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Xian Restaurant

197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
+44 1865 554239
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
197 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son, daughter and daughter in law recently surprised me with a great birthday party at the Xian restaurant celebrating a landmark birthday. So close to the Christmas festivities you wonder if they will be able to deliver to their usual high standard - and...More

Thank ArkwrightOxford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a busy Friday night. I think they might have listened to recent reviews suggesting patchy service because there were plenty of servers on hand - we must have seen at least six serving our table. My abiding memory is of gluey sauces though....More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good but the service varied from very good to competent where one waitress who served us seemed not to enjoy the experience as the others but overall I would go again even though it was a 90 mile round trip

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal here on 16/12/17 for a family birthday we were a party of 30. First of all I'd like to say they crammed so many people in the restaurant you couldn't move squashed in like sardines. This had a massive impact on...More

Thank DebbieMaxwell888
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Had an early evening meal here. The restaurant was lovely, with very attentive waiters. The food was one of the best Chinese that I have eaten. Lots of regulars eating there.

Thank Clare J
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Dreadful service,only one waitress working but very quiet.Rushed & very abrupt attitude. Arrived 30 mins before closing,but music switched off,bill made up directly on closing. Contacted owner & new nothing of the event,so only offered to refund the service charge!.We have been regulars for many...More

1  Thank De2127
Reviewed 4 September 2017 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 25 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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