Deserts The Falafel Oasis offers good quality, tasty vegetarian fare such as falafels, latkes and desserts.
I used to completely LOVE this place. A few years ago the owners must have changed and the menu became more Indian and less falafel. The falafels completely changed for the worse and I have stopped going. Funny the service is just a bad as ever. The bathroom is gross and is unfortuately cleaner than the restaurant - nuff said.
I regret, unfortunately I have to disagree with the other reviews. I did not have a good meal here. Yes, I admit - I am not vegan or even vegetarian, but I do consider myself very open to trying new things. I have had vegan meals before and quite enjoyed it.
Tonight, I ordered a falafel wrap - not what I expected. I was handed a 2 lb. paper bag (I thought the tabouleh and rice came separately), literally your entire meal all rolled up in a portable carrier wrapped in a paper bag. Handy? Yes. Delicious? Not quite.
Everything was rolled up together - EVERYTHING. So bite after bite, it tasted the same. Everything tasted of over-boiled carrots. I also noticed the falafel wasn't as light as most places I've eaten.
I should have taken my bf's advice upon entering. He said, I'll be surprised if you don't get sick afterwards. Looking around, I knew what he meant. Deserts isn't a clean restaurant - but I didn't expect it to be. I thought I'd give it a chance because most times, it's places like this that crank out the best foods. Not this case.
I could only finish half the wrap before having to throw, wait...I mean chuck, it out. I returned home to cold sweat and a funky stomach. A little bit after, I couldn't run to the washroom fast enough. I mentioned earlier that the falafel wasn't very light. Well, coming back up, it sank to the bottom of the toilet instantly. I threw up a few more times and it nearly clogged the toilet!
On a plus note, the service was really friendly and great.
Nothing special. My boyfriend is the one who always takes us in...and it's not like there are any outstanding falafel places on The Drive..though if you keep walking, I believe you can get a cheaper deal..and better service. The atmosphere is dark and dingy...apart from that there is nothing wrong with the place. It's just not worth going out of your way to go here.
I haven't been there in the last 3 months, but their lunch special is always phenomenal. At $5 (it was 3 months ago, may have gone up since), you really can't beat it. The curries tend to vary even among people in the same party, so there's some variety if you're good friends and can try off their plate.
They could be a bit cleaner, but I guess that's par for the course for the 'Drive. It's not pretentious in any way, you can go as you are, and the food will always be good.
I have been here about five times in the last year and probably will go again. I have gotten the chef's special which is whatever they have around, I assume. Its usually rice or couscous and some liquidy curry and vegetables in a pile with some fresh salsa on top. its 6 bucks and fills you up, but I can make better food at home for less, if thats what it comes down to. The pakoras are very good. 6 for 4 bucks. I would recommend getting them to go because the place is really the dirtiest place I eat at. The dishes are all dirty and they dont serve it to you, they pass it over the counter, then you go pick up a fork out of a pile.Lets just say I wouldn't bring a friend here to impress them.
I like the food here (especially the falafel or latke wraps and samosas are incredibly greasy but delicious) but the woman who owns this restaurant is terrible. I know quite a few people who have been hired here but never paid for their work (she refuses to pay for training apparently). As a result I refuse to eat here.
I love this place, and all that they offer. The Falafel, The Stews, The Curry's, and the deserts are all to die for. I highly recommend this place if your looking for something healthy and different.
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