Last weekend we visited Waka at The Oberoi hotel that brought in new taste to our palate. Waka serves Latin American cuisine in a unique way of it’s own by combining Japanese seasoning and food reaching your table in style. An inviting vibe with DJ on the background that sets the right tone for a wonderful night out.
Waka is noticed on your left as soon as you enterThe Oberoi. Stylish interiors with inviting design and an artistic touch. Lighting and music was just perfect, setting the right tone for the evening. It definitely feels like somewhere in Latin America with colorful ambience around you.
For drinks they had typical mocktails but there was one called Mango Mule(yellow mocktail above – Mango, cucumber, lime, honey and ginger ale ) which had a touch of spice that gave it a special touch. The mocktail that really stood out on the table was the Chicha colada, simply because of it’s presentation as you can see above. Almost everyone around us was curious to know what actually was delivered to us.
The first item that came to our table was the Wakamole. It literally was a smoked avocado as we could see smoke coming out of it and smelt smoke as well. Nevertheless it was so good that we licked till the bottom of this granite. The Nachos made a great pair being light and crisp.
Del Mercado Ceviche was the highlight for us from their appetizers. It was tangy and made an instant impression on all of us. Highly recommend to try this one. Nothing could go wrong with the pretty water melon salad and water melons never tasted so good.
The thinly sliced cold wagyu beef was another attraction on the table. The giant truffle sitting on top added a nice flavour to the meat.
The steak was was not actually upto my expectations. Although the wagyu rib eye steak was from a high grade, I wouldn’t call it the best I’ve had. The sauces that came along which was different variants of jimmi churri couldn’t really add that magic in the dish until they gave us another special orange color spicy sauce that really made a difference.
The chicken tacos mixed with their sauces was delicious. The green velvet like wraps gave it a soft touch. The creamy risotto was luscious. Thick and rich. The truffles gave it an interesting taste to the risotto and one of the best risottos you will surely enjoy.
After a delightful dinner we were eager to try their desserts and like all their dishes the desserts also came with a twist. Chocolate Bomb was big and definitely designed to share but really when I think about it, it’s nice to order if you are in mood to eat sorbets as they were plenty of sorbets in it. The chocolate bomb is not going to fulfill your chocolate craving as eating the chocolate shell was just like eating another chocolate bar. I should have tried their spicy chocolate fondant which should have really given me the kick I was looking for from a chocolate.
To be honest I enjoyed more of their salted caramel cheese cake. The caramel felt more like dulce de leche and this topping on the cream cheese made it an irresistible dessert. Oh and not to forget along with it came a passion fruit sorbet too. Over all it’s been a wonderful experience. Click here to visit the official page of Waka. Click pictures below to see them in full screen view: