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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1.8 miles from Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food! Really enjoyed... but booking is a challenge. On their website, they don't have a booking system, and when you send a message it bounces back... and then they don't answer the phone!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We visited here on my son's birthday and had a family celebration. The service was excellent and very accommodating, and the food was delicious. Would definitely come again.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

A birthday meal for partner & and family. Very helpful staff. Very organised restaurant. Food was amazing. Fresh, plentiful & we bought loads home! Took a cake up earlier on the day and this was bought out at the end of the meal with the...staff singing happy birthday. Would love to return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

The restaurant looks beautiful from the outside and has an inviting interior. Initial impressions were good as it was busy (and had lots of Chinese guests which I took as a sign the food would be good) which was very encouraging on a Tuesday night....The initial drinks service was incredibly slow. I had to request drinks three times as we were well into our starters before they arrived. The servers ranged from unfriendly, to rude and seemed to give certain tables preferential treatment. The weak customer service made it a slightly uncomfortable experience and it was hard work getting more drinks, sauces, the table cleared etc. The food itself (and I eat in a lot of Chinese restaurants) ranged from below average or very poor. The barbecue ribs were fatty and disgusting in a horrible sauce and the crab and sweetcorn soup was scalding hot, bland and contained very little crab or sweetcorn. The rice was clumpy and overcooked and the sweet and sour pork really poor… huge clumps of fatty pork… I actually had to spit some of it out and left most of it. Very disappointing as had high hopes. We will not be returning and will be recommending that friends and family give it a miss.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Servers are rude and grumpy. I have eaten at this restaurant loads of times already. The food is delicious, but the waiters do not speak good English, and they are very impatient and rude. When visiting with an allergic guest, they were pissed when asked...what could be prepared without contamination. Out of their incredibly long menu, just one dish has been signaled as safe. Unfortunately, the dish itself was not very good. They made my guest uncomfortable, and he felt unwelcomed in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

I booked a table and there was anyway a terrible queue. Someone has gone for waiting too much. The allergens was not indicated . I'm allergic at milk and they said me that there was JUST ONE dish safe for me (in 7 pages of...menù). I took that, and it was not different from hospital food. The waitress was also annoyed about a simple request: pay attention to contamination for allergens. Worst service ever. Never moreMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Had yet another wonderful meal here. My mum and I came for a nice dinner and as ever haven't been disappointed. The squid with garlic and chilli is by far the best one I ever had. The slices are big, juicy and soft. The balance...of chilli and garlic is perfect. The Mongolian beef is my favourite Chinese dish so far.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

They say that a clientele indigenous to the style of food is a good sign and if this restaurant is anything to go by that is true. There are of course lots of Chinese people in Oxford it being a university town and on the...night of our visit at least 50% of the customers were Chinese which added to the ambience of the place. As some others have said, the service did seem a bit rushed but the food was absolutely fantastic - probably the best Chinese/ Cantonese We have ever had. I think the food is not toned down to the English palette as much as your average Chinese restaurant which is a good thing. I can whole heartedly recommend this restaurant without hesitationMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

We wanted a meal at 9.30pm and it was great to find a place that took us so late served us quickly and the food was good. Would recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

The restaurant in question stands out as the premier Chinese dining establishment in Oxford. Boasting unwaveringly high food quality and a team of exceedingly hospitable staff, it consistently exceeds expectations. The staff's impeccable balance of attentiveness and respect for personal space showcases their commitment to...providing an exceptional dining experience. The establishment's consistent full occupancy serves as a testament to its renowned reputation.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

An incredibly extensive menu, attentive and efficient service and wonderfully fresh and tasty food all contributed to a very strong experience, topped off by a good ambience for a mid-week evening and a good mix of nationalities represented in the customer base. Cannot recommend highly...enough.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

Visited on a Monday night without a reservation. Was shown to a table immediately. The restaurant was very busy too. The menus has a good selection of dishes. My daughters Bulgarian boyfriend had never eaten Chinese food before so we each chose a dish chicken/prawn/veg...with rice and crackers. Portions were plentiful between the three of us. All super fresh & hot, tasty too. Service was prompt with no fuss. I don’t eat out often but this meal was a treat. Reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend and add to my favourite restaurant list.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

Most terrible food! Inedible! It was impossible to chew the duck dish. Very greasy. It was as if we were eating something from the bin!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Beautiful food cooked with lovely fresh ingredients. Great service and great drinks menu. The atmosphere was buzzing

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Delicious authentic Chinese food. Everything we ate was superb. Super friendly staff. Though they were extremely busy, they always had smiles on their faces. Great busy atmosphere. You know it’s a good place when you see so many Chinese people dining there 😉 Love love...love 💕More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Dear Sharon, we were not a buffet restaurant since 4 years ago. We have set meals please log on our website to check the details. Thank you
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Hi , this is an A La Carte restaurant so no buffet at New Dancing Dragon. Thank you
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