no denying that Wagamama is a fantastic restaurant. Healthy
food at healthy prices and a concept that's popular the
world over. Our visit to the Printworks branch, the first
UK opening outside of London back in 2000, ticked most of
the boxes. The unfortunate fact that the steamer had broken
ahead of our visit meant that the healthy dishes suddenly
became deep fried but nonetheless our taste buds were still
left satisfied even if our get fit diets didn't.
Service was extremely
friendly, our waiter was amongst the best we've come across
in Manchester, very attentive, ensuring we had everything
we needed, and oosing with politeness. Whilst the canteen
style seating isn't to everybody's liking - the guy on the
bench in front of me should have been forced to wear a belt,
or at the least Wagamama could have advertised bicycle parking
facilities during his visit. You'd have to be extremely
unlucky to complain about the food. Whilst the deep fried
Yasai Gyozas (£4.65) were disappointing, at least for
the fact they weren't steamed and healthy, the Yasai Nasubi
Salad (£7.10) made up for this. It was a big let down
that the full price for the Yasai Gyozas was charged, even
though they weren't as advertised, but in fairness the waiter
did mention this when we ordered.
All in all, Wagamama
is a great restaurant and the concept, which has now been
exported to 12 different countries, delivers on each occassion.
The consistency, in our experience at least, is usually
only tempered by the differing architecture or the individual
waiting staff. With the exception of a dodgy steamer, the
Manchester Printworks branch ticks all the right boxes."
- restaurants of manchester 11/3/09 (visited on a tuesday