Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Wagamama started out at Streatham Street, London, England in 1992, and has since then grown into a chain which is fifty-seven branches strong throughout the world.

The interior of the Groningen branch, is sharp and clean as far as interior design and colour goes. The walls are neutral, the visible kitchen area (where one can watch the chefs hard at work) is silver and the back wall has a large red and yellow graphic mural design painted on it showing a figure eating hungrily from a bowl. Friendly staff greet you upon entering, dress code red and black with the Wagamama logo on the red T-shirt.

This is fast food with a twist. The philosophy behind the food is ‘positive eating and positive living’, where preparation times range from 5-10 minutes without detracting from the freshness, quality and taste of the food.

Accompanied by a glass of wine I tried Duck Gyoza, a side dish of fried dumplings filled with duck and leek with a Hoi Sin sauce. I was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity as well as the presentation of this very tasty dish. Other choices from the menu include varying dishes with noodles (their speciality) and some very healthy fresh juice combinations.

Wagamama’s can be found: Vismarkt 54 (Fish market), Groningen.
Open: Monday – Sunday 12.00-22.00.
Telephone: 050 3130783,
More about Wagamama can be found on their website: 

© Alison Day

First published in the Connections magazine #11 Spring 2006 

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