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“One of the few chains I rate”
Review of Wagamama

Wagamama
Ranked #55 of 651 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in the fantastic gunwharf quays shopping centre, you can spend the day picking up some bargains and then relax with a tasty bowl of noodles!Located in the fantastic gunwharf quays shopping centre, you can spend the day picking up some bargains and then relax with a tasty bowl of noodles! We offer asian food inspired by the flavours of japan
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of the few chains I rate”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Wagamama in my opinion is about fresh Japanese food, cooked fresh using a limited range of food types but with various ingredient selections and it does this well.

The team in Portsmouth are pleasant, give good service and the food is of the usual high standard. There is also a nice outdoor section which being on the upper deck gives a great view of the harbour.

This isn't the type of place to go for a formal meal as the dishes will come out as they are ready and so in a party of four you might have a few minutes wait between each persons food arriving but that is no inconvenience and is worth it for the fresh food.

In general the food has a clean, vibrant flavour and look to it. However, I have a major dislike of the curries which I found heavy, cloying and way to sweet so wouldn't recommend them although that's a personal view as plenty eat them!

If you do wish to eat here its best to avoid the peak times although if a queue does build up it generally clears quite quickly.

So in summary, if you wan't something different to the usual fare in a relaxed and casual environment then this is a good place to come.

  • Visited March 2014
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“It was great”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Not a great lover of chains but we decided to give it a try, service was spot on, food was very nice, a real nice surprise is all I can say, will be going there again. Give it a try is all I can say.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointingly Average”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Cold Squid, Ok Duck Gyoza and ok main course.. The chicken Katsu curry.. Tasty but not worth the £11 price tag. Having heard rave reviews about wagamams I had high hopes which were smashed down.
Can't fault the service hence the £4 tip from £33 bill :-)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I was greeted with a smile by samantha outside and loved the service we recieved yesterday. Samantha was very helpful with helping us pick dishes . Will be coming again soon thank you

  • Visited April 2014
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Birmingham, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great food let down by service”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Same as many other reviews here .... we had genuinely fantastic food (I hadn't eaten at a Wagamama before) but the service was pretty average. My partners meal was on the table a good 5 minutes before mine appeared and the dishes we ordered all arrived in dribs and drabs. I would try another Wagamama elsewhere but would probably not bother visiting here again when there are so many other different restaurants to try in the area.Its a good location though and the outdoor seating overlooking part of the harbour would be nice in warm weather.

  • Visited March 2014
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