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“Excellent! Our favorite restaurant in Oxford”
Review of Qumins Restaurant

Qumins Restaurant
Ranked #68 of 650 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At Qumins we aim to provide an exciting new experience in fine Indian cuisine, blending traditional techniques with a modern twist. All of our products are made using the freshest, finest ingredients, and most importantly are cooked with love and passion for the Indian cuisine. With our unique menu we can guarantee that some of our specialities can only be tried and tested here at Qumins! We cater for all here at Qumins - vegetarian, vegan, and all types of specific dietary requirements. You will always have a variety of options with our versatile menu. We look forward to serving you!
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We've traveled in India and Bangladesh, and this is some of the best Bangladeshi-Indian food we've ever had. Certainly heads above every other Bangladeshi or Indian restaurant in Oxford. More atypical dishes, the flavours more complex, the environment refreshing. The owner, who is there six days a week, is very particular about every detail, and it shows. He is very professional and kind - and you get the sense that each dish that comes out of the kitchen is his personal work of art. If it's not too crowded, ask him questions, he's happy to explain how dishes are made and where they come from.

Several friends and family who say they either haven't liked or are indifferent to Indian food have gone with us and changed their minds. We've never had a dish we didn't like, but particularly recommend the Rhogan lamb (in a tomato-based sauce), Dhaikadi Pakora (indescribably delicious, made with "chick pea flour, mixed with curd, spices, herbs and topped on onion pakoras, finished with tempered garlic, chilli powder, curry leaves & mustard seeds"), spinach daal, chicken shashlick or tikka (incredibly tender). The Marathi Style Lamb Shank is out of this world, but we notice they usually don't have it.

Weekdays are usually okay for getting a table without a reservation but on the week-ends we find it smart to book ahead.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We went here on the back of other reviews and were not disappointed. Food was the best Indian I've had and the service perfect. We arrived at 1930 and there was already a decent atmosphere and this improved as it got later.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The food was all absolutely delicious, the atmosphere lovely, and the service excellent. Faultless dinner. I wish I lived within walking distance as I would happily devour their chicken saag on a shockingly frequent basis.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

From starters to dessert it was perfect. Nicely flavoured, perfect portions, great service, and a buzzing atmosphere. Whole table happy and will all definatly be back again very soon.

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Thank Matthew105
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Have been here twice now and both times my husband and I have had a faultless meal. The pickle tray is plentiful with popadoms, the rice is fluffy and melts in the mouth, the chicken in the curry is tender and perfectly cooked, the sauce perfectly spiced, the naan bread is just to die for! We will definitely be returning. The icy cold Kingfisher on tap is another positive!

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