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) #70 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (50 reviews)
“miso soup” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Japanese food I have ever eaten, served quickly by friendly staff. However, it's a very small place, very popular and does not take reservations. Despite this, it's well worth the wait to get in.

Thank ARobRoss
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words which I have passed on to all my staff. We hope to have a chance to welcome you back to Edamame in the future !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A crowd at the entrance of this small establishment is what drew my attention.Hmmm the menu titilates Miso, rice, tsunomo all excellent. Having tasted authentic in Japan This was same. Highly recommend

1  Thank rhamba k
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your concise and punchy review. We are so glad you dropped by Edamame, and that your experience with us reminded you of your time in Japan. We hope we may see you here another time !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I have been here for a lunch today. The food was nice. But we observed that three groups of Asia people including ourselves were asked to pay directly after ordering and before receiving food while three groups of western people only paid...More

Thank vicstrauss
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your food. We are however rather bemused by your suggestion that we showed racial discrimination towards you and other Asian people. With well over 60% of our staff and customer base of oriental origin...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly little, family run, cafe styĺe Japanese restaurant. You may have to queue or share your table but well worth it. Delicious, genuine Japanese food all freshly prepared. Lunch and Dinner menus with a weekly sushi night.

1  Thank Paul P
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your kind review, which has been passed around to all the staff here. We are very glad you enjoy your visits to Edamame

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Had not been here for well over a year, but was, as always totally blown away. The atmosphere is very laid back, and one may be sharing a table with other diners (there are only about 6 tables). However, this should not put anyone off...More

1  Thank Graduatesmurf
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your kind words. We are glad you enjoy your visits here and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from all the staff at Edamame !

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I went there because a friends recommended but the true is that my plate was really un-tasty. It was a mix of noodles with soup. Totally doesn't wort it.

Thank JoseAntonio92
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

So sorry you didn't enjoy your meal here - please thank your friend for his recommendation !

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went here for dinner and the food was authentic and very good. Everything we ordered was excellent - tonkatsu, karage, sunomono, samonbataya (recommended by the waitress). The price was quite reasonable too. The place is very busy as it is small and popular, but...More

3  Thank llccCanada
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

We are very happy to know you enjoyed your meal here at Edamame. We hope you will visit again one day soon !

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Though fairly new to Oxford, I'd heard a lot of good about Edamame and finally decided to go myself when my brother came to visit on Saturday. And I love it! It's really tiny but I find this adds to its charm without hindering the...More

4  Thank idarby776
oxfordninja, Manager at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your up-beat review of Edamame ! We are very glad you enjoyed the food and that you felt welcome here. With your comments you have captured the essence of what Edamame aspires to be, and we hope you will visit again to try...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We tripped across this accidentally whilst on the lookout for a traditional Sunday pub lunch. Retrospectively, thankfully, these were all full! We queued for about 10 mins but were given a menu whilst waiting, so once seated we ordered straight away and were served jasmine...More

2  Thank Gakeitse
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

So glad you stumbled upon us that Sunday and had a satisfying lunch at Edamame ! Please come and see us again, though do check our unusual hours before your next visit as they often catch people out ! Best wishes and many thanks from...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Edamame is a small, cafe-style restaurant just away from the tourist centre. It aims to serve authentic Japanese food at low prices. The seating - stools - may put some people off but don't be deterred. The normal menu does not include sushi but that...More

3  Thank GreyGrandad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 246916
Delicious and truly authentic Japanese food in a cosy and inviting setting. Three different menus are offered at set times of the week. Check web-site for menu details and opening times.
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