First time and we and our
First time and we and our friends were very happy with food choice and service. Great location and good fusion food. Great to have this restaurant in Pleasanton area which was needed for a long time.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good, especially
The food was good, especially the sampler appetizer platter. The service was very good as well. However, the noise level was very annoying. My husband and I were on a "date" and sitting next to a table with kids who were loud and kept getting up and knocking into my chair. There were also large groups that were loud. The acoustics are very bad so don't expect a quiet experience. Maybe they could be more aware of trying to seat couples in quieter parts of the restaurant.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oasis IS an Oasis
We eat here regularly and it is consistently excellent. The food is great, the servers are attentive an polite, the atmosphere is fun and lively, and the restaurant is very accommodating of any reasonably special requests a guest may have. It's the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion, or to just a normal evening.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always good
I have been to Oasis a few times over the years and I am always pleased with my meal. The pumpkin borani is the best thing on the menu IMHO.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice! We made easy reservations with Open Table, got right in to our table, and had our drink order taken quickly. They were really really busy with several large groups as well as Friday night after work crowds, but we still were able to order and get our dinner in good time. We had the shish kabobs, steak and shrimp and chicken,as well as an appetizer of the caprese salad. All of it was hot, fresh and cooked exactly as we asked. The absolute only negative was the very loud noise level. This is not an intimate restaurant for conversation, but a fun place with high quality food and good service. I would definitely return.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
will be back
This was my first time at the Oasis Grille in downtown Pleasanton. We took my mom for Mother's Day dinner. The patio looked inviting but mom needed to be out of the draft. Next time I will sit out there.
Our server, a very pleasant young man, (wish I had gotten his name), gave us just the right amount of attention. We started with the pumpkin Borani with jalapenos and flat bread. Yum! The salad was full of a lovely assortment of fancy olives, with the house dressing. Perfect. The flatbread eggplant pizza had a unique creamy richness, not like italian pizza. Very good. Mom loved the salmon smothered in a buttery caper sauce and garlic potatoes with roasted asparagus. I plan on bringing friends and family back here!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Bliss
Using OpenTable was perfect! The table was ready at the time requested. Service was timely and though it was Mother's Day, still felt attended to though they were visibly busy. Drinks came quickly, appetizers were fresh and nicely portioned and dinner was spot on. Dessert was to die for!. We will have to come back and try other items on the menu :)
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had heard about this and found it to be a very good spot. Be absolutely sure to get the Pumpkin Borani. I did not think I would ever eat this but one bite was all it took. Glass by the wine is affordable and the selection is very good-Malbec! The place is very noisy but the experience was worth it and may try outdoor seating in the summer. Next time will try the kebabs since the lamb shank was okay.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great service
I had the grilled salmon and my friends had various kabobs. All were very well prepared and delicious. Desserts were just the right size and priced reasonably. We've been to Oasis a few times and it's always been a great experience. Look forward to going back whenever we're in the mood for Mediterranean food and relaxing evening.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right Mediterranean notes
Service was quick and attentive. Food was fresh and really tasty. Only minus (and it wasn't Oasis' fault) was the loud talking man 3 tables away. Even drowned out the music. As long as I can check that the loud man isn't there, I am going back!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I still feel it's far too noisy
They need to do something about their acoustics for sure. I've been there when it was full and it was almost impossible to hear my husband across the table - even when yelling. This time it was less than half full on a Tuesday night and it still was extremely loud and echo-y. It sort of ruins the delicious food and fabulous company. May not go there very often, even though I think the food is the best in Pleasanton.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been wanting to try this place
I read several times - try the Pumpkin Boriani- It was an amazing appetizer. We had it "spicy" with jalapeños.
MOROCCAN STUFFED CHICKEN
Stuffed with asiago cheese, roasted vegetables & couscous in a spicy red pepper sauce & grilled asparagus with creamy garlic mashed potatoes.
Wife loved it
MEDITERRANEAN PASTA with tiger shrimp
Leek & cilantro tortellini in a creamy pesto sauce topped with pine nuts & parmesan cheese.
Very tasty but the cilantro really stays with you.
We will definitely return to try other dishes and especially the Pumpkin Boriani
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food, awesome happy hour (Mom-Sun)... Great for family or colleagues get together.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A successful customer luncheon
I took a customer and colleague for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant outdoor setting, the food was excellent and the service was great.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was very confusing. If I asked a question he was quick to say no. If my boyfriend asked the same thing he would say yes and help him. The food was good. Very flavor full and tender.. Just be sure to notice if something isn't right as soon as they put the plate down because they won't come back around until after you ate what they gave you instead of what you ordered. We were left over 30 minutes with empty plates in front of us, so we stacked them up for him hoping he would notice. The waiter also didn't recommend any desserts because they were all store bought. I love baklava but to sit down at a nice restaurant and eat Costco brand food makes no sense to me. Overall nice night out but nothing screamed out to us to go back.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day Lunch
We made a reservation at the Oasis Grille for Father's Day. We were running a little bit late, but I called the front desk and it was not a problem. We were seated and the service was good throughout the night. It was a little bit slow but it was relatively busy and we enjoyed the extra time together.
