" this little gem is
always full to bursting "


The Guardian

" a flawless reputation among
town, gown and Japanese tourists
for authenticity, pristine fresh
food and a friendly welcome "


Rough Guide to the Cotswolds

"a much loved beacon of
independence in the
Oxford food scene"

Hardens Restaurant Guide


" ultra cheap, non formulaic
Japanese home cooking "


Good Food Guide


" a tiny Oxford treasure "


Hardens Restaurant Guide


" a brilliant Japanese "


The Times


" there's always a queue,
even in the rain,
but it's worth the wait "


Lonely Planet Guide


" sushi to die for "

Lonely Planet Guide


" a quirky Oxford institution
that will capture your heart ...
... as well as your stomach "


OU Student Union


" Edamame is a little
corker of a place ! "


The Guardian


" Edamame is Oxford's
best kept secret institution "


OU Student Union


" superb Japanese home cooking,
at very reasonable prices "


The Daily Telegraph

" Oxford's best Asian restaurant
attracts a steady stream
of local foodies
and Japanese expats "


Frommer's ShortCuts Guide Book


" a good value,
 authentic Japanese "


Waitrose Food Guide


" the best rice and
noodle dishes in town "


Lonely Planet Guide

" a great, bustling atmosphere,
and an oasis for visiting
Japanese searching for
a taste of home "


The Oxford Times

" has an air of
bustling intimacy "


The Guardian


" highly recommended for
sustaining homely meals "


The Independent


" flawless, utterly original,
and a great experience "


The Oxford Mail


" a tiny, wallet-friendly Japanese,
serving authentic food
to enthusiastic crowds "


Good Food Guide 2014


" has the most
sought-after tables
in town "


The Sunday Telegraph

" astonishingly good, simple,
well-executed Japanese food "


Hardens UK Restaurants 2014


Edamame is an authentic Japanese eatery in Oxford.  We serve our own style of home cooked food, offering various Japanese dishes, and sushi, at low prices.

It is not a sushi bar or a formal Japanese restaurant.  It is a very casual and friendly setting that might not appeal to people in search of more formal dining ! However, everyone is most welcome, and we do our very best to make you feel comfortable through what might be for some a new kind of dining experience.

It is a tiny premises that can often get rather busy, and so tables are often shared between different groups of guests to minimise the wait at the door.

In Oxford there are several formulaic chains and Asian "fusion" food outlets.
At Edamame we fiercely maintain our policy of serving only authentic Japanese food, that we carefully prepare and then serve to you with much pride.

Our signature dish edamame "eh-dah-mah-meh" are juicy, baby soy beans. Pop them out of their salted pods to enjoy their succulent and addictive flavour.

Instead of one large menu we usually operate a schedule of three small menus,
to ensure that ingredients and their preparation are as fresh as possible :

lunch menu - everyday except Monday and Tuesday
sushi night menu - Thursday early evenings only
dinner menu - Friday and Saturday early evenings only

We receive small daily deliveries of fresh fish and meat, a policy which may regrettably result in some items occasionally selling out.

We hope you will come and visit us one day soon.

Peter and Mieko Galpin (proprietors),
our 20-year old son Leo, and all our staff