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“Excellent Chinese food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SoJo

SoJo
9 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
01865-202888
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Ranked #20 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Beccles, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

One of the best Chinese restaurants we have been to in the UK. The food is fresh, beautifully prepared and presented and the taste is superb. The restaurant gets very busy and I would think that a reservation is always necessary. The staff are well trained, friendly and helpful and we didn’t get a sense of being rushed. The wine list is good. Very near the centre of the city, this places gives great value for money.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester
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33 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We were out to dinner as a family the night before our son's graduation. He had been here before and recommended it and we were not disapointed. The decor is warm and welcoming, not chinese in style, lots of wood. the restauratn was just about full ( we had reserved) and our table was waiting for us at the time booked. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful and our food arrived promptly and was clearly freshly cooked. Two of us are vegetarian and the tofu and aubergine dishes we had were unusual and utterly delicious. The portions here are very large, so don't order too much or you will struggle to eat it all. There was a real buzz of conversation here and quite a few chinese people eating, which is always a good sign. We really enjoyed our meal and would certainly return when we go back to Oxford again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

2 of us went last night and ordered set meal 1, the food was quite obviously pre made and waiting in the back as it was out in seconds, the duck came first which was hard and dry, the pancakes were fairly cold and stuck together, the mains we not really warm and tasted very average.

overall with a couple of drinks it was in no way a £40 meal.

We wont be back.......

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, England
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Outstanding, delicious, always reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Sojo isn't just the best Chinese restaurant in Oxford: it is (as The Times's critic Giles Coren wrote a while back) one of the best in England. Last night four of us paid the latest of many visit and as ever it was fantastic and quite amazing value: a meal with three big shared starters, four shared main dishes, two beers and two bottles of Pinot Grigio cost about £32 each. The intensity of the flavours, the freshness of the ingredients and the skill of the cooking is always superb. The service is great, with the staff always ready to give sensible advice on what to order. And it has that elusive quality: buzz. Make sure you reserve a table. It is almost always full, even on weekday evenings.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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“Amazing service, food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have recently visited this place with a friend. We chose to dine here due to its cultural atmosphere. The menu provides a large variety of dishes which was particularly good. The food is excellent quality as is the service. I recommend this restaurant if you are seeking out some decent Chinese cuisine within Oxford.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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