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“Best japanese restaurant in Oxford”
Review of Edamame

Ranked #63 of 628 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Hong Kong
2 reviews
“Best japanese restaurant in Oxford”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

excellent food and environment after a long day walk in Oxford, nice staff, worth to wait.

We had to change to a smaller tabl and later offered a free bowl of fresh beans. Very good customer service, though it was not too much trouble for us to move.

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Thank LittleBirds
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Make sure you check the website for opening times, and there is sushi only once a week (Thursday evening). I haven't tried the sushi night myself, worried about the queues. It is a tiny place, so queuing is necessary; we queued for 20 minutes; however, once you're seated, food comes pretty quickly, especially if you order the moreish edamame beans. It is great to share, as food comes when it's ready rather than all together. Chicken katsu was delicious (FREE RANGE!!!!!!!!) and so was the salmon in butter sauce. It is inexpensive considering the quality (rice bowl 2 pounds, main courses between 6 and 8 pounds), green tea is only 50 p during dinner time (I think it's free during lunchtime).
The atmosphere is really nice and lively as it's such a cosy place, tables crammed full of people. Lots of students and Japanese people.
You can also order takeaway I think.
Not for leisurely, romantic meals however!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Irene L
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Oxford, UK
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delicious and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

I have wanted to try Edamame for ages as there aren't really any good Japanese restaurants in Oxford and had read good reviews on here. We decided to go on the Sushi Night, got there earlyish and had to queue for about 25 minutes which we were prepared for. Yes it is small and quite cramped, but it has a nice atmosphere. We ended up sharing a table with two lots of people and it was nice to have a chat.

The food was very nice and tasted good. I tried some things I would never normally have and the miso soup was AMAZING! The staff were all polite and friendly and I would have no hesitation in going again or recommending it. I can see it might not suit some people but I think it's great!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank LittlePix7
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“small and friendly”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

The best place to eat in Oxford - the food, the ambience, wonderful sushi, but be prepared to queue, no booking possible!

Visited June 2012
1 Thank SAH777
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It's either full or closed; the best (and maybe the only) Japanese food in Oxford”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I don't like Yo Sushi, and hence this used to be my go-to japanese restaurant. However, it is always full of people (+ a long queue outside), which signals a great food. Although it's a small place, the queue does not necessarily mean bad news, as it goes quickly ...
Make sure you check their website before going to make sure about the timing and special days.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank RezaKhorshidi
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