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“Nice Location, Average Food, 2.5/5”
Review of Capri Court

Capri Court
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Not overly impressed with this restaurant. The location is lovely, set on the beach. The food was average and I feel over priced for what it was. I had pumpkin soup for starters; which was ok, not very exciting.

We then shared pasta bolognese, which was very bland. I asked if I could have a sprinkle of mozzarella as I do not eat Parmesan; however the chef advised this would be chargeable. I found this rude, considering the price of the dish.

We then shared a rib eye steak which was delicious. No complaints on that front.

Service was slow with the food coming out. I would not chose to return.

Thank Hassan A
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Very mixed feelings about Capri Court in the Shangri La. There’s some great features here but there’s also some madness in the kitchen too and I just doubt they understand how some dishes work (or don’t).

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Great Service, fast, attentive - couldn’t ask for anything else. I swear they have eyes in the back of their head and they know when you want something!
- Omani tuna tartare with yoghurt and capers sounds like it should not work (yoghurt??) but it does. The fresh tuna yields to the rich yoghurt and then the capers pulls everything through with its signature acidic brine.

MIXED THOUGHTS:

KING CRAB WITH TOMATO & MOZZARELLA is just too many dishes in one. First the GOOD: the tomatoes are superb, sweet and just bursting. This is true for the large beef tomato and the smaller cherry tomatoes. Now the rest: the crab is shredded and mixed in a Marie rose like sauce reminiscent of a prawn cocktail and then shallow stuffed INSIDE the beef tomato. This is misconceived on so many levels.
- Marie Rose sauce drowns the crab - you could be eating anything. You can’t possibly tell this is crab. If you want this sauce, just use prawns and make a prawn cocktail in a martini glass to resurrect the 60s classic.
- Stuffing this inside a tomato does nothing presentation of flavour wise.
- the tomato over powers the crab which is the second blow after the sauce.
There are two separate dishes here not working together. Just put a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad together like a light caprese salad AND SEPARATELY make a seafood cocktail or cold seafood starter. King crab is an expensive ingredient wasted here.

All together a low 2/5

- LAMB CHOPS are better with medium cooking as asked, a good selection of vegetables to accompany the dish, the seasoning is a little light handed (but this is a noticeable issue at the Shangri La kitchens). It’s a filling dish but I would note it is a “lamb variation” which means it cons two ways and the second way is still a mystery to me as to what it was meant to be. It’s very tough, over cooked and chewy. I don’t know which section of the lamb it is. It lets the rest of the dish down and I recommend the kitchen just leaves it off the plate all together. 4/5

As for the price and comments in other reviews: you’re in the Shangri La in Oman - nothing is going to be cheap. You abandoned cheap when you chose to stay at the hotel or come here for dinner.

Thank eatgosee
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Simply beautiful clean tasty food. Service was excellent. What a lovely hideaway to visit. All pasta cooked freshly on the premises. We had a delightful evening and look forward to our next visit. Thank you No photos of the delicious food as was consumed too quickly but we loved the gorgeous ceiling light.

Thank Debs S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in the Bandar hotel area of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah resort. The service was good and prompt. The ravioli and gnocchi were good but if you are vegetarian and don’t like mushrooms then nothing much to choose here. The menu is small, and water is exorbitantly priced. Surprising to find an Italian restaurant that does NOT sell pizza.

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Situated beside the illuminated cliffs at the Barr Al Jissah Hotel Resort & Spa. Dining outside on a Middle Eastern evening is always a pleasure at this little Italian restaurant.

It is normal to book so don’t feel disappointed if you do not get a table right away. You can always wait in the Long Bar next door which conveniently has a half price happy hour between 8 & 9 pm daily!

My wife had Beef Tagliata which she really enjoyed (14.5 rials) and I had the Rigatoni Bolognese which was acceptable but nothing really to write home about. (8 rials). With a glass of Sauvignon Blanc costing 7.5 rials it was not a cheap night costing 35.1 rials in total for the two of us.

However as I said earlier the setting and ambience are well worth the visit.

1  Thank 4KGC
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