Wagamama Tower Place

2b Tower Place , London, EC3N 4EE

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SquareMeal Review of Wagamama Tower Place

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

Tower Gateway Tube Station 121m

Tower Gateway Station 121m

Address

Address: 2b Tower Place , London EC3N 4EE

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7am-9pm (Sat-Sun 9am- )

Nearby Landmarks

Lloyds Register of Shipping 116m

Clothworkers' Hall 263m

Details

Telephone: 020 7283 5897

Website:

Cuisine: Japanese

8.0

Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

HP gold reviewer 31 March 2009

Yet another 2 for 1 offer led us to Wagamama on Sunday. Although I have eaten at many of the London locations, this was my first visit to the Tower Hill branch and was not disappointed. Many Wagamamas are tucked away down a back street or hidden underground so you normally don't come here for the environs but the view from this branch is an attraction in its own right – sitting right across from the Tower of London. Service was prompt and the dishes piping hot. The Chicken Katsu Curry (arguably Wagamama's signature dish along with the Yaki Soba) was up to its usual high standard and the Chicken Tama Rice was wholesome and soothing. Wagamama has recently introduced hot drinks and these appeared popular; priced under £2, this is no surprise. Wifi is also now available which might be attractive to lone diners. While this is not the place to come for a lingering meal or to try anything radically different, you know exactly what you are going to get and always come away satisfied.