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.
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!