If you've been a reader of Cityscape Bliss for a while you might remember the first time we went to Wagamama's - read all about it here! Back in June we went to Wagamama's at Brindley Place (which is also in Birmingham, right on the canal) and we fell in love. Justin's always been a fan of Japanese culture and me being a fan of food meant an ultimate bond between us & the restaurant. We've been in (even if just for a fresh juice) several times since and we've always thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is delicious, the staff is super friendly and the prices are pocket-friendly for the level of food goodness you're getting!
Now the new Wagamama on New Street did not disappoint one bit! The cuisine is modern Japanese-inspired & mega fresh. As soon as you sit down at your table you're tempted by fresh juices which are basically the most amazing, mouthwatering drink ever - I had zesty lime which is a limited edition (no, no, no!) which is made of apples, cucumber, lime and mint. We also had some gyoza as a starter - fried duck dumplings with dipping sauce. They were so bloody amazing - although I do have to say I have a soft spot for any dumplings - be it the Czech ones, British ones or won tons, mmm dumplings. Then we carried on satisfying our noodle cravings with two different noodle dishes which were oh so tasty (and as a good girlfriend I ordered the sharing approach - as if Justin was to eat his meal on his own, tut tut, nope!). And even though our tums were literally football sized at that point, we went on and ordered desserts. Right greedy bastards, ay! Justin had banana katzu (oh my goodness) and I had a coconut ice cream sprinkled with coconut shavings and passion fruit sauce drizzle. I'm not even making it up, that's what that heavenly dessert was. And it was absolutely delightful! I swear to God, I had trouble walking those 10 steps down the street to the train station because I felt like a right greedy Pooh bear (I don't think I even walked, it's more than likely that Justin just pushed me down the hill and I rolled to the door of the train - can't really recall the journey either as I was in a deep food coma by then, true story that).
To sum it up, all I need to say is this:
If you haven't tried Wagamama's then we urge you to go. Your life won't ever be the same after tasting their ramen, pad thai and banana katzu!
For those who have been - what's your favourite Wagamama dish? Tell us!