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Xian Restaurant

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197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
+44 1865 554239
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12:00 - 23:00
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Oxford
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Oxford for 20 years and this restaurant is the best Chinese in the local area. I am constantly impressed with all aspects of this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Thank Dan51Oxford
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fourth time I have been to Xian and it amazes me every time. This time I took my Family and we ordered a range of gluten free and vegetarian meals. All were great, service lovely and very reasonably priced

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Thank Graemew91
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good service, and a nice and calm atmosphere. The substantial prices are definitely worth it.

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Thank mozen7
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite a huge smile, the head waitress attempted to memorise my order of 4 dishes and so forgot one of them when the food arrived. No apology from younger waitress who needs training in service skills. Bean curd in yellow bean sauce arrived in what was clearly hoi sin sauce and much too rich, which was disputed. The rest was... More 

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a Saturday night without a booking and could not get in, so made a booking for Sunday night. Service very good and food tasty, would definitely recommend for an enjoyable Chinese meal.

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Thank Bob F
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Shirley W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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.

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Thank Kimandy31
Kidlington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

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Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 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 

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Thank Nathaniel B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 38
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?