It saddens me to inform you that many of my friends and family have never been to Wagamama. It really upsets me actually. Who wouldn’t want to devour a wide selection of fresh Japanese food at such a delicious price? Jasmine and I took a trip to the Birmingham branch and here is what we ate…
Star rating: ★★★ (3)
Drinks: We both ordered the peach iced tea (£2.50 regular/£2.95 large). Whenever I go to Wagas, I never order the same drink, simply because they’re always average. This time, I decided to ‘have what she’s having’ and order the iced tea. Safe to say I’ve found my drink.
Starter: My fave part of any Wagas trip. I have this thing about not just ordering one starter- I like to have a pick ‘n’ mix. So, normally, we’ll pick a starter each and split them. If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll LOVE their chilli squid (£5.95). It has this beautiful, light breadcrumb coat over it with a perfect dust of chilli powder, and served with a sweet chilli sauce type thing. I order this every trip without fail.
Main: Now, I know I said I never order chicken when I eat out, but I’ve been ordering their chicken katsu curry (£9.95) way before I developed my obsession with restaurants. It’s essentially breaded chicken (cooked perfectly) served with a healthy (healthy meaning ‘wonderfully filling’) portion of sticky jasmine rice, covered in a well seasoned, aromatic Japanese curry, and served with the best salad in the world. I DON’T EVEN LIKE SALAD.
Safe to say this is my favourite chain restaurant ever. Once finished with our meals, we normally order a green tea (FREE and unlimited). You could also end the experience with one of their mini cakes (£1.75).