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“Casual dining”

Wagamama Wellington
Ranked #74 of 921 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Food to feed the soul! Asian inspired dishes - Ramen, Teppanyaki, Donburi, Gyoza, Curry, Salads, lots of sides to share! Casual dining in a modern environment that is family friendly.
Australia
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Casual dining”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This place is very casual with wooden tables and chairs that is sort of communal ie you share with others and paper mats that the servers write your order on. The food is good although nothing to be too excited about. This isn't a traditional Japanese restaurant but as other reviews have stated more asian fusion. This place is always packed on peak times so either go early or late. The timings of orders can be a bit touch n go ie the food comes out as they are ready and not all in one go so if you're in a group one can be finished with a main while someone else is still waiting. Hence if you are fussy or on your first date or wanting to talk business or something intimate then not the place to go to. All in all it is worth a try for a casual time out.

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Date | Rating
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food but system creaks under pressure”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Wagamama outles throughout NZ offer consistently good food - good sized portions, a great menu, fabulous juices and it's reasonably priced too.
Not all is rosy however. Your food doesn't always arrive all at once when dining at Wagamama, which is usually fine if you have only a five minute wait or so. Unfortunately on our most recent visit, with the restaurant full, one of our party of four had finished her main course before the other three were even delivered to our table. The wait staff were operating well under obvious pressure but delays like this are simply not acceptable to most New Zealand diners, and it put a dampener on our visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank mwrnz
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Great wait staff but the food was disappointing”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The starters were amazing and we really we looking forward to our mains, but we were all disappointed. The wait staff were wonderful though.

Visited February 2013
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Wellington
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Classic bamboo, good food”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Wagamama chain seems to be everywhere. The prices are a bit steep, but the food is very enjoyable. It's an eat and run kind of place, and not one where you might linger for an intimate conversation. Much too loud and busy for that.

Visited December 2012
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Thank BHarmer
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Solid view and yummy food”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Right on the waterfront, this is a great place to stop for lunch. The dumplings and noodle dishes were not over salted and greasy so you could actually taste the ingredients. Service could have been faster but we got there just after they opened so it wasn't unexpected. Servers were very knowledgeable and I watched one assist a woman with various food allergies and dietary restrictions navigate the menu. Would be a great place to grab and go from and sit by the water.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Caroline R
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