Slightly expensive, but what else can one expect in downtown Pleasanton. Good food and good ambiance.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never belive the ratings
While you might look at my review and think the place is just great, you should know that we went there despite a bad review. So if my review sounds good. Take a look for your self, but I still think that it is worth the time and will go back
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Back to a favorite. Highly Recomend
We've enjoyed Oasis since it opened umpteen years ago. This was for a party of 6 1/2 and they had a high chair for the little guy. Grandma ate a sampling off everyone's plate. We started with the incredible pumpkin which came on the assorted starter we ordered (get a full app of the pumpkin!!!). Then the table had various kabobs, a veg dish, the salmon and more. All were happy with the choice. The waiter (who has his own little guy at home) was attentive, understanding (of course) and I love how some places serve the table with multiple servers coming out with the main course,
There's space for small business meetings, a good bar and more. Highly recommended.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Oasis based on reading reviews of others and was not disappointed. Food quality was excellent. The only disappointment was the lamb chops no longer available. Though they were still on theme u we were advised they were no longer being offered.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Experience
I really enjoyed my first dining experience at Oasis Grille. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends and look forward to dining again soon.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the food was very
I thought the food was very good and the people working there were very pleasant. The eggplant was especially good and the rice quite tasty. Lots of choices on the the menu and priced very reasonably!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a gem. Great selection, very good food, nice service. This was out first time here, will defnitely visit again.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food! I like to
Wonderful food! I like to try the house specialties....loved the pumpkin appetizer. Don't go to a Mediterranean restaurant and not order traditional food. You can make a kebab at home for heavens sake! But alas, my dining partners all ordered the kebabs. Medium rare steak was not quite medium rare...more medium, that would be the only flaw. I will definitely go back! Mary, our waitress,
was efficient and made great recommendations from the menu!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have probably dined here at least a dozen times (probably more). Many of these included luncheons with girlfriends and friends from work. I found a new favorite dish, the salmon with seasoned basmati rice. I ate up my entire large portion last night. My gin martini was great. I recently dined in Danville where my martini was horrible. So, I was glad this one was up to par. At the beginning of my meal I ordered the Mantoo to take home to my husband. He ordered that a few weeks ago and has been craving it. Unfortunately, at the end of my meal, I was informed they had sold out. :( Looking forward to the pumpking boorani, Mantoo and salmon again!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outside Patio on a warm summer nite
Always love Oasis in the summer- on the patio. Attentive staff, great food.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the Top
Ranks as one of my favorites. Food is unbelievable - great dining experience. You won't regret your visit.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as it gets
We've been here several times. Consistently great food and service. Love sitting outside. Parking can be a bit difficult when its crowded downtown so give yourself time to find a spot in case you have to walk. They make the best lamb-shank or rack. And I'm not a great fan of lamb but they make it so great. Hummus trio is great. Salmon constantly good. Service is always on top. It was cool that the guy who moved our dishes heard me say I'd like the hummus trio after our waiter left and he acknowledged what I said. He asked would I like him to put the order in and I said yes which he did as well as our waiter came back and said the hummus would be by shortly. That was really nice. We had a great Date Nite.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Surprise Gem
Fabulous food. Also great choices for vegetarians, one of the better menus around here.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner, as usual, at The Oasis. We were celebrating my son's birthday and wanted to go somewhere "special." There are lots of good restaurants up and down Main Street in Pleasanton, but The Oasis is one of our favorites.
My "kids" raved about the salmon. I ordered lamb, with garlic mashed potatoes and a garlic yogurt sauce, which was just delicious. My husband had the stuffed chicken, which was beautifully prepared and not dry in the least (which can sometimes happen with chicken). We sat at a great table on the outside patio, and our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took some visiting family to this restaurant on a recommendation from a coworker, and all of us greatly enjoyed the food.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 8 of us that met
There were 8 of us that met for dinner at Oasis Grille. We thought the food was excellent. The pumpkin borani and the eggplant borani were excellent. Also, the different hummus' with the pita bread were great. I think Oasis Grill has a very good wine list and the service was excellent. We sat outside in the "rose garden". Very enjoyable evening.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service-eh
Celebrated hubbby'a birthday here with 4 other couples. The food was good, good drinks, poor wine list. Service started out fine but by dinner, it went downhill. Our server earned over $100 tip yet took over 15 minutes to bring our third bottle of wine. Not sure if his is on the server or kitchen but we had a 7-10 minute delay between the meals being brought out-I'm sure everyone's were cold by the time mine arrived. I enjoyed dinner but definitely think they could have done better. It was not crowded like it used to be which leads me to think things are going downhill......
