There is a restaurant in Muscat that I highly recommend to all fish lovers or those who just love good and healthy food because it never fails to satisfy me every time I dine in with my family. The Wasabi Sushi Restaurant is a relatively small cafe that serves freshly-made sushis and Japanese dishes perfected by the skilled master chef.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of Bareeq Al Shatti Mall in Qurum. The walls are predominantly painted with the typical wasabi color, green, and reflect the Japanese writings while dim lights accentuate the modern style of the whole place. There are about six or seven tables that easily get crowded during evenings.
Part of the interior is an overhead LCD TV installed above the chef’s counter table. The screen displayed the actual preparation of the sushis. I am entertained watching on the screen how the sushi is made, from compiling the ingredients to the final roll of the finished item through the chef’s eye. I can know what really goes onto my plate.
Our first dining experience in this café was last July when my little sister invited us for a family dinner treat. My husband was in Philippines for an annual vacation, so I came along with my two kids. On our table, we took pictures, like we always do, as souvenir.
I closely examined their menu and I found out that the sushis were divided into Hosomaki (rice roll with filling inside and seaweed wrap on the outside), Futomaki (larger rice rolls with additional toppings on the outside) , Nigiri (fish pressed on top of rice pad), Sashimi (raw slices of fish), and Temaki (hand rolled cones of seafood). We preferred their menu such as the one offered at Japengo Restaurant.
We started off with California Rolls (RO 4.500) which contained prawns, avocado, cucumber, Japanese mayonnaise, and flying fish roe). Dipping the roll in soy sauce gives it that extra boost of flavour and the taste of the salt mixed with the sauce remains in your mouth while you suck the prawns out of the roll.
My son requested for the Black Puppies (RO 4.200) made of crab, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, cheese topped with black roe and Japanese Mayonnaise. He liked so much and consumed a lot.
I also ordered Crispy Noodle Soup (RO 2.400) which was a clear soup with mix of vegetables, sitake mushrooms, and crispy noodles. My kids loved the taste and they emptied the whole bowl of it.
With our orders, my sister paid around 20.000 OR including taxes.
A month later, my husband came back to Oman and we visited the restaurant again.
That time, I ordered the traditional Japanese Miso soup (1.900) that had tofu, spring onions and seaweeds which you can optionally add salmon. I like this soup so much!
My kids ordered the Crispy Noodle Soup because it was their favorite.
Instead of having many sushi servings, we opted to order one Big Sushi Platter containing 26 pieces of sushis (RO 14.900). On the plate you can savor 1 mix of hosomaki roll, 6 pieces of sashimi, 4 pieces of nigiri, and 1 california roll.
All of the sushis served were delicious allowing you to close your eyes and take your time enjoying the flavour.
For our drinks, we had glasses of lemon ice tea.
After dinner our bill came around OR 25.070 with added taxes, which, for me, was relatively affordable for a family of four.
The café also offered a selection of vegetarian dishes suitable for vegans. They also have takeout service which the menu can be ordered over the phone and collected once ready.
Apart from a peaceful and relaxing ambiance, the staffs are very warm, accommodating, and friendly. Their service is fast and efficient. Dining here is a very relaxed experience but the candle in the middle of the table could be used to create a more romantic ambiance.
It is a good place to go if you are craving for some Japanese food and simply the best sushi place in Oman.
Contact number: 24699490
Address: Bareeq al Shatti Mall, Shatti al Qurum
Opening hours: 12pm-11pm
Average price: (for two people) RO20
Thank you for reading this post. Hope you will visit again!
Lots of Love,
Riah – the Lady behind Happy Baker Delights