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Offline Roger

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Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« on: January 27, 2014, 01:19:57 PM »
After yet another outstanding meal with the Family yesterday at the Oasis Restaurant in Pak Thong Chai, I have to recommend it to KF. Oasis serves a good range of both Falang and Thai food, and has some classy steaks, Lasagna, Pizzas and Swiss speciality dishes. I've been going there very regularly for a year or two. We found it purely by chance when a Swiss friend in my car noticed the Swiss flag outside. Since then it's become a firm favourite with all our friends - I believe they did an Xmas Dinner on 25th and although I was away - comments were sparkling !
Jurgen's wife Wi and the lady that helps her, speak good English and are always most charming. Very good service in fact.
I just can't recommend it highly enough and my Pals feel the same.
To find the Restaurant, coming from Korat direction, turn right in the centre of PTC, opposite the Police Station - it's 150 metres.
N.B. Oasis closes every Monday - otherwise open daily 9am - 10pm.
Oasis is quite close in fact, to Top Cafe.
So Pak Thong Chai is worth a visit !
 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 12:07:39 PM »
Sounds worth a visit. What about parking Roger, isn't that a problem there?
 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 12:31:52 PM »
no problem, park almost in front of the restaurant.
The meetings on the 18th of the month are also good.
On that they you will meet there 20-25 farangs that live around there.
 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 12:40:44 PM »
Concerning the monthly meeting mentioned by Ben.  Can anyone just show up?

P.S.  Ben, how does one generate negative karma points?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 03:25:38 PM »
no problem, park almost in front of the restaurant.


That's what customers did in front of Jürgen und Wikanda's "Restaurant TREFF" on Mukkhamontri Road in Korat, causing the police to come in and complain very often. "Restaurant Treff" then relocated to the former "Baan Nai Suan", keeping the name in translation as "Haus im Garten". Unfortunately that venture didn't last either, like the Restaurant on Phuket, where the owner is said (by Jürgen) not to have extended the lease, because he wanted to run a hotel in that location. As Jürgen told, Phuket became too much for him anyway, so they started to move towards Korat, where his wife is from. They had a restaurant on Highway 304 towards Pattaya, right before the mountain, which they also had to give up early. Though not wanting to tell why, Juergen wrote in his introduction on Korat-Info, that obviously the landlord had seen that it was running too well.

There were some rumors why he gave up the last venture in Korat, the "Haus im Garten" (Baan Nai Suan), but it might be most interesting to hear his version.

Anyway, with his old friend Dirk the bakers's words

Quote from: dirk
juergen kopf hoch da geht was  man muss arbeiten an sich selbst


Translated: "Jürgen, keep your head up, there is something possible, one needs to work on himself"

That includes not posting questions like "warum ist es so ruig" ("Why is it so quiet?") on public forums. Which is hard to understand, since according to a former supplier, he lost interest in running the place due to a "tumult-like discussion" between staff and guests. That a competitor said, the place was closed by the authorities after a guest had complained to them about lacking standards of hygiene in the kitchen, could have been just envy.

Better success this time, Jürgen! :)
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 04:10:51 PM »
Johnnie, the only reason for my post was to give credit where credit is due and I can tell you, that 'Oasis' certainly have their act together now and have had their act together for the last eighteen months or so IMO. So I'm sure we'd wish them well.
Parking is no problem whatsoever, so 'Treff' is hardly relevant.
I can assure you that myself and my Swiss and USA pals who also use 'Oasis' very regularly, are completely fastidious about food and the standard of cleanliness in Oasis always appears fastidious too.
Wikanda appears to run the place herself and the service is quite excellent IMO.
I've always found Oasis to be a relaxing venue with excellent food..................

 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 04:40:58 PM »
Right, Roger, I've never been there...and I'd never go there, after the posts by Jürgen on Korat-Info and the PMs (with allegations of what his guests had said) he sent me there. I didn't start anything with him. Opposite, I welcomed him to the forum, even supported his then new venture "Restaurant Treff".

Maybe Dirk's encouragement actually did help him improve. We all certainly wish he did get his act together. Though, an apology I or the folks on Korat-Info never received from him. I've seen businesspeople doing better in PR ;)

If I get hungry or feel like looking for company in a restaurant frequented by farangs in Pak Thong Chai I will definitely give Top Cafe the priority it does deserve.
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 05:19:42 PM »
Johnnie - you hold your view strongly, even though some considerable time has past - it is a bit hard on the people that do the hard work at a new establishment where they are making it IMO, a really great place to eat. Wikanda and her helper do a very good job.
Myself I try hard to avoid making any adverse comment about people's businesses, on which they may be depending for their living.
I repeat PTC is worth a visit to eat, Oasis and no doubt Top Cafe too.
There was no mischief in my original post at all.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 07:03:00 PM »
There was no mischief in my original post at all.

Nobody accused you of that, Roger! :)

I would have even allowed Jürgen himself to introduce his venue here, but with the right words and gestures of course, words and gestures he obviously couldn't find on Korat-Info.
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 08:09:54 AM »
Right, Roger, I've never been there...and I'd never go there, after the posts by Jürgen on Korat-Info and the PMs (with allegations of what his guests had said) he sent me there. I didn't start anything with him. Opposite, I welcomed him to the forum, even supported his then new venture "Restaurant Treff".

