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“Fun, fresh and fast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wagamama - Royal Festival Hall

Wagamama - Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1 8XX, England
020 70210877
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Ranked #3,916 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Price range: $42 - $47
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Fun, fresh and fast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Very busy spot Friday night pre-theatre. Staff friendly and helpful but very obviously busy and distracted. Everything arrived efficiently and mostly at the same time, fresh ingreds and great value for money.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Love this chain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I always like the food in Wagamama. The ingredients are fresh and tasty and they offer consistently good quality, whichever branch you visit. We love the fact that there is a really good range of vegetarian options as my partner is vegetarian. The juices are lovely and you can get tea and coffee etc too. It's a quirky place where you sit on benches and you are served as soon as your meal is ready. This does mean you can be eating before your dinner companions are even served theirs. This has never put us off though. I would highly recommend these restaurants.

Visited October 2013
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Newburgh, New York
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“Sophisticated Noodles.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a lovely dinner at Wagamama at Royal Festival Hall after our London Eye experience. Menu is a tad overwhelming, but the wait time for an outdoor table allowed us plenty of time to read and decide. Outdoor tables are tight, diners often literally back-to-back, but everyone pleasant. Great value for the quality of food.

Visited July 2013
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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“production line food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Veteren of the chain but not been to this busy branch. I always order three starters rather than a main as it makes in more interesting.
My first dish arrived reasonably quickly but the waitress when serving it spilt the dipping sauce all over the items in the main dish (so predipping service?) and over the table but was unappologetic and did nothing to clean it up
Food was standard gyoza slightly too crisp otherwise unexciting and ok no more than that

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Food & Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Visited today as a group of 5, had to wait to be seated as the restaurant was full. Initial waiter spoke so quietly and this restaurant is noisy but the food all arrived promptly. The food was hot, tasty and not a scrap was left on our plates! We had the quick lunch we needed but all left full and happy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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