Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

“Sale of Fish and Girl”?!

ImageI am REALLY hoping that is supposed to read “grill”… ūüėČ ¬†(This photo was taken in Al Khuwair near Switz Bakery by one of my facebook friends.)

Manhattan Fish Market, 18 November Street, Azaiba

Image¬† ¬† ¬†The Manhattan Fish Market¬†(Tel: 2449-9102) has been open for about 2 weeks now (since Feb 12th). ¬†The pics and videos we’ve seen being shared on facebook were enough to convince us to try this restaurant out for ourselves. It was this video in particular with their new “sea-lections” that really caught our attention:

ImageThe Manhattan Fish Market is on 18 November Street in Azaiba. ¬†If you’re driving from the direction of the Wave, it’s on the right hand side of of the road just before the shell station and Al Fair supermarket.Image¬† ¬† Several tables near the front doorImageSeems to have more privacy in the back room where we decided to sit. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†cover of menu¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The menu is fantastic. ¬†It contains some of the history of this restaurant chain and plenty of clear, laminated pics of all the dishes. ¬†Manhattan Fish Market also has branches in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. It obviously originated in Manhattan! ūüôāinside cover of menuspecial saucehow would you like it servedfried country mushroomsWe all enjoyed the Fried Country Mushrooms (1.9 OR) for our starter. Here are all the starters available at MFM:starterssoups and chowders2 choices of soup and 3 chowders. ¬†They only make one of the 3 chowders each day so you will only have 1 choice. On the evening we went, it was salmon chowder. For salads, they have garden (1.7) and Caesar (1.9) with the option of add-ons: crispy whitebait (.9), grilled chicken (1.7) and tuna (.9). ¬†They also have coleslaw (1.8), corn salad (1.7) and potato salad (2.2). Sides include Chef’s baguette (.4), garlic herb rice (1), chippy fries (1) and hot veggies(1).tomato soupThe wife and I both had the Salmon Chowder (1.5 OR). Delicious!salmon chowderOur friend, Geoff, enjoyed the Cream of Mushroom Soup (1.2). pastasThe pastas look SO good. Will have to try one on a future visit. This is just one of the pages of pastas available. ¬†It is hard to decide what to get from the menu as it all looks so great.grilled doryGrilled Dory (3.2 OR)flame it upsmall flameMy wife had the small flame (4.9 OR).¬†Manhattan Flaming Prawns with grilled dory fillet on a bed of garlic herb rice, chips and veggies.fish and chips¬†Our Omani friend had the fish and chips (3.2 OR). You can choose Dory or cherry snapper for the fish and chips. Our friend ordered cherry snapper and he didn’t have anything bad to say about this dish!check out those flamesseafood platterThe MANHATTAN FLAMING SEAFOOD PLATTER (11.9 OR) which we were told is the “1 indisputable choice of manhattan seafood market fans”. ¬†After trying it, we could see why. ¬†This was a fantastic platter and highly recommended. ¬†Hand battered fish fillets, oysters, calamari and Manhattan flaming prawns, all on one dish! This dish is large and intended for at least 2 to share. 2 more platters2 more of the 6 platters available on the menucitrus mint¬† Citrus Mint (1.8 OR)Gummy Bear¬† Gummy Bear (1.6) From the menu: “The exciting flavors of Curacao and tropical fruit mix is guaranteed to liven up your senses”. Looked more exciting than it tasted…satisfied customers¬† 4 satisfied customers! ūüôāManhattan Fish Market signOverall, we had a wonderful dining experience at Manhattan Fish Market! In total, the bill for 4 people came to only 37.39 OR which works out to only about 10 rials/person. ¬†We highly recommend this restaurant and we’re already looking forward to our next visit. ¬†Check out their facebook page and go through the menu items in the picture folder there. We didn’t have room for dessert, but they looked incredible. ¬†Have any of you been there yet? If so, how was your experience? ¬†(Tel: 2449-9102 / 2449-9627) http://www.manhattanfishmarket.com¬†