Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Restaurant Review: 1 OAK (One of a Kind)

Remember back in college how each group had its 'adda' or a hangout place where friends would congregate to spend good time over chai, samosas or simple maggi? 1OAK is the upmarket avatar of that adda where you can just spend time over hookah, keema pao or mezzo platter. 1 OAK where OAK is the acronym for One of a kind is a casual dining restaurant and lounge located at the Moolchand Flyover Complex, that also houses the popular 'Flavors' restaurant.

Al Fresco Dining: A relaxed yet peppy ambience welcomes guests at 1OAK
The ambience is relaxed but lively at the same time. 1 OAK offers al-fresco dining, indoor lounge and also has a rooftop space perfect for times like these when Delhi is bidding adieu to the chill.
It offers world cuisine so there is everything from pizzas, burgers to keema pao and from grilled fish and salads to hot dogs. The must try items here are the non-veg mezze platter (Rs 595) which has lip smacking grilled fish and prawns besides the usual chicken, hummus and pita, Prawns Chilli Garlic (Rs 425) that are done well, Pesto Chicken Pizza ( Rs 300) that is topped with house-made pesto,    Poulet Champignon which is chicken breast stuffed with chicken sausages, salami and cheese (Rs 400) and the classic chicken tikka ( Rs 250) and mutton seekh roll (Rs 275).

The portions are hearty and there is a slight twist in very dish 

We also ordered Keema Pao and Fattoush Salad and thought the keema needed a little more pounding and the salad lacked freshness quotient. Though the portion sizes at 1OAK are good and over all its value for money so you wouldn't regret ordering anything. 

The clincher for 1OAK, besides its location and price point, is the tipple. The variety is wide and trust me when I say 'wide' the term has not been used more aptly before. So for Vodka's it offers from Smirn Off to Grey Goose to Roberto Cavalli and yes everything thats in between. Ditto for Whiskey and Rum. For a casual dining place I didn't expect that variety to be great, no didn't think of Roberto Cavalli at least. In cocktails they offer everything from a Cosmopolitan to LIIT to Peach Belini besides their own blends. Throw in a hookah and its a party. In hookahs too the variety is sure surprising.

The drinks menu is elaborate and offers heady cocktails and shooters
Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, meeting old friends over cocktails or looking at celebrating an occasion, 1OAK  is the cool new place. Go check it out! 

READY RECKONER 

Address:  Moolchand Flyover Complex, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Contact: 011 4100 6641, 9999997977
Timings:  12 noon- 1 AM
Cuisine: World cuisine 
Meal for two: Rs 2000 plus taxes 

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