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25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
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  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
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“falafel” (23 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Tasty food, cheap eats and good service. What more do you need? It can be a bit hard to find as it is at the end of a side road, but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Nadica S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Impression that decor and plates have not been renewed for long time. Some training in hospitality / concept of the effect of the smile on customer experience is some area to improve on. Was hot day there was no air con, no fan and the...More

Thank doctormuhsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting al Shami for years as it is one of my favourite eateries in the UK. Have tried a wide variety from the excellent menu and everything is fantastic. The mezes are all amazing and clearly fresh and home made in the restaurant....More

Thank Marcdeweck
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had a really nice dinner. The food was freshly made and the menu offereded a range of genuine options. Best felafel and aubergine puree ever tried. The lamb was succulent and the portions generous. Great prices ad well!

Thank 86Silvia_Fal
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I was very disappointed by Al-Shami. It has a pretty good location and the staff are friendly but the food is (at best) very ordinary. The restaurant isn't particularly clean but worst of all, the loos are disgustingly filthy, and that was at the very...More

Thank Disinterested
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Had lunch here recently, and it was a great experience. The restaurant is situated on a charming curved corner between streets. We sat at a table by the window and watched life in Jericho going by, while eating the best Middle Eastern food. Dishes of...More

Thank Raia B
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve eaten here for years and love it, but our visit last night was not so good. The veg platter didn’t arrive at the start of the meal (maybe they’ve stopped doing it? If so that’s a shame as it was a major selling point...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We really wanted to love this restaurant as we had only one dining experience in Oxford. The reviews were so good, but unfortunately our experience was not. It's a nice corner location, and we were given a huge complimentary fresh veggie plate--a great start! Looking...More

Thank onthemove22
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We have ordered 2 mixed grill as we asked the waiter how long max will take to be ready he said 15 minutes maximum. We had to wait more than 50 minutes to get the mixed grill. The restaurant was full and only 1 waiter...More

Thank Mokhtar B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We used to visit Al Shami regularly about eighteen years ago but no longer visit Oxford very often. We spent two nights in the city this week and decided to revisit- which can be a dangerous thing todo when you have fond memories of a...More

Thank jamjar55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310066
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