A good friend of mine has pointed me to many restaurants in the downtown area. So when she told me about a Thai restaurant called Oslo I was intrigued. We headed for Woodward to a small understated store front building. The building is no frills. It has a white front with simple black letters that just read, Oslo. Tinted windows wrap the building and a neon sign that reads, "sushi".
It was a rare bright sunny day in Detroit. I was the first in the door, and it was early so when I stepped in I saw no customers and it was quite dark. This may have been the sunny/inside transition, but it seemed dark. The guys step in behind me, and no one was there to greet us. I began to be a little uneasy and cast nervous glance to one of them that really was saying, "lets get out of here". When a gentleman greeted us, it was to late. We were in, and now I was nervous. As my eyes adjusted, I discovered an attractive restaurant with dark woods and a sushi bar with great looking ingredients.
I am a big fan of sushi, but we were here for the "awsome Thai" that I had been told about so we order three dishes from the Thai menu.
Let me just say! My friend had it right! Oslo serves authentic Thai food prepared by an older lady who knows what she is doing. The food was great, and in a few minutes people began to pour in to the restaurant. Spring rolls, Sushi, Sashimi, and Thai plates all coming out of the kitchen and looking as pleasing to the eye as they were to the palate.
Yes, Oslo's initial impression to me was a little scary, but it is really a great addition to the D. Go, be adventurous and try something you have never eaten before and you will enjoy the experience.
Passion for food!
If your reading this then you likely find yourself in a category that many classify as foodie. That is simply to say that you love food. I too, am a food lover, and I love to experience the eclectic mix of food opportunities that Metro Detroit has to offer. I have created this site because I love to explore new restaurants, tastes, and cultures. My work has granted me the opportunity to experience all of this, both here in Metro Detroit, and in other parts of the world. Detroit is a wonderful mix of some of the worlds best foods. I hope that reading these entries will stir you to want to experience something new and exciting.