Wagamama Canary Wharf

45 Bank Street , London, E14 5NY

SquareMeal Review of Wagamama Canary Wharf

Wagamama got the nation eating noodles…& edamame, & miso, & gyoza too. This good-time, high-speed nationwide chain tweaks its offering regularly, but still excels when it comes to delivering great steaming portions of noodles – wok-fried or in soup – at prices that will leave change from a tenner. Long-time regulars have their favourites such as chilli ramen with chicken, yaki soba & katsu curry, but some of the newer or more innovative dishes also deserve a look in. Duck gyoza with spicy cherry hoisin, tender glazed pork ribs & firecracker prawns add variety to an otherwise rather predictable dining experience, & there’s a brief selection of beer, wine & saké to keep thirsty noodle-slurpers interested. Communal tables & almost robotic service are Wagamama quirks that you’ll either love or hate.

Wagamama Canary Wharf Location

45 Bank Street , London E14 5NY

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am-10pm Sun 12N-9pm

Wagamama Canary Wharf's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 2.0

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Service: 1.0

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Atmosphere: 1.0

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Value: 2.0

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Food + drink: 1

Service: 0

Atmosphere: 0

Value: 1

15 October 2008

I went for a catch up with some old school freinds last week and we went to Wagamama's as it seemed a safe option where you know what to expect and can take your time and chat away as because of the seemingly relaxed atmosphere. I had been recommended it a couple of years ago but had never visited so this was my Wagamama debut. The seating arrangement and decor was very informal and relaxed as I has expected…it was a shame the waiting staff could not work to the same philosophy! We were rushed to order and when a couple in our party were not ready it was greeted with a huge huff and a sigh…the poor girl! When the food arrived it was so bland. My dish of “Chilli chicken Men” had my mouth watering with it's desciption and being a keen lover of authentic Noodle dishes it had a lot to live up to. The obviously microwaved noodles were rubbery and tasteless and the un-inspring one dimensional chilli sauce did little to awake my tastebuds, in fact they were more likely to slip into a coma! The fact that the description of the dish was served with such a range of flavours including lemon grass, red onion garlic ginger and pepper seemed like it could me revised, this dish had only one flavour-chilli- and was a major dissapointment!! I go to a small authentic Noddle hut near my house in Hampton which is quick, cheap and so extrmely tasty and the service is always with a smile…I imagine this was the idea behind Wagamama when it first started but as usual as the chain grows the spirit flavour and general attention to detail is lost in the pursuit of more cash. Postive thinking…no…poitively boring…yes!

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