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“Great food, service and atmosphere.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oli's Thai

Oli's Thai
Ranked #2 of 622 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Small thai restaurant. Bookings essential.
oxford
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We've been here twice in the past couple of months and thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. Although the menu is simple and more limited than most, there were only a couple of dishes I couldn't eat and that was only because I don't eat fish. The rest were all delicious - really fresh (and the fish eaters loved the fish too). There were four of us and we had one of every dish on the menu, bar one. The chickpea salad was lovely, as were the sweetcorn fritters and the vegetarian pad thai. I couldn't fault it. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the atmosphere was lively yet relaxed at the same time. If only they weren't always fully booked so far in advance - we'd pop in much more often.

  • Visited August 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Way better than in Thailand!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food is simply amazing. A must if you are visiting Oxford and want to have THE best Thai meal ever. Love it.

Very unlikely to get a table without reservation. Small, cozy place. Nice for couples or a small groups of friends.

  • Visited July 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rustic and cozy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Family-run, fairly ordinary- looking from the outside but don't let that fool you! Small and cozy, with helpful hospitality. Previously not a great fan of Thai food, the food here has converted me. Delicious and different....and tasty!
The seating is very limited so booking is a must.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neelsc2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a Delight !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

From arriving in a hot tizz on a very hot July night, and then being calmly helped by the owner, all in all along with the excellent food, what a delight Oli's is. Just simple, tasty, genuine Thai food and great customer service thrown in. If you a lucky enough to eat here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susie F
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Soooo yummy... *drool*”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I am not sure I actually want to share how amazing this place is, in case I can't get a bar seat! I'm so happy that I live around the corner. The duck curry is out of this world as is the roasted pork belly in Oli's sauce. The crispy duck skin and the crackling on these two dishes is the thing that keeps me returning. I have tried other dishes and they are very tasty but in my opinion it is the duck and the pork that are the best. I just need to keep it together until they they open again on the 3rd September... Ah! still a whole 15 days.

Visited August 2014
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Thank sianylp
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