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Le Kesh

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180 Cowley Road, Oxford, England
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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
Reasonable little Maroccan restaurant on Cowley Road

This is a small Maroccan restaurant, which is a bit narrow and cramped as many of the restaurants on Cowley Road are. We ordered alot of starters (including the mezze) which can be where these types of restaurants can shine. The food was fine but not unusual. The staff was friendly and helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
ferry41
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Oxfordshire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxfordshire
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a small Maroccan restaurant, which is a bit narrow and cramped as many of the restaurants on Cowley Road are. We ordered alot of starters (including the mezze) which can be where these types of restaurants can shine. The food was fine but not unusual. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is not a bad option if... More 

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very cosy little restaurant with oriental touch. Simple menu, mainly tagine and cous cous, also fantastic starter set. We ordered chicken tagging which was very tasty, fragrant and aromatic. The portions are just right, not too big, not too small. If you're hungry take a starter as well as a main course. Really nice mint tea served in authentic Moroccan... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant! Brilliant staff squeezed us in when we hadn't reserved a table.. Amazing food, good beer, great ambience and perfect location for us. You must try the mixed meze starter! : )

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good food and fabulous service. I have to admit seeing a table for approx 20 set up next to us worried me as I thought we were in for an evening of poor service and long waits... totally wrong as the staff were amazing. Great food too !

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is busy place! Be prepared to have the table booked in advance. Coming as late guest will get you place at small table in the runaway, kudos for staff for trying their best to host us (we didn't book in advance). Food is tasty, this place is considered to be one of best moroccan spots in Oxfordshire.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Celebrated my brother's 50th birthday at Le Kesh. Mixed party of different generations including three teenagers. Food was gorgeous - fresh and wholesome. Lamb dish exceptional. Pleasantly surprised re bill, helped by them not doing a ridiculous mark-up on wine. Really good evening with lovely service. No criticisms at all.

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Ithaca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious meal here -- our shared appetizer of calamari was wonderfully tender and tasty. As were the mains. I had made a reservation for 2, and as the restaurant was crowded, we had a small table in a very narrow space. We were placed uncomfortably close to the bar, so whenever waiters passed to/from the kitchen/bar area,... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Being from Oxford I regularly go out to enjoy many pubs (54 last count) and restaurants in my city. My wife and I met up after work and we decided to check out this well presented ad inviting place to eat with gorgeous smells coming from the kitchen. We were seated, fresh flowers on the table, affordable wine lists and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I'll start with the negative's but it won't take long as there weren't that many. We'd booked for a pretty large party (8) and on arrival the booking system hadn't recorded our reservation. However the waiter was very accommodating and found us a great table and luckily our party size had reduced to 6. Once we'd got over this initial... More 

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Hove
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247 reviews 247 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went for a quick meal before going to a gig at the 02 Academy next door. The restaurant was busy and looked like there were some nice dishes being enjoyed. My daughter ordered a main of Chicken Shawarma which looked good and she enjoyed, worth 4 stars My partner and shared a Mixed Meze for 2 which was very disappointing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Cowley Road, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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