Amwaj is a pleasant enough seafood experience, the decor welcoming, the food reasonably promising but it just lacks that extra oomph to elevate it into the very good category 12 Reviews
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While its serene atmosphere can be encroached upon by the noise emanating from Dunes downstairs, Amwaj is a serene and calm setting. The menu, meanwhile, is small but boats all the fishy favourites and there's a decent list of sides and sauces to perk up your order. For starters, it's hard not to overlook the seared scallops, which arrive on foam-cushioned shredded leaks.
However, the fisherman's soup lacks edge and sharpness, and the calamari is average at best. Mains can be equally unmemorable. The red snapper, paltry and overly delicate, disappoints, but the standout dish by far is the rocksalt seabass, which is carefully deboned before your eyes and deboned – the ace Amwaj’s sleeve. It's just a shame that the rest of the menu doesn't reach the same highs. Amwaj is good without being extraordinary, safe without being daring, and falls that little it short.
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