Oasis Kitchen, near Lake Merritt, serves Middle Eastern cuisine that entices Oaklanders with its delightful offerings. Its signature falafel has become a must have when dining there or taking home. There are traditional meat dishes and many vegetarian options as well. The desserts dare you to walk away!!!! Come enjoy for yourself.
Oakland Magazine's Review: The popular Oasis Food Market folks from Telegraph Avenue have opened a new restaurant near Lake Merritt, bringing bright tastes of the Middle East lakeside. The deli case sparkles, an alluring belly dancer shimmies her veil on an interior mural, and there is sidewalk seating, making the overall space indoor and out inviting. The food is equally as inviting as the decor: enormous falafels fresh from the fryer, tender dolmas, heaping helpings of pita for dipping and sopping hummus and baba ghanoush. Tasty tabouleh, creamy tahini, the samosas, and spanakopita will tickle your taste buds, too. If it’s meat that’s required, particularly lamb, beef, chicken, or kifta, order the kebabs, shawarma, or burger. And don’t forget the walnut baklava. An organic ice cream parlor is in the works for an adjacent cubbyhole-sized space. Meanwhile, hookah fans can head upstairs to the hookah lounge, which boasts one of the loveliest patios with Grand Avenue views around. Serves lunch and dinner daily.