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Wagamama - Leicester Square

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Japanese, Asian fusion
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14 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AF, England
+44 20 7839 2323
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Today
11:30 am - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great menu, not such a great venue

I love Wagamama as they can do both vegan and gluten free. The food here was very good, and the service was swift and friendly (we chose Wagamama as we only had an hour to eat). I had not been to this branch before and will probably not return. The building is not in great condition, and needs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Historrygrrrl
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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York, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I love Wagamama as they can do both vegan and gluten free. The food here was very good, and the service was swift and friendly (we chose Wagamama as we only had an hour to eat). I had not been to this branch before and will probably not return. The building is not in great condition, and needs a refurbishment... More 

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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great little restaurant to visit on your lunch break for tasty food, prompt service with a smile and some nice chat! The manager on duty Monika was particularly attentive and lovely, thank you, will come back again!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited as I love wagamama but on this experience I was little disappointed. I found the venue to small and really loud just seemed like everyone was having to shout at each other. The food come very quickly which was great and tasted good. My main grumble was the state of the ladies toilets they were disgusting, if I... More 

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Colton, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place has the romance of an artichoke..... but the food is not too bad and plentiful, although I found the ginger in my meal to be a bit overwhelming! The service was okay, not quick but not so slow that you were going grey! I was here with a tour group and most of the kids liked the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I love Wagamama's....usually. But this experience has left me cold. We had to wait for ages to be seated and the restaurant was empty. We then had to wait for ages for our order to be taken. Our drinks were then on the bar for a very long time, while the staff just 'chatted', Manager participating in chat. Food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Do not expect a Michelin starred menu or service. The decoration (or lack of it) is below the standards. Anyway, this is not a restaurant to take a date or special occasion. For a quick meal during the day or before going out it does the job and won't harm your pocket. However if you have have any expectation or... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been a lot of times in japanese restaurant but I never have been eating this food!! I always ate with ginger and wasabi! Rolls, sushi, fresh fish, makis ,etc!! Really good, good price and nice place!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Time to seat, order and eat took forever. Hot drinks were served cold. Food was decent as expected from the company standards. The service was the biggest thing lacking. We wanted to order deserts but couldn't bare the timeframe. We were In the restaurant for an hour and a half for just the main course and drinks. If you have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Thought the food I had was a bit of a let down. I had the duck ramen and fond a few big bits of gristle and as I don't like chilli it was a little bit tasteless ( maybe thats my fault ). I pefer my local Korean restaurant.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Central London, you expect to pay more for a night out. Not so at Leicester Square Wagamamas You get fresh food, served quickly and at a great price. Value for money. Sit away from the entrance - a constant flow of customers and it is a bit cold at times as the door gets left open. But do not let... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7839 2323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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