Find this popular Japanese eaterie in the centre of the city, just opposite New College.
Named after the now trendy baby-soy-bean vegetable (pronounced eh-dah-mah-meh), the restaurant, also offering a take away service offers what it calls Japanese home cooking. The form being that no reservations are taken and you pay when you order.
Lunch mainly brings one-course dishes such as 'Samon Teri Teishotu' (salmon fillets marinated then poached in teriyaki sauce with rice & misu soup). Friday & Saturday dinner a more extensive selection of dishes designed to be shared.
Fish options might include 'Ikanoshogayaki' (squid pieces marinated in soy & ginger, then stir-fried) and 'Satsumaage' (a selection of pan-fried fish cakes with sweet chili dipping sauce).
Meat perhaps 'Shogayaki' (stir-fried strips of pork, marinated in soy & ginger). Vegetable mains maybe 'Amaitamagoyaki' (omelette with soy & sweetened wine seasoning).
Thursday evenings are devoted entirely to Sushi'Sashimi listings.
They have taken effort to source free-range produce, and the restaurant is deservedly popular, the trick being not to arrive at peak meal times to avoid disappointment or at least a lengthy wait.
- Food Style: Japanese
- Lunch: Weds-Sat 11.30-14.30; Sun 12.00-15.30; mains about £7 to £9
- Dinner: Thurs-Sat 17.00-20.30 (Thurs Sushi Menu early only – pieces from £3); mains £7 to £9
- Wine: drink house wine, flask of sak
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Oxford Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Mon & Tues, D Weds & Sun