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“Great fun but know what to expect.”
Review of Wagamama - CLOSED

Wagamama
Price range: $26 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Leeds City Centre
Description: Take advantage of the main shopping district which is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant, as well as the leeds market which attracts many tourists. We offer asian food inspired by the flavours of japan
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great fun but know what to expect.”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Reading other reviews, I agree that this is not the best for romantic dates or for those who want a traditional eating experience, but I don't think it pretends to be! You go here to try dishes, share and experiment. Yes the dishes are brought out as they are ready so can be at different times, but this means everyone can mix in a bit. Our kids loved it and none of the dishes took long at all so it wasn't a big problem that they got theirs after us, we just dug into each others! Oh and the friendly chefs let them go and watch the food being cooked which they loved!

Basically you either like the Wagamama style or you don't, but if you want fast friendly service and a fun experience this is the place!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Heather D
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241 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Brighouse, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“You got it wrong this time.”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

I ordered prawn kare lomen, after seeing the picture on the placemat- and having had it many times before. The prawns usually are large but those on the top were plentiful, small and sticky. A bit disappointing. There was very little sauce. The dish looked nothing like the visual representation and you had to dig to find the sauce. I sent it back and the meal was replaced without fuss. A point in their favour. The waiter appeared non-plussed at first but he seemed to be struggling a little with English so we were glad that a supervisor smoothed the way.
The restaurant is starting to look a little worn too. Perhaps it needs a refurb.
Don't mean to be unkind, and perhaps we caught it on a bad day, but we felt disappointed. My partner felt his yaki soba was smaller than usual and his plate looked very worn.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank JanetBlair
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very tasty”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

I was persuaded to eat her by a staff member giving out free dumplings. He asked me what food I liked and recommended a fish curry which was delicious, as was the coconut ice cream that followed. Highly recommended.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Caroelle
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing food”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

great selection of foods! could not fault it great service and very fast. Will definately be back there again!

Visited March 2014
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Thank mariaseddon
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Celebration, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fun place to get good food”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is very relaxed, sitting on benches, often close to others. The waiter was good giving opinions on certain dishes. Food was fast and didn't disappoint. Will definitely go again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Kat12F
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