We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Awesome food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moya

Moya
Ranked #28 of 622 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Eastern European, Central European, European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great food, never had slovakian food before. Really enjoyed the apricot dumplings

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Iain1815
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

248 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    176
    52
    12
    5
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
south yorks
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Deserves the number 1 rating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

We visited Moya last week (twice!) during a stay in Oxford. The restaurant is bright and airy though quite small, with a cocktail bar area at the front. The staff are very friendly and the service was spot on. Would definitely recommend the Devil's Toast and Pork Shank. Everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. The second visit was to try out the dessert menu as we were to full to indulge after our first meal! The Apricot Knedle with butter and poppyseed sauce was worth the return visit, as was the delicious Pomegranate Cosmopolitan!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank kron100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“As described on trip advisor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

My aim this year was to visit a few good restaurants in Oxford. I can comfortably say Moya was the best meal I have had this year. What they serve is very simple but extremely effective at a reasonable price of £20 all up (which includes starters, main and a drink). So thanks Moya and Trip Advisor for a great recommendation.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Sam H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheshire
Level Contributor
427 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We had a delicious, well served meal with some tasty pink fizz - I wish we lived near enough to go more often! Not the most attractive restaurant from the outside - it is well worth venturing inside to sample the food. Fishcake, "devil's toast," sea bass and duck all highly recommended.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank MarkCheshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford, UK
Level Contributor
115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Reasonably good home cooking at reasonable prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Went to Moya last night. Atmosphere is pleasant, the surroundings are light and airy, wooden tables and floorboards. I had the starter from the specials board - deep fried cauliflower with Slovakian-style vegetables in mayonnaise (what I've always known as Russian salad). To follow I had the Bean goulash (OH had the meat version). Mine came with miniature dumpling type pasta shapes, his with saute potatoes, and we had a dish of sweet cabbage with caraway seeds. The goulash was well cooked, plates were quite large, but the portions weren't very big. Cabbage had been sweetened over-much for his liking, so I ate it all, which bulked up my goulash. We both ate all our food, and the bill was very reasonable. However, what I would say about it is that it's more like going to a Slovakian friend's house and having his mother's cooking - quite ok, and interesting to try, but not really great. I felt I could have cooked it rather better myself (and indeed I do cook the cabbage dish rather better). I wouldn't want to put you off going, it's ok food, prices ok, service friendly, nice atmosphere - but don't expect fine dining, or a "wow" experience, because it's not. I came home afterwards and felt like having something else to eat.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank IgorStrav
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Moya also viewed

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
 
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
 

Been to Moya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing