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“Average restaurant! ”
Review of The Indus

The Indus
Ranked #37 of 402 Restaurants in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Muscat, Oman
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“Average restaurant! ”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Visited during the kebab festival; food was average, service was excellent, average ambience & felt over priced for a stand alone restaurant compared to the serving portions.

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“Very good Kebabs”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Decent collection of wines, delicious food, and great service coupled with the right ambience. Recommended for a special occasion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Muscat, Oman
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“There but not quite..”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I must admit that I had gone in there with a lot of expectations especially since the location inside the Opera House Galleria brings with it a certain expectation.

The restaurant is quite large, nice and airy. The staff are very attentive and service standards are quite good. They had given us one of the two private dining area which was nice but what was not so nice was that there was another set of people in the next private dining room who were quite boisterous and unfortunately the two private rooms are not completely isolated from each other and so throughout the evening we had to scream to be heard.
They have a kebab festival going on at the moment and the kebabs were very good. The service staff were well educated about the items on offer and their recommendations was spot on especially since we were a mixed bag of nationalities. The main course was rotis and an assortment of gravies which were also quite nice. The sign off was mango and malai kulfis which was good. Overall no complaints about the food.

The pricing was definitely on the higher side. We averaged about 25 rials a person for a group of 8 not including any beverages (alcoholic or non alcoholic) which I felt was expensive.

All in all, I am glad I went there but not too sure if I will go again!

  • Visited May 2014
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“Trying too hard”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Not really impressed. Food was very nice but portions were small and the waiter who insisted on serving you lingered over your shoulder waiting to give you some more. If you want a beer they only sell expensive small bottles so you end up drinking more. Meal was pricey and you left feeling like you could eat again !!

Save your money and try a less expensive alternative.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Overpriced Oily food”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Went there for a set lunch menu 2 months ago. Very expensive for very very average food. Fawning waiters regardess, landed up paying approx $ 55 per head without drinks. One of the items appeared to be fish coated in a chutney. The waiter said it was the famous Parsi "patri-nee-muchee". It was miles from it! Dry and bland. Stick to the basics please. The food took ages to arrive..waiter said they had a big order. By that time I had devoured about 5 papadums! Dont go there if its a buss lunch! Good to add the the bucket list. Ticked it...now got to move on. Good luck Indus

  • Visited January 2014
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