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Red Star Noodle Bar

#140 of 479 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Chinese, Japanese, Noodle, 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: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Quick, cheap, tasty, friendly!

I often come to the Red Star for lunch with colleagues, the service is quick and friendly and the food has never let me down! The soups are great and the garlic squid rather moorish. You share big communal tables with whoever happens to be there at the time, which works really well is this rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I often come to the Red Star for lunch with colleagues, the service is quick and friendly and the food has never let me down! The soups are great and the garlic squid rather moorish. You share big communal tables with whoever happens to be there at the time, which works really well is this rather small space.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a regular lunch venue for those of us who are lucky enough to work on Cowley Road! Mains are served in generous portions and the chilli garlic tofu is great!

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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant as we found ourselves looking for a late night meal on Cowley Road. I opted for roast duck with pineapple rice which was delicious and tasty, The cost was around £8. The service was very efficient, I think we were in and out well within 30 minutes, It is not the sort of place... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food at Red Star is always spot on. We visit about once a month and find the portions to be generous and the flavours are memorable. The atmosphere is friendly. Although at first the shared tables and benches is unusual (and uncomfortable) for British levels of 'intimacy', you soon get over it and focus on having a good meal.... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Have been going here for years, never had a bad meal and love the food. Simple, tasty and great value. No other noodle bar touches it for flavour and value in Oxford.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited Red Star loads of times now. Food is always very nice, quick service and cheap prices! Personally find it (Especially the Ramen) much nicer than Wagamamas and it's half the price! A must try; great for students.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good portions, delicious dishes and very good price. They are very quick to serve the food since you made the order, and you can also order to take away. One of my favorite places!

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

cheap ingredients, horrible cheap sauce used in the dishes. I had a terrible stomach problems after visiting this place. never again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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Additional Information about Red Star Noodle Bar

Address: Cowley Road, Oxford, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 21
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Noodle, Asian, Fusion

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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, Noodle, 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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