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Wagamama, oh Wagamama!
Member Name: hannahfelicity
Advantages: taste, choice of dishes, fast service, unique
Disadvantages: a little bit expensive
Wagamama is my favourite restaurant. I had lived in Holland for four years and I enjoyed dining at their restaurant at Max Euweplein, Amsterdam. I found it to be value for money, dining for two (starter, main course, dessert, drinks) would cost around 50euro (£40ish).
Arriving back at home I was very happy that they opened a restaurant in my hometown of Leicester at the new Highcross shopping centre!
Wagamama's catchphrase is "Positive eating + Positive living". I totally agree with this. I feel the dishes on their menu are tasteful and not overally unhealthy like a McDonalds etc!
My favourite dishes are:
A Breakfast: asa gohan (which is a traditional japanese breakfast of sticky rice, miso soup and pickles!) / or their banana, honey and cinnamon smoothie.
A lunch time choice: Something light my choice would be the side dish "gyoza"@ £4.65 which are five steamed and grilled chicken dumplings filled with cabbage, chinese leaf, chives and water chestnut. It is served with
a chilli, garlic, sesame and soy sauce. Also with a "raw salad" @ £2.90
which is a combination of mixed asian leaves, thin cut mooli, carrot, spring & red onions, with fried shallots and served with the wagamama house dressing.
Dinner: Chicken Katsu Curry @ £8.05 which is a chicken fillet deep-fried in panko breadcrumbs, served with a lightly spiced delicious curry sauce and sticky white rice. It's served with a combination of mixed leaves and red pickles! Totally filling!!
The good thing is that they serve (on request free Green Tea with your meal!). Talking about the service it's SUPER-FAST! The waiters and waitresses have digital ordering machines so the order is beamed straight to the kitchen without delay!
It is slightly pricey, but if you want a treat, this is the place to go!
The downside is that they sit you on these massive wooden benches, and if the restaurant is quite full you unfortunately have to sit next to a stranger - which I don't like because when im having lunch I like to talk with friends without the feeling that someone is listening in! How very un-british!
Summary: a great and unique dining experience!