Foodie Friday: Seafood Dinner at GRAND FISH MARKET RESTAURANT in Al Mawaleh, Muscat

The outside view of the restaurant at night

The outside view of the restaurant at night

It is an out-of-the-blue plan to dine in at this restaurant to satisfy our cravings for seafood dishes. Instantly, we head off to Al Mawaleh where the restaurant is located near Muscat City Center and Toyota Showroom in Sultan Qaboos Highway. The easiest way to get there is to take the Al Mawaleh roundabout, pass under the bridge, and take the exit towards MCC. You have to keep right and get into the entrance to a service road where you can see the huge restaurant signage on your right. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Al Maha Petrol Station.

The signage

The signage

Navigation wheel display outside

Navigation wheel display outside

playing with the navigation wheel

playing with the navigation wheel

The Grand Fish Market appears massive from the outside and is really spacious and well-decorated from the inside.  It occupies two floors. The first floor contains the receiving lounge, a display of frozen fishes and other marine creatures, kitchen, and array of tables which is ideal for family dining.

The receiving lounge

The receiving lounge

The world navigation

The world navigation

But we proceed to its second floor where huge glass aquariums with exotic fishes divide and accentuate in between the dining sections.

A big aquarium with exotic fishes

A big aquarium with exotic fishes

A close look at the aquarium

A close look at the aquarium

There is also a massive sea clamp fountain intricately designed with a rotating crystal ball which my kids are really curious of.

Another Clamp Fountain at the second floor

Another Clamp Fountain at the second floor

An interesting Huge Clamp Fountain

An interesting Huge Clamp Fountain

my little girl pose beside the clamp fountain

my little girl pose beside the clamp fountain

a rolling crystal ball

a rolling crystal ball

As listed in the menu, they serve a variety of soups, appetizers, salads, grills, tangines, rice and pastries, juices and cocktails, hot drinks, and fruits and desserts that have descriptions for customers to easily comprehend.

Cocktails

Cocktails

The Grills Menu

The Grills Menu

Seafood Menu

Seafood Menu

The Salads

The Salads

Grand Fish Market Meals

Grand Fish Market Meals

the soup menu

the soup menu

a nice dinner plate

a nice dinner plate

me and my sister

me and my sister

Waiting for our orders

Waiting for our orders

As a starter, we order four servings of Fish Soup (1.500). The soup is quite heavy and tasteful because just one bowl of it can make you almost full in no time. My little girl is feeding herself and really enjoying every single spoon of soup serve on her.

Fish Soup

Fish Soup

my little girl likes the soup as well

my little girl likes the soup as well

My son enjoying his bowl of fish soup

My son enjoying his bowl of fish soup

The main courses include the Grand Fish Market Special (6.500), Fried Squid Rings with French Fries (3.900), and Mix grills (5.200).

The Grand Fish Market Special has fish fillet stuffed with shrimps, crape, calamari, béchamel sauce, and mozzarella cheese. The fish is really soft with a nice blend of the sauce and cheese.

Grand Fish Market Special

Grand Fish Market Special

I am a fanatic of calamari, so I really love the Fried Squid Rings which come in more than a dozens of rings floured and fried. The taste is just enough, not too salty or starchy. The squid rings are just fairly cooked.

Fried Squid Rings

Fried Squid Rings

The Mix Grills as it name says has many content of Shish Taouk, Chicken Kebbab, Meat Kebbab, Meat Tikka, Lamb Chops and served with grilled vegetables and roasted bread. My husband loves grill so we take this order as another variation. The bread is soft and sandwiched with minced meat.

Mix Grills

Mix Grills

The Biryani Rice (1.700) is white long-grained rice made of Basmati. But we don’t like it flavored with saffron or turmeric or even mixed with any meat, so we opted for the plain biryani rice. We think just having it plain will help savor the flavor of each main courses. And yes, it really did, because we ordered three servings of it.

Plain Biryani Rice

Plain Biryani Rice

Our drinks include the Avocado Juice (1.500) for my sister, Iced Caffe Latte (1.700) for my son, and two cans of softdrinks (0.300) for me and my husband. But still we order a large bottle of Mineral Water Large (0.300). We exclude any desserts because we are way full after taking the drinks.

iced caffe latte

iced caffe latte

Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake

After this sumptuous dinner, I should say that we have a wonderful time at the restaurant. We came to the place on weekend night and still feel very comfortable even it was packed with guests of different nationalities. The area is clean, bright, and well-maintained. The foods are freshly prepared with the finest and delicious fishes in the world. All of our meals are delicious and tasteful that arrive quickly and exactly as ordered. The prices are fair and reasonable. We pay around 34.000 Omani Rials including taxes. The staffs, mostly Filipinos, are also very accommodating and friendly.

heading down to the first floor

heading downstair

a bunch of happy waiters

a bunch of happy waiters

I should say that Grand Fish Market Restaurant is one of my recommended seafood restaurants in town. As they have proudly say, they are “the best seafood location at gulf shores”.

family picture after dinner..feeling full and satisfied

family picture after dinner..feeling fulled and satisfied

Note: If you want to make reservation or delivery, contact:

GRAND FISH MARKET RESTAURANT
Al Mawaleh (South), near Al Maha Petrol Station
(0968) 95199995
Opening Time: 12PM – 12AM

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