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“Not your typical run of the mill Chinese restaurant, a must for adventurous pallets in the best way possible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of SoJo

SoJo
Ranked #43 of 627 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Not your typical run of the mill Chinese restaurant, a must for adventurous pallets in the best way possible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I have lived in Oxford all my life and was introduced to Sojo by a work colleague. In the last 6 months I have been here 4 times. Three of these times have been for dinner. The first time we went the waiter asked us if we would like the chef to create a menu for us. We told them what we liked and didn't like and we were not disappointed. The food is amazing and as they say on their website "food is no frills unpretentious rustic food with lots of exotic ingredients, cooked from scratch or prepared with age old methods" which i don't doubt! Superb! Will certainly be returning very soon. Highly recommend if you are adventurous to leave the menu to the chef!

  • Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Love their great Chinese & Mongolian dishes and very friendly service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I love Sojo in Oxford! It's the best Chinese restaurant according to Chinese in Oxford and I so agree! Had a meal in Sojo at a lunch and a dinner time with friends. The service was great, they are very friendly and helpful. I recommend the Sichuan style spicy beef with aubergine, Mapo tofu (spicy minced beef with tofu) , Sweet & sour pork and Chicken crispy noodles! :)

If you go there for dinner, I recommend the sharing many many dishes and a bowl of rice like Chinese people do :) It's fun and you can taste many dishes.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank acotopia
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London, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“SoJo - Better than many a Chinese in SoHo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Had a great meal here on a cold Monday evening. Crispy duck and pancakes starter was the only standard dish we ordered!
Difficult to give the names of the dishes because they were as recommended based on our preferences. But one was very spicy king prawns and chillies, one was chicken with veg and cashews plus a green veg side. All served with plain rice and Singapore noodles. Not a bean sprout or water chestnut in sight that normally fills out the dishes at lots of Chinese places.
The portions were generous and with a bottle of Pinot Grigio came to about £70. Great staff as well.

  • Visited February 2013
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Marseille, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Blissful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

One of my favourite Chinese restaurants in the UK. Sensational and authentic food without breaking the bank.

The staff as always willing to advise and create menus for you while the food itself never disappoints. It's one of the few places in England that you can find authentic Shanghainese cuisine.

Visited August 2012
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Berkshire
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75 reviews
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“Authentic - and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

This place says it provides dishes like a Chinese grandmother would cook. I couldn't verify that but the food is excellent, my husband is not that keen on Chinese but said this place was very good indeed. There is a large menu and staff are keen to advise, maybe you have to be a bit insistent not to be put off some things but generally it's very helpful. I didn't find the "hot" dishes as searingly hot as perhaps is suggested, but they certainly have a chilli burn so best to be cautious. And no need to eat any hot dishes as there is an extensive range of food. the vegetarian menu is a little misleading, it seems to be a compilation of all the dishes on the menu with no meat in rather than a special menu - but quite a few other dishes can be ordered with or without meat which is great. Booked our table in advance which I would recommend, by 8PM on Friday it was heaving mostly with locals and many Chinese. Note there is a 2-hour window for a table.

Visited January 2013
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