Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, Leeds, LS1 5AY
How many restaurants can claim to be healthy, entertaining, value for money and at the same time ethical and eco-friendly? Well, Wagamama might have cut its reputation in the 1990s by becoming the country’s most popular go-to noodle bar (it remains a household name today) but for the last few years they have been turning the whole business into one which is at peace with the earth. So, 99 per cent of its eggs are now free range (and they’re working hard to make the remaining one per cent the same), the steam they use for cooking is powered by zero-emission electricity, all of which is to do with the philosophy of ‘kaizen’, which means 'good change'.
Being one of the first UK restaurant chains to fully embrace ‘ethical eating’, it remains as popular as ever, thanks to its ability to serve quality Japanese dishes, fast and at a fair price: a little ginger to warm you up, chillies that kick, noodles to nourish the body and soul.
This Asian inspired menu has been created to soothe, nourish, sustain and inspire. Pick from all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides; there are plenty of noodle, curry, sushi and ramen dishes, not to mention desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers too.
“One of my favourite places to eat, the food is always fantastic and I’ve tried most of the menu!!! The freshly made energy drinks are wonderful and could be a meal on their own. Staff always helpful and efficient and the environment relaxed and welcoming, brilliant!” | TripAdvisor review, November 2017
“Wagamama is great for a last minute lunch or dinner out. Was impressed that they now have a vegan menu! Will definitely be back.” | TripAdvisor review, November 2017
“Love visiting this wagamamas, the staff are so friendly and helpful! The service is really fast, the menu has so much choice for vegetarians, and the menu always has something new and exciting to try. Love coming here, can’t wait to return.” | TripAdvisor review, October 2017