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Al-Shami

25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (22 reviews)
“hot meze” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends. We didn't go for main courses but just lots of starters - this proved to be an excellent choice.

Thank davey j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having meant to go to a Lebanese restaurant for some time we managed to find one on our trip to Oxford that had a good selection of hot and cold meze which would allow us to sample as many different dishes as we could from...More

Thank MattyLion
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here as we were staying in The Richmond Hotel which is owned and run by the same people. The food was lovely, we had spicy hummus, fatayer, halloumi salad and spicy potatoes for starters and then chicken shish (just a chicken kebab) and...More

Thank laydee_carmelade
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Having had a busy day sightseeing my partner & I passed the Al-Shami, despite not having made a reservation and the restaurant being busy the staff managed to find us a table by the window. The owner recommended a mixed menu which eliminated the necessity...More

Thank S400SLJ
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The food was not good . the waiter doesn't showing any respect or smiling to customers. Not good value for money. Waste of time and money. I wouldn't recommend for anyone.

Thank hhslna
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Popped in for a bout of nostalgia. Al-Shami had only just opened when I moved, as a student, into a house just around the corner over twenty five years ago. I used go there relatively frequently, drawn by the shish-taouq, and by an outstanding warm...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Terrible food. Terrible service. Not sure what the rave reviews are based on. We had soup and some other starters. The food they served lacked flavor and taste, that's putting it mildly, it was terrible. So terrible we had to cancel our mains. I really...More

Thank Pheello N
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and we're very happy to have eaten here. It's a little bit away from where you would expect a place to eat, but it's well worth walking here. The mezes were all very tasty and given the great decor...More

Thank fabian_zurich
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Stuff pita bread with a huge range of delicately cooked Lebanese mezze. It would have been better if the pita had been warm, but that's my only complaint.

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Ten of us dined here last week and had a great meal. We focused on the mezze and were not disappointed - the best dishes being the kibeh, fatoush salad, foul and humus. The grilled meat main courses lacked seasoning. At £20 per head including...More

Thank LucyCarvalho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310066
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