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The Standard

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Indian, Bangladeshi
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117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 1865 553557
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Good curry

We ate here with a couple of friends on Saturday night. The restaurant managed to squeeze us in before another booking, which was good. The place was really busy and several other people got turned away whilst we were there. It is a good Indian restaurant, the food is good, we had friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Stuart E
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here with a couple of friends on Saturday night. The restaurant managed to squeeze us in before another booking, which was good. The place was really busy and several other people got turned away whilst we were there. It is a good Indian restaurant, the food is good, we had friendly service. There was a good choice of... More 

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England
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76 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Food OK, just not spicy enough for my palate. Tarka daal, was missing the tarka and was very bland.

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UK
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Decor nice but slightly splashed walls and very tired facilities. Service attentive and polite. Food tasty, fresh, good veg and entirely reasonable. Summary, nice, not ground breaking but no complaints.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food is fantastic probably the best indian food in oxford, service is fast however as the resturant is very small you therefore are under pressure to eat and leave as the key to the success of this resturant is quick turnaround. All said the food is great.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Jaipur ale (despite the name,brewed in Bakewell, Derbyshire) was excellent: hoppy, fruity and also quite strong. I wish I could enthuse similarly, as many others do, about the food but, though the family were happy, I did not rate it 5 stars. For me it was 3 star though, since the family liked it, I have given it 4... More 

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Charlbury, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not many Indian restaurants in Oxford so we booked to go to the Standard without knowing much about it. It's surprisingly small & was very busy but that makes for a good cheerful atmosphere. I lived in Birmingham for a long time & recently moved to Oxfordshire, so I'm used to having excellent Indian meals & The Standard is up... More 

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Woodstock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Oxford is not a good place for Indian food,but the Standard is an exception. The "specials' tend to be particularly good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As an Oxford resident and a lover of Indian cuisine I know what a mixed big the Indian restaurants in the city are. The community of Jericho used to be able to boast the Bombay restaurant which sadly closed its doors last year (fortunately to be replaced by the wonderful Zheng restaurant). The Bombay set the bar pretty high in... More 

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a small, noisy, crowded restaurant which offers very good Indian food. There are some critical accounts of service in the rievews; ours was excellent

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Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great indian food -- best I've had in Oxford by far, and some of the best I've had any where. The food is attractive, made with fresh ingredients, and delicious. This is my favorite restaurant in Oxford. Only downside has been the delivery service. Delivery was slow, and the delivery person couldn't find my building (it's on one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?