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Main road into Nizwa | 4.5km from the khanjar roundabout, Nizwa, Oman
93306993
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Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had dinner at Al-Masharef, and were very happy with the experience. We sat outside (laminate tables and plastic chairs sitting essentially in the parking lot) and they were projecting a football/soccer match on a blow up screen. We arrived early (7:30PM) and pretty much the only people there were tourists, but by the time we left (a little... More 

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Sydney
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the better eating places in Nizwa. Recommended to us by a local and when we reached there we found the establishment very popular with lots of Omani's eating there. While its a "Turkish" restaurant it does cater to a variety of Omani, Lebanese Shawarma and partly middle eastern cuisine. The Al Masharef mix plate of various... More 

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Thank P K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We sat on a table outside - service was excellent with many if the waiters speaking English. Table and chairs are basic but clean. This place does a thriving trade of locals and tourists as well as a take away service. We didn't need to book at 7pm. We had mixed starters and chicken tikka with yoghurt which was plenty... More 

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Thank Paul G
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Weak vegetarian options - meze, falafel (it's oddly fluffy as if there is more flour than chickpea); fresh fruit juice -- make sure you say no added sugar in your pom juice otherwise it'll be added.

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Thank TiffBW
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just up from the Falaj Faris hotel on leaving Nizwa. We ate two excellent evening meals here. Delightful service and quick. They were doing a roaring trade in both Omani and visitors, including take-away. You can eat outside - no frills but clean, plentiful and extremely tasty. Kebabs and bread really good as was the rice. The complimentary side dish... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place! Busy with locals and tourists, extremely friendly and buzzing with good energy, great food and shakes and all for a very good price.

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Thank famhud
New York City
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The hummus and meat platters were amazing. We had pomegranate juice which was so fresh. The service was great the staff spoke English.

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Thank jennuinly_faux
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the good reviews. We ordered the mixed grill and usual appetisers. The grill was bad -- the fish old and some mystery parts practically inedible but was half the grill. Not recommended.

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Thank arnold16
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the previous reviews but found the mixed grill salty and plain and the bread too flat. This fell short of our expectations because just the night before we ate at Donnor House just several metres down from this restaurant. In contrast the food in Donnor House was more exquisite- fish grill was tasty n bread... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Only stopped for a coffee but they were doing a roaring trade in meals and takeaways. Friendly people, good service and great coffee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road into Nizwa | 4.5km from the khanjar roundabout, Nizwa, Oman
  • Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate  >  Nizwa
  • Phone Number: 93306993
Description
Next door to the Tanuf Residency.

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