Un plat formidable

Un plat formidable

Fruits de mer de haute fraîcheur, pas trop cuits et bien épicés

Spectacle du dimanche

Spectacle du dimanche

Groupe de musiciens-danseurs provenant de la Vallée du Souss

Waha Zitoun

Waha Zitoun

En arabe, waha signifie "oasis" et zitoun "olivier" ou "olive"

L'esplanade de l'Oasis de l'Olivier

L'esplanade de l'Oasis de l'Olivier

Avec piscines et zones ombragées

Inévitables tajines

Inévitables tajines

Prêts à toute heure !

L'Oasis de l'Olivier, Ouled Teima

The Oasis of Issen, near Ouled Teima

This vast restaurant with swimming pools and covered offers succulent fish and seafood in huge quantities. Ignored by tourism, it is worth a visit.

You can reach the Oasis of Issen (Waha Issen in Arabic), previously more poetically called Waha Zitoun, in fourteen minutes from the Jardin aux Etoiles according to the Google Maps map at the bottom of the page.

This large and new restaurant is a nice change from the popular cafes of Ouled Teima .

Folklore productions on Sundays

We prefer to eat in the courtyard, around water sources and palm trees. Shelters have been installed, and vary according to the seasons. A Berber tent, for example, offers authenticity and freshness. The Oasis d'Issen has two pretty swimming pools, one of which is reserved for children, who can also enjoy an indoor games room. On Sunday, folklore productions of singer-dancers from the Souss Valley. For those who appreciate high-sounding productions!

An area reserved for camping-caravanning has been set up in the south, but has apparently not yet received the necessary authorizations.

Alongside traditional Moroccan cuisine, including meat kebabs that are also suitable for small appetites, L'Oasis d'Issen had the excellent idea of offering fish and seafood, which is appreciable insofar as it is about 50 km from the ocean.

Perfectly reasonable prices

The products served are delivered every day. Better still: the chef worked in a restaurant on the Côte d'Azur and knows perfectly well the "rose-on-the-bone" cooking. Extremely rare in Morocco, where as in almost all Mediterranean countries, fish are overcooked, causing them to lose their softness and part of their taste qualities. We have tested several times at L'Oasis d'Issen dishes consisting either exclusively of seafood, or only fish, or a mixture of both. It was delicious every time! Highly recommend. The prices remain perfectly reasonable, given the quality offered and the quantities served, which are very close to being pantagruel.

The dishes are accompanied by a galette of Berber bread and mineral water. Too bad we cannot accompany these delicacies with a small Moroccan white wine. Alcohol is prohibited here. It is true that L'Oasis d'Issen is hardly known to tourists. One more reason to stop there.

                   

   The Oasis of Issen deserves two out of three hearts. Be careful, however, to maintain the right level of starting quality! We noted a risk of spoilage on our last visits (lemons run out in the early evening, which is a bit annoying when tasting fish!)

15 minutes from the Jardin aux Etoiles
according to Google Maps