Wagamama, the iconic restaurant brand offering modern Asian cuisine, is entering new markets with its first ever Florida location on Tampa’s famed Water Street. Translated as ‘naughty child’, the full-service and high-energy dining concept is inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars and showcases a fresh take on Asian plates. A signature variety of noodle dishes, ramens, shareables and craft cocktails marries a vibrant, social dining experience to serve the live-work-play district at all times of day.
“It is with great excitement that we announce Wagamama’s opening in Tampa and our first location in Florida,” said Richard Flaherty, CEO of Wagamama USA. “We look forward to welcoming guests into Wagamama Tampa and offering a varied modern Asian menu that appeals to the modern consumer.”
POSITIVE EATING FOR POSITIVE LIVING
The restaurant seeks to inspire people to get more out of life by ‘eating positively’, and prides itself in delicious food, arriving hot and ready-to-eat, in an energetic, egalitarian setting that “breaks the rules” of mainstream dining. The concept encourages guests to sit together at communal tables or private booths to enjoy innovative dishes and signature craft cocktails that are presented to guests “hot off the wok” to maximize enjoyment. Ideal for a quick, but unhurried lunch or a more leisurely dinner with family, friends or beloveds, the “place-to-be” restaurant also features an outdoor patio for gatherings large and small.
FULL-SERVICE DINING IN A HIGH-ENERGY ENVIRONMENT
The complete-service dining space offers fresh, flavorful dishes, appealing to everyone and served in a playful environment, where food is cooked to order and served straight from wok to table ─ no waiting involved. Wagamama delivers whimsical hospitality and familiarity via seasonal flavors and whole ingredients manipulated by modern methods. Specially made noodle dishes, signature ramens, fresh juices and craft cocktails bring locals and visitors alike under one high-spirited roof. Guests can enjoy mouthwatering dishes including the Spicy Salmon Teriyaki, Duck Lettuce Wraps, and Chicken Katsu Curry and sip libations such as the Thai Chili Margarita, Southside Tokyo or Kabira Bay.
Menu highlights also include:
• Tantanmen Beef Brisket Ramen – Korean beef brisket served on top of noodles with half a tea-stained egg, menma, kimchi, scallions, cilantro and bok choy in a rich chicken broth
• Pork Belly + Panko Apple Bao – fluffy Asian bao buns with pork and panko apple
• Avant Gard’n (vg) – a collaborative dish with Gaz Oakley showcases Wagamama’s approach to vegan-barbecue-glazed seitan is served with a coconut and Sriracha vegan “egg,” grilled shiitake mushrooms and asparagus
• Banana Katsu – banana in panko breadcrumbs with caramel sauce and a scoop of salted caramel ice cream
Wagamama Tampa is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11a.m. until 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.
For more information about Wagamama, please visit wagamama.us.
Wagamama originated in the United Kingdom in 1992 and has over 200 locations worldwide with six locations in the United States. Wagamama operates popular, award-winning restaurants and offers fresh, Modern Asian cuisine in a friendly, social and vibrant setting. The menu features a wide variety of noodle and rice dishes as well as salads and shareables, fresh juices, hot tea, wine, sake and Asian beers. Follow Wagamama USA on Instagram and Facebook at @wagamamausa.