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Edamame

15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (63 reviews)
“chicken katsu” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
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1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the staff the food was great and the food came very quickly . Even though it was crowed as people say it is traditional.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very nice and homely, Japanese style Restruant seating together. Met some really nice people. Staff all friendly and loved the food. Amazing experience!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jimjam1096352
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible food at humble prices, everything I have tasted from the jaga bata to fishcakes have been delicious. I intend to become a regular, excited to try the sushi one day too! I have eaten here twice and very excited to return and order some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Lilly695
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lilly695, thanks very much for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed our food and that you intend to become a regular ! I think it's the first time in all these years that someone has commented on the "jaga bata", which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expectations were high for this place based on the sterling reviews. I came on a Saturday evening and was looking forward to an exceptional meal. First off the place is tiny, and on a busy night be prepared to squeeze into a seat. I sat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jmasci
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jmasci, Thank you for visiting Edamame and for going to the trouble of posting your review. I am disappointed to read that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations. Our website shows details of the menus that are on offer....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is doing her MPhil at Oxford and convinced me that we should have lunch at Edamame. I’m Japanese American and frankly pretty cynical about Japanese cuisine outside of Japan. Most places do a fair job and few are great. My expectations for a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank gosaka
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gosaka san, I am very happy to read your glowing review of your time at Edamame. Thank you for commenting so generously on the authenticity of our food - this means a lot to us. I will pass on your comments to all of...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

I've eaten lunch here twice in the past 2 weeks, and am already looking forward to returning here again. This is probably one of the best restaurants in Oxford. The food is outstanding, the service is excellent. The restaurant is very small and you might...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank adamweb22
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear Adamweb22, Thank you so much for writing so positively about your experiences at Edamame. We are really glad that you have enjoyed your visits. Your review is truly uplifting to read, not only for me but also for my staff, as it re-energises us...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived early on Saturday for lunch with our 20 month old son. The staff were very accommodating and charming in taking care of us and helping our son try out chopsticks. We were also greeted with a cup of warm tea which was lovely....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Simon C
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Simon C, thank you very much for posting your kind words about your time at Edamame. We are really glad that you all enjoyed your experience with us, and I will certainly not forget the determined efforts of your son to use my "modified"...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

great food, I really enjoyed. But I was sick afterwards, because their rice contains vinegar which contains gluten. Now, the owner had told me, but also showed me review of somebody who said was very sensitive to gluten and was ok after eating sushi there....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvaspina
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Luvaspina, Thank you for writing your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed our food, but of course I was very sorry to hear from you in your private email to me that you had apparently suffered a bad reaction to the gluten...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find real legit Japanese food in central Oxford. We went for lunch. Because of its small size, you will be seated with other people. Pretty much eat and go kind of place. Go there for the food not the ambience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank relakz
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Relakz, thanks for your review about Edamame. We're very glad to read that you enjoyed our food and that you considered it to be "legit". We strive very hard to offer authentic taste so your comment is particularly welcome. We hope you can visit...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Visited edamame recently on a short trip to oxford. Firstly watch the opening hours they are quite short, we got here to find a short q at 8pm and noticed there was an 830 closing time. We did get in after a short wait, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank stibnite
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear Stibnite, Thank you so much for posting your up-beat review. We are really glad you enjoyed our food and Edamame's ambience, and that your wife had a satisfying selection of veggie options from which to choose. Compared to our lunch and sushi menus our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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
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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