Review of La Oasis Restaurant

Just a few months back, we had blogged about a new restaurant in town called ‘la Oasis’ situated at Bejai Church Road. We had also promised a review. This weekend, we decided to keep our end of the deal to our dear readers. We visited the newly opened restaurant for an early dinner and left quite impressed by the ambiance, hospitality and cusine. La Oasis certainly lives upto its promise of being one of the finest dining experiences we have had in Mangalore.

Situated in the second floor of the newly built Pio Mall, ‘la Oasis’ looks opulent yet inviting. Right from the maharaja who welcomes you at the door with a big smile, to the friendly greeter lady who escorts you to your seat, the initial impression leaves you feeling extremely special without being annoyed. Adorned with various Feng-Shui elements, you first enter a circular hallway with an overhanging logo. The interiors looks innovative and contemporary. The entire lighting is low-key and set in multiple bluish etheral hues reminding you of a nightclub.

la Oasis restaurant, Mangalore

The menu had good mix of the familiar Chinese, North Indian and some exotic dishes such as Asian Green Chicken Soup. We opted for the latter and it was an excellent spicy soup similar to the Chicken Machow Soup. The kebabs came in next and they were again some of the best we have had in Mangalore. The marination and grilling was perfect. The impressive cullinary experience was rounded off well with the stuffed rotis (they prefer to call them Masala Rotis), prepared in pure wheat rather than maida.

We didn’t get a chance to visit the roof-top, but from the looks of it, it appears to be sprawling across the entire rooftop of the mall. Apparently, they do have facilities to conduct a big party of over four hundred people or even smaller parties.

To conclude, we would wholeheartedly recommend la Oasis for that extra special experience and delicious food. Keep it up, folks!

Hog 2011 – Food Festival

Srinivas College of Hotel Management and Vijayalakshmi Institute of Hospitality sciences present

HOG 2011 – Indian Food Festival

* Buffet Service
* Restaurant-like ambience
* Unlimited Entertainment
* Games counter
* Live barbecue, pastries, chat, mocktail counters

Date: 26th March
Time: 6.30 PM Onwards
Venue: Srinivas campus, Pandeshwar (From Hampankatta junction/nehru maidan, keep going straight on that
Chill out at just 99/-
Contact: 9632867352/9739867587

Beach Carnival @ Panambur Beach

For the First time in Mangalore Titans and Shifting scales Presents-The Beach Carnival!
48 hours of non stop fun and events for everyone!
A not to miss 2 day event including war of the DJs, Battle of the bands, games for all, stunt mania and A performance by FREEWAY 69!

Date: 26,27 March
FROM 9 A.M – 10. 30 P.M

Event website:

For details on the events contact –
Ultimate rider: -Shihaz- 9964131313
On 27th March 9AM onwards

War of Djs: Borris- 9620772882
On 27 March 4PM Onwards

Battle of the Bands: Austyn- 8867842122
26th March 4PM Onwards

Live Performance by Freeway 69
On 26th March 7PM Onwards

Also includes: Food Fest, Kite Fest

Beach Carnival entry at Rs.30/- only
Battle of the Bands and War of DJ’s each at Rs. 100/- only.
For discounted early-bird passes contact the numbers give above.

Circus in town

The Great Bombay Circus has come to Mangalore town. Starting this friday, Mangaloreans can enjoy the show.

Venue:Karavali Exhibition grounds,Mangalore
Date: 18 March onwards
Timings: 1PM, 4PM, 7PM
Ticket Rates: Rs.40/-, Rs.70/-, Rs.100/-Rs.150/-
For Advance booking Rs.150/: Mob:8951853703/8880020513 (9a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Chinese Roller Act,Cube Pyramid Juggling,Russian Palotna Acrobatics, Chinese Candle Balance,American Limping Board,Russian Spider Ring Act,Vertical Swinging Acrobat,Russian Devil Clown Act, High Wheel Cycle Skipping Act and Pocket Cycle, Russian Clown Skipping Act, Elephant Cricket etc will be the highlights of the 2.5 hour long show.

Note: The above photo is not from this circus.

Lucknowi Food Festival @ Ocean Pearl

Lucknowi Food Festival @ Coral Restaurant in Ocean Pearl
(Veg & Non- Veg)
From March 11 onwards
Timings: 12:30 to 3.30 pm and 7pm to 11pm

Awadhi cuisine from Lucknow is similar to those of Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northern India as well. The cuisine consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Awadh has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine of Lucknow bears similarities to those of Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad; and the city is famous for its Nawabi foods.The bawarchis and rakabdars of Awadh gave birth to the dum style of cooking or the art of cooking over a slow fire, which has become synonymous with Lucknow today.

Hyundai Free Car Care Clinic

Dates: 5th to 14th March
Venue: Advaith Hyundai,Next to Bharath Motors, Kuntikana, NH 17

* Free 80-point Car checkup
* Thorough examination of engine, transmission, electrical, under-body etc.
* Free Car top wash for all customers
* 10% Discount on spare parts
* 20% Discount on labour
* 20% Discount on extended warranty
* special discount on service merchandising
* exciting prizes to be won (LCD tv, Window AC, Travel Bag etc)

Jaya-Vijaya Kambala on March 19th

Date: March 19th
Venue: Jeppinamogaru

Jaya-Vijaya Kambala will be held on the banks of Netravati River, under floodlights in Jeppinamogaru.

How to reach: On the highway between Pumpwell and Thokkottu you will find the junction with a lot of flex banners announcing this program. Take the inner road from there.

Program would be inaugurated at 8.30 in the morning and will conclude at 6.30.
8.30 onwards – Sur Sangam troupe presents a musical concert, followed by Filmi Dance show

Theyyam @ Mangalore

Theyyam or Theyyatam is one of the best beautiful traditional ritualistic form of North Kerala (Malabar). View this energetic traditional art form here in Mangalore.

Dates: March 6,7,8

Vayanadu Kulavan and Vishnumoorthi Theyyams @
Venu:Nellikattiya Taravadu,Sasihitlu, Uppala
Organizers: Mrs Daddangadi Kusuma V Shetty And Sons Marnamikatte ,Mangalore