Departures Level Terminal 5 - After security
London, UK TW6 2GA, CA
+44 (0) 208 2836 186
Wagamama is a Trendy, Modern pan Asian restaurant with over 100 locations in several countries including locations in Boston and Washington DC. It was started back in 1992 in London by famed restauranter Alan Yau. (Hakkasan, Yauatcha) We visited the location in the London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 that has been open since March 2008. They serve everything from traditional breakfast to Japanese breakfast, to Salads, Noodles, Udon, Ramen, and rice dishes. They goal is to ‘to combine fresh and nutrition food in an elegant yet simple setting with helpful, friendly service and value for money’.
Decor, Vibe – Located just past security, it is a large location with long cafeteria style tables. Big open kitchen. Lots of hungry travellers of all ages and races were dining when we were. Servers were running around with terminals strapped to their arms.
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Wagamama Ramen (£7.80) Namesake dish with Egg Noodles in a vegetable soup topped with grilled chicken, smooth dory, prawn, kamaboko, fried tofu, mushroom, wakame and seasonal greens was a solid bowl of ramen. The broth and noodles do not hold a candle to Santa Ramen, but they hit the spot for a quick meal. It was garnished with menma and spring onion.
Grilled chicken breast curry Rice plate (£8.25) with grilled chicken breast, served with a curry sauce and sticky white rice was a good dish. The curry was not to spicy and the chicken quality decent. Could have used more chicken though. Guess that is why they push the sides and dessert. It was garnished with mixed leaves and red pickles
Kids Grilled chicken noodle (£3.95) Grilled chicken breast served on top of noodles, with carrot, sweetcorn, and cucumber was a decent sized kids please. The citrus yakitori sauce was pretty strong, making some kids avoid it.
Kids Mini ramen chicken (£3.95) Noodles in a vegetable soup topped with grilled chicken breast, seasonal greens, carrot and sweetcorn was very tiny. Cheaper and better to split a regular one.
Wagamama serves up a decent and quick Asian meal. Their food was good but not outstanding. Prices are reasonable, no wonder many of its restaurants are crowded. Look for more of these restaurants to pop up.
They have a kid’s menu. Wines by the glass from £3.70, bottles from £11.95. Takeout available. Tube: Heathrow