(This is a dealyed post from Monday)
Finally I am eating at a Wagamama. Wagamama is a modern Japanese Noodle restaurant that migrated to Australia from London. On many of my trips to London I passed Wagamamas but never went into one. I guess tonight I had few option left in Sydney so it's about time...
For my starter I order gyoza which is pan fried dumplings stuffed with chicken, chive, caBage and water chestnut. They come with a soy dipping sauce. Each serving has 5 pieces and there is nothing extrodinary about these but they are good. $7.50 (US$6)
My main course is a rice bowl which is called Spicy Chicken Itame. This is chicken, zucchini, onion, mint, fresh basil, coriander, chilli peppers, garlic and ginger stir fired and served atop a bowl of rice. This dish is nice and spicy and has a good basil flavour. I think the portion is a bit small for $14 (US$11.20)
For wine I had a glass of Lindemans Chardonnay/Semillion at $5.50 (US$4.40). That's a good price for a glass of wine.
Service, food and atmosphere here all get a solid 3. It's good dependable asian style food but nothing unexpected. Even though this is a kinda nice place, the noise and horrible music from the nightclub next door is annoying. Seating at Wagamama is at long communal tables so this isn't a god place if you want a romantic dinner. I usually hate and do not go to "communal" restaurants but it is Monday night and there aren't many people here.
Total bill - $27 (US$21.60)
Note - I skipped dessert here because of what I refer to as "abandonment". This is when your waitress disappears and you have to flag down another to get your check. After getting the check my waitress reappears with the dessert menu, uh sorry, TOO LATE SWEETIE!
Wagamama, at the King Street Wharf next to the bar with the loud music, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Wagamama also has restaurants in Melbourne, Amsterdam, Dublin, London and Dubai (if you happen to be passing through the mid-east).
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