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Xian Restaurant

197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
+44 1865 554239
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a student living in Summertown about 25 year ago and remember Xian as being excellent. Sadly it's slipped quite a lot. The facade to the restaurant is the same and the interior has been updated. No issues with it - modern and light....More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We love going here for family birthdays but I've no idea why we don't go more often. Booking is advisable for busy times the food is always fantastic, freshly cooked and quick to the table. The service is always good too. The drinks menu offers...More

Thank Vikki T
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

A group of 7 of us ate here on a Friday night. Nice round table was good. Food was amazing. We asked for a chef's selection of dishes and were not disappointed. Drinks at the bar afterwards.

Thank EssJayWhy
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Excellent atmosphere, somewhere between cosy and light and bright, not easy to achieve. Good choice of Asian food, reasonably comprehensive wine list and capable staff, so all in all a relaxed atmosphere to be in and enjoy

Thank Jeanine D
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The first handy thing about ordering takeaway from Xian is the ease of access to the website menu. If you're staying in the Summertown area of Oxford, this is a great Chinese option. The food is very affordable without compromising on taste or quality. The...More

Thank Mitchell T
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for reasonably large groups, it took 2 hours to receive the food, after ordering at 7 and receiving our food just after 9. The starter came relatively quickly, but the food didn't exactly make up for the wait. It was...More

1  Thank ionaande
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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.

Thank Dan51Oxford
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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

Thank Graemew91
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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

Thank mozen7
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank ChiefCynicist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, 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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