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“Great food, lovely atmosphere, really good service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malikas

Malikas
Ranked #55 of 622 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Malikas in the heart of Cowley Road offers a unique Indian food dining experience. The restaurant presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list - all designed to reflect an ethos of novelty and creativity in a newly redesign dining room.We are unique in spanning a fine dining restaurant serving real Indian cuisines. The restaurant is highly acclaimed and is widely regarded as amongst the best Indian cuisine in Oxford.
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great food, lovely atmosphere, really good service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

We've been here a few times now after trying many of the Indian restaurants in Oxford, and it really is one of the best. The food taste and looks wonderful, the staff are really friendly and it really is very good value for what you get.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Sharon W
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Malikas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

I visitied Malikas tonight with my girlfriend. The staff were very friendly from the start, and the food was excellent. Recommend the restaurant to everyone!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank gary b
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spoilt for choice? Head straight to Malikas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

The number of Indian restaurants on Oxford's Cowley Road can make a decision difficult. Having tried nearly all of them over the past eight years, I now head straight to Malikas. The combination of friendly service, passion about cooking, authentic recipes and ingredients cannot be beaten.

Their menu is interesting and certainly not run of the mill although you will find some old favourites cooked perfectly - fish dishes in particular are all mouthwateringly delicious. Attention to detail and customer service is great - and the bill is very reasonable. Portions are generous.

Decor and crockery is modern without being cold. Service is well-judged and hugely knowledgeable - so the Maitre D or waiter can answer any question on ingredients, difference between dishes, even their provenance and history!

This all makes for a really good experience, as well as a great meal.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank CMAOxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

After trying various Indian takeaways in Oxford for years, I never came across a good chicken madrass. I like my sauce thick and not watery like other Indian restaurants serve. But from Malikas it's the best I've tried. I now consider Malikas my regular my Indian restaurant. I plan on having a sit down meal over the festive period and looking forward to it. Also the staff there are friendly and polite which makes my visit even more worthwhile.

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2 Thank Dally_1981
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Delicious indian cusine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

First visit to Malikas and very impressed with the quality, presentation and flavour of the food - good contemporary twist on the more traditional Indian restaurant fare. Service was very good - attentive but not over the top. Definitely to be recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank RJTMZ
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