Saturday, June 7, 2014
My Trip to Jebel Akdhar with 5 kids under 12: not a good experience overall
By the time we got to the Interior and visited the friends we had to visit, the kids were starving, so someone recommended a restaurant in Nizwa. It was HORRIBLE. I mean, coffee shop food for restaurant prices. I hated it. It had "BBQ" in its name I think, I don't remember, but the money was spent all on the decor and not on the menu, that was for certain. With posh sliding wooden panels in Arabic style greeting us, and menu that claimed a chef of each of the menu types offered "Continental" "Chinese" "Indian" I can assure you, the chef of every menu type was not as pictured, as was for certain, Indian. Really, I've had my meal for .600 baiza and better at a coffee shop, but our total bill was 30 OMR for nothing. I hate pizza hut in Nizwa, but it would have been less cost for better food. Decor is nice. But I mean, the scary looking Yemeni mandhi restaurant down the road with the burnt-out wall?: doesn't look like much but has totally awesome tasting food worth what you pay for it. "BBQ" whatever it was named, not so much. I give it a 2/10. From now on, I stick to the awesome Egyptian fateeras (with real cheese) from that Nizwa pastry shop (mmm, so good).
http://howtolivelikeanomaniprincess.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-own-photos-wadi-bani-habib-in-jebel.html but this is all I can say. I am sorry I didn't have a more positive experience, but I didn't really enjoy my time and didn't find it worth the trip and the cost of the car rental. I think if you are a hiker, you might enjoy it more.