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5 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD
  • Telephone 0131 285 4787
  • Opening times 11am–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.wagamama.com/restaurants/…
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Wagamama brings its bright, bustling noodle bar to the heart of St Andrew Square.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Yes it’s a big chain where all the food is centrally devised and sourced. And yes, it’s a familiar set-up that’s been rolled out time and again across the country. But it’s hard not to like this pan-Asian giant for its offer of fast, fresh and varied food. Like most of the recent openings on the revamped St Andrew Square, it’s a cavernous place and often packed. There are no bookings for groups of less than six but, with a fast turnaround and a capacity of more than 200, there’s rarely a long wait for a table. Service is friendly and efficient and the menu is clear and varied, with regular new additions alongside old favourites such as the katsu curries, ramen broths, donburi rice bowls and stir fries. The steamed buns are spectacular and there’s a good list of sides, extras and gyoza to ring the changes. Vegans, vegetarians, the gluten-intolerant and children get their own dedicated menus too.

The List's rating






Chris Marks visited Wagamama on 13 March 2019
  • High point: Reliable, fast and fun
  • Low point: Lacks the individual touch
  • Notable dish: Chicken katsu curry
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)

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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  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: General pop
  • Capacity: 200 (20 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

wagamama recipes to try at home

7 Nov 2017

How to make wagamama's ramen, donburi and gyoza

wagamama have revealed their secrets and told us exactly what goes into some of their most popular dishes. As the cold weather creeps in, a hearty bowl of wagamama's ramen, chicken teriyaki donburi or chicken gyoza can really hit the spot, and with…