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“Excellent, healthy fast-food, but a bit pricey” 5 of 5 stars
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36 Cornmarket Street,, Oxford, England
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Ranked #181 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Healthy
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Birmingham
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11 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent, healthy fast-food, but a bit pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

For a quick, tasty, healthy snack or lunchtime meal this is the best place in the central Oxford (unless you want coffee). All Japanese style food. Wonderful staff. And surprisingly excellent green tea -- seeing as most green tea in this country is rubbish. It is a little overpriced compared to its competition, but the food and atmosphere is much nicer.

Two faults:

The main price displayed is either without VAT or take out I don't remember which, so when you eat in you pay more. This is a little misleading as you find out when you get to the till.

Also, the salmon, which is one of the their main foods, is farmed. Wild salmon would be appreciated.

Overall my favourite lunch spot in Oxford.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fast Japanese food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you are in a rush,
Love Japanese food in cartons
Don't mind lots of noise
Don't need a comfy seat
Eat here.
Good value with lots of flavour.
This chain is part of the Pret A Manger Group and gives the same efficient service.
Their Miso soup is considerably better than Pret's which tends to be hot water thrown onto Miso powder.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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