Obika Mozzarella Bar Restaurant Review in Downtown, Toronto
Obika Mozzarella Bar has opened up downtown in the middle of Downtown Toronto at BCE Place (Wellington & Bay). It has been an extremely busy place, especially during the hours of weekday lunchtimes filled which is not unexpected given its location. I dislike however, the food-court atmosphere they have when the tables inside (to which they don’t have many at all) are full. The seating is tight, and are exactly the kind you would find at a mall food-court. It’s loud and not very intimate at all, and the ambiance competes with the loudness coming across from Obikà at Marché. Terrific.
The table setting is modern, with interesting menu items but service is lacking. Although we came here on a weekday lunchtime we waited over 50 minutes to receive our meals, despite arriving at 12 on the dot. Poor. I realize there needs to be some allowance for such a busy time at such a busy location – but over 50 minutes? We were absolutely starving.
Nevertheless, each item here was delicious. I may not be an expert in burrata cheese (a soft buffalo milk mozzarella) but it was amazing. One taste and I was in heaven. The cheese immediately melted in my mouth and it was neither too creamy or too salty. Divineeee. The tasting plate of cheese items was interesting, but not really to my liking. I’m not a huge fan or prosciutto or pizza, but the pizza was so crisp & fresh. 5 stars for the pizza.
Overall, it was expensive and the service/atmosphere was really lacking. Initially I thought I would come back here again for the food but on the second time they really disappointed me on all levels. Sorry Obika, you didn’t come up to par.
Obika Mozzarella Bar Menu
Tasting Plate Mzarela Di Bufala Campana
Burrata, Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, Organic Tomatoes filets, Arugula
Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, Organic Tomatoes filets, Arugula