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The Indus

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Opera Galleria, Royal Opera House | Shati Al-Qurm, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 22 022888
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
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18:30 - 00:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really good especially when you set outside. The view to the opera & the Sultan Qaboos road is fantastic. The menu is good enough to guide you through the Indian cuisine & the taste is also good. The butter chicken & the butter nan was amazing 😉

Thank Ahmed R
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late dinner after the opera at the ROHM next door. Great food - the biriyani are a good basis to add kebabs and veg curries - attentive service if a little jittery but they may have been because the stars of the opera performance were dining in a private room.

Thank paulrmain
Muscat, Oman
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The gold and turquoise (my favorite color) interior is instantaneously relaxing and oh so soothing. From the moment you enter this place, you feel a sense of calmness. I have already been there 4 times, and its the same always. I recommend the lunch/dinner platter, that way you can have a taste of 3 different kebabs, along with choice of... More 

Thank Miaansari
Muscat, Oman
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141 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Last Thursday we where longing for good Indian food and service. After receiving good recommendations we tried Indus, above the Opera Mall next to the Muscat Opera. We came quite late around 21:45 and it was not so busy, however the Opera ended 22:00 and many people went for some food as well to Indus. We came by the elevator... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely & very attentive restaurant. The food was excellent and we were well advised as to which dishes were the best dishes to go with what we had already chosen. The taste & quality were perfect better than any British Indian restaurant as it was authentic with just pure flavour without the additives British ones seem to add. Would... More 

Thank Shirley C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

one of the best restaurants i tried in muscat , the food was so authentic staff were friendly , the decor was beautiful

Thank Aisha G
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant may be a little difficult to find as it is on the first floor of the gallery and requires lift access, but it is totally worth it. The decor in the restaurant is beautiful, though I may think twice about putting a pale coloured carpet in an Indian restaurant, as in some places, you wouldn't need to read... More 

Thank Kath C
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been to this place quite a few times. Their preparations and presentation is outstanding. The interiors are soothing and location very central and convenient

Thank Gajesh D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Was there for dinner with 8 people including our business partners in Oman. Great food and a great ambience. They have us a private room where we could also discuss business. The veg platter was amazing with Raan, prawns and chicken. A must go for those who are hungry for Indian food

Thank Abhishek S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Though we were the only customers to dine there which worried us a bit, we had a great time : the terrace was very pleasant , the service warm without being exceedingly friendly, and the food was flavorful, fresh, in perfect (rather large) portions, well presented too. We will come back;-)

Thank Juliette T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opera Galleria, Royal Opera House | Shati Al-Qurm, Muscat 113, Oman
  • Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat
  • Phone Number: +968 22 022888
The Indus brings the romance of the North West Frontier to life. Our vibrant art-inspired ambience is designed to entice the senses and the spices-laden aroma is reminiscent of the rustic cuisine and exotic flavours of the Indian subcontinent that are expertly recreated by our Master Chef.The FoodExperience the warmth and succour with every bite - 'The Indus' signature entrée boasts a variety of succulent meat and vegan kebabs, made from authentic ingredients, using traditional preparations. The selection of fine ambrosia from some of the world's most celebrated wineries, and the distinctively refreshing non-alcoholic beverages are truly mesmerising. The main course features a flamboyant medley of spicy curries, innovative tandoor-cooked breads and special accompaniments. The rage of delectable desserts satiates the sweet tooth.The AmbianceThe riveting interiors of The Indus are a rich blend of the traditional and the modern; laden with artefacts, wall hangings and rich Indian fabrics. The walls are bejewelled with glimmering Kashmiri Jamawar shawls and the Zari adorned silk cushions burst with colour. The lattice screen is typical of the Indian architecture and serves as a partition for the private dining space. Dining ExperiencesOverlooking the Opera House courtyard, The Indus is an indoor and outdoor restaurant that makes every meal a celebration. The Alfresco seating at the terrace enchants the guests with the spectacular views while the opulence of the indoor seating recreates the splendour of the royal courts of India. The private dining area offers the comforts of a lounge and the privacy to enjoy an intimate meal with your loved ones. Maximum Seating Capacity - 145 * Private dining - 28 guests * Indoor seating - 71 guests * Terrace - 46 guests. Located at the Opera Galleria, Muscat, Oman, this fine dining restaurant in the Sultanate boasts of the same prestigious address as the majestic Royal Opera House.

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