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US$8 - US$16
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food, really great atmosphere, and a variety of authentic Japanese dishes. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2021
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for writing such positive comments about Edamame. We hope we will get the chance to serve you again one day soon !

Reviewed 21 August 2021

We stumbled upon this whilst exploring the street of Oxford, it definitely off the beaten track, as there Wasn't much around. There was a fair few queuing already, the lady was good she pretook people order so when your table was ready the food wouldn't...be as long of the a wait. There around 8-10 tables in side, so it a very cosy restaurant. I would say the food was delicious, my partner had the pork cutlet which tasted fresh and not remade and I had the shoyu noodle soup, which was flavoursome and yummy. The restaurant has a vibe if you go around to someone house, they cook you something very wholesome and delicious. very homely vibes, there definitely something for everyone. would I return definitely, as the food prices was very reasonable and the service was friendly and attentive. please note check website, as the restaurant only open few hours for lunch and dinner on specific days, so don't want one disappointed :)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for posting your kind and informative comments about your visit to Edamame. As we are located off the beaten track we are particularly grateful for reviews such as yours which we hope will encourage other potential visitors to venture down Holywell...More

Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

I was walking around the campus of Oxford and I stumbled upon this place. Decided to return for dinner after my appointment and I'm glad I did! it is a small place with authentic Japanese comfort food. I ordered the tofu which was excellent probably...the best I've ever had, and the karaage chicken which was okay. i'm glad they have restaurants like this off the beaten track. I will Come here again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2021

Thank you for writing your kind words about Edamame. We certainly are off the beaten track, and so we are always grateful when people such as yourself go to the trouble to post a positive review which helps us very much to "spread the word"....More

Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

We were in Oxford on a day trip. Walking around just before 6pm found this gem. Friendly, limited menu, but cozy, fun and food was quick and tasty. My wife and daughter really enjoyed the dinner. When you find a good local restaurant you need...to spread the word.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm for Edamame with others. We certainly need word of mouth recommendations such as yours during these difficult times, and so we are particularly grateful for your time spent in writing your review. We hope you will come...More

Reviewed 13 March 2020

Very small and cozy, good food and service. Has a very authentic feel, service is nice and quick. Probably the best place to have a dinner at with exception of regular queues.

Date of visit: March 2020
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

Hi there ! Many thanks for your very positive review. I am sorry to respond so late to your kind words, and we hope we will have the chance to serve you again one day soon !

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

I have only been to Edamame on a Thursday night (the only night they do sushi) and I keep meaning to go try their other offerings, but the sushi is just *so good* that I can't bring myself to go any other night. Hands down...the best sushi I have eaten outside of Japan (for a reasonable price). We paid £55 for two (including service charge) and that got us a couple of beers, a couple of miso soups, and enough delicious sushi to completely satisfy two people with a reasonably large appetite. We tried two of the specials on that night (scallop nigiri and beef tamaki) which were both amazing. Yes, you have to share your table with other people, and yes if you don't get there at 5pm you *will* have to queue and wait as they don't take bookings. But it is completely, utterly worth it. If you live in Oxford and you like sushi then you need to eat here at least once, and if you're just visiting Oxford then try to make it a priority to come on sushi night. I can't recommend it highly enough.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thank you for writing such lovely words about your regular visits to Edamame on our sushi nights ! We are so happy that you enjoy our sushi, and we hope you will one day be tempted to try some dishes from our lunch and dinner...More

Reviewed 15 February 2020

The restaurant was just the perfect size. The food was delicious, the service was amazing and the manager was extremely helpful, especially when we were choosing the menu in advance. He also got back to us promptly with our queries. I would thoroughly recommend. We...will definitely be back. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hi Del Monaco, thank you for writing your many kind words ! We very much enjoyed hosting your private party at Edamame, and we look forward to serving you here again soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

What a hidden gem. Unpresupposing but exuding charm and culture and culinary excellence. You get tea when you get your table. You get miso soup. You get pickles. You get tofu. You get fresh vegetables. You get everything you could want from your own "Midnight...Diner." The staff are helpful but it does get very busy so you might have to wait. But it's worth it. It's always going to be worth it. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2020

Hi, we love your punchy positive review and your reference to "Midnight Diner" which is a favourite TV show of mine :) We are very happy you discovered Edamame, and we hope you will visit us again one day soon !

Reviewed 14 January 2020

For the past year and a half, this has been my go-to place for 'home cooked' Japanese meals at Oxford. The space is a tad tiny so be prepared to share your table with other guests. I try to time it so that I arrive...as soon as Edamame opens or there will be a long queue otherwise.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2020

Thanks very much for your upbeat review about Edamame and for visiting us so regularly. We hope to serve you again soon !

Reviewed 12 December 2019

We visited Edamame several times. We are impressed by their service-minded, active staff. Foods are really fresh and tasty. Because of their popularity and quality of foods and services, we usually wait for tables, but they are worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2019
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oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Thank you for your kind words about your visits to Edamame. We are very grateful for your positive recommendations to others, and we look forward to serving you again soon !

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Edamame is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4