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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