Oakleaf – the specialty restaurant at Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad in a short span of time had made a name for its delectable Global cuisine ranging from Continental, Asian and a variety of regional food. Having been here couple of times, was happy to oblige an invite for a bloggers table the past week where Chef Brijesh Kumar showcased some of his signature dishes.
Started off the gourmet experience with some delectable appetizers of which first up was Shanghai Spring Rolls – made of thinly grated napa cabbage and rolled into a light, delicate wrapper that was quite a good start. Next up was Bruschetta topped with tomato, basil & olive that was delicious and good in its own league.
For the non-vegetarians Wok tossed chilli fish and Mutton Pepper Fry was on offer. The Asian version of Wok tossed chilli fish was well done while I would’ve preferred Mutton Pepper Fry to be slightly more flavorful and tender.
Of the Roasted Tomato basil soup & Murgh Shorba I tried the Murgh Shorba – flavorful chicken stew with aromatic spices that was a bit runny and thin in consistency.
The last time I was here, I thoroughly relished the Insalata Caprese salad. This time Asian Chicken Salad and Greek Salad was on offer. The Greek Salad is something that ive had before and was nothing exceptional while a special mention about the Asian Chicken Salad that’s was an usual find. A light meal in itself – boiled chicken with a tasty sweet Asian style dressing with topping of spring onions and seasame seeds the Asian chicken salad was quite good ..loved it !
The mains were equally split between Continental, Asian and Indian fare. With my multiple visits to Oakleaf I realized that Continental fare is their strength. The Grilled Polenta with wild mushroom Fricassee was one of the best versions of Polenta ive had in a long time while their Seafood Risotto with Prawns, scallops & fish was quite good too.
The Indian fare had Dum ka Murgh, Jeera Pulao, Dal Tadka, Achari Jhinga and Hing Jeera ka Chat pata Aloo. My picks among them was Dum Ka Murgh and Hing Jeer Ka Chat Pata Aloo. The achari flavor was quite too strong for my liking while the soulful combination of Dal Tadka & Jeera Pualo was just about decent.
The Asian fare included Broccoli, water chestnut and mushroom with soya ginger sauce, Schezwan Lamb & Burnt Chilli Garlic Noodles. The vegetables in soya ginger sauce complimented the Chilli Garlic Noodles while the Schezwan Lamb lacked was just about okay.
Oakleaf surely knows how to end such gastronomical experience on a sweet note and the Baked Yogurt was exactly what I was looking for the hot summer afternoon.
Although the experience this time was just above average, Ive had wow experiences with Oakleaf in the past. Would love to come and try some fusion dishes which have the potential to be signature ones of the restaurant.
Place: Oakleaf – Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad
Address: Kapil Towers, IT Park, Nanakramguda, Financial District, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500032
Phone: 040 66359999
Disclaimer: I was invited by Oakwood Kapil Residence Hyderabad to review Oakleaf, the opinions expressed in the review are Honest & Unbiased.