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218 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UQ, England
+44 1865 723029
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 00:00
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No choice in buffet,VERY POOR.They seem to open when the want,food is cold,service none existent.If you like good Indian food stay away

Thank yellowarmyEngland
Oxford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this curry restaurant, always visit on a lunchtime, made a taxi jounery so we could enjoy a lovely meal and a few beers, says on door lunchtime open 12-2, apparently not today😢😢😢, tried door it was opened by a member of staff, who we are not open today😡😡😡😡, although seemed to be doing takeaways as saw delivery car... More 

Thank mary k
Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service and food that relies on taste not just heat. If it is an indian meal you are after this delivers in spades.

Thank Odonn
Chalgrove, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always had great service here - the staff are very friendly. Food has always been good, but be careful if you order something hot - because it is! The Jalfeizi is fiery! Prawn dishes are all good - most with shell-on, but big prawns. Dhansak comes highly recommended too, as does the Bhuna. Side dishes so far have all been... More 

Thank soulsease
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We have visited Malikas many times and I have left other positive reviews on some of those occasions. However, we are usually weekend diners and so when we visited last Tuesday (between the Christmas and New Year period) we knew it would be good but perhaps not as good as it is at Weekends. Wrong! It was marvellous. We expected... More 

1 Thank FinediningAmber
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been to malikas many times and the food is always extremely good. The food has great flavour and service is always exceptional! This is a local favourite among people I know and I would definitely recommend it.

Thank 671lizzy
Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you like small amounts of dried up meat swimming in bright orange sauce served in a soup plate then this is the place for you. Not only is the food dire but the place an absolute rip off, £16 for two baskets of poppadoms is having a laugh. There are plenty of better places to get a curry on... More 

Thank elpoto
united kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We are not from Oxford so came here on a recommendation. We had what has to be one of the best curries I have eaten in a restaurant. Flavoursome and fresh with delicate spices. The presentation is excellent down to the slices of orange in the water glasses. Service was friendly, efficient and discreet. Will make the effort to return.We... More 

Thank bramblesfriend
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend the food was very nice will definitely be coming again, thanks for the great service :)

1 Thank Katie T
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived early on a Saturday night to s nice reception. The restaurant is bright too (unlike some other dingy places I've been to!) Service was friendly and quick. Food was excellent. We left a table of clean plates. I had land pathia, pilau rice and Keema nan. The food arrived at the same time and was hot and tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 723029
Malikas in the heart of Cowley Road offers a unique Indian food dining experience. The restaurant presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list - all designed to reflect an ethos of novelty and creativity in a newly redesign dining room.We are unique in spanning a fine dining restaurant serving real Indian cuisines. The restaurant is highly acclaimed and is widely regarded as amongst the best Indian cuisine in Oxford.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?