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“Good middle eastern fare in East Lansing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Woody's Oasis Bar & Grill

Woody's Oasis Bar & Grill
211 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4323
517-351-1600
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Ranked #7 of 176 Restaurants in East Lansing
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Williamston, Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good middle eastern fare in East Lansing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I like this place enough to keep coming back about once a month. Really good homemade hummus and tapioca pudding. The new restaurant in EL by Trowbridge plaza has a lot of seating - though the outside part leaves some to be desired - you are essentially sitting in a parking lot. The downtown EL location I think is a little more "atmospheric" with a better patio.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of the Legends of Lansing/E. Lansing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

You have to come here for one of their famous falefel sandwiches (however, all of the sandwiches are incredible) and delicious desserts. I've been eating at Woody's since I was a small boy and one day I hope to take my children there to try some of the best food I've eaten (and food that honestly has been a gateway to other international cuisines).

The service is great, food is very healthy (veggie and vegan friendly options), it's LEGENDARY, caters especially towards the Michigan State and East Lansing communities (plus Lansing too!), and really puts love into the food. They also have a small store for you to pick up some of your middle-eastern food staples. I tend to believe that anyone who doesn't like Woody's is your "typical chain-food" customer and missing a true treat.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Can't understand why it is such a favorite”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Woody's--- all of them--- serves dreadful food in a plastic-fork, paper-plate, microwave setting. Truly dreadful samosas--- dry, tasteless. I have tried to like it since so many locals do, but--- tke it from me--- the food is substandard. You can do much better at Jerusalem bakery for a fraction of the cost.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Average bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Average bar to just sit and chill and watch a game. Be sure to try the Hummus it was very good.

Visited March 2012
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East Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“No. Just no.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

The food is a no. The beers however, are it's only redeeming quality.

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