Waka – The Oberoi – Business Bay

Entrance to Waka at The Oberio Hotel, Dubai
Enjoying our meal at Waka, The Oberoi Dubai

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 Interiors
Waka Interiors
Waka Interiors
Waka Interiors

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.

Mocktails – AED 30
Chicha Colada – AED 45 – Orange Juice, purple corn, lemon, coconut

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.

Wakamole – AED 45 – Nachos, smoked avocado, onion, chili, lime
Wakamole – AED 45 – Nachos, smoked avocado, onion, chili, lime

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.

Watermelon Salad – AED 48 – Heart of palm, corn, basil, chulpi, radish, mesclun
Del Mercado Ceviche – AED 65 – Sea bass, ají amarillo, crispy calamari, sweet potato

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.

Carne Y Trufa Tiraditos – AED 95 – Wagyu beef, truffle, lime, togarashi, soy sauce
Wagyu Ojo de Bife – AED 295 – 250g wagyu Rib Eye grade 7, chimichurri sauce trio

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.

De La Calle Tacos – AED 50 – Chicken, pineapple, coriander, chili
Truffled Quinoa Risotto – AED 120 -Quinoa risotto, ají amarillo, truffle, wild mushrooms

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.

Chocolate Bomb – AED 95 – 62% peruvian chocolate sphere, lime and raspberry sorbet, meringues, brownies
Chocolate Bomb broken – AED 95 – 62% peruvian chocolate sphere, lime and raspberry sorbet, meringues, brownies

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.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake – AED 40

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:
Waka Restaurant & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

6 thoughts on “Waka – The Oberoi – Business Bay”

  1. This restaurant serves amazing stuff specifically the Chocolate Bomb – never seen or heard
    Watermelon Salad
    Wakamole – Nachos, smoked avocado, onion, chili, lime the presentation of bringing the dish & finally the Chicha Colada looks fantastic. I am sure if nothing for all the above 3 thing one needs to visit this place

  2. The fusion kinda ambiance of this restaurant was very nice n cozy.
    The quinoa risotto and the ceviche was my personal favorite being very picky with my quinoa dishes this was a home-run for me, the mushroom n truffle was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche and this is my numero uno ceviche for sure! Heard a lot about the guacamole n it was definitely good but it wasn’t up to par for me .. good food n good ambiance try it you’ll love it.

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