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oyo Asian Grill Brings the “Whoa” Factor to Bedfordview
“Oyo” is a Chinese expression meaning “whoa” which is precisely what many are sure to say when they first enter oyo. Oyo’s ambience and decor are as eclectic as its menu, merging East with West in a sensory experience that diners will not find easy to forget.
A multi-dimensional blend of Asian and Western grills, dim sum, tapas, sushi, seafood, as well as the finest steaks selected from Sandton’s renowned Butcher Shop, oyo’s menu is a veritable feast. Indeed, waiters may well find that taking orders becomes a lengthy process, as customers navigate the challenge of deciding what to eat from the mouth-watering array of options.
Joining the exclusive ranks of upmarket eateries, Kong Roast (Fourways), Orient (Melrose Arch), Wangthai (Sandton Square), Saigon (Rivonia and Cape Town), Oyo was conceptualised and developed by the Thai Africa Restaurant Group. Says the company’s owner and member, Ernst Fischer, “While our menu is multi-faceted, we aim to focus on the traditional art of Asian cooking with an emphasis on the unique.” This, he has set out to do with the employment of eight chefs from Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.
“Our menu is about the dynamic yet delicate balancing of spicy, savory, sweet and sour sensations. The main kitchen, which is predominantly Thai and Vietnamese, offers an extravaganza of flavours from hot and spicy to delicate and subtle (particularly with our fresh stir-fries). What’s more, the grill section offers a selection of famous Japanese Robata grills, mouth watering comfort steaks and seafood specialties,” says Fischer.
The atmosphere to be found at oyo is best described as sensual and mystical, as well as contemporary. Additionally, there is a sense of harmony between cultures and this is further enhanced by the Feng Shui principles which were engaged when designing the restaurant. Though modern, the ancient principles of prosperity, good health and a general sense of well-being have not been forgotten and all contribute to an ambience most would be hard-pressed to duplicate.
Oyo seats approximately 300-guests with the option of private dining on the mezzanine plush glass-encased level available for private functions of up to 80-guests. A first for Bedforview, a true piazza area can also accommodate over 100-diners.