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“Cold restaurant, unhurried service and too expensive for what you get”

Oasis Restaurant & Catering
Ranked #85 of 304 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $9 - $24
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Moroccan, mediterranean, middle eastern, greek, vegetarian, vegan , Halal, restaurant and catering
Reviewed January 1, 2011

Chose this restaurant from finding it in on Tripadvisor.
The restaurant was too cold and several people had to wear a jacket.
We were not seated but was told to choose any table. However, several tables were not cleared and it looked messy. This continued throughout the evening.
A 13-year-old boy (probably the owner's son) wearing what looked like a rugby/baseball top was clearing the tables which did not give the restaurant a professional image.
The service was non-personal with almost zero interaction.
As it was farmer's market day, the restaurant also had an outdoor stand. As the market was closing down, the stand consiting of wood planks was carried through the restaurant leaving the door wide open making the restaurant even colder. This was done with complete disregard to customers still dining.
The food - couscous with lamb - was mediocre. It lacked zest and was bland and to be honest I had doubts about the quality of the ingredients. I ate one quarter of it as a result. The humous was fine. The tea was too expensive at 4.50 dollars and it wasnt possible to tell if this was just made from a teabag wih added sugar.
Other diners appeared to finish off their meals quickly and then leave. The decor and the flamenco music made for a promising ambience but in fact everything else failed to live up to it. All in all a restaurant that lacks passion for for food and customer service.

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Reviewed May 25, 2010

Food is good - can't complain. But they charged $5.00 for tea!

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ChefANDOwnerKarim, Owner at Oasis Restaurant & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

Thank you for your nice review and we hope to see you again at Oasis.

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Reviewed February 9, 2010

Stopped in one day was given a warm greeting by " Chef". had the Tagine D'Atlas Vegan.
It was very flavorful. Being a Vegan my choices are very limited. This place has a lot to offer, besides rice and pasta. The food is great and has lots of flavor, My boyfriend who eats meat got the Osso Bucco. and he ate every bit of it. we will definetly come back. Prices good for everyone 5.95-19.95(Specialty Dinners)

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Thank VeggieLOver10
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ChefANDOwnerKarim, Owner at Oasis Restaurant & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

Thank you for your nice review and we hope to see you again at Oasis.

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Reviewed December 21, 2009

Chicken shawarma is VERY tasty (im not a big fan of the fennel seeds, but still very good) although a bit on the greasy side. Harira soup also super yummy! Gyro is sorta bland, but okay. Really soft, fresh pitas too. A little pricey, but not too bad.

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1  Thank staysea1
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ChefANDOwnerKarim, Owner at Oasis Restaurant & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

Thank you for your nice review and we hope to see you again at Oasis.

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Reviewed July 24, 2009

The food was fresh and well prepared. The homemade pita was light and the best I have ever had. My daughter loved the spicey bean soup and we all thought that the cold appitizer dish was well done.

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1  Thank Jon1957
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