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218 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UQ, England
+44 1865 723029
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“curry” (51 reviews)
“poppadoms” (38 reviews)
“keema nan” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving late in Oxford we’ve decided to get an Indian. Our wonderful taxi driver mentioned Malikas and said that we won’t be disappointed. And I promise we weren’t, we got the 4 course chef decide special and from the starter to the dessert was a...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I ate here alone before going to a gig at the O2 Academy, Oxford, in June 2017. I had a perfectly decent curry, and the service was fine too (the waiters had to deal with one customer who, for no obvious reason, wasn't happy with...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I had a birthday dinner at Malikas on a quiet weeknight with some friends and we had delicious food, a warm welcome and great service. The waiters were helpful and up for a good chat.

Thank llewrhys
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A modern, clean restaurant with a varied menu. Great Popadoms with excellent selection of pickles and chutneys. I had a Chicken Tikka Balti and Garlic Naan which was very tasty and plentiful. Served quickly as I requested as I was in a hurry. Superb service

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Order confirmation stated delivery at 7:44pm, the app then changed to 8:07, delivery finally arrived at 8:30pm. Driver was not apologetic at all, tried to ring to see where it was and no answer on all 3 occasions. The food was then cold when it...More

Thank Sarah-Anne M
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway to a hotel in oxford. Ordered a prawn puri starter, chicken vindaloo, chicken tikka main and bhindi Bhaji The food was pritty rubbish to be honest the only nice one was the chicken tikka according to my wife The vindaloo was bland...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Great service and food. We had booked to be in and out in an hour as attending an event and they worked around this. The food was tasty and well cooked. One items was forgotten but this was quickly remedied. Other than that a great...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We ordered a take away for 5 people. All delivered hot, all was delicious and it was not greasy! Was very impressed. Was told that the food will take 1 hour to deliver, but it arrived in 30 minutes! Was pleasantly surprised to find free...More

Thank foodie-catherine123
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We popped in for a single course and were squeezed into a busy restaurant. We ordered quickly. Drinks and poppadums (and more) came, and then main shortly after. One of the challenges with going for 'Indian' food is overfamiliarity and so I went for something...More

Thank AndrewT42
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant throwing off the flock wallpaper for a 21st century design but the the formula of poppadoms and lager and wait at least an hour before the sludgy curry is delivered by overworked waiting staff on an early Saturday evening. Sadly this...More

Thank JohnOB-12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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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