A refreshing Menu!!. Simple, fresh, and delicious. Need I say more? Oasis offers everything I love in a menu and a establishment. The food was beyond amazing! The rattoulie was awesome!! The steak medalions are delicious! The desert was superb! I will go back to the Oasis time and time again!!
Not any Oasis, more a mirage.
The Golden Braid Bookstore is great and I have been there several times, but never visited the Cafe, well, tonight I decided to and I should have kept driving past.
The service inside took a while to notice me, and there were others that had obviously been waiting for quite some time.
The waitress was nice in confirming that the Eggplant Risotto could be made as a Vegan dish, so the order was placed. She also brought me the food to go while I was browsing in the bookstore, which was very nice.
However, when I arrived home the $16 eggplant was a very small portion, and just the sauce, eggplant medallion, and risotto. There were no side dishes or bread included. As I bit into the eggplant, I was very glad to have a glass of tea near at hand as the dish was so incredibly salty that it was almost inedible. The eggplant was also mushy, as was the risotto. As I was eating, and finally gave up and threw the rest away (after about 4 or 5 bites), I realized I should have just gone to the grocery store, gotten the ingredients, and made my own. It would have been cheaper and better tasting.
I felt very upset by this experience and will definitely will not be returning to 500 east, 150 south for food anytime in the future. However, books, crystals, gongs, henna, etc, are all another story.
Oasis cafe looks like an adobe restaurant from the outside and a spa on the inside. Inside there are Buddha statues, water fountains, and amazing salads (Mediterranean, Beet Tower) . The specials are always really good especially if fresh fish is being served. Sunday brunch can be crowded--so plan ahead.
When I asked about the red coffee roaster in the restaurant our server says they actually roast their own beans! You will be able to tell, the coffee is really good.
Good food, obnoxious atmosphere.. Depending on whether you feel comfortable with the crowd, Oasis Cafe can either be a very enjoyable experience, or a slightly irritating one. The food is really good, very pricey, and certainly worth it if you can put up with the obnoxious new-age pseudo-spiritual atmosphere that permeates it and the accompanying bookstore Golden Braid.
FAIL!. I used to frequent Oasis cafe a few years ago and it was amazing. Atmosphere, food, and service was great. Something has happened. I've given this place a good 8 attempts to win me back this year, but every time I've been back I've been unimpressed. The most notable problem - poor service. If you read the other reviews, you'll see this complaint a lot. I haven't had a server ask how my food was once! I never get refills on my beverages. I always have to flag someone down to get the check. The food has gone downhill as well. My grilled potatoes in the Mediterranean Salad were raw in the middle. The salad completely overdressed. My food usually comes out cool, not hot. The worst part of it all is that I've written to the owners and never got any response from them. It's clear to me now (don't know why I gave them so many chances) that I'm not going to give them my business anymore.
Maybe we shouldn't eat fish this far from the ocean!. My boyfriend and I are new to Utah, and I was excited to find out about the Oasis Cafe. We are both liberal west-coasters, and this restaurant seemed to offer an evening of pretending we were back home. Yes, the atmosphere was serene and calming, and the service was friendly. But then the food arrived. We both ordered fish - I had the salmon and my boyfriend had the mahi mahi. The sauces and side dishes accompanying the fish were pretty good, but the fish was horrible. Rubbery. Very rubbery. If we hadn't paid $18 each, I don't think we would have attempted to actually eat it. What a mistake. We both had awful tummy aches all evening and into the next morning. While it may be nice to go to the Oasis Cafe and have a small salad or sandwich and then peruse the cute, new age bookstore, I would not recommend spending money on the dinner entrees.
these hours are incorrect. They close at 9 on Sundays.
Always phone for correct hours for any business listed here as citysearch is frequently inaccurate. Women seem to like this place more than men.
Flavorful and exciting food. Very friendly service.. I love this place. I'm not sure about other reviewers. Place is always packed with seemingly pleased people. This is one of my new favorite spots.
Good atmosphere, but that was all..
My first dining experience at the Oasis was great. This was for dinner on mother's day. I returned today to treat a friend for her birthday and was embarrassed. The service was poor - we were ignored after being seated and after 15 minutes had to ask someone if we could get some water. The waitress was too busy setting up empty tables. Our waitress was grouchy and tried to rush us. The prices were high for such meager porportions - a small slice of dry toast, and maybe three bites of salmon on lettuce. The glasses were cloudy. The wine was excellent, but not even half full. When we ordered a second glass, we were told we drank the last two glasses they had, so tried a different selection which was stale. Neither of us could drink it. Will not return.
Second glasses were old and we left them. Will not return.
Oasis Cafe. Although the setting is pretty, the food defines mediocrity. The prices are really high, for example a $30.00 brunch, (plus they charge extra food coffee or soda) that features shrimp enchiladas made with canned shrimp, mushy pasta pesto salad, dry scrambled eggs without any seasonings etc. The service staff was great, no complaints, but the management leaves a lot to be desired. They tried to cram our party of 8 into a 6 place table setting and then insisted they didn't have any other tables available-well, except for the two next to the door not being used for the entire time we were there...hmmmm...Don't waste your money or time at this place, there are plenty other wonderful restaurants in Salt Lake that have much better food at a much more reasonable price and who are willing to help out families with young children.
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