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“Trying too hard, portions a bit small”
Review of Oasis

Oasis
Ranked #175 of 1,635 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $70
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: I believe that to being a Chef is not the simple matter of making a career choice, and embarking on a fast-track to a specific goal in a casual manner, misguidedly hoping first for glory or desiring fame. My cuisine is based on 30 years of experience in the best kitchens of California and the world. I base each menu specifically on absolutely the best examples available of produce, fish, and seafood, both local and from abroad, only in their proper seasons. I let the ingredients speak for themselves, letting them tell me what they wish to be transformed into. This way, I respect them and let them shine in their natural perfection." "WHAT KIND OF RESTAURANT IS IT" We simply do not have an answer... We change every day, we cook extremely elevated and complex dishes, we cook "street food" and "culinary in-jokes", we cook tributes to people we love, to places, to memories.... We are influenced by our experiences from around the world, our crew, our lovers and our friends
London
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Trying too hard, portions a bit small”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff, rooms and atmosphere are really nice. However, the dishes and menu are simply too ambitious - with lots of odd combinations of styles and tastes - some of which don't work very well together. Unlike much of Israel, the portions are also a bit small - and slightly annoying things like no side dishes offered with main courses!

  • Visited April 2013
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Morro Bay, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Dinner!!!!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Have traveled to Israel several times and enjoyed a number of good meals, but just this past week we had by far the best dinner ever in Tel Aviv. Oasis (on Tchernichovsky Street) is a small restaurant that is full of atmosphere and an attentive staff......but the real star is the food prepared by chef/owner Rima Olvera. Enjoyed our dinner so much that we ate there twice! This gave us an opportunity to sample many of the menu items....each a unique blend of seasonings and imported ingredients. Highly recommend a dinner here, but remember to make a reservation.

  • Visited April 2013
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Tel Aviv
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Original, and fantastic”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

intimite, and cozy, a bit too much lighting but who cares.. food was amazing and original, a breath of fresh ait in comparison to the israeli contemporary dining where all restaurants just imitate each other and throw a bunch of cheakpeas on each dish so it will be considerred local..

the service was nice and friendly,

would reccomend to anyone who wants to try new original and not too complicated food. greatest thing was that we didn't leave stuffed and heavy despite trying out the whole menu :)

  • Visited April 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb!!!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

It is very small and lightly decorated place. You definitely want to make a reservation upfront. In this place it is all about food - and it is a very good one to my opinion. The menu is limited - about 5 dishes for each first and main course - and it is frequently changed. Most of what we took was great and I would say even unique - definitely a place we will go back to . The prices are not cheap but well in line of what you usually have in TA restaurant of this rank (the value that you get is definitely above this average)

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Michael_T1977
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Tel Aviv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best place to eat in TLV”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Rima Olivera does magic. This is the best place to eat in tel aviv!
Everything is so excited. Not the regular eggplants + Tchina crap. Food from all over the world, with the best raw material...

  • Visited December 2012
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