Advertisement Feature and Review
Wagamama is a chain of Japanese restaurants serving oriental cuisine, think noodles, think ramen, think spicy delicious curry. It’s a fast paced, yet laid back, dining environment, the food is lively, it’s fresh and the waiting staff brim with efficiency and helpfulness. The restaurant is filled with long communal dining tables as well as more intimate booths.
Tucked nicely into The Orient at the Trafford Centre. Perfect little place to catch up with friends for healthy food and gossip in a vibrant environment.
Japanese and oriental style cuisine. Menu is split down into sides, omakase, ramen, teppanyaki, donburi, curry, salads, fresh juices, drinks, desserts and kids food.
The staff are more than happy to talk you through the menu, explain what the dishes are and tell you about the flavours, the heat, the spiciness and guide you to making a great choice you’ll love. They’re also happy to suggest sides for you to try and accompaniments they feel will go with your choices.
The food is cooked fresh to order, it comes out of the kitchen when it’s ready, so your dishes arrive at different times throughout the meal – when it’s cooked, it comes. So sharing food with your party and trying out the different dishes as they arrive is a must. It’s a lovely communal, sharing way to eat.
the food choice…
- chilli squid – totally yummy, moreish and delicious with the dipping sauce.
- lollipop prawn kushiyaki – those prawns were cooked to perfection, meaty and spicy.
- yakitori duck – melt in the mouth shredded duck leg with a zingy little cucumber salad, asian pancakes, rice and a citrus yakitori sauce, totally delicious.
- chicken raisukaree – delicious mild and creamy curry with chicken, mangetout, peppers and onions, served with quite a generous portion of rice and sprinkled with lot’s of fiery hot red chillies. Really tasty and filling.
For two, with soft drinks the bill came to £42.10, which is pretty reasonable for a totally yummy, healthy and super fresh lunch.
will I visit again…
I’ll be sure to call in again next time I’m shopping at the Trafford Centre and take the kids along too, my kids love oriental food and the Wagamama kids menu is brilliant, healthy, fresh and perfect for little appetites.
Love that you can download an app which allows you to order extras from your table via your phone, keep an eye on the bill, and split the payment. Simple. Also liking the idea of ordering take-out to be ready by the time I finish shopping… pick up and go!
Disclaimer – the cost of this meal was paid for by Wagamama.