. The Seafood will seduce you to indulge in seafood delights while savoring breathtaking sunsets and you'll have the making of a beach memory you won't forget.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

The location of Samakmak is within the large Waldorf Astoria complex in Ras Al Khaimah. It is a little run down and is of a quirky design but this doesn't really detract from the ambience of the place.

For entree I had the local 'clams'. The reality is that they were mini me sized pipis that were so small that there was simply no taste available. The sauce accompanying them 'clams' was very good and was soaked up and consumed in some bread. My wife had the smoked salmon and received a very good sized serve.

For mains I had Lobster Thermidor which was really very good and unlike so many versions of this dish, the beautiful sauces did not dominate the lobster flavour. My wife had the Jumbo Prawns (shrimps) and they were tastefully done. We were the only people in the restaurant so the service was fabulous.

The dal wasn't cheap but it is in a resort setting.

Enjoyed our meal and the experience and I'm drawn to the words quaint and quirky to some up the meal

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This restaurant is part of the Al Hamra Palace hotel and has a garden and beach view which we couldn't see much of since we arrived after dark. An extensive display of fresh fish and seafood greets you on entering this restaurant. I had sole which was grilled to perfection and was indeed fresh. My wife had a local fish which they filleted for her after cooking and was equally good. We shared the deep fried prawn starter which when it arrived since the prawns were enormous and so sharing was a good decision. They were served with various dipping sauces and tasted good with the prawns. Wine is reasonably priced for this area. Will visit again on our next trip to RAK.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Simple, selected-fresh-by-you food, prepared simply sealing in all the freshness and flavor of good seafood! Stop by here for a meal, especially if you live close by. Wine selection is good. Food is even better. Fresh calamari, grilled toe reflection makes a great starter. follow it, as I did, with fresh sea bream, grilled and seasoned beautifully....or with grilled prawns - many of them, also fresh and deliciously cooked or even fish & chips....kind of out of sorts for a place like this ( not a pub place), but still well done! No room for dessert, but you can walk to the beach nearby and order an Armarula on the rocks and listen to the waves....what's not to love about all this?

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Reviewed February 8, 2018
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