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Edamame

15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (58 reviews)
“miso soup” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stumbled across this place on the search for food between library sessions and wow were we impressed. We were seated and served very quickly despite how busy and small it was, and before ordering we were given tea which was adorable....More

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

Dear Beth L. We are very happy to read your kind review, and we hope we will see you at Edamame again very soon ! Thank you for your positive recommendation to other potential guests.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Edamame is very busy as it is very small, so we arrived upon opening to ensure we didn't have to queue. I had the chicken katsu which was amazing!! and it is a generous serving as it quite big, served with a soup, rice and...More

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

Hi Kaytey H. Thanks for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your chicken katsu, and we hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again one day soon !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my husband as we challenged each other to find something new to do each month. One of the very best places we found. Delicious food, great buzz to the place and lovely staff. Definitely on our list of somewhere we would like...More

1  Thank Rachael N
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Rachel for writing your lovely review. I like your monthly challenge to experience something new - what a great idea. We operate three different menus that follow a weekly schedule of rotation, so perhaps you might like to try some other discoveries here...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is tiny and you may have to share a table but it is fantastic. We turned up on a Saturday evening and although the place was full and we were second in the queue we only had a very short wait to be...More

1  Thank Andrew C
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Andrew for your positive review about Edamame. I'm very glad you didn't have to wait long to be seated and that you enjoyed your visit. Edamame's opening hours are indeed rather limited (by the terms of our lease) because we are located on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wandering down a pretty Oxford back street when we stumbled upon this little gem of a restaurant. Drawn in by lively conversation and some irresistible smells we were greeted by a very friendly waitress who sat us down at a (shared) table and...More

1  Thank json7998
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing so positively and in such detail about your experience at Edamame. Your kind words capture the essence of what Edamame aspires to be, and we hope your generous review will encourage other potential visitors to come and visit us. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Oxford on a Thursday we make sure to not miss Edamame's Sushi nights. It's the best Sushi that we have found anywhere in Britain: No frills and fancy dressing up of the Sushi, simply greatest quality ingredients with that bit of...More

1  Thank B H
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really glad you enjoy our sushi and that you choose to come to Edamame for sushi whenever you are in Oxford. Thanks for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you again one day soon !

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner have been visiting Edamame for 10 years, every few months and travel 50 miles from Gloucestershire to do so and we have never had a bad experience!! The food is always perfect and cooked to excellence, the miso is the best...More

1  Thank mazbee83
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Mazbee83. Thank you so much for writing in such detail about your positive thoughts towards Edamame accumulated from regular visits over many years. That you travel such a long way to come to Edamame makes us particularly happy to hear. My staff were delighted...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Having tried pretty much every single Japanese restaurant in the Oxford city centre (or just outside it), I think Edamame trumps them all. Its menu is not the biggest, but that's probably why the quality of each dish is consistently excellent. The chicken katsu (my...More

1  Thank Claire S
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hello Claire. Thank you very much for the kind words written in your review. We are very glad that you have become a regular guest at Edamame, and we will do our very best to keep you feeling satisfied with our food and service. We...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a different experience and ask colleagues what they would suggest. A colleague suggested Edamame and, after visiting their website and TripAdvisor, I thought I would give them a try. As they don’t accept reservations just stopped by. Waited around 5 min and...More

1  Thank Ricardo V
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you Ricardo for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your first experience at Edamame, and we hope you'll enjoy many more. We are so happy that you liked the taste of our food and that you consider it good value. Thanks...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is a small but authentic Japanese restaurant. Although everyone sits together on bench tables it has the atmosphere of a private house. The food is all freshly prepared and the flavours are amazing. I had the chicken katsu and the chicken was tender and...More

1  Thank petalmac
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant in such a positive way - we are really glad you enjoyed your visit ! Although it can get quite busy here we always try to offer personal and homely service together with delicious and freshly cooked authentic food,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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