Last week we were invited along to our local Wagamama restaurant in Meadowhall to try out their new summer menu. Believe it or not, none of us have ever been to a Wagamama restaurant before! I’d heard great things about it though so we were really excited to go along and finally try it out for ourselves.
The restaurant itself is located upstairs in the Oasis dining quarter and is really well presented and very modern and minimalist in design. Rather than individual tables, the restaurant has large, long tables where everyone sits together which is a typical Japanese approach to dining.
We took the kids along with us but I was a little worried about what they would eat as the food is Japanese inspired, and my children are really fussy eaters! But I was pleasantly surprised at how willing the kids were to try the food and they actually really enjoyed it.
Both Max and Evie went for cod cubes with amai sauce, which comes with sticky white rice, carrot, cucumber and sweetcorn.
The childrens meals also came with kids chopsticks, which are an easy way to introduce them to using chopsticks. They both had fun giving it a try!
The children were also given activity sheets and crayons to keep them occupied, which is great when you have kids like mine who don’t like sitting still for very long!
Now on to the most important part…the grown ups food!
Me and James ordered a couple of sides to go with our meals, we went for the lollipop prawn kuskiyaki, which was delicious! If you like prawns, I wouldn’t definitely recommend giving them a try. We also ordered steamed gyoza, which was equally delicious and we even managed to get the kids to give them a try!
For main James went for the chicken samla curry, which is a fragrant, spicy lemongrass and coconut curry with chicken, peppers, shiitake mushrooms and baby plum tomatoes.
I went for the chicken katsu curry that everyone seems to rave about and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. I’m not one for really spicy food, I can handle a little bit of a kick but not too much, and this was just the right amount of spice for me.
For dessert Max had a kids ice cream and Evie opted for the fruit and berry ice pop. I am assured that they were both very tasty!
The desserts got me really excited as just like the main menu they are all Japanese inspired so very different to anything I have ever tried before. Don’t expect to see the standard vanilla cheesecake or chocolate brownie here.
James picked the pink guava and passion fruit sorbet…
And I had the coconut and fig cheesecake which was really nice and light, perfect for after a big meal.
We had a brilliant time at Wagamama and it was great for us to try something a little bit different as a family. I was so pleased that the kids were willing to try the food and enjoyed it! So if you have fussy eaters too and hadn’t considered taking them to somewhere like this, give it a try! The food was fantastic, as was the service and the prices are very reasonable. Thanks to Wagamama Meadowhall for inviting us along, we’ll definitely be back again soon!
Have you ever been to Wagamama with your children?
Thanks for reading.
*Our meals were complimentary, however all opinions are my own*