Review on Wagamama
'Positive eating for positive living' is the message behind this group of Japanese noodle bars. Wagamama is now an international brand peddling the idea of lifestyle nutrition, with branches throughout London and the UK as well as franchises abroad.
The Streatham Street outlet is the godfather of the chain and – despite the fact that the style has been emulated across the land – crowds still queue. There are no bookings and customers sit communally at canteen-style benches to quaff and slurp their way through the kitchen's output.
Three kinds of noodles – soba, udon and ramen – are the mainstays and they might be teppan-fried or added to soups with all manner of ingredients from honey-roast pork to grilled salmon. A few side orders such as yakitori and edamame beans flesh out the menu, along with a katsu curries. Raw juices and green tea are the food's natural bedfellows, although saké, beers and wine are also available.
For details of other branches, visit the Wagamama website.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 10.00pm (11.00pm Fri-Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express