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Red Star Noodle Bar

#165 of 514 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Chinese, Japanese, 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, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Probably the best noodle bar in Oxford.

This is a decidedly no frills, noodle bar. That said, the food is very good and quite reasonably priced. We shared seaweed duck rolls and veggie gyoza as our sides; then I had chilli beef ramen and my wife had the chicken momoyaki (chicken deep fried in breadcrumbs and covered in a rich, lemon and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Gavin B
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a decidedly no frills, noodle bar. That said, the food is very good and quite reasonably priced. We shared seaweed duck rolls and veggie gyoza as our sides; then I had chilli beef ramen and my wife had the chicken momoyaki (chicken deep fried in breadcrumbs and covered in a rich, lemon and saki sauce). The staff, although... More 

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Thank Gavin B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is basic food done well at a good price . The seating is basic , no backs to chairs just benches . Portion sizes are large and the quality not at all badm.mthe staff were ok but not very service orientated

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Thank hilltopOxon
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Red Star Noodle Bar is a busy, small eaterie serving Japanese/SE Asian fast food and takeaway. Usually, a full restaurant is a sign that the food is good, so on that basis my partner and I dropped in for a quick late-night snack. Service is quick but impersonal with no effort made to explain the menu choices - and for... More 

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Thank Ian F
Oxford
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have used this restaurant before when looking for a cheap late night meal on the Cowley Road, and have not had a problem. However on this occasion we did not hang around to place an order. The table inside the door was absolutely covered in food, it is not as if the staff were busy. The female waitress was... More 

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Thank OxfordTim
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great pan-Asian cusine, at a great price, with lightning fast service. There are some great options if you like spicy eats. Cracking.

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Thank BBWil
Bovingdon,UK
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Good food. Very spicy if required. Good value no frills Chinese/Thai food. Perfect for a quick tasty pit stop.... Would happily revisit anytime.

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Thank Andyblueboy
Oxford, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Came here with 2 friends for a dinner and for £6 had a great meal - the soups and noodle dishes were very generous and was very impressed with the duck spring rolls. It's far from the center of town, but since I was already in Cowley, it was a great first time. I would definitely come back. Staff were... More 

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Thank Amy P
Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

When walking down the Cowley Road wondering where to eat, the question always comes up; "Red Star?". There's a reason for this - it's a warm, reliable restaurant with good service and value for money. Long wooden benches are not the most comfortable, but nice genuine food will keep your comfort levels high. Unlike Chinese restaurants in the City centre,... More 

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Thank AndyKlorek
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

You can have a really good food in this restaurant, many kind of styles with a fantastic tasted and of course you can use the chinese sticks! Or normal cutlery also.

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Thank Alejandro F
Wiltshire, England
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was the second time I visited Red Star Noodle Bar. The first left me without any feelings of awe or inspiration. I most usually review places that I rate very highly, but after my second trip here, feel it is appropriate to say this place is very average. I had a chef combo dish, which is a little more... 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, 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?