Salalah Food Guide: 10 must-eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Salalah
Salalah (Arabic: صلالة transliterated Ṣalālah), is the capital and largest city of the southern Omani governorates of Dhofar. Its population in 2009 was 197,169.
1. Mekong restaurant at Al Baleed Resort by Anantara
5 based on 275 reviews
This specialty signature restaurant takes guests on a voyage along South East Asia's mighty river. Headed by speciality chefs, the seductively beautiful venue presents the flavourful cuisines of China, Thailand and Vietnam, all served against an opulent a
Reviewed By Renee M
We had an amazing dinner for our engagement at the Mekong Restaurant! The food is excellent and very authentic and delicious! the service is impeccable!! Our hostess Ressa was such a delight have with us during our dinner! such a beautiful present and atmosphere created by her and the Anantara Al Baleed ResortDear Renee,Thank you for sharing your experience in TripAdvisor. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for your engagement. I am delighted to read your great feedback. The comment about the quality of our food has been shared with the Culinary team and I am happy to know that the service provided by Ressa met your expectation.Look forward to welcoming you back in Salalah!Regards,Trang
2. Al Mina Restaurant & Bar at Al Baleed Resort by Anantara
5 based on 262 reviews
Al Mina is a relaxed beach side dining and entertainment venue, offering both indoors and outdoors seating. Enjoy the view of the magnificent Arabian Sea while you savor a selection of flavorful Mediterranean cuisine, including traditional oven cooked piz
Reviewed By 171imadq - Salalah, Oman
Coffee and chicha time
As always , the warm greetting from the team with a swwet smile and nice welcomming , drinks comes on time and chicha was the best over all salalah , profetional service was as the expected , thank you mr zouhair for the service and for taking care of us hopefully to see you all again at the sooner , and i recommand all the guests and people to have such a wonderfull experience in that luxury restaurent , Much blessing and best regards ,Dear 171imadq,Thank you for your kind comments on the service. I will surely share your feedback to the team to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed each attention provided by Zouhair.It would be our pleasure to welcoming you back very soon.Regards,Trang
3. Sakalan Restaurant at Al Baleed Resort by Anantara
5 based on 188 reviews
Sakalan translate to the ancient Arabic word "Land of Frankincense". Embark on a culinary journey around the world. Set by the sapphire waters of the infinity pool, guests can dine in the elegant dining room or on the outdoor terrace whilst soaking views
Reviewed By Burghalde - Lenzburg, Switzerland
Excellent Breakfast and Buffet Dinner
Salakan offers a gorgeous choice of food for breakfast, with some delicious a la carte offerings. We really enjoyed it. Almost every evening there is a buffet dinner. As we do not really love buffets for dinner, we opted more for the Mekong and Mina restaurant in the evening. The seafood buffet we enjoyed though was delicious at Sakalan. Not every table at Sakalan is a comfortable place, as the restaurant is wuite crowded in the eveing. Ask for a table near the pool. Dear Burghalde,Thank you so much for your positive review in Trip Advisor.We are delighted to know you enjoyed your Seafood night & Breakfast experience, in particular the variety and quality of food. I will make sure to share your wonderful feedback with our Culinary and service team However we will definitely look on the table allocation during the theme nights.We are looking forward to welcome you back.Sincerely yours,Akil
4. Oasis Club
4 based on 397 reviews
Salalah's best hangout venue. Casual Restaurant/Pub setting with amazing food (including the best steaks in town) and a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits. Beautiful views of the ocean with both inside seating and an amazing outside terrace seati
Reviewed By Roy B - East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Great welcome to visitors
This feels like a place that all seafarers have visited over the years. The walls are adorned with pictures of Navy ships from all over the world. Good selection of food and beer and a great atmosphere. A bit difficult to find as the road in the port was being dug up and there were no sign posts. Worth looking at Google Maps first!
4 based on 304 reviews
Reviewed By CanuckJosh - Doha, Qatar
Great Food, Nice Outdoor Seating, Busy Place!
This place has quality Middle Easter Food. It was recommended by someone living in Salalah so we gave it a try and weren’t disappointed. The appetizer platter (meze) was particularly impressive and there are tons of vegetarian options!Do note that this is a popular stop for large tour groups, so your dinner may be interrupted by 20+ people getting off their bus and heading to the party room for dinner!
6. Dolphin Beach Restaurant
4 based on 189 reviews
Set aside endless stretch of white sand beach, in a relaxing tropical ambiance where the decor is the picturesque Indian Ocean, serves luscious salads, sandwiches, burgers with a fine a la cart menu in the afternoon and sumptous theme buffet in the evenin
Reviewed By Unterwegs - Germany
Went there on a Tuesday night. They had a Mediterranean / Lebanese / Syrian buffet. Food was good, but unfortunately a little toned down with spices - typical for a restaurant in a hotel. Well prepared, nothing to complainThe view is about but also nothing really memorable.Seating is directly at the beach relatiovely close to the waves. Service was friendly, but not super efficient.
7. The Island Restaurant
4 based on 87 reviews
Reviewed By Matthew E - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Brilliant view, underwhelming food, atrocious service.
Such a pity. You've got one of the nicest venues in Salalah, a two tiered deck with 360 degree views of the marina, the day after Eid and one of the few places in the area with beer on tap. It should be the recipe for a night to remember fondly. Not so much. We would've had better luck getting fed if they're handed us a fishing rod to catch our own dinner. We were so annoyed with the service we forgot to use our hotel discount card, maybe that was their plan all along.
4 based on 184 reviews
Reviewed By jaykrishnann
Its a simple yet delicious experience. Wanted to indulge in some vegetarian food. Wasn't disappointed. We tried the thali. It was sumptuous and had adequate varieties. A vegetarians delight.
9. Silk Road Restaurant
4 based on 79 reviews
Delight your senses with distinct cuisines; Mediterranean, Japanese, Asian, and Indian crafted to capture the essence of Eastern Cooking meeting Western Cuisine. This restaurant represents the basic life elements creating a new culinary world that respect
Reviewed By nan800 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
The restaurant is romantic with a huge balcony seating overlooking all ocean and rotana resort.The food is a mixture of exotic Asian of Indian, Japanese , and Thai.The food was great, we ordered green Thai curry and hammour fillet with some chicken Tandoori to share. The food was exquisite and tasty. The Restaurant was a five star one.The staff were friendly and pleasant.
10. Makdas Fried Chicken & Pizza
5 based on 96 reviews
Makdas Restaurant is a trusted name in the restaurant industry in sultanate of Oman since 1996.We serve fast food and authentic Arabic cuisines ....
Reviewed By Voyage432678
Papa one more time.
We tried the Makdas for the first time last night and the food was really great, freshly cooked very tasty and well presented. The waiters were attentive and service was excellent. Overall mouth watering - food and great value we will certainly be going back.