Foodie Corner: Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah
Sponsored: Experience an authentic seafood restaurant overlooking the waters of the Arabian Gulf at Sharjah’s Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant.
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah is an institution in the Northern Emirates hospitality scene, having stood proudly for thirty years on a picturesque stretch of coastline.
The family-friendly resort offers a beachfront escape where lazy days revolve around the swimming pool and private beach, alongside dining at a selection of exciting culinary concepts.
Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant has long held a reputation for offering the finest seafood in Sharjah, combined with a picture-perfect setting overlooking the ocean. Ideally situated on the beachfront, the restaurant can be found by following the line of palm trees that lead across the verdant green lawns and down to the water’s edge.
As a restaurant specialising in seafood, Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant offers a fantastic atmosphere for dining. The rustic restaurant offers an intimate and homely interior, while a large al fresco terrace is ideal for a romantic sunset dinner that will likely extend into a long evening under the stars.
The varied menu offers a wealth of innovative, light and refreshing dishes, rich in taste and authentic in flavour. Whether you’re after fresh catch of the day, chef’s signature dishes, or barbecue delights, Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant offers something for even the most discerning palate.
The menu is broken down into succinct sections that include soups, salads, appetisers, main courses and desserts. We can’t help but order a selection of items from each section, starting with a fiery seafood tom yum, laden with tender pieces of calamari and fish and complemented by whole shrimp in a thick and aromatic broth.
When it comes to salad, we opt for the Oriental mezza, an exciting combination of creamy hummus, crunchy fattoush adorned with bejewelled pomegranate seeds, garden fresh tabbouleh and mixed pickles.
Fresh seafood grilled to perfection is the calling card of Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant and we are more than impressed with the signature dishes. The beautifully charred grilled jumbo prawns are plump and tender, with a distinct flavour imparted into the shellfish from the flame-licked grill. Served with a delectable lemon butter sauce, the dish encapsulates the notion of casual beachfront dining, and we’re unafraid to get our hands dirty as well peel away the glorious pink shells.
We’d encourage you to order the grilled whole lobster, which removes the crustacean from its shell and prepares the flesh as cheesy Thermidor before placing it back inside the shell and topping it with tomatoes and basil. Impeccably presented, the dish is a sensory spectacle that offers not only an instantly Instagrammable visual but a flavour sensation that is wholly indicative of destination dining at its finest.
We can’t help but indulge in the deep-fried ladyfish, which are golden, crisp and beautifully fleshy inside. Accompanied by a sweet chilli dipping sauce, the dish is undeniably moreish and ideal for sharing. Similarly, the grilled sea bass is a fragrant treat that shows why Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant’s culinary team are masters when it comes to preparing fresh seafood.
Casa Samak Seafood Restaurant offers destination dining in an enviable location on the Sharjah/Ajman border. The rustic restaurant space represents a beach hut with its thatched roofing and wooden interiors, where glistening ice displays showcase the fresh catch.
A blue boat caresses the shoreline while the ocean waves lap at the shore beneath your table, making for a memorable dining experience with friends and family that’s to be cherished. If it’s beachfront dining you’re after, look no further.
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