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“Where would be without Wagamama?!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wagamama

Wagamama
Ranked #11 of 253 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aldermaston, UK
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Where would be without Wagamama?!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Another great meal at Wagamama. We went on an early Friday evening before seeing a performance at the nearby Anvil theatre, which turned out to be a really busy time. After a little wait for a table, we were seated reasonably close to the serving area - no real problem as the whole restaurant was packed and busy, plus it only served to make us more hungry!

Despite being very busy, the service was pretty good, with only a short delay on one of the mains. Food was very good, deliverted efficiently and on a par with other Wagamama's we have been to. Some edamame with garlic salt to nibble, then gyoza and prawn kushiwaki to start. The prawn 'lollypops' were a little pricely but well worth it - delicious - while the steamed dumpling gyoza were also good. Mains were wagamama ramen and chicken firecracker. The ramen was very good and had just about every food group in it that you could want - barbecued pork, chicken, prawns, mussels, pak choi...I kept discovering more with each dip into the ramen soup. 'Er indoors had the chicken firecracker - if you want something with a bit of a kick, this delivers and lives up to its name. It certainly brought on a bit of a sweat!.

Overall, the meal was very good, and swift without feeling as though you were in and out in 10 minutes. If you are in Basingstoke to go to the cinema or the Anvil, you can do no wrong paying Wagamama a visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Danish first
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, served hot.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

A sociable eating experience because you sit at long benches. Food is served when ready rather than waiting for all meals on the table to be ready and serving at the same time which means it is always hot. Some people may not like this but if you are not eating yet you can still talk or drink. Food is very good and the curry is particularly good.

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Thank Tom C
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United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“First time! And we love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

We wanted to go out just on a spare of the moment thing, as you do. And realising we always walk past Wagamama and have never been in. We wanted to give it a try!

We walked in and it's such a lovely 'riff raff' atmosphere.
So when we sat down, we were given a menu and they took our drinks order. We ordered two cokes and they write on a table mat to let the other waiters/ waitresses know what you have ordered and as being a waitress my self. I think that s such a cool idea!
For starter we had duck dumplings and ribs, it was soo good! My other half is a brilliant top trained chef and he was blown away!
From main we had that noodle soup, I had chicken and my other half had pork! It was amazing. So full of flavour.

The only thing I will say, is if you plan to do a coursed meal, with starters etc. order all at the same time as your main, as your food just comes when it's been cooked and is ready!

Such a lovely place, amazing food! and we are going back tonight to celebrate my new job!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Great place to have lunch when visiting the Festival Place Shopping Mall (just outside)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Freshly cooked pan-Asian dishes are served in a canteen- style dining area that is inspired by Japan's popular ramen bars.

This was my first experience of eating in a Wagamama although I had heard good reports. It is a chain of restaurants, I have since eaten in the Reading one which was equally as good. The service is particularly good too.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Belynda C
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Just great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Had a takeaway on this occasion, but previously have say down and enjoyed the communal atmosphere.
The food was tasty as always, enjoyable experience

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Thank Steve J
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