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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good and at fair price. What disappointed me was that the menu was too routine. Nothing really surprised me.

Thank Tao G
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this Chinese restaurant on Tuesday for my husbands birthday. I am coeliac so it's very hard eating out. Here there isn't a problem, great choice and delicious food. The staff are friendly and welcoming and would do anything for you. We will definitely be back, what a gem to find.

Thank Kimandy31
Kidlington, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to The Xi'an for several years and meals and service are always superb and last night was no exception. We highly recommend it.

Thank Kevin P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening meal with a colleague of mine. Not a massive choice on the menu but plenty to choose from. I decided to go for the sizzling lamb with satay sauce while my colleague had the sizzling chicken in Cantonese sauce with a noodles and beansprouts chips and curry sauce to share. We had complimentary prawn crackers and Thai... More 

Thank Nathaniel B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is stunningly good. You simply must have the smoked chicken with salt and garlic - I could have eaten just that all night and been incredibly happy. We also had pork dumplings, chicken and cashew nuts in yellow bean sauce, sizzling beef in satay sauce with egg fried rice and Singapore noodles. It was all excellent. Seriously... More 

Thank ljw1222
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a business dinner with some colleagues from Mexico, food was great all round and everyone enjoyed their food, we had BBQ spare ribs and crispy seaweed for starter; ribs were hands down the best I've had from a Chinese in the uk. They literally fell off the bone. I ordered beef curry & egg fried rice, the... More 

Thank mucho-mogo
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Once again we had a fab meal in Xian's. Not only is the food fantastic but the staff are attentive and the atmosphere buzzing. The drinks came quickly followed shortly after by the starters. Couldn't fault anything

Thank DandL43
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Excellent food and attentive staff. The restaurant has a good selection of vegetarian dishes and we particularly liked the spicy aubergine hotpot.

Thank David H
Reichshof, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

When i lived in Oxford, i used to come here on a regular basis. The place itself is very nice, the staff is very friendly and the food is very nice. The crispy duck is great.

Thank filadelfi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?