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11-13 Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP, England
+44 (0)1865 372827
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Ovisher which means "The lovers meeting place" was established in...
The Ovisher which means "The lovers meeting place" was established in 1981. Being one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Oxfordshire, it has been serving the people of Kidlington and Oxford for more than 30 years. One of our greatest boast is that three generations of families have now been enjoying the Ovisher cuisine. Our food is indeed aimed to be special and our experienced chef's are always studying our customers culinary desires, to produce good, if not the finest curry. This special food of ours is served in a warm and relaxing environment, set up by our friendly and attentive staff.
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    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Curry in Oxfordshire

A big thankyou to all the staff at the Ovisher Curry house in Kidlington for making my Birthday special and for the food being excellent as usual.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

A big thankyou to all the staff at the Ovisher Curry house in Kidlington for making my Birthday special and for the food being excellent as usual.

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Justin, Thank you for enjoying the joys of the Banquet Night by dining in on a Tuesday - a wise decision for the dozen of you firefighters who came to dine in. It is fantastic to hear your Birthday flourishing in this establishment and I hope we gave you a Birthday to remember. As I check in my diary... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great Traditional Indian restaurant flock wallpaper etc, good food with pleasant service, takeaway menu available.

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Witney Customer, Hope all is going well with you in this fluctuating but fine British weather. I was out in the scorching sun with an electronic tablet in hand whilst stumbling upon your ear pleasing review. It is indeed a joy to come across a glowing remark of yours and although concise, it was yet a pleasure to read.... More 

Witney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Yeah great Vindaloo many restaurants are scared to make it hot but this was great!!! Very nice lads serving, good beer and pleasant busy atmosphere.

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for your review about our Vindaloo. It is indeed a peace in mind to hear you have survived as what you describe 'our extra hot Vindaloo'. Some get knocked out, some even end up in hospital, but you my friend have certainly lived on to tell the tale about our extra hot Vindaloo. Next time our... More 

Kidlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here in Febuary for my 50th birthday with family and again had a beautiful meal good friendly staff and will recommend it

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Sincere greetings to you and the lovely family. Hope you are doing well in this gorgeous weather. Thank you for sacrificing your precious time in giving feedback on TripAdvisor. Certainly there is an inner contentment within myself discovering that the Birthday Bash at Ovisher was a success. Everyone here really want to thank you for using this establishment... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I rang up and ordered a takeaway the man on the phone was so friendly, he asked how my day had been and how my family was really chatty and happy. I ordered king prawn masala the man on the phone said the chef could peel the prawns for me as I didn't like them with the shells on. The... More 

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Valued Takeaway Customer, Hope all is going well with you and the family. It is me, the chatty chap on the phone, prolonging your conversation in order to ensure you are nothing but happy. At Ovisher we strive in trying to tailor our dishes as much as possible to the customers need (when asked for). And it is certainly... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have had both a take away and have sat down for a meal and every time the Ovisher does not fail. If looking a Indian in Kidlington then look no further.

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Customer, Sincere Greetings, it was indeed a pleasure reading your charming review about our takeaway service as well as our dine in facility. It is stupendous to discover you enjoyed both your takeout meal as well as your dine in meal - what more could I ask for? Thank you for the fact you will be recommending us... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I used to use this curryhouse 30 year's ago. The decor has not really changed much. But the food definitely has. The staff were to bussey having a laugh with themselves rather than see if you were OK. The food was very poor. Such a shame

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I hope all is going well and that you are in the best of health. We are very sad that you experienced a bad service and food. Please tell me which day and date you dined in and I promise to get to the bottom of this. I recently took over this business in September 2014 and always... More 

Oxford
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have not eaten in the Ovisher for over 25 years as we had such a bad experience. It has been under new ownership for a few months so I was pressured into giving it a try. All I can say is that from the moment we walked in was a great experience, service was excellent ( I even left... More 

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Greeting Trevor, How amazing it is to hear after those lost long years, your heart has inclined once again towards Ovisher. 25 Years seems very long - nevertheless, the important thing is that you are now back. Back to conquer every dish on our Menu and have dining experiences that will be filled with joy and laughter (for the next... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Discovered Ovisher about 2-3 months ago and have been regularly since often once a week. The Ovisher platter is a wonderful starter and gives you a taste of what is to come. I particularly like the tandoori salmon which is so tender and tasty.

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Customer, It is a pleasure reading your review. Many Thanks in taking time reviewing this establishment. It is great to see you have now become a solid customer of Ovisher since your first visit months ago and it is indeed a contentment seeing you coming in every Monday - Building new customers certainly makes the staff at Ovisher very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Thank you for making my Birthday very special with the birthday decor and delicious food. The suprise cake at the end was a great touch and made my day very happy. Will definitely recommend Ovisher for special occasions.

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Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Many thanks for opting to dine in at Ovisher out of the several curry making firms in Kidlington. It is a delight to discover your Birthday being a success. I hope you enjoyed our surprise of an unanticipated cake arriving at the end of the meal - verily we too like giving customers surprises! With the may Birthdays... More 

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Additional Information about Ovisher

Address: 11-13 Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1865 372827
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11-13 Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1865 372827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

The Ovisher which means "The lovers meeting place" was established in 1981. Being one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Oxfordshire, it has been serving the people of Kidlington and Oxford for more than 30 years. One of our greatest boast is that three generations of families have now been enjoying the Ovisher cuisine. Our food is indeed aimed to be special and our experienced chef's are always studying our customers culinary desires, to produce good, if not the finest curry. This special food of ours is served in a warm and relaxing environment, set up by our friendly and attentive staff.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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