If you are from the UK or spent time there, you will definitely know what Wagamama is and you’ll be happy to hear that the famous cosmopolitan brand arrived in Paris last February. If you don’t know it yet, don’t wait any long to discover it!
It is in the heart of Paris near St Lazare that the British restaurant chain serving Asian food opened its doors for the first time in France. It has everything to become the new trendy place in Paris with its colorful decoration, creative cuisine with authentic Asian ingredients, fresh products and relaxed atmosphere. Just like in London, Wagamama is more than a restaurant, it’s a memorable experience.
Wagamama was founded in 1992 in the famous Bloomsbury district in London. If the brand is still unknown in France, Wagamama can be found in 25 countries, from the Netherlands to New Zealand. It has over 130 restaurants in the UK but also some restaurants in the US (Boston and New York). Japanese food is extremely popular now but Wagamama was among the first places to make it so popular.
You will find many different things on their menu such as ramens, teppanyakis, donburis or gyoza and a lot more! Whether you have a small or big appetite or want to share food, everything is possible at Wagamama. They thought of everyone as they also have a great specific menu for vegans. The restaurant is also completely kid-friendly.
We had the opportunity to have dinner at Wagamama and here is our review :
As a French girl who spent a few years in the UK and married to English man, I was very happy to hear that Wagamama was now in Paris!! I remember spending many lunch breaks there so I was very curious to see if I would feel this London vibe in Wagamama Paris. I think they did a beautiful job – the place is extremely spacious with big tables, an open-kitchen and a lovely bar in the middle. They completely respected the spirit of Wagamama. The menu is also the same so it’s very comforting!
We went for some Edamame to start with, a classic, and then a chicken curry with mild coconut sauce, peppers, spring onions and white rice with mixed sesame seeds, coriander and fresh lime. Very tasty! We also took a beef Donburi with Teriyaki sauce and sticky white rice, topped with carrots, pea shoots and onions. It has slightly less taste as it lacked a bit of sauce but it’s still very nice and fresh. I would strongly recommend trying their fresh juices too! I had the delicious positive juice with pineapple, lime, spinach, cucumber and apple. If you are beer lover, they have a nice selection of beers from Thailand or Japan. You can finish the meal with a lovely ice cream too.
It is the perfect place for a nice lunch or a quiet meal after work. The service is impeccable as everyone is very helpful and you are served very quickly. It is nice to be able to sit anywhere you want and it is rare to find such spacious restaurants in Paris. It is clearly only the beginning for Wagamama Paris as I’m convinced you’ll hear more about it in the next few months!
Practical Information :
10 place de Budapest, 75009 paris
From 11:30am to 11pm
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