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Xian Restaurant

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197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
+44 1865 554239
12:00 - 23:00
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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of 7 of us ate here on a Friday night. Nice round table was good. Food was amazing. We asked for a chef's selection of dishes and were not disappointed. Drinks at the bar afterwards.

Thank EssJayWhy
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent atmosphere, somewhere between cosy and light and bright, not easy to achieve. Good choice of Asian food, reasonably comprehensive wine list and capable staff, so all in all a relaxed atmosphere to be in and enjoy

Thank Jeanine D
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first handy thing about ordering takeaway from Xian is the ease of access to the website menu. If you're staying in the Summertown area of Oxford, this is a great Chinese option. The food is very affordable without compromising on taste or quality. The interior is nicely decorated, the staff are courteous and the exterior, fitted out in Chinese... More 

Thank Mitchell T
City of London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for reasonably large groups, it took 2 hours to receive the food, after ordering at 7 and receiving our food just after 9. The starter came relatively quickly, but the food didn't exactly make up for the wait. It was reasonable food and very average and similar to most other Chinese restaurants. The decoration was... More 

Thank ionaande
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have lived in Oxford for 20 years and this restaurant is the best Chinese in the local area. I am constantly impressed with all aspects of this restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank Dan51Oxford
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Fourth time I have been to Xian and it amazes me every time. This time I took my Family and we ordered a range of gluten free and vegetarian meals. All were great, service lovely and very reasonably priced

Thank Graemew91
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great food, good service, and a nice and calm atmosphere. The substantial prices are definitely worth it.

Thank mozen7
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Despite a huge smile, the head waitress attempted to memorise my order of 4 dishes and so forgot one of them when the food arrived. No apology from younger waitress who needs training in service skills. Bean curd in yellow bean sauce arrived in what was clearly hoi sin sauce and much too rich, which was disputed. The rest was... More 

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Went here on a Saturday night without a booking and could not get in, so made a booking for Sunday night. Service very good and food tasty, would definitely recommend for an enjoyable Chinese meal.

Thank Bob F
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This Chinese restaurant is superb. Attentive staff, lovely fresh food, a large menu. I always go here if I want Chinese. The duck is especially good.

Thank Shirley W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 38
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 554239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?