Worldwide Asian food chain in the Crowne Plaza Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

When Wagamama first opened in Bloomsbury London in 1992, you had to queue to get in. These days with branches all over the world, Wagamama-mania has calmed down.

What does remain the same are the yummy dishes served up at reasonable prices. Share some vegetable gyoza with chilli, garlic and soya sauce to whet the appetite. Then move onto a bowl of the chilli beef ramen, which is loaded with fresh red chillies.

The yaki udon, a pile of teppan-fried udon noodles, shiitake mushrooms, scrambled egg and pieces of prawn and chicken is another tasty affair. Vegetarians will revel at the mouth-watering options on the menu. Yasai chilli men is a noodle dish packed with tofu, courgettes, mushrooms, snow peas and carrots in a spicy tomato sauce and is extremely yummy, and despite the huge portion you’ll clean the plate.

Also popular is the katsu curry, which consists of slices of breaded sweet potato, aubergine and butternut squash served with a spicy sauce and steamed rice. The edamame are sometimes chewy in this branch, but it’s a small complaint. Not many places seem to be able to get cheesecake right, but Wagamama come up trumps with a creamy slice and crunchy ginger nutty base.

This value for money chain is perfect for meeting up with mates after work or for a weekend lunch.

By Jeremy Lawrence
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 331 1111
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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Posted by: Charles Loke on 26 Jan ' 12 at 06:59
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Come on ...this place is casual, relax, smart and pure AWESOME.
I am bringing my family over next trip.

Posted by: elle on 14 Mar ' 10 at 10:31
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love the cosy earthy interior, tasty food and prompt service!
Will surely return to try other dishes.

Posted by: Sneha on 03 Feb ' 10 at 12:33
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great food, great service. Perfect for a no-frills lunch & for those who dont mind sharing space with strangers. Love it!

Posted by: Sreehari Menon on 24 Jun ' 09 at 07:34
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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