Oxford has no shortage of Chinese restaurants and takeaways but many have now re-branded as noodle bars to become more trendy. Below is a list of some of the most popular Oxford Chinese restaurants and take-aways.
Cafe Opium Cafe Opium does a good value ala carte menu and an inexpensive Cafe Opium Express selection.
Cafe SoJo Cafe Sojo serves up basic chinese cuisine.
Noodlebar The Noodle Bar is a great place to eat for a group of friends or just for a quick and inexpensive meal in the centre of town.
Paddyfield Paddyfield restaurant serves authentic Chinese dishes in colourful surroundings - a testament to this is that the restaurant is now famous for being the Chinese restaurant visited by the Chinese!
The Pink Giraffe Originally when The Pink Giraffe first opened in 1998, they were solely a Vegetarian Restaurant and associated the Giraffe with the restaurant name, as the animal is a vegetarian and pink was also added into the restaurant name because it is the owners favourite colour.
Red Star Oxfords Cowley Road is reaching saturation point when it comes to restaurants offering a taste of the Orient on the cheap. The street has more than its fair share of bargain Asian eats. The Red Star noodle bar, which opened in 2003, is a one of the favourites for locals.
Shanghai 30's The name Shanghai means ?on the sea? and the city lies on the east coast of China, just south of the Yangtze river. In the 30s, Shanghai was called the ? Paris of the Orient?. It was a place of shows, restaurants, clubs and gambling to keep you from getting lonely. People from all over the world were throwing themselves into the Shanghai parties. It was these new immigrants who fuelled the fantastically opulent and innovative dinning culture in the town ? a huge and varied range of different cuisines were being introduced to the city, while native food was being subsequently transformed into a taste and a style of west meets east in order to compete. Shanghai, was one of the melting pots of the gourmet world during the 30s.
Wagamama This chain of restaurants provides fast and great food with minimal service requirement. For a rapid and awsome lunch, Wagamamas is a must.