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Red Star Noodle Bar

Cowley Road, Oxford, England
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Ranked #189 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $10 - $21
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Asian fusion
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place is filthy - serves tasty food that's cheap - but that comes at a price. Look it up on the foods standards agency website.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A few of us stopped by Red Star Noodle Bar lately. After eating, our collective impression translated roughly as 'meh'. Regarding waiting time after placing an order, it's always a fine line isn't it? Too long a wait and you start to get restless. Too quick though, and you wonder whether they bunged your dish in the microwave. This was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Tasty, authentic, great range of options, good atmosphere and lovely staff. What more could you want.... Oh and incredible value :)

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here on a Saturday evening, about 8pm. As expected, it was busy, but we were quickly offered a seat. The staff don't mind asking you to move to accommodate another group on the communal bench style seating, which is find by me! Plus it's nice to get chatting to your dining neighbours. Our order was quickly taken, drinks... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You can find noodle bars from chains and noodle bars that are happy to sit back and stick with their standard menu. Red Star are neither of these. A good mix of soups, rice and noodle dishes from across south Asia. There are imaginative combinations and good offers. We went at lunch time, and it was great. Can be hard... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Whilst it's certainly cheap, it is not cheerful. The food tastes okay...but don't look at the state of the kitchen on the way to the bathroom...it might interest people to know that this place has a hygiene rating of 1 out of 5 from the food standards agency.

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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Whenever I'm after quick-fix Asian food I head to red star. Food is cheap, big portions, tasty and arrives quickly. Seating is at long shared tables and it's usually busy but you never have to wait that long for a seat. Making me hungry just thinking about it!

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Bangkok
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45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Res Star is a no-frills noodle bar serving tasty, hearty Asian noodle and rice dishes. Mainly Japanese, Chinese and Thai as far as I could tell. My Yaki Soba (fried Japanese noodles) arrived very quickly and was a very generous portion of flavoursome noodles with chicken. Price was reasonable, as befitting the casual dining environment. Somewhere I'd definitely go back... More

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vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great place! Always busy but people are in and out all the time so it doesn't take long to get a table. Very informal, benches so you are close to your neighbours but excellent choice and very good prices - £7.50-£9, service great can't fault the food. Food arrives very quickly but is fresh and tasty. Been twice now and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a great place to eat an informal meal. Some of the dishes are lacking in flavour, but most are truly excellent. It's great value for money and very quick service. The options for vegans, fishatarians and those on a low calorie diet make it a great place to eat for those with special requirements.

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