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“Excellent dinner on the beach”

Palm Grove Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 74 Restaurants in Salalah
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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295 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Nice selection of fish and seafood. Good selection of wines at reasonnable prices (compare to Dubai!). excellent service. we had seafood bisque, mezzeh and fried calamari, just delicious. for main course the surf and turf with a nice piece of steak and half a lobster.
Definitely a restaurant to try when in Salalah!

  • Visited January 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good for Fresh Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

We used this beach front restaurant at the Hilton on our first and last night here and found it excellent on both occasions. There's an open display of fresh seafood on entering the restaurant and we chose the lobster. There's a variety of sauces to choose from but not thermidor. We asked if this option was possible and we were obliged without any additional cost. It turned out to be one of the best lobster thermidors that we'd ever had and cooked to perfection. For starter I had crispy salt an pepper squid which again was cooked to perfection. So often this is overcooked and turns out like rubber but not here. Wine is reasonably priced for the Middle East. Staff are both efficient and helpful.
Part of this restaurant forms the beach bar but beware - no alcohol is served between 3 and 6 pm so if you fancy a beer at 4 you're out of luck. I've not come across this in Oman before so it maybe just the Salalah area.

Visited November 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

The selection of food is great, whether you want seafood, meat or maybe a local arabic dish. Not only is the food really nice but the staff are really friendly and polite. Overlooking the beach at the Hilton Salalah, the Palm Grove Restaurant is a good place to go for a nice and relaxing meal/evening.

Visited October 2013
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Paris, France
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good for a drink”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

The nice sea breeze comes... with a view on industrial port settings and mosquitoes
Food rather basic and service slow/unprofessional
At 40/50 USD per head, certainly a very poor value for money

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JMG780
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Doha
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great oasis of taste in the middle of nowhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Superb food and excellent service. very nice people and you should try the delicious lobster fresh and tasty. Gosh Burta of chicken is ... beyond this world...

Visited June 2013
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Thank Philippe J
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