Food Review: OSO Ristorante at Oasia Hotel Downtown | Brand new space at Tanjong Pagar
The Place Previously located along Bukit Pasoh, Italian restaurant OSO Ristorante has relocated to Oasia Hotel Downtown along Peck Seah Street recently. The new restaurant space at level 27 of the hotel spots a contemporary look, complete with private dining rooms, a main dining area, bar and wine cellar. I love how the restaurant gets a nice dose of natural light in the day, while it transits to a warm ambience in the evening. The interior design is chic, to say the least, with industrial light bulbs, sofa seats paired with dark wooden chairs and portraits on the wall which adds that bit of gallery element to the dining ambience. The 62-seater restaurant has 2 private rooms – the Private Cellar can hold up to 25 guests and the Private Room for 10 guests.
The Food The menu will continue to feature classic signatures such as Lobster Fettucine (S$35) and Black Figs Maiale (S$35). We tried some of the new dishes on the menu this time, starting with the Timballo Baked Sponge Bread with Black Truffle (S$12). The fresh and warm bread here is rested on black truffle sauce, which was delicious.
Can’t leave Oso with trying the pastas. The Squid Ink Prawn Risotto (S$28) I tried is in fact one of the rare occasions I appreciate a plate of squid ink pasta. The texture of the risotto was just right.
Another equally well executed dish was the Crabmeat Angel Hair Pasta (S$24). Done al dente, the crabmeat flavour wasn’t heavy, yet enough to tell the flavour.
For seafood option, the Sea Bass (S$32) here uses sea water from Italy to retain as much of the original sea flavour as possible. As expected, the sea bass was fresh and I would recommend this dish if you are up for something lighter.
For dessert, the Sliced Marinated Strawberry In Balsamico and sorbet is a decent rendition.
Rants A more rowdy crowd can be expected at OSO Ristorante, giving it a chillax vibe, but it may also spoil it if you are looking for some quiet couple time here.
Will I Return Again? For a good Italian meal, Oso Ristorante is a pretty good option in the CBD. The ambience is great, and we say it makes for perfect first dates. We will be back for sure.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Oasia Hotel Downtown, Level 27
100 Peck Seah Street
Tel: +65 6327 8378
Mondays to Sundays (10am to 11pm)
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm
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