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$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options
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11-13 Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP, England
+44 1865 372827
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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37 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is consistently good. This is now the only Indian restaurant we order from after trying a few different ones.

Thank pedro1
Kidlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff friendly, and very timely service. Not too expensive either. I ordered chicken chillie jalrezi, with pilau rice and plain nan. Last time a Chicken Madras. You can obviously have a drink whilst waiting. Very good cannot fault.

Thank tdjwebster
Long Hanborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to visit Ovisher fairly frequently before moving further away. So this was our first visit under new management. We went early evening so the resteraunt was quiet. We were seated and presented with menues then immediatly asked for our drink order, before we had a chance to open and read menu. There then followed a sucession of waiters... More 

3 Thank Ramsay d
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again after a long break since moving away from the area. All looked much the same but looked for any familiar friendly staff amongst the many buzzing about but disappointed to recognise no one. It had the busy bustling feeling of a new restaurant with everyone trying to hard to please on opening day and different waiters asking the... More 

1 Thank Swansong2013
Kidlington, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good, however the service and attitude of the staff, whether you are eating in the restaurant or collecting a takeaway, is terrible (which I think you can see is reflected in some of the management responses to reviews on here). Shame because it could be great!

Thank mrsc285
Maruf M, Owner at Ovisher, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Everyone at Ovisher hope you are doing well. I am very sorry that you feel that way, deep down we try providing the best food and customer service as possible - this is why we are ridiculously busy (something all the previous management failed in achieving). We have sadly become so popular that people are even booking 3... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attentive service felt most welcome,the restaurant was spotless the food was beautifully presented tasted great ,no factory muck here,and the thing I always get disappointed with is the coffee,NOT here strong freshly brewed

Thank mckeevor
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had a lovely meal at The Ovisher on Saturday, 22nd October. The restaurant was full (always a good sign). We loved the food, the atmosphere and, especially, the staff, who were so attentive and helpful. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Vicki G
Bochum, Germany
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

During a stay in Oxford we went to the restaurant for dinner. The food was excellent, the service friendly and professional and the prices were resonable! Good value for money!

Thank Bettina B
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We had a home delivery meal for 6, all choosing a variety of meat chicken vegetables breads and rices. The food arrived spot on time, nice and hot and exactly what we ordered. The food was excellent, really good curries enjoyed by all 6 of us. This is not the first time we have used Ovisher and it wont be... More 

Thank Graham M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I took my sister in law, who was visiting from USA, here this evening. The whole experience was exceptional, the food was of a very high standard & the sevice was faultless. All the staff were very welcoming & did their upmost to make sure the evening was pleasurable. Will definitely return & will recommend to family & friends.

Thank Donna H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $19
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 372827
The Ovisher which means "The lovers meeting place" was established in 1981. Being one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Oxfordshire, it has been serving the people of Kidlington and Oxford for more than 30 years. One of our greatest boast is that three generations of families have now been enjoying the Ovisher cuisine. Our food is indeed aimed to be special and our experienced chef's are always studying our customers culinary desires, to produce good, if not the finest curry. This special food of ours is served in a warm and relaxing environment, set up by our friendly and attentive staff.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?