Seattle >Food & Dining > Bagel Oasis
2112 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811547.675855 -122.304569
Mon-Fri 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat-Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Northeast Seattle, Ravenna, Northeast
Inside tells all! – Basically, Bagel Oasis
Is one of the worst places ever for a bagel place its self. The Overall place is dirty never really clean much, If you ever got a chance at seeing the back. Make sure you do. because that's where your food is getting made. in a very low down dirty kitchen and also in front to as well. . and basically the real main point of this all is. The manager and owner are just very rude and no sense of humor nothing they are just plain out mean and rude. the owner is just the biggest one of them all you know what i mean. he is not friendly one bit basically he just does not even care.why i know this all to well. Its because i use to work for them. and the owner himself was not even nice to me period. i would never work for them ever. i would rather work for a garbage company or something else then working for him basically if you saw this place for yourself. you would want to report them . Because they first off are non union they have no safety what so ever. basically there is always water on the floor next the registers and even in the back next to old freezers and next to some very old stairs that are not even safe at all. Overall bagel oasis is a place for no one. Unless you want a bagel that will cost an arm and a leg for one. I should know. The prices there are not cheap. and this a bagel place for sakes. anyways this what i had to go through. i wanted to put this out there myself.
Used to work there... – I agree with most everything that has been said so far. I actually worked there about 4 years ago and it was pretty much the same then. I can promise however, that even though the main dining room is messy, they are super strict about cleanliness in the BOH. I actually baked the bagels myself, and everything was as clean as can be, not to mention the bagels go through like a 500 degree oven. Even the prep stations are clean, thank goodness its Kosher or that might not be the case. I pretty much love EVERYTHING on the menu, and its ALL made from scratch! My favs: Plain Bagel un toasted with salmon CC, the Hot Emerald Sandwich, the Tomato Havarti melt and ANY SOUP!
Good bagels, crappy service. – I've been going to Bagel Oasis for at least ten years, and though the bagels have been consistently good, the service has always been pretty bad. I agree with the 4/8 post, that the place is dirty--it's true, a bunch of people "work" there but no one ever takes the time to clean the tables. It's a pain that whenever you sit down you have to wipe your own table down unless you want a bunch of bagel crumbs/etc stuck to your arm.
As far as kids go, there are often a lot of pretty loud kids--part of that I think is the space, it's like a big open box with nothing to absorb the sound, so it gets pretty loud.
Hasn't improved... – Unfortunately I have to agree with the other comments on this page. Bagel Oasis has potential to be great and a corner on the Greenlake/Ravenna bagel market since the only other places in the immediate area to get bagels are merely coffee shops.
On my visit Sunday morning, there was a constant trickle of people over 2 hours but rarely a line thicker than 3 people. Nevertheless, the 7 (yes, 7) guys working behind the counter did not take the time to clean up the dining room. It was obvious one of them was a manager as well who just stared grumpily into space. Tables and floor were covered with crumbs, newspapers, and napkins. I also would excuse the cashier's bad attitude if they were a little busier. But with hardly anyone in line, there's no reason to be curt.
I can't help but complain that there are no signs directing which line to get in to order and pay and which to pick up your order. And don't think the presence of a cash register will help, there's one at each line. At least three times, I heard one of the employees explain to a new customer that the left side is for bagels-to-go and the right is for orders in or sandwiches or beverages. I simply don't understand why they can't put up two simple signs informing people of this procedure.
The poor customer service and uncleanliness of the dining room at Bagel Oasis have caused me to take my bagel cravings elsewhere. I'm pretty sure I saw a Noah's Bagels in Wallingford.
Great bagels with a side of screaming kids – The bagels here are great. I am originally from the east coast and these are by far the best bagels I've found in Seattle. However, I've stopped going here, because the place is so annoying. The staff is slow and rude, it's always sort of dirty, and it's constantly overrun with screaming kids running everywhere. I am a mother myself but I would NEVER let my kid behave in public the way the kids hanging out here act.
Great bagels, poor service – I will have to echo what the last reviewer said about the service. I feel forced to go here as it is one of the few bagel shops north of the ship canal, and the bagels are fairly good. The service however, is not. If you go here when there are a just a few people in front of you, you will wait for what seems like an eternity for your order. At times, I have waited 20, 25, and 30 minutes for a cold-cut bagel sandwich when the wait did not seem to warrant that much time. There just seems to be an air of pandemonium behind the counter at times. I will also say that consistency is the sandwiches could use improvement as well. How the same sandwich is made really depends on who is making it. Also, if a place is going to offer soda pop, then have the supplies on-hand to make sure it is stocked. Overall, the bagels are really good, there's nothing better than a buttered bialy or a roast beef sandwich to tide me over, the bagels are made fresh throughout the day, and the ingredients are fresh and tasty. But getting to that point can be a difficult experience. I will return when I am not in a hurry.
Editorial Review – Large, kid-friendly bagel bakery in Ravenna offers take-out bagels and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch; plenty of seating is available.
If you want bad service... – Unfortunately, this is one of the few bagel places left in Seattle that you can actually get a fresh bagel at anymore. So I am forced to have to go here for my bagel fix. Not only is the layout confusing, with too many little lines forming all over the place, you place your order and it takes them forever to get it to you. There are way too many people behind the counter for the service to be as slow as it is. It took me over 15 minutes today to get 4 plain bagels and a schmear of cream cheese, with only 1 customer in front of me! There were 3 people behind the counter doing NOTHING. Luckily, today the bagels did not look over done like they have the past couple of weeks, otherwise I think I would have asked for my money (and my tip) back before I finally rec'd my order...
Remodeled! – The Bagel Oasis has changed it's shabby interior, and is looking great!! Better set up for sitting, fresh paint, new counter arrangement. And the staff is actually quite nice, trying harder to be faster, and more efficient. I love going in, on my way to work. One of my new favorite spots. Great salt bagels, and selections for vegetarians as well!
Not worth the wait – The service was very slow, probably becuase half the employees stand around doing nothing. When we finally got our food it was cold. Definitley not as good as Pike Place Bagels.
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