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Wagamama

$$$
South City Centre
Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle, Asian
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Unit 4B, South King Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 478 2152
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Description: Our story began in 1992, when we opened our first restaurant in...
Our story began in 1992, when we opened our first restaurant in bloomsbury, london. We wanted wagamama to offer the kind of fresh, fast food and relaxed atmosphere you get in japanese noodle bars. We've gradually grown into a much-loved family of restaurants that spans 17 countries our dublin's city centre restaurant opened it's doors in 1998, being the first wagamama franchise in the world. After several years we decided to spread our wings down south to cork city in 2005 and further again in 2010 to up north to belfast and back down to dublin's blanchardstown. Finally in july 2011 our fifth wagamama opened in dundrum shopping centre
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wagamama is a favourite of mine since living in the UK. So I was thrilled when I discovered the chain was also present here in Ireland. Food and the entire dining experience is exactly as you expect from Wagamana. Minimal and no fuss restaurant with awesome food and vibrant staff. The one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Crystal C
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Wagamama is a favourite of mine since living in the UK. So I was thrilled when I discovered the chain was also present here in Ireland. Food and the entire dining experience is exactly as you expect from Wagamana. Minimal and no fuss restaurant with awesome food and vibrant staff. The one thing I didn't like was that I find... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was there this evening with my son. I ordered squid for the starter. My son's main course arrived. I told the waitress we had ordered the squid as a starter. She said "hadn't I been told that all food would arrive when ready"? How dare customers expect starters to be delivered before the main course?? Bizarre or what?! My... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was keenly anticipating a visit to Wagamama after a long hiatus overseas. I ordered several dishes that I have had before: the Duck Gyoza and the Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai. The Gyoza were only ok - the fried consistency was a little weird - almost like a pasty but they were passable. The Pad Thai was terrible. I... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I mean, it's definitely ok. For the price, though, I'd probably say you're better off with take away. If being crammed shoulder to should at picnic tables in a too hot weird smelling basement with low service for over priced Asian fare is your thing, by all means wait 45 minutes to eat here, but we we're disappointed, top it... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great night on sat the 2 of May 2015. Arrived early at around 6.20. Had a lovely main course each and shared a lovely dessert. . Very attentive staff who really do seem to enjoy their jobs. The tiger beers were lovely too. We will be back sooner rather than later. See you soon.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

From reading the cook book, I was very excited about visiting this restaurant. However, soup was bland. My "grilled" chicken was in fact boiled and soggy. I also felt like I was in a factory canteen, not a restaurant. Will definitely not be coming back here. An overpriced regret.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Recently went to Wagamamas prior to a concert in the NCH. It was pretty busy but given it was around 6:30 on a Friday evening we didn't have to wait long. Managed to get a section of table to ourselves so we were not too close to other diners. Service was reasonably quick and food was good if slightly more... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You can't go wrong with wagas. Come here several times a year. Lovely, wholesome, delicious food - that's exactly what they serve. The bento box, gyoza dumplings and the ramens are my usual order I literally can't get enough. The staff are always lovely but wagas isn't somewhere you go for 5 star service, their style is take your order,... More 

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West Sussex
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Same format as all the Wagamamas, so you know what to expect. Good and tasty. Look out for thus as is down some basement steps

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's on the street running up the side of Stephen's Green Shopping Centre & down some steps. The restaurant is nice if you don't mind sharing a bench with strangers & has a decent atmosphere. The menu is great with lots of options. My two gripes are that it's quite expensive and the portions can be a little small.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 4B, South King Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 478 2152

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 44
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Our story began in 1992, when we opened our first restaurant in bloomsbury, london. We wanted wagamama to offer the kind of fresh, fast food and relaxed atmosphere you get in japanese noodle bars. We've gradually grown into a much-loved family of restaurants that spans 17 countries our dublin's city centre restaurant opened it's doors in 1998, being the first wagamama franchise in the world. After several years we decided to spread our wings down south to cork city in 2005 and further again in 2010 to up north to belfast and back down to dublin's blanchardstown. Finally in july 2011 our fifth wagamama opened in dundrum shopping centre

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