Maybe Dirk's encouragement actually did help him improve. We all certainly wish he did get his act together. Though, an apology I or the folks on Korat-Info never received from him. I've seen businesspeople doing better in PR ;)

If I get hungry or feel like looking for company in a restaurant frequented by farangs in Pak Thong Chai I will definitely give Top Cafe the priority it does deserve.

Thanks for the comment, JF. We hope to welcome you at Top Cafe one day soon.
 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 11:27:28 AM »
I would just reiterate my view that Oasis Restaurant at Pak Thong Chai is excellent, with great food and good service. That's all.
Personal disparagement relating to past events doesn't make any difference to that fact.

 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 11:56:09 AM »
Nobody said it's not! Past events just don't let me put it in a top position on my priority list.

But you can see how impartial I am in the interest of the Korat expats community by my leaving your recommendation on my site, though I had very good reason not to do so. You would definitely agree to me having  a very good reason, if you were to read the PMs he wrote to me. Sadly he did involve his guests there. And that is most important!

Like a lawyer or doctor, psychiatrist etc. does get exposed to a client's personal data. a bartender or restaurant owner very often by chance also does get exposed to his guests personal data, things they might have told him in confidence or when they felt not listened to while eating and drinking. It's a severe breech of trust to tell a third person what his guests have uttered, how they had reacted towards a third person, true or not true. People should be informed about a restaurateur who cannot hold his tongue, so they can keep in control of what they talk to their friends when he is near, maybe not drink alcohol there to avoid loosing awareness about the "walls having ears" and their personal opinions being abused for somebody else's interest.

Can you please give it a rest now, Roger?
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2014, 01:17:27 PM »
Concerning the monthly meeting mentioned by Ben.  Can anyone just show up?

seems no problem I think.
We showed up with 4 people from Phimai without any problem.
Had a great afternoon.
We bought some fresh brown and grey bread that somebody delivered there.
and some special german or swiss cookies that he liked.
he also bought pickled augurs (or something like that).
The place was full, clients that came later even had a problem to find a free chair.
after 12.30 there were no more free chairs in the restaurant.
I specially loved that the thai wives each brought something with them:
self baked cakes, cookies,
self grown veggies like radish,...
fruits from their own garden,...papaya, tamarind,..
first time I saw this in a "treffung" in Thailand, nice indeed.
next time we will try to visit top cafe, as it seems to be very close to each other.
 

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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 04:21:15 PM »
Johnnie, you've made more disparaging revelations on this and another thread ! But you ask me to give it a rest. Is that reasonable ?
You've made your point. IMO there was no need for any of the personal stuff at all. But I'll give it a rest - you too ?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2014, 06:06:00 PM »
But I'll give it a rest - you too ?

Roger, a reader just sent me some quite important and shocking information to supplement the info given above. Do you really think I should withhold that information? If I can do you a favor, I will withhold it for a while, maybe even a long time.  ;)
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2014, 07:26:22 PM »
Johnnie IMO you are showing yourself up now.
Everyone here is grateful for your work with the Forum, but, when a simple and honest recommendation of a Restaurant can reveal such a saga there is a problem which lies somewhere.
I've had enough of this - you seem to thrive on this 3rd party nastiness and I don't understand.
I'm banning myself for one week.
BUT, if anyone says anything good about Tony Bliar !!!!
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2014, 08:22:56 PM »
Roger, I'm not accusing you of intentionally misleading our readers in the interest of a businessperson. That's why I left your post.

But incomplete information should be supplemented to enable people to make right choices, and you have just asked for more information! So, let's make it short!

The stories surrounding that venue range from attempting price collusions, i. e. asking a competitor to raise her prices to their level, to publicly haranguing former customers who have changed their preference, etc.

Satisfied now, Roger? 8)
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2014, 08:30:42 PM »
Are those AA meetings that are held there on the 18th of the month?
 
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2017, 01:49:42 PM »
Are those AA meetings that are held there on the 18th of the month?
No answer ;)
Ha! Ha! how did i miss this thread, the wriggling man from d/k, kind a miss his posts :)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 04:20:13 PM »
Are those AA meetings that are held there on the 18th of the month?

Now I get it, why Juergen had such an "unlucky" hand in running his places in Phuket, on Hwy 304 towards Pattaya and in Korat Restaurant Treff, Baan nai Suan and Oasis: he catered the AA meetings, where all remain dry. ;D

About those AA meetings  on the 18th of the month: From time to time there is a SPAM post on Korat-Info about another venue in Chok Chai, where they long for company.
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2017, 08:05:25 PM »
The AA meeting is held at the hospital in Pak Thong Chai .. not at any restaurant so don't blame AA for a restaurant failure ... hahaha
 
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Re: Oasis Restaurant - Pak Thong Chai
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 01:21:31 AM »
Blame it on the buckie  ;D

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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