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“Food good but pricey”
Review of Wagamama

Ranked #126 of 637 Restaurants in Cork
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Centre
Description: The wagamama story 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Food good but pricey”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Good food as you would expect from this chain. But seemed unusually highly priced compared to other branches in the Uk. Admittedly Irish prices all high compared to the UK but hey a noodles a noodle

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  • English first
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English first
Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wouldn't be running back”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have eaten here a couple of times but found the food tasteless and nothing worthy of a return visit. May try again based on other diner's reviews but so far nothing even resembling authentic Japanese food on my visits.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank CiCiD D
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Asian!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This place is perfect when you are in town shopping or need something delicious and quick before a night out! It is also good value!

Visited February 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“Good food”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I had eaten at Wagamama restaurants in some other places and I always love their food. It's always a safe choice if you're up for some nice asian food. I'm especially a great fan of their rice dishes. They have some really interesting desserts on the menu as well (like wasabi chocolate cake), but I must confess I have never tried one since the main dishes are so enourmous that I am always too full to eat something else. They have great juices too, and some interesting asian beers.

In this particular Wagamama restaurant, the food was again great, but in the beginning I was a bit annoyed by the service. It took a while before we were even noticed when we came in, which was annoying because at Wagamama you have to wait to be seated. When we were ready to order, it was really hard to connect to the staff. I understand that it can be busy sometimes, but saying something like you'll help someone as quickly as possible is in my opinion always better than simply avoiding eye contact. On the other hand, when we could finally order, the waiter compensated this by offering us tap water without having to ask for it ourselves. I thought this was really friendly, as some restaurants can be a real pain about this.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank RosaJDV1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great for lunch!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

If you like noodles and that kinda stuff, then this is a great place to be. If You have been to Wagamama in other cities, then you definitely won't be disappointed with the one in Cork. It lives up to its standards.

Visited March 2013
Thank seleklekterek
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