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“Good staff”
Review of Wagamama

Wagamama
Ranked #56 of 242 Restaurants in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located right in the heart of this cathedral city, pop in for a lunch while taking in the sights or find us for a relaxing dinner after a day of wandering around this picturesque and historic place. We offer asian food inspired by the flavours of japan
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good staff”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I should declare that I'm not crazy about the type of food for eating out, however I've eaten in the Chichester one twice since opening and both times they've started with an apology for being short staffed and it has meant a wait for service/food/drinks etc, however the staff have always been very nice and worked as quickly as they could. The food is ok, it's the same as other branches, no better no worse. It's a healthy ish option for eating out or good if you want something light.

What I feel really sorry for them for, is that people clearly don't understand that they don't serve starters and that the food is meant to come out at different times. They must get so sick of explaining it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank June L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Decidedly average”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Had never been to Wagamama before, so my husband and I thought we would give it a try. The fact that food comes out as it's ready means service is sporadic and it just smacks of lack of organisation in the kitchen. I had the katsu chicken curry...it was nothing like I expected. There was a huge mound of sticky rice in the centre of the plate which was enough to feed 2 or 3 people easily, and the amount of chicken didn't add up to 1 breast it was so thin. It was served with some lettuce that was tough and not very fresh tasting...lots of stalk and not a lot of leaf. £10 seemed like a lot of money for what I got. Hubby had miso soup and something else (can't remember what) but he wasn't impressed either. Service was also very average considering it wasn't very busy. We certainly won't be going back to Wagamama in the future.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not so fast food, uncomfortable seating, not very tasty”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Queued to seat for some ten minutes even though there was only about 20 people seated. Sat on hard school like benches and presented with menu. Told in a very patronising manner that our dishes may not come to our table altogether (There were 3 of us) as different staff cook different meals and so I guess there is no one to expedite. My chicken Thai like curry was watery, not flavourful at all and the chicken was dry, so over cooked, another had the chicken with bun noodles again not flavoursome, the third in our party who eventually received his meal when we two had finished had a beef dish which was okay when it had been smothered in the condiments available. So disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 186406Sue
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

when I went into this restaurant it had a buzzing atmosphere (with friendliness as well). The staff were extremely friendly and swift in their work and putting passion into it. Despite the amount of people in the restaurant, their officiant service was prompt and quick - still having great quality taste. Although you,re sat next to strangers, almost literally sitting next to them, it feels more spaced out than it looks. Value is pretty good. Reservations are not accepted unless there are more than 6 of you. Since it is town, there is unfortunately no space for outdoor seating. Overall this place was great fun: the food was brilliant and the service was superb.

  • Visited March 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Quick , clean and very tasty”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

First visit to Wagamama. Friday lunchtime. Fairly busy. Shown straight to table (clean and tidy). Staff helpful. HadChicken salad which was well presented and very tasty.

This was a business lunch, but i'd go back again.

  • Visited May 2014
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