About a decade ago, there were not that many Filipino restaurants in Oman. These days, however, there is a growing number of Pinoy restaurants in the Sultanate. This could be attributed to the increasing number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working there.
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If you ever find yourself craving for some chicken inasal, kare-kare, beef pares, or even a hot bowl of arroz caldo, check out the following Filipino restaurants, right here in Oman!
List of Filipinos Restaurants in Oman
Below are some of the best Pinoy restaurants in Oman:
1. Bacolod Chk-N-Bbq House
Located on the second floor of Oman Avenues Mall in Muscat, this restaurant is known for its famous chicken inasal of Bacolod. Bacolod Chk-N-Bbq House is a fast-growing restaurant chain in the Philippines as well as overseas.
Aside from its signature chicken inasal, Bacolod Chk-N-Bbq House serves other Illongo dishes. According to its Facebook page, it aims to be the best chicken barbecue house in the world, promising that diners would be saying “Manamit gid (Delicious)” after every meal. Cool!
Address: Second Floor, Oman Avenues Mall, Muscat, Oman
Telephone: +968 2206 0208
Situated behind KFC, Jollibee, and Mustafa Building in Al Khuwair, Go2Queen is dubbed as “the first goto house” in Muscat. It serves delicious bowls of goto paired with tokwa, kwek-kwek and other Pinoy favourites.
Everyday, the restaurant also offers budget meals: lumpiang shanghai, chicken inasal, fish fillet with oyster sauce, or beef pares — all paired with rice and tea. Pinoy spaghetti and pancit is also available. Yay!
Address: Behind KFC, Jollibee, and Mustafa Bldg., Al Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
Telephone: +968 9436 7200
Speaking of Jollibee… yes, there’s a Jollibee in Muscat, Oman! Jollibee happens to be the biggest fast food chain in the Philippines, with more than 1000 stores in the country and a growing list of branches abroad. If you haven’t tried their YumBurger, Jolly Spaghetti, Burger Steak, or crunchy Chickenjoy… then it’s about time that you do!
Address: Al Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
Telephone: +968 2499 1127
4. Oriental Express Café
Located along 18th November St. in Muscat, this restaurant serves classic Pinoy favourites such as sweet and sour fish fillet, chopsuey, lumpiang shanghai, chicken inasal, monggo, and much, much more! They also have a “Karaoke Buffet Nite” where you can eat and sing to your heart’s content! Moreover, Oriential Express Café offers catering services.
Address: 18th November St., Muscat, Oman
Telephone: +968 9788 3834
5. Palayok Restaurant
And last but certainly not the least, there’s Palayok Restaurant. For more than 20 years now, the restaurant has been serving authentic Filipino cooking. They also provide catering services, and the restaurant can serve as a venue for birthdays, conferences, and other events.
These days, Palayok Restaurant in Al Khuwair, Muscat is open from Monday to Saturday, between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Address: Opposite Burjeel Hospital Al Khuwair, Muscat 134, Oman
Telephone: +968 22 024468
Aside from the above places, there are other restaurants in the Sultanate that also serve Filipino dishes, alongside Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and other Asian cuisines.
How about you? Do you know other Filipino restaurants that should be included in the list? Let us know in the comments below! Meanwhile, here is another helpful list — the best shopping malls in Oman — for your reference.