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15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
+44 1865 246916
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Zug, Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very delicious food and welcoming service. The place is very small and popular. You might have to queue. Watch out because they only take cash for lunch.

1 Thank Cosmopolitan1985
Exeter, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Edamame is a genuine Japanese home-style restaurant with sushi served especially on Thursday evenings. The food is fantastic. The service is good, but you'll be expected not to linger, as this is a genuine Japanese 'quick' food stop. You stop for a bowl of rāmen or a quick meal. I'm giving this place five stars because the food is superb... More 

1 Thank BristolMags
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great price very friendly despite being v busy but it's popular for a reason

1 Thank H H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in Tokyo for three years so recognise good Japanese when we see it. It's a fun place, tiny, cramped, you will have to share a table, but it's delicious, and fast. Four of us enjoyed mixed sushi set, agedashi tofu, chicken fry, salmon sashimi, miso soup, lots of sake. £90 for four. Would revisit, and be prepared to... More 

1 Thank Rob N
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food, arrive early to avoid the queues. Not the kind of restaurant where you can necessarily sit and relax for a long time over your meal as there are always people waiting for tables - but this is a testament to the quality of the food and the great value. Go here!!

1 Thank ZDetoledo
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Edamame several times on a Thursday evening for sushi night and I've always thought it was just okay - although I'm usually a little despondent at having spent 50 quid on sushi and not feeling particularly satisfied. It's always such a rush with constant reminders that 'the kitchen will be closing soon'. Today we tried it for... More 

Thank JRine888
Metz, France
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is definitely worth it, you can take a look at the menu while you are queuing outside the restaurant (there is always a line in front of a good restaurant), however people move fast and we waited for no more than 20min both times we went there. The + : good food, good service, friendly waiters, not that expensive... More 

1 Thank Alexandra H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A great authentic spot for Japanese food. You do slightly get the feeling you're being rushed in and out but it's obvious why - it's a small place and there's queues out the door! Well worth a visit.

Thank gunprecedented
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy and yummy. It would be perfect if it had free wifi. May feel a bit crowded. Not good for large groups.

Thank Adrian S
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great little find - entirely by chance. Tiny place, and be prepared to queue, but totally worth the wait!! Great food, very cheap, fast service. Relatively small menu of traditional food. I had a veggie ramen which was fragrant, fresh and filling. Not somewhere to sit and have a leisurely lunch though as space is very limited and people are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 19
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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
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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