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“Wagamama never disappoints”
Review of Wagamama

Wagamama
Ranked #238 of 725 Restaurants in Oxford
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
Description: Inspired by fast-paced japanese ramen bars, wagamama offers a range of fresh, healthy dishes including ramen, donburi, teppanyaki, curries, salads and juices. wagamama encourages guests to share in their enthusiasm, slurp on noodles, relax in good company and leave feeling happy, nourished and refreshed.
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Very nice location, nice restaurant as always, super friendly staff. I tried the vegatsu (vegan katsu curry) for the first time and it was delicious! Service was very fast even though the restaurant was almost full.

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1  Thank Layra
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

A complete let down:-Wagamama promises quick service and failed us completely. Their staff are trained to serve within 15 minutes of a customer order. They failed us completely.
We went for a quick meal having 45 minutes between talks at the recent Oxford Literary Festival. The wholly inexperienced server managed to mess up 2 or the 7 items we ordered missing a drink order and sending a food order to a different table. One of the other food orders took just over the 15 minute mark between order and arrival.
As a result we left with 1 person not having their meal and the rest of our party distressed by the total service failure.
A truly terrible experience. The server was simply not up to the job in any way shape or form.
Avoid.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

I used to love this chain. Such good food at such reasonable prices. No more... So disappointing this visit. Duck lettuce wraps consisted of three ingredients - lettuce, spring onion and a tiny teaspoon of salty dried up duck. I asked where the promised tamari sauce was and was told ‘it’s in the duck’ so I asked for and was given a bowl of soy sauce. Yup. The chef just cooked the duck in soy sauce, nothing else. The pad Thai salad was a bowl of bagged salad leaves with peanuts sprinkled on top and a tiny bowl of lemon dressing. There were some unspiced dry chicken slices and flabby unseasoned prawns in there. Shockingly bad food.

Thank Daenelle
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Came here twice for dinner in 4 days, I know what to expect.We really dont like the music, its like background noise.
Our food was excellent: tonkatsu, ramen with duck, ramen with tofu and mushrooms. The gyozas were a bit too hard.Adored the banana fried in breadcrumbs with the caramel tasting ice cream, that was superb! The mango/ coconut parfait was nice, but Had the consistency of cardboard, that was strange.
The staff on both nights was confused with bringing the right dišu to the right table, but it didn't brother us much, it was a bit funny in a way.
I know what to expect and I love it.

Thank 150luxury
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Received 4 tickets for a Preview of refurbished restaurant before reopening. As usual the food and service was fantastic. We all had different side and main dishes all delicious. The only downside was the background music was a little too loud for my liking however this didn’t warrant anything less than top marks. Keep up the good work we will definitely visit again.

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