Wagamama’s second Edinburgh branch and sixth in Scotland overall is located on the top floor of Ocean Terminal. Once ensconced within it's easy to forget you’re in a shopping centre, though reality may be harder to shake if you’re sitting at one of a handful of tables stationed outside the restaurant’s doors. The chain's signature wooden bench seating conveys functionality, but the atmosphere remains laid back and welcoming. The menu, meanwhile, caters for most appetites. For delicately flavoured, veg-packed and virtuous opt for the itame. This tongue-tantalising dish has a coconut and lemongrass soup base, topped with either chicken, prawn or tofu and given a zingy finish by lime and coriander. It’s gluten-free and, for those with intolerances, staff have a list of which dishes are allergen-free or can be adapted to suit. For comfort food, you can’t go wrong with the deep-fried, Panko-breadcrumb-coated chicken katsu curry served with chopstick-friendly sticky rice. The lack of branch individuality – even the background music is the same in every branch – may stop it feeling like a fine-dining experience, but it’s a very pleasant one nonetheless.
wagamama is a celebration of asian food, inspired by japanese ramen bars and is a truly unique way to eat. A menu created to soothe, nourish and sustain, whether you choose a little ginger to warm you up, chillies that kick or noodles to nourish the body and soul. Pick from all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides – as well as feel good juices and expertly crafted asian beers.
wagamama have an extensive vegetarian, vegan and non-gluten menu offering as well as a kids menu for little noodlers.
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- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 130
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle
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