Saturday, 30 June 2012
Another one of our standard go-to restaurants. I love subi, it has a buzz to it that is unique and refreshing. With Wagamamas being in the heart of subi, I am not surprised I love it. It can sometimes take a while to get a seat, but as there are no reservations I guess it can be expected on a busy night. The decor is nice but the seating is very basic with very long tables and pews/benches for everyone to sit on (I don't usually like sitting next to random people). The gluten free menu is quite small so I have only had two menu items in the past, the first was not that great (way too spicy) so I have stuck with the same choice every time since then. I get a noodle dish that is basically a Pad Thai but with more soy sauce and some altered ingredients to make it gluten free. The serving is huge and quite authentic tasting. They always make sure there is a lot of chicken in the dish, which I find some restaurants neglect to save on costs of the ingredients. There is usually a fair amount of beansprouts to equalise the chicken and to give some texture to the dish, although the peanuts also help with this. Admittedly last night there was way too much fish sauce, I think they accidentally doubled it, which made the noodles super salty. Having ordered this many times before, I knew this was not the norm and it hasn't detracted from how much I like the restaurant.
I also tried the Passionfruit Mojito for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Although it looked terrible, it tasted amazing.
Wagamamas is generally well priced and with the entertainment book vouchers, it is a great option for a tasty, well sized, asian-fusion meal.
Rating 4.5 out of 5