Al Rafee Seafood Restaurant (Sai Seas) is an affordable place to get a decent sizzler if you’re ever in the Muttrah Souk and find yourself hungry. It’s located between the Fish Roundabout and the entrance to Muttrah Souq. I’ve included the entire 9-page menu in the post (mixed in with some Muttrah pics) in case folks want to see just how affordable this restaurant is.
As you can see, we don’t exactly come here for the “interior beauty of the restaurant”! We come here for good, cheap eatin’!
Lentil Soup – 1 OR!
The Chicken Lollipop appetizer is only 1.8 OR and comes with 10 pieces. We order this on every visit! Here’s a look at the other appetizers:
We think the sizzlers are the best items on the menu, especially at the prices they’re offered.
Prawns Sizzlers – 5 OR
And 2 of us ordered Seafood Sizzlers (5.5 OR each) Of all their sizzlers, I find seafood to be the best.
A nice view to take in as you enjoy a quick bite to eat!
I’m surprised there aren’t more restaurants in Muttrah as it’s such a popular tourist destination, especially for visitors coming off luxury cruisers at the port. Here’s an interesting write-up about this untapped tourism market on the blog, Omanly, titled “Making the Most out of Cruisers“.
This pic, just down the road from Al Rafee Restaurant in Muttrah, is of some of the cheapest hotels in Muscat for budget travellers: Mina Hotel, Corniche Hotel, Marina Hotel and Al Fanar Hotel as well as Naseem Hotel and Muttrah Hotel which are closer to the Souk.
Our drinks were very good but we ordered them to go after our meal and had to wait forever for them to prepare them.
Just to clarify, they don’t actually serve “cocktails” here, haha! More like “mocktails” and smoothies.
Just a reminder that this is a nice place to grab a quick bite to eat if you’re already in the souk area (and looking for one of these sexy belly-dancer costumes, haha!). We ate like kings and queens and our total bill only came to 22.9 rials.
A helpful map on the back of the menu to find this restaurant. Tel: 2471-3933, GSM: 9580-9100
Has anyone reading this been to Al Rafee Restaurant? If so, what did you think?