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Wagamama London Reviews

Dabs Dabs
11 reviews
Communal Asian dining Dec 03, 2016
Wagamama is a popular chain of Japanese/noodle restaurants and with good reason-the food is fresh, well executed and served fast. The quality is consistent across the chain, I've eaten at six or more locations and have never had an unsatisfying meal. This time I ate at the location in Leicester Square. The noise level can be pretty high when it's busy so it's not a place to have an intimate conversation or linger over a meal.

The menu is Japanese/noodles and most of the dishes are in the £6-£10 range. I tend to order either the chicken katsu curry several, deep fried breaded chicken with curry sauce and white rice, very tasty. Or the chicken/prawn pad thai. It's family friendly and there is a kids menu.
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TravellinChic Travelli…
169 reviews
good noodle house Mar 11, 2011
This is a good place for noodles and soup. London is most of the cold and grey and noodle soup is my comfort food during those period that I need some comforting :P

This is very popular for students so definitely affordable. Very fast service and good quality food thats why a lot of people queue to get in. :) I can't count the many times I've been here and with different people from different schools in UK and different countries. :)

They have other dishes too so more options for discriminating tastes :)
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TravellinChic says:
It's good food :)
Posted on: Oct 05, 2011
skigirl74 says:
I ate there the last time I was in London and loved it!
Posted on: Oct 05, 2011
TravellinChic says:
3 years for me :P Maybe when I visit London again :)
Posted on: Mar 12, 2011
xxwishnonstarzz xxwishno…
33 reviews
Lots and lots of food for a good price! Jun 05, 2008
After a lot of urging from others, my boyfriend and I tried this staple of London cheap-eats. The prices, to me, were not necessarily CHEAP... from the way it was talked about I figured it be 4-5pounds, but its more like 7-10pounds for a meal, not including a drink (though you can get free green tea). I've eaten for less and won't be here every day is all I'm saying.

However, the portions are HUGE and tasty! My boyfriend had the wagamama ramen, and the bowl was probably as big as his head, filled with veggies, chicken, prawns and noodles in broth. Pretty tasty! I started with the miso soup, which is about the size of a big mug of coffee but still good, and then had the chicken chilli men, a spicy noodle and chicken dish. Really really yummy! A mild-medium on the spicy scale though... maybe not for everyone. We finished it off with the mango-lime and lychee sorbet, which was very refreshing! Never had lychee-flavored anything before, and it was really fantastic. Great way to end a spicy meal! This all cost us a mere 22.50pounds after a 2pound tip.

My take: very filling, great amount of food for the price! Will definitely be going back as often as possible!
sarahelaine sarahela…
651 reviews
Jan 31, 2008
Wagamamas is a chain of Japanese restaurants in the UK. They serve huge portions of good noodles, soup, and side dishes. They also have dessert, but to be honest, I've never had room to try them! One day...

The food is served at big canteen style tables, and there is no music- the atmosphere is very much aimed at chatting with your freinds. Many branches have queues, but they move very fast. Main courses are under a tenner and drinks are average priced. The seats are kinda close together and bench like, so I don't know if it would be that easy in a wheelchair, but They would probably make adjustments if you asked. They have child seats and I've seen loads of happy kids in there at lunchtimes. It's consistently really good food, which is the most important thing.

I'd recommend it, and I've been to at least four branches several times each.
cari cari
30 reviews
Apr 20, 2006
The first time I ate at Wagamama (which was, in fact, my first night in London) I thought I had discovered this secret hole-in-the-wall hotspot. I am a traveling culinary genius! I congratulated myself. As it turns out, Wagamama is just good at disguising themselves as hip and under the radar when they are in fact just about anything but.That first Wagamama was literally a hole in the wall: a little sign on the street directed us to a side door in an alleyway which led us down to a bricked-up basement room. Now that I know better, I feel I have the authority to say that rather most of London is like this, and it has more to do with limited space that hipster cred. Keep that in mind.Nevertheless, the place oozes accessible cool. The decor is minimalist and modern, the seating consists of communal benches astride a central table, and the waiters keep track of your order by scribbling on your placemat. Yet the prices bespeak a more middle-class target market, and in fact it cost only 10-15 pounds for an hour in any one of the thousands of Wagamamas lurking just beneath the London sidewalks.The food is hardly authentic Asian cuisine (in fact, I've been told the name "Wagamama" is related to a slang term for unassimilated foreigners), but there's a lot of it and it's darn good. It's about as bland as you would expect from an English restaurant (oh come on, it's true) but not unpleasantly so. It's simple, hearty food, you feel cool eating it, and the price is pretty good for London. And you can't walk ten feet without tripping over one.

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