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15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (51 reviews)
“miso soup” (12 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 4 days ago

So good that the availability of shushi only onThursdays between 17:00 and 20:30 adds to the anticipation and enjoyment. Excellent and unusual shushi combinations are always 100% fresh, and delicious. Staff are delightful and helpful at this owner managed establishment. Guests are a mixture of...More

1  Thank camayu2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked a reservation here for my birthday because they have fantastic sushi (which is my favorite). Unfortunately, he wasn't aware that they only serve sushi on Thursdays (not Saturdays). Regardless, the food was fantastic and the service was quick, kind, and everything we...More

1  Thank amberleightrask
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous restaurant with kind and friendly staff and delicious food. I had the salmon which I will definitely come back for. The sauce was delicious. I also tasted the pork curry which was good too. We came at lunch time and didn't have to wait...More

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed dinning here for dinner and a lunchtime, decent food and fair prices, will be back in the future, hope nothing changes..

1  Thank adamtsc0tt
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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.

1  Thank ARobRoss
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

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 23 July 2017 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 25 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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 25 July 2017

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 !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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