We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edamame

15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (54 reviews)
“miso soup” (16 reviews)
“tonkatsu” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (330)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 1 week ago 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

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

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 1 week ago 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

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my fiancé at the weekend and it was awesome! A quirky little place that gets busy very quickly so it’s a good idea to get there early or you’ll be waiting for a table. The food was quick and really good, service...More

1  Thank GreenMan23
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear GreenMan23, We are so happy to read the many kind words in your review, and we look forward to serving you again when you are next in Oxford ! Thank you very much for going to the trouble of posting your comments on TA.

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Small but perfect little hidden gem off the beaten path in Oxford. I’ve lived here for 11 years and never knew this existed. My friend took me and showed me this amazing place. Great fresh food with veggie options too. Only thing I would say...More

1  Thank Tarn M
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Dear Tarn. Thank you for writing your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Edamame, and we send our warmest thanks to your friend for introducing Edamame to you. Our opening hours are indeed unconventional, and I confess people can get...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Honestly I don’t eat Japanese food in Oxford (or even in most of the UK really), but this place surprised me! It is legit homemade food. The menu changes and is about as tiny as their seating space, but worth the wait for a good...More

1  Thank nic_talks_travel
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Dear nic_talks_travel. Thank you very much for your kind review about Edamame. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and we're sorry that the ramen and curry is only available at lunchtimes. We operate our menus in this way so that we...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Very cosy atmosphere, seating at small tables. Great tasting food. Very authentic meals. Nice veggi choice.

Thank Valux01
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for your positive review and recommendation to others. We look forward to your next visit ! Thank you.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

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
oxfordninja, Owner at Edamame, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for your glowing review of your visit to Edamame. We are very happy that you and your friend enjoyed the food so much, and we thank you for recommending Edamame to others. We look forward to serving you here again one day soon !

Reviewed July 19, 2018 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 July 20, 2018

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 July 16, 2018 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 July 18, 2018

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

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 44 hotels in Oxford
Bath Place Hotel
320 reviews
.14 km away
Old Bank Hotel
1,300 reviews
.30 km away
Mercure Eastgate Oxford
1,227 reviews
.34 km away
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
3,591 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Vaults & Garden Cafe
887 reviews
.28 km away
The White Horse
599 reviews
.31 km away
Original Hassan's
115 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bodleian Library
1,948 reviews
.22 km away
New College
282 reviews
.09 km away
Sheldonian Theatre
456 reviews
.27 km away
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
641 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Edamame staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

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 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing