Fast food
Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. International chain offering Japanese inspired cuisine. Created a separate vegan menu in 2017 which includes choices like wok fried greens, stir-fried udon or soba, katsu curry, fried rice, vegkatsu with rice, gyoza/dumplings, bao buns with mushroom and aubergine, and sorbet for dessert. Serves juice and smoothies. Open Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00.

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22 Reviews

First Review by RubyMcCambridge


Points +3138

18 Oct 2023

Huge vegan choice

Great for a meal with omnis. Recent additions (Oct 2023) to the menu include Korean tofu hotpot, Korean k-dogs and mushroom skewers, all very tasty

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-19



Points +144

10 Sep 2023

One of my favourite chains

You really cannot go wrong with a Wagamamas. Around 50% of their menu is vegan or can be made vegan.

The Newcastle location was not as good as other locations I have ate in (Bolton & Manchester). Their menu seems to change slightly depending on location. I did miss the vegan egg- that is one of my favourite menu items along with their “squid”.

I opted for the crispy mushrooms to start, which were truly too crispy.. a bit disappointing. The ramen was delicious and the broth was spicy and tasty. We also ordered a hot vegatsu. A stable when we order here.

If you want fresh and tasty food, I would recommend Wagamama’s every time.

Pros: Very plant-based friendly , Fresh food

Cons: Menu does differ slightly on location


Points +12795

20 Jul 2022

Safe bet for meal with omnis

I was with a bunch of omnis, and Wagamama I knew would be a good choice, as it always is. I had tofu curry and a juice, one of my friends had a vegan donburi—both were very good. The setting here very nice, a great place to hang out with friends.

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-11


Points +114

05 Jul 2022

Always a safe choice

You cannot go wrong with a Wagamama. Lots of choice and I love the vegatsu

Pros: 50% vegan menu , Always on point


Points +674

18 Apr 2022

Fastfood op z'n Japans

Alles is gericht op snel eten met korte doorlooptijden. Gerechten worden in willekeurige volgorde geserveerd. Redelijk wat keuze. Eten is goed maar prijzig voor fastfood. Juices zijn heerlijk.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-16


Points +109

19 Feb 2022

Great meal out.

Went during veganuary so they had launched new options and had specials for the month. The food was so tasty. The desert wasn't as nice as the mains, but still decent.


Points +22394

15 Jan 2022

Bang Bang Best Seat in the House #Veganuary

After an excellent introduction to the Wagamama vegan menu in Summer 2018 where we first sampled the delicious vegatsu it was a long overdue return in 2022 to experience the more extensive #VEGANUARY menu. We just went for it. No holds barred. Miso soup with pickles, vegan egg, a fantastic chicken teriyaki ramen, bang bang cauliflower and the very very special Tempura F-ish Bang Bang Yaki-imo. Two glasses of Pinot Grigio (large) somehow also ended up on the final bill. A very successful mission indeed #Veganuary

Pros: Excellent vegan menu , Nice interior , Great atmosphere


Points +10994

07 Nov 2021

Bang, bang cauliflower!

Absolutely loved our starter dishes of the bang bang cauliflower with the sublime firecracker sauce and the delicious spicy teriyaki vegan chicken hirata steamed buns. I could eat those starters on repeat they are so good and so flavoursome. We also ordered the teriyaki vegan chicken ramen but found it to be a little bland, although the vegan chicken was great. We also got the tofu raisukaree, which had a beautiful fragrant sauce but the tofu was too soft and crumbly for my liking. Might have just been an off day for both main dishes but I would visit again, only stick to my personal favourite, the firecracker tofu.

Pros: Fantastic vegan menu, Staff

Cons: Serves meat


Points +59

28 Oct 2021


Huge choice of really nice vegan food (50% of the menu!) as well as a lovely atmosphere and staff. It’s also very convenient. There was a bit of a wait outdoors in the cold, but definitely worth it.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-28


Points +21

24 Oct 2021

Fave ever

I've literally never had a bad experience here! And I've visited wagamama around the country. Very consistent very good food!

Pros: Half the menu is vegan! Good move, Tastiest food ever, Very good with allergies!

Cons: They still serve meat, you have to qué outside of it's busy


Points +2264

21 Aug 2021

Very good

Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, nice ramen and veggie tempura 👍


Points +138

17 Jun 2021

separate vegan menu

There is an entirely separate vegan menu with so many sides, mains and desserts to choose from! Also lots of juices, soft drinks and alcohol included on the vegan menu. They’re always introducing new vegan dishes to try too. Some of my favourites are the tofu raisukaree, vegan chilli squid and vegan mushroom buns.


Points +58

04 Mar 2021

Vegatsu Curry AMAZING

Nothing much else to say, they have a separate menu for all their vegan options.

Pros: Seperate Vegan Menu

Cons: None


Points +726

17 Oct 2020

Still deserves 5 star!

Yes sadly Wagamama serves meat but they go above and beyond and cater extensively to vegans!
They need a lot of praise and hopefully one day will be entirely vegan! One of my all time faves!


Points +23

16 Nov 2019

Good selection of veggie/vegan options

Their curry is soooo good. Love their fresh fruit juices. Lovely atmosphere. Can be a bit pricey but apart from that, it's a great place to grab lunch or dinner.

Pros: Good options

Cons: Pricey


Points +3406

24 Jul 2019

Superb vegan food & vegan menu!

Superb! Has seitan, tofu & even a vegan soft boiled egg made from coconut & siracha. We had vegan pad thai, seitan curry & rice, warmed salted edamame, marinated cauliflower 'wings', mushroom hiratcha steam buns, the avant gard'n, & matcha cake & strawberry & mint icecream aswell as sweet sake. Food has perfect combination of flavours, fresh ingredients & lovely service!

Pros: Specific vegan menu & superb food

Cons: Sells meat, eggs & dairy on separate menu


Points +124

21 Jul 2019

Great selection of Vegan choices

Great selection of vegan choices, from starters through to desserts. Our waitress was vegan too and really helpful with making choices (when there were too many options to choose from!) And the food itself was incredibly delicious!

Pros: Good Vegan choices, Knowledgeable staff, Good Value


Points +129

01 Jun 2019

Avant Garde Vegan Bowl - the best ever!

So lucky to be visiting the UK just when Avant Garde vegan, Gaz Oakley, vegan bowl was made a permanent feature in all Wagamama outlets. The bowl is in one word - AMAZING! The real-life looking egg, the spices, the seitan pieces .... Another dish that will stay with me (and my dreams) forever. People in the UK - you are soo lucky!

Pros: Avant Garde vegan bowl - best ever, other vegan options, very vegan friendly staff


Points +467

19 Jan 2019

Great vegan menu

Love the vegan menu at Wagamamas! The staff are always really clued up with the vegan options & suitable noodles!

Pros: Separate vegan menu, good labelling, Lots of options

Cons: Limited desserts!


Points +291

03 Oct 2018

An Asian restaurant with a fully vegan menu

I was really impressed with the vegan menu and all of the options the restaurant had. I had heard really good things about the vegatsu dish (katsu curry with breaded seitan). I really liked the seitan and the sticky rice but I think I'll order something else next time I go.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +40

09 Aug 2018

helpful staff

We had lunch there today. I love that they have a separate vegan menu. My husband is lacto free but wants meat! They brought out the master binder to see if the dish he wanted would work. Nice food, portions seemed small--or overpriced. I also had a large carrot juice--very nice.

Pros: separate vegan and veggie menu, Fresh juice

Cons: expensive


Points +26

03 Mar 2018

Excellent Vegan Options

There’s a really good range of vegan options for such a mainstream restaurant and the vegan dishes are clearly labelled (ask for the vegetarian/vegan menu). Perfect place to go if you’re out with non-vegan friends but you still want more than a single vegan option! Delicious too!

Pros: Vegetarian/vegan menu, Delicious, Friendly service

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