Wagamama Irving Street

14 Irving Street , London, WC2H 7AF

1 reviews

30 Japanese Covent Garden

SquareMeal Review of Wagamama Irving Street

Credited with bringing the Japanese noodle bar into the mainstream, Wagamama still does exactly what it says on the tin. The menu is dominated by noodles – mostly wok-fried or in broth – & portions are generous throughout. It’s not expensive, either: classic yaki soba, a heaped, glistening plate of wheat noodles tossed with shrimp, chicken, sprouts, scallions, & pink slivers of Japanese pickle, weighs in at a mere £7.60. Mains represent the best value for the hard-up, but for flavour & innovation make room for sides & puddings. A newish dish of glazed chicken wings is a savoury, sticky, smoky treat, while the creamy cheesecake topped with tart Japanese cherries – also new to the menu – is a terrific way to end a meal. Seating is at long, communal tables & service is efficient – too efficient for some, who find the practice of delivering dishes in no particular order an irritation.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station 200m

Charing Cross Station 235m


Address: 14 Irving Street , London WC2H 7AF

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

National Gallery 74m

National Portrait Gallery 78m


Telephone: 020 7839 2323


Cuisine: Japanese


Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Linda F. 26 August 2013

I came across Wagamama when internet searching for a places to eat for a visit to London. I need to avoid gluten and was hopeful when I found a link to nutrition and allergy information for individual dishes. Unfortunately, all grains, whether gluten free of not are lumped together as cereals. Filtering out cereals finds NO dishes, although dishes with rice are gluten free. A very basic error – please sort it out Wagamama!!