Oman dining: Celebrate seafood at the Manhattan Fish Market
March 29, 2017 | 5:11 PM
by Ashish Dubash
Manhattan Fish Market

Off the Drink Menu

Lemongrass Cooler

This icy chamomile tea was infused with the natural flavours of lemongrass, lychee, and aloe vera for a very refreshing drink that helps to improve digestion. The tiny bits of fresh lychee were a pleasant surprise. OMR 1.7

Passionate Peach

One thing I know is that you can never go wrong with passionfruit. As the name suggests, this drink brilliantly combines chamomile tea with peach and passionfruit, amped up with a hint of lime. The drink is very energising and refreshing. More please. OMR 1.7

Let’s Get Started

Seafood Chowder

The seafood chowder soup was thick and creamy with generous chunks of seafood. It tasted great and was filling and flavourful enough to be a light meal on its own. OMR 1.5

Quad Delight

Juicy-fried country mushrooms, crispy calamari, fresh prawns, and scallops were served with cranberry coleslaw, some green salad alongside cajun sauce and garlic herb sauce. The mushrooms were the highlight, very crunchy and tasty with the garlic herb sauce, but the calamari must be eaten tout de suite to ensure the proper texture. Overall, it is a bountiful dish for sharing. OMR 3.6

The Main Event

Fish and Chips

This British classic has traversed hundreds of kilometres and crossed several borders and boundaries to land here in Muscat, where it has likewise become a popular favourite. Coated in a light batter, hamour fillets are served with a crispy, flavourful, fried outer layer along with hot French fries. In addition to local hamour fish, fillets of cod and haddock are also available. OMR 2.9

Manhattan Flaming Seafood Platter

This massive plate features crispy-yet-soft, hand-buttered fish fillets; deep-fried oysters and calamari; and my absolute favourite, the flaming cheesy prawns. The fact that the shrimp are flamed tableside, right before your eyes, adds some nice drama to the dish. OMR 11.9/ OMR 14.7, depending on fish

Crispy Whole Hamour

For seafood lovers who enjoy an entire fish, rather than a fillet, the crispy hamour is lightly fried to perfection and served along with garlic herb rice and hot veggies, topped with your choice of fiery hot or garlic herb sauce. OMR 4.2

Manhattan Fish Market

Locations: Athaiba, 18th November Street

Al Khuwair, Service Road

Hours: 11am-midnight

Phone: +968 2449 9621


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