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Reviewed 3 May 2024 via mobile

Great food, Best calamari in Leicester.. Friendly, considerate, polite staff!! We chanced upon it at a quieter period in December. Gets packed. What a great find!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

We visited for my son's 6th birthday as he wanted sushi. It was nice, the food was all tasty and service was great. Unfortunately the wok was out of service so we couldn't order any of the stir fry dishes. We had to make do...with the dishes using steamed rice or ramen noodles I would visit again hopefully once the kitchen is working, but I wouldn't go rushing back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Really great place. Can't believe we've not been before. The food is outstanding. I had 3 dishes and it was all perfectly cooked. The staff are very kind and double check your order. The only downside is other customers who are terrible at remembering to...close the door behind them as they come in and leave. The staff are constantly having to do it for them. Other than that I will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Lovely fresh food at a great price. Good portions. Polite, friendly, considerate staff. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Some of the best Japanese food i've had in the UK. It has quickly become one of my regular spots when I visit Leicester. Everything is made fresh - which can lead to sometimes long wait times - but it is definitely worth the wait...! It can also be difficult to get a table due to the small size of the restaurant but again - worth the wait. The prices are also super reasonable and there is a large variety of food to choose from. My personal favourite is the Katsu bento box which I almost always order. I have gone with many people with different dietary needs/preferences and theres almost something for everyone. The staff are also super polite and helpful.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Best Japanese food in Leicester!!! Price are very affordable for Japanese food. Hidden gem!!! Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Great informal place to eat. Maki and Sashimi were excellent. Service was a little slow, they were very busy. We will definitely visit again! I also have to say that the bill was very reasonable!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food: we ordered the Teriyaki chicken & salmon sashimi bento box to share- £18.80 came with two cucumber sushi roll slices, salad with dressing and the fabulous tempura prawns and vegetables. Vegetable gyozas- just incredible Prawn korean donburi- lovely sauce, huge prawns and plenty...of veg! Soft shell crab hand wrapped sushi We would order all again on our next trip. We saw a few players going out (the luxe sushi platter for example) and they all looked drool-worthy so we ordered some sushi to bring home for dinner :DMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

Visited at about 1730. Restaurant was busy but we were shown to a free table. Best tempura since a visit to Japan in 2017. Food was delicious. Freshly cooked and full of flavour. Price very reasonable. Staff helpful and very polite.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Myself and a friend popped in for lunch today whilst in the centre and shared an incredible lunch of miso soup, dragon rolls, beef donburi, tuna sashimi etc. The bill for all food and green tea for two didn’t even reach £40. How I’ve not...found this place before now is beyond me but now I have I’ll be back again for certain. Relaxed setting, deliciously fresh and healthy food for this money? What’s not to love? If you’re like me and have yet to try good Japanese in Leicester then Wakaze needs to be top of your list.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Not being from Leicester we were unsure on where to eat, but walking through town this was a hidden gem. A very easy place to walk past and ignore but once you go there it’s lush! Very simplistic, Japanese style furniture- the whole place seemed...very authentic down to all the decorations. The food was an amazing! the waiter helped me pick out food when i was unsure on what to have. We had edamame which was yum! Also had the chicken gyoza which came very quickly hot and fresh alongside the spring rolls. Both came with dipping sauce and had lots of flavour! I then followed with the tobboki which is my favourite Japanese food! It was the best i’ve ever had, a lot better than similar restaurants where i’m from. It had lots of cheese and the spice and seasoning was incredible! For mains i had the chicken udon noodles which were incredible- the portions were huge i couldn’t finish and i eat a lot!! Even with huge portions, the food quality was consistent through everything we ate! My mum had the teriyaki salmon which she ate all of and said was amazing, i tried it and it was so delicious; great flavours and again a brilliant portion size for the money! Overall i would recommend, a really great hidden gem in the centre of Leicester, visit them!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

I visited on my own for lunch mid week, the menu seemed very well priced so I thought I’d try it out. I had the chicken teppan noodles, chicken katsu and salt & chilli prawns. The sauce on the chicken katsu was particularly tasty. All...in all I was very impressed with the quality of food and will definitely go again.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022

lovely presentation of the food and very tasty. The service is excellent. Is my favourite place in Leicester

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

Called in on 10.09.22 for some dinner, very minimalistic and you could easily walk past, I had squid starter and Katsu curry my wife had mixed tempura and spicy beef soup. The food was amazing and all cooked fresh, I said to my wife that...you can judge a restaurant like this with the amount of Asian customers inside and there was loads. Truly a great find and cant wait until were in Leicester again for dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2021

after craving the whole day sushi. I was struggling to decide where to ea, as my past experiences where not great. One of our friends decided to take us to wakaze. The food was great! the service was good! Had a good experience! totally recommend...it!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5