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135 High Street | 1st Floor, Oxford OX1 4DN, England
+44 1865 251600
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (29 reviews)
“rogan josh” (7 reviews)
“rice” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 High Street | 1st Floor, Oxford OX1 4DN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very great find! Eating alone is not an easy thing for me, however visiting Oxford for work I had to take advantage of all the great places to eat. I was only seeking places where I could sit at a bar to feel less awkward...More

Thank KLynnB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned up here without a reservation at 6.30 pm on a Saturday evening. The place was already pretty busy but we managed to get a table for two. In common with some other reviewers on Tripadvisor, we found the service pretty slow and a bit...More

1  Thank Gilpenned
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Menu at the front door different to what is on offer. Small portions, slow service, greasy. Food quite bland and expensive for what it is.

1  Thank Milo H
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited this restaurant for an evening meal quite recently. The staff, although polite. are "clueless" in terms of putting the customer first. For instance - I ordered a beer and noticed that the bottom of the glass was cracked causing beer to leak on...More

1  Thank mike934
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I found this place rated quite high on tripadvisor so booked a table for a group of us. On arrival we were not greeted so had to go to the bar. Once seated we literally were waiting around 30 minutes for our order to be...More

1  Thank Jonnym_7
Reviewed 13 May 2017

In Oxford, this is as good as it gets when you want Indian food. It is not the cheapest Indian place, but it is by some distance the best. It is true to its origin and does not try to "mild up" its food to...More

1  Thank Mosch65
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I found the dishes here are more flavorful and better quality compared to the other ones in town. Each dish has its own distinct flavor instead of generically spicy but same flavor.

1  Thank WineConnoisseu
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to this restaurant for lunch on our recent visit to Oxford. My husband chose the tandoori prawns in a masala sauce, with sweet rice and a mango lassi and I had the Goan chicken curry with plain rice....More

1  Thank MyraPlum
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife said her Biryiani was the best she'd ever had, and she has certainly tried a few. Atmosphere was good , and the sauce that comes with the Tikka starter (tamarind based) was exceptional.

1  Thank Derek_Eynon
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife and I ate at Shezan in High Street, Oxford in April '17. We had eaten there before and it was as good, better in.fact, than we remembered. My wife had chicken saag, which she has had every time but maybe twice in 100+...More

Thank david b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 High Street | 1st Floor, Oxford OX1 4DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 251600
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Shezan stands on the 1st floor along a narrow passageway off the famous Oxford High Street. The premises are in use as dining rooms since 1915. No. 135 dates from the early eighteenth century. It is a grade ii listed building built c. 1679.
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