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Red Star Noodle Bar

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Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Asian fusion
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Cowley Road, Oxford, England
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty and excellent value

Great place for a good quick meal that won't cost the earth or disappoint. They serve pan-Asian food. The lunch menu is great value at £6 for a big plate of noodles or rice and a soft drink. It's worth noting that they are not open all day, and close in the afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Not great-- its attempt to do all fusion foods leaves it unable to do any one type of cuisine well. My advice-- focus on a couple of signature dishes from each type of cuisine.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Quick, cheap and the good is awesome as well. Amazing japanese rice with chicken and tasty noodles. Friendly staff. I've been impressed how quick the food arrived at the table after the order.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great place for a good quick meal that won't cost the earth or disappoint. They serve pan-Asian food. The lunch menu is great value at £6 for a big plate of noodles or rice and a soft drink. It's worth noting that they are not open all day, and close in the afternoon.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very good, reasonably priced food. We liked everything we had. Food came out fast. Vibrant, casual atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

At the time I thought that this was a cheap and cheerful busy Chinese place. That's true. But it's actually got quite a lot of character to it. It feels like something different. Food's good too in a street foody kind of way. Yeah. Good stuff here.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Arrived at the restaurant about five minutes after opening and within 10 minutes the place was over half full as it is quite small. The order was taken about five minutes after being seated and within another five the food was served. I really enjoyed my black bean chicken - it was very tasty and was very hot. My partner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love the spicy vegetarian noodle soup. It's cheap and full of delicious MSG! Yum. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food came ridiculously quickly, the staff were incredibly polite but also friendly, the food was delicious and it's incredibly fairly priced. That's all I really can ask for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant at 6pm as it was opening and were seated very quickly. The restaurant was pretty plain looking but it added to the atmosphere I felt with the restaurant filling quickly as it was quite small. We had our drinks order and food taken and after about 5 mins my food was in front of me.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Red Star is a small cafe, with pretty basic (indeed rather tired) decor and canteen-style long tables with fixed benches, usually fairly full of customers. (And they really need to do something about the door, to stop the cold drafts.) It offers a surprisingly wide range of Japanese and south-east asian food; soups, noodles and rice dishes, including good value... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 21
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Asian fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?