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25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“meze dishes” (12 reviews)
“falafel” (23 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Four of us went over to this neighbourhood Lebanese restaurant for an evening meal on a weekday night. The place was almost full, but they found us a table in the inner large room. The decor was very typically middle eastern, with a lovely ceiling,...More

Thank AshokP900
Reviewed 2 May 2018

As a group we had a private room. We were served at table with a stream of mezes and main courses, together with the drink of our choice. The service was really good and the food outstanding. I'm not normally a fan of mezes but...More

Thank Cappacino_Girl
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Small restuarant serving a nice selection of richly flavoured, nicely spiced food. The presentation is unpretentious - just hearty plates of home style food. We enjoyed a selection of hot starters recommended by the waiter, three mains, rice, bread and a bottle of good wine....More

Thank SB01
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We returned to Al Shami again for a dinner whilst in Oxford. It is one of the best places to eat. It is not a poser place, so don't go to be seen, or be flash. Its a just a nice place to go and...More

1  Thank rob E
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Yeah the kebab is pretty good, but who cares, it’s all about dat hummus!!! Seriously I’m a hummus snob after living in the Middle East for three years, and I liked their hummus so much I ordered another plate! My only regret is that I...More

Thank nic_talks_travel
Sami M, Manager at Al-Shami, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review! All of our food is homemade and fresh and that is why it tastes like you're in the middle east. Our complimentary plate of vegetables at the beginning is a Lebanese tradition. If we were to cut them it wouldn't...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, good value for money. We had a problem with one of our party being delayed but they were really flexible.

Thank krcb197
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great food and wine attentive staff an not at all expensive. Last minute job as haven`t been fpr years. Still the same top notch grub !

Reviewed 3 February 2018

It was my first time to taste the delicacies of Lebanese food. We ordered lots of foods such as Hamas, Falafel, Cauliflower dish (Zahra mekhla), Batata harra and Shawarma dajaj. Those are very good! I like it a lot, especially the cauliflower dish, batata harra...More

Thank Nuruliawati Y
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I've been coming here for years ... it feels like a home from home, and I miss it now I live in London and come to Oxford less often. It has the freshest, most piquant, most delicious Lebanese mezze, with a wide range of dishes:...More

Thank spincat
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Al Shami last Friday night with some friends. The place was pretty busy but we were given our reserved table quickly. When ordering the wine my wife asked for a bottle of 's blanc. Was bought pin grigio. When she asked for...More

Thank scousersteve2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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