Wagamama Parkfield Street

The N1 Centre, 39 Parkfield Street , London, N1 0PS

SquareMeal Review of Wagamama Parkfield 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

Angel Tube Station 112m

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 830m

Address

Address: The N1 Centre, 39 Parkfield Street , London N1 0PS

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Vue Cinema Islington 94m

Business Design Centre 211m

Details

Telephone: 020 7226 2664

Website:

Cuisine: Japanese

8.0

Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

HP gold reviewer 13 December 2009

As far as chain formulas go, Wagamama has it down to a fine art. I have been a fan of the this now global noodle bar since frequenting the Bloomsbury branch in the mid 1990s and the standards remain consistently high. In fact, the only thing that's really changed is the price…at least the green tea is still free. The Islington site looks out onto the N1 shopping centre and I particularly like the seating arrangement here with smaller benches for couples running down the side of one wall. The duck gyoza are somewhat of a signature dish and mains of Cha Han fried rice and Salmon ramen met expectations. For a reliable if perhaps not revolutionary taste of Japan, then Wagamama is pretty hard to beat.