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15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (59 reviews)
“miso soup” (16 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brought my friend from Belfast who is craving for Japanese food to this restaurant. The salmon teri is always so good! The squid dish is fantastic too. Good quality of food served by this restaurant! If you are looking for good food, you should definitely...More

2  Thank ChiuYeee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Used to come to this restaurant and went back recently for lunch for old times’ sake. Food-wise it remains a better version of Wagamama in a smaller and more homely diner setting. The curry rice is pretty good. Normal quality you’d get in Japanese restaurants...More

Thank chezzz88
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Chezzz88, Thank you for writing your review, and thank you for returning to us after having visited on many previous occasions. We’re glad to hear you like the “Katsu Kare” and that you still consider Edamame to be a better version of Wagamama. In...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant, all the sushi is "AMAZING". Very fresh and tasty. salmon sashimi, nigiri set, tuna sashimi, beef hand roll, scallop, eel, marinated tuna, and more.... Lovely charming staff, very polite and good service. Beautiful decorations. Definitely will visit. Can't wait to go...More

1  Thank superdry
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Superdry, this is a super review and we thank you for it ! We are very happy that you enjoy our sushi nights on Thursday evenings, and we invite you to try our other menus (lunch and dinner) at other times of the week....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were served very quick, staff were very nice and polite, however, the food wasn't that impressive...chicken katsu was basically chicken fried in breadcrumbs with minimum sauce, the chicken was tasty but I was under the impression that the katsu has more sauce...my partner's ramen...More

Thank Alice A
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alice. Whilst we welcome your kind words about my staff we are sorry that you found our food to be bland. I believe this is a matter of personal taste. For example, some people might consider a bowl of freshly cooked Japanese rice to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this restaurant for lunch roughly once a week, and have done so for more than five years. I'm lucky enough to travel widely and eat in many places, but this place is one of my all-time favourites. Care and attention to the quality...More

1  Thank Alex M
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alex. Thank you for your very generous review. We are very happy that you enjoy regular visits to Edamame, and that you consider our food to be of good quality, value and consistency. My staff are very happy to read your kind words about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last month on a holiday in England, my wife and I decided to visit the famous town of Oxford. In the evening, after spending time touring the university, we stopped at this restaurant. As others have already said, we found the service to be unfriendly....More

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

It is difficult to respond to your critical comments without feeling some frustration towards an on-line review tool (TA) that allows people to write whatever they like from behind a convenient shield of anonymity. You have suggested that Edamame has served substandard food which caused...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend of mine was a big, big fan of this place, so persuaded me to go with him for lunch. To be fair, I always saw the queues outside, so was great to finally see what the fuss was all about! For lunch, this...More

1  Thank doratai1
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Doratai1, Thank you very much for your upbeat review of Edamame ! Thanks also to your friend for persuading you to visit, and for mentioning in your review that the queue (if any) moves along quicker than one might expect. We are very glad...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

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 May 17, 2018

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 May 14, 2018

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 May 17, 2018

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 April 29, 2018 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 May 12, 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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