This contemporary Japanese restaurant is inspired by the traditional Asian flavours of Japan, offering a new dining experience with award-winning food. Wagamama was first opened in 1992 and now has a chain spanning 17 different countries.
The tables are presented in a classic Japanese style – a long wooden table with chopsticks and different dressing to add to your meal. Like the well ordered restaurant, the menu is set out clearly and is presented simply in different categories.
This relaxed atmosphere allows kids to unwind and try new, tasty food. If you’re a child, the restaurant offers small games and also colouring, for aspiring artists to do while you are waiting for your meal. As well as that, Wagamama is very kid friendly and offers child potions, booster-seats and easy-to-use chopsticks.
Went to the Wagamamas on South Bank this October half term, South Bank was mobbed so had to queue to get in, but only for 5 minutes, staff and food great. Love the social distanced separation screens that actually splits you from other groups on same table as always felt awkward sitting so close to strangers while I ate! 10/10 from the 8 of us
Used to be a bit hit-and-miss, and not terribly child friendly. They’ve made changes in the last few years, and now it’s definitely a favourite for the both us and the kids – from when they were 10 and 7 to now (13 and 10).
Easy kids options (fish cubes a favourite), and lots of nice non-threatening small portion options on the adult menu, as well as tongue-scorching dishes for the stout of heart (and bowel). Several other options on the kids menu. Puddings aren’t really much of a thing, so plan for a post-meal treat elsewhere. Overall, first choice in our house for a family meal.