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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
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Best curry in Oxford

This is my favorite Indian curry in town. The food here is such high quality and delicious and the staff are really friendly and have always made me feel so welcome. My favorite are the patia curry and the madras, but always needs some supplement with delicious naan, and sides. They have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Amy P
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite Indian curry in town. The food here is such high quality and delicious and the staff are really friendly and have always made me feel so welcome. My favorite are the patia curry and the madras, but always needs some supplement with delicious naan, and sides. They have a limited number of seats, so book ahead... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Despite living five minutes away, for some reason we visited Arzoo many times before eating at the Standard - what a mistake!! The Standard is easily the nicest curry house around - fantastic food, great if you fancy something a little more than chicken tikka massala. The restaurant itself is quite small and always packed on the weekends so book... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were gonna head to Cowley Rd but saw this place oppo the Jericho Tavern and ventured across! Traditional family run curry house been in existence for 40 plus years! Not a big place. Reminds me of places I first went to my Curry Journey! Concise menu with a bit of flexibility! Really great service Subtle touches that make for... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The table was comfortable and felt like a lot of locals probably dine here. It looked like a professor and graduate student at the table next to us. The service seemed to lag a bit. The food was good but not very spicy. The poppadom was somewhat boring and the "curries" that came with it seemed equally boring. They have... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have eaten here several times recently but mainly due to proximity. The food is 'standard' takeaway Indian - enjoyable with a few beers but nothing subtle about the spices and flavours. The 'specials' menu should also be avoided from my experience. One defining quality is the manager, however, who is always very friendly and ensures good service in the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The place is small. The selection of dishes is good. The cuisine is fine. The food is not very spicy. Less spicy food does not mean we could not appreciate the quality of the cuisine. It was a lovely meal. The staff is friendly, fast and polite. I enjoyed this restaurant very much

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Concepcion, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Food was great but very loud and crowded. We were 8 and when laughing at a joke we got told off by staff for being loud. Ruined the fun of our evening :(

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A small restaurant. Friendly service. Sat next to the window and a lovely view. I had a Tandoori Paneer and some Rice. Both were lovely cooked. the best Paneer I have ever had. After that went to the duke. Lovely pubs surroundings. Overall great.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Simple surroundings, a number of standard curry house options done pretty well plus a sprinkling of slightly more unusual dishes. The specials board is a nice touch. Service was prompt and friendly. Please check out the full review on my blog! Your support is appreciated :) https://bizzcotti.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/the-standard-oxford-im-so-full-i-cant-even-breathe/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food was to a good standard, but I have had better. I would recommend the saag aloo, and the chicken tikka patia.

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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?