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Wagamama is a restaurant chain serving pan-Asian food in the style of a modern noodle bar. The first Wagamama opened in 1992 in Bloomsbury, London. The chain has grown to include branches in London and across the United Kingdom, as well as in Ireland, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Australia, Dubai, Belgium, Auckland and Copenhagen. The first US branch is now open in Boston, with a second one in nearby Cambridge MA to open this summer. The chain's website defines wagamama as "wilful / naughty child". However, a more accurate translation of the Japanese word would be "self centered and inconsiderate to others." Their trademarked slogan is: positive eating + positive living. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants, typically with the same name in many different locations either under shared corporate ownership (e. ... Look up Noodle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Bloomsbury is an area of central London between Holborn and Euston station, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Determined, Compassionate) Location of Amsterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province North Holland Government  - Mayor Job Cohen (PvdA)  - Aldermen Lodewijk Asscher Hennah Buyne Carolien Gehrels Tjeerd Herrema Maarten van Poelgeest Marijke Vos  - Secretary Erik Gerritsen Area [1][2]  - City 219 km²  (84. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Food

Food items served in Wagamama establishments is marketed as Japanese food, but in reality is fusion food which in Japan would be considered distinctly Chinese or Southeast Asian. It is centred around ramen (Ahran Arnold) and stir-fries. Amongst the differences between authentic Japanese food are: This is a combination of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine: smoked salmon wrapped in rice paper, with avocado, cucumber, and crab stick. ... Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen. ... There are many views of what is fundamental to Japanese cuisine. ...

  • Ramen (Chinese style noodle soup) in Japan is always topped with slices of roast or braised pork, never with chicken, beef or fried tofu as in Wagamama.
  • Gyoza in Japan is served with a soy-vinegar-chilli dip.
  • Serving Chinese dishes, such as chahan (fried rice), with miso soup would be seen as distinctly odd in Japan.

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Features

Wagamama has a number of features that set them apart from other restaurants. These include:

  • Orders are taken via electronic order pads; these are personal digital assistant-sized, and wirelessly networked to the kitchen, so that as soon as an order is taken it can begin to be prepared.
  • Food is delivered to the table as soon as it is ready, they sell sides instead of starters and these and the main courses can arrive in any order.
  • Customers sit on either side of large tables—one table-set can seat up to 20 people.
  • All restaurants are non-smoking, by Law in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland and recently England.
  • Green tea is supplied free on request.
  • Reservations are not taken; all customers are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Wagamama merchandise can be bought in the restaurant, including a cookbook, dishes and cutlery.

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External links

  • Official website
  • The Wagamama Cookbook
  • Rameniac's review of Wagamama ramen

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