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Night Out
Fun night out in downtown Pleasanton. Our waiter, Dominic, made the evening special and was fabulous in recommending appetizers and had all the answers to the questions we had. Drinks and food were amazing and the atmosphere was terrific.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual.
I have been to Oasis about 10 times in the last 2 years and every time the overall experience was great. Great food, good service, and great atmosphere. The only problem we had on this visit was a group of 3 ladies at the bar one of which thought she should be loud enough for the entire restaurant to be in on her conversation.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great and
The service was great and they were very understanding when we were a few minutes late.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe the best dinner ever
As a Dublin resident, I was so glad we ventured out to Pleasanton to go to the Oasis, as I think it is my new favorite restaurant. I got the sampler platter, which was moderately healthy and completely delicious. The service (I wish I could remember the guy's name) was the best I have experienced - outgoing, friendly, knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. The downtown ambience can't be beat, and the outdoor patio is adorable.
Can't wait to go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed this restaurant. It was our anniversary and they made it special. The bar tender and the wait staff were very attentive. Very good experience. The rack of lamb was cooked perfectly, and the hot walnut cake dessert was something special.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of us went there for lunch and found the atmosphere great as well as the food. The menu seems limited but what everyone ordered was delicious.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellant food and Service!!
Our waiter was extremely helpful with our menu selections and checked on us frequently through out our meal.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meals all are presented
The meals all are presented beautifully. A varied menu with fun options. I love the mixed vegetable side and the appetizers. My husband loves the dipping sauce and bread.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
food: hummus trio was the
food: hummus trio was the highlight. kebabs just ok. they forgot the sauce. maybe w/ that it would have been 4 stars.
service: no issues.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty good. Super enjoyable.
Everything I ate was super delicious. I ordered the grilled chicken kabob I believe with the yogurt sauce and garlic mashed potatoes. All very good, especially when you dip the chicken into the sauce. And then I got a garlic eggplant flatbread pizza for my mom to go and she still hasn't stopped raving about it. Service was excellent as well. Can't remember the waiter's name but he managed to crack me up and was very helpful when my friend and I were ordering.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
I have been dining here for lunches and dinners since the restaurant first opened. It has provided consistently great food. We always start off with the pumpkin boorani. My current favorite entree is the salmon with seasoned rice (instead of mashed potatoes). I think I've had this dish four (six?) times this year. My son loved his lamb shank! My husband loves the Matoo......when he can get it. Last visit, when I placed my dine-in order, I also ordered the Mantoo to go. Unfortunately, at the end of my meal, they informed me they were sold out. I have to make sure I make them fill my Mantoo order early, even if I have to take it home cold. My husband and son enjoyed the chocolate lava cake for dessert.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor Patio is Wonderful!
I really enjoy the outdoor patio at Oasis and highly recommend! Food was great, as always. Service pleasant and attentive! One of my favorite downtown restaurants!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time here and we've had great meals each time. The service was good and the portions were ample to large. The pumpkin borani appetizer is not to be missed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
chair comfort is important!
The outdoor chairs are not meant for lingering and really enjoying your time in them. So staff...have a seat in them. I'll bet your time will be short too.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice date night place
clean, nice, fancy interior.
great wait staff, though the food is a bit overpriced for being in Dublin.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the
The food was amazing and the service was exceptional.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and Food - Superb
Wednesday night between 6-8pm. It wasn't busy which was a surprise because this is a great place. It was slightly chilly but my coworker and I wanted to sit outside in the back courtyard. Great area even though there are leaves...it is the fall season. It didn't bother us. Mike was our server and he knew the right times of when to check on us and when we were ready to order.
We had the sampler appetizer...all of it was phenomenal especially the pumpkin borani. I need to try to make this myself. I had the garlic lamb shanks which I am not typically a lamb eater but wanted something different. I would order this again.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time I dine at Oasis I'm so delighted with the new flavors. Our party had the lamb shank, salmon and shrimp kabobs. What a treat! The shrimp was cooked just right, not overcooked and dry but juicy with hints of citrus and spice. Our salmon was equally well prepared! The honey citrus salad is a party for your mouth! The blend of honey with the fresh greens and strawberries was delicious and balanced with goat cheese. Most of all, I LOVE the pumpkin borani. It's roasted pumpkin with spices and a yogurt sauce...I could just go and eat that and it would be enough!
Our server, Mike was attentive and not overbearing. He made our evening fun!
Don't miss this Pleasanton gem!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM