If you are in Windsor & like not to end up
in a tourist trap or eating some unhealthy stuff this is a very good place to go.
Very Friendly service , good-very good food quality.
People seem to really love this place, but to be honest, I was less than impressed. Apparently they have a new style of service... its called "we make no changes, exceptions, and you eat the food as its done, even if 1 person gets there food 10 min before everyone else."
Some like it, it just wasn't my style. When you can't make any changes at all to a meal, or have to sit there while the whole table eats, just because your meal isn't done yet... well, not cool.
Oh, and they write little numbers on your place mat as some internal code while you order. Kind of corny.
In the quest for good food in the UK (which can sometimes feel like an odyssey), I stumbled across this little gem. Channeling the traditions of Japanese style ramen houses this chain offers great eats and an interesting atmosphere.
The seating is all together with tables arranged in long rows. You'll find yourself sandwiched between other patrons, rubbing elbows with fellow ramen lovers. You also need to be aware that the food arrives in no particular order. Whatever they cook first is sent out without concept of entrees or starters.
They have a lot of options on the menu, so even large groups will find something they like and if there is truly a picky eater in your crew, that's nothing a bottle of hot sake won't cure (or three).
I wish they had this establishment stateside because I have a lot of fond memories of the place. I even met an awesome clan of Columbian-Italians one night while dining here and we all became fast friends (but that's another story).
Wagamama was a little hard to find at first. The entrance is a step down and from an alleyway. Several co workers had come here because it's pretty much the only real restaurant that is open late. Plenty of pubs are open late but forget about restaurants. The food here was pretty decent but very overpowering with spices. It was really only acceptable because it was open late and my crew of about a dozen people were practically starved and not in the mood for pub food.
All of our food came out at different times and our appetizers came after the main meal. I was kind of trapped in the area due to my work schedule and proximity of any other decent food establishments.
Bottom line: It's OK food. But if you can eat before shops close down at 7pm and don't want pub food in the area, you'll be very limited. Wagamama isn't horrible but it's nothing to rave about.
Box standard wagama menu. I always find them a little pricey for the quality if the food, service and the unpredictability of the patrons on benches, typically being crammed together. The Windsor restaurant is clean and always busy. Staff can be a little terse, but then you have every right to afford them a tip relative to the service.
I was so excited when I saw a Wagamama at the Windsor train station. I had heard so much about this place and couldn't wait to finally try it. I'm not sure if I ordered the wrong dish or if they had a bad night, but the food was awful! I ordered the duck dumplings and curry noodle soup. The duck dumpling had plum or hoisin sauce mixed in the meat as well as dolloped outside for dipping. GROSS! so overpowering. The curry soup had no flavor and the chicken was over cooked and bland. The couple sitting next to me and I were fighting for the spices cause none of our food had any flavor. I was actually sad for the animals that died for my meal because it was so inedible. By far the worst meal I had had in the UK.
Hoping it was just an off night.
Wagamama is a fusion of traditional Japanese cooking and contemorary presentation and style. Table arrangements are somewhat pro-social as they are in long benches and you are sometimes sat next to complete strangers.
Food there is rather pricey and very filling and almost worth the money. I would reccommend the seafood ramen noodles which are a plethora of taste and texture. Certainly, I would reccommend it to anyone wishing for a nice meal out.
All I have to say about this place is.. Katsu Curry!! Mmm delicious. The service is always every so cheerful and I had such fun with my boyfriends parents when we went to eat recently.
It is only Wagamama, so you should know what to expect, but it is still excellent. Staff are friendly, service is very fast, the restaurant is smart.
If you want a cheap small meal then opt for the kids menu. Green tea is free if you don't fancy alcohol and tap water is too boring.
Superb location for central Windsor and the tourist attractions like the Castle.
Chili-anything here is a must. It's the right amount of spice paired with your choice of meat or veggies. I have yet to try their soups, but I've heard they are palate-pleasers as well.
Wagamamas is a lovely place to eat out. The lighting and table arrangement make for a calm atmosphere.
Their range of japanese foods are exquisite. They provide dishes for anyones liking and have a rather good vegetarian variety.
They take bookings and also have a takeaway service.
The food is prepared very quickly and to a high standard.
I love eating here and would recommend it to any person.
This Wagamama restaurant has a nice layout to it, and is different to others that I have been to, as it has a larger number of smaller tables, to seat around 6 people, as opposed to large, across the room size benches to seat around 24. This makes it a nice place to come with a smaller group of friends, as it is more private and personal. The food is delicious, especially Yaki Soba. :)
Great quality, good price, nice layout and feel to this location and if you want a great child friendy place to eat this will not fail you, kids love the little chopsticks to.
Japanese fare here is like espresso at Starbucks - there's better to be had, it's a far cry from the real thing, but it's convenient. Came here while traveling solo on business. Options are limited in Windsor on a Sunday night and Wagamama was an acceptable choice. The ramen broth was neither rich nor flavorful, but I opted for the spicy chili ramen, which compensated for the otherwise mediocre taste. The chicken kara age was crispy and was improved with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of chili pepper. I washed everything down with a Kirin Ichiban and left satisfied...and a little ashamed.
Having been to other Wagamama locations, I will say that the food and service are consistent. Not good, not bad - just fine.
Have eaten here on a number of times over the last couple of years, with variable results. The worst found some glass (from a tumbler in the food) no refund as promised. Lately gave it a second chance and the service was much improved, though the drinks prices are far to high.
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