This small restaurant is so popular at lunchtime that you often have to share your table with others. Although perhaps not very appealing at first, th... More
This small restaurant is so popular at lunchtime that you often have to share your table with others. Although perhaps not very appealing at first, this can actually add to the intimacy of the dining experience. Simply decorated with the odd Japanese touch, the restaurant offers fast and friendly service. To keep things moving, only cash and cheques are accepted at lunchtime. The broths are huge and packed with noodles, meat and vegetables. With ingredients imported directly from Japan, this is definitely the place to come for an authentic, home-cooked Japanese meal.
I love edamame. An oriental restaurant without the grease and a change from the ubiquitous 'noodle-bar' interpretation of japanese cuisine. There's an illustrated review on www.badaude.typepad.com which really captures the atmosphere of the place and shows you all you need to know, including pics of the dishes!
This is a very small retaurant where it's so renowned for it's tasty food, that you will find yourself in a queue outside waiting for a seat! And do be patient, as it is certainly worth the wait. Though slightly cramped, the food is the best taste of Japan you will find in Oxford. I am half Japanese and so have very high standards, as my mother's cuisine is also divine. As I cannot cook Japanese food and am staying here for university- Edamame's is only one place I would go to. I can't recommend it enough. Try it! If I could rate it six stars, I would!