For the Love of Food: 8 Must-Try Restaurants at City Centre Muscat

Muscat, Oman, November 27, 2018: Who needs to join the jet set when you can eat your way around the world without having to board a plane?

Find flavours from all around the world under one roof at City Centre Muscat – Oman’s first and largest lifestyle shopping destination. With more than 30 restaurants and cafes serving up everything from Arabian and European food to Indian and African cuisine, visitors will be spoilt for choice. From regional favourites such as the Turkish-inspired Köşebaşı and Oman’s only branch of Buffalo Wild Wings to authentic Middle Eastern fare at Ahwak Restaurant, tantalising American burgers and hot dogs at Shake Shack, there is something to satisfy every taste.

Don’t miss ‘Mediterr-Asian’ sushi at Ocean Basket or French bread and pastry at PAUL Bakery and Restaurant.  Other unmissable outlets include Tex-Mex style cuisine at Chili’s and contemporary Indian food at the newly opened TukTuk Taxi.

Treat your taste buds to a global tour of flavours with these food journeys at City Centre Muscat.

Turkish delight at Köşebaşı

Köşebaşı was founded in 1995 as the first upscale Turkish restaurant, serving authentic tastes of eastern Mediterranean cuisine to its guests. The award-winning menu features a variety of mezze, hand-grounded and marinated cuts of barbequed meats, traditional Anatolian side dishes and regional breads. All Köşebaşı venues have an elegant and welcoming setting and include decor inspired by its eastern Mediterranean origins. The casual atmosphere means its guests always feel at home.

Phone Number: +968 24558522

Finger-lickin’ feast at Buffalo Wild Wings

Tender, juicy chicken wings spun in the most delicious signature sauce known to man! Buffalo Wild Wings founded in Ohio by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery in 1982, is known for its namesake Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings drenched in seasonings and sauces. In addition to boneless and traditional wings, which can be customised in your choice of 12 signature sauces and five seasonings, Buffalo Wild Wings serves burgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads and more.

Phone Number: +968 24284480

Mouth-watering dishes of Lebanon at Ahwak

Ahwak is a trendy new Lebanese restaurant serving traditional food with a modern twist using authentic recipes and ingredients. The elegance and simplicity of the restaurant makes each guest feel relaxed and comfortable. It’s an all-day concept, where you can have lunch, dinner or simply an afternoon break. Take your pick from the long, mouth-watering menu of mezze and top-quality grills.

Phone Number: +968 24558285

Seafood extravaganza in South Africa’s Ocean Basket

South Africa’s most popular seafood restaurant with a cheerful vibe, serving up seafood, sushi and sharing platters. Everything on the menu adheres to strict sustainability guidelines.

The menu boasts delicious combos of prawns, fish and calamari and is most loved for its plentiful seafood platters, which can be ordered fried or grilled to share. Its famous hake fish is another firm favourite, while there is a new range of ‘Mediterr-Asian’ sushi exclusive to the restaurant: A fusion of Japanese flavours with a Mediterranean twist, including subtle and unexpected ingredients.

Phone Number: +968 98851737

Channel your inner Parisian at PAUL Bakery and Restaurant

PAUL Bakery and Restaurant is a French restaurant chain established in 1889 in the city of Lille, in northern France, by Charlemagne Mayot. Paul offers exquisite French food infused with local flavours in addition to fresh bread and pastry, tempting cakes and other desserts. In addition, a special breakfast menu allows for the perfect start to the day with fine croissants and egg dishes. Be enchanted by the restaurant’s rustic-chic ambience, in which country life meets the chic Parisian streets. a perfect blend to enjoy PAUL’s unique ‘art de vivre’.

Phone Number: +968 24558664

New York’s best burger in Shake Shack

Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Manhattan in 2004 to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first-ever art installation. This modern-day ‘roadside’ burger stand serves up the most delicious milkshakes, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes and more! Shake Shack uses the finest ingredients to make their version of much-loved American classics.

Phone Number: +968 22300182

Spot the upside-down picture in Tex-Mex, Chili’s

In the mood for some baby back ribs, smoked bone-in chicken wings, burritos, enchiladas, tacos and quesadillas? Of course, you are, you’re at Chili’s! By keeping the menu simple, Chili’s have not only kept their customers happy but are able to serve outstanding food in generous portions. Classics such as the “Old Timer” (a half-pound hamburger topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mustard) proved to be a massive hit. Beverages are all served in mugs and food in baskets, giving Chili’s a truly Texan vibe! And there’s more! One of the things you didn’t know about Chili’s is in every restaurant you will see one upside-down photo – so come and visit the restaurant and tell us if you spotted it!

Phone: +968 24558815

Curry in context in India’s TukTuk Taxi

The newly opened TukTuk Taxi is serving up food inspired by modern India but retaining its Indian ethos. Famous for its Indian roots, each dish is modern, fun and mouth-watering.

Phone Number: 800 66 800

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About City Centre Muscat

City Centre Muscat is the first and largest lifestyle shopping destination in Oman, attracting more than 11 million visitors last year. Totalling 70,484 sqm of retail space, City Centre Muscat is home to more than 200 international and local lifestyle brands, many of which have made their debut into the Sultanate. Major stores include Carrefour hypermarket, Home Centre, Marks & Spencer, Zara and Sun & Sand Sports. The mall’s integrated leisure and entertainment offer includes the 10-screen VOX Cinemas, the largest in Oman; a newly modernised Magic Planet; and 33 international dining outlets. City Centre Muscat has completed an OMR 35 million redevelopment to introduce 10,000sqm of additional retail space, with 60 new additional retail outlets. The investment further positions City Centre Muscat as the leading fashion and lifestyle destination in Oman.

City Centre Muscat opened in 2001 and is located in Seeb, on Sultan Qaboos Road. The mall is owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, the region’s leading shopping mall, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa.

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About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 44,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 23 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 243 outlets in 14 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 355 VOX Cinema screens and 37 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region. In addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company Najm, and a fashion and home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.

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