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My Wagamama expereince


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My Wagamama expereince

chefboyardee | Apr 29, 2007 08:30 AM

Made it there this w/e. Short (15 minute) wait and we shared a table in the basement. Nicely done space. This place is about volume, so they come for our order before we get a chance to really look at the menu, but that's fine. They have wireless devices to input your oder, so its almost better to order by number than menu item, as the wait staff has no idea what the corresponding number is for each dish, at least not yet. Then the strange thing is they write your order number on the placemats. Servers then come down and announce the dish, walk around and look at the numbers on your placemat. If you don't pay attention, someone else will get your order, especially for things like Gyoza, which are fairly widely ordered. Little chaotic, maybe they will work this ou.

We order a few gyoza's, which are fine. the duck one was better probably because of the sweet chili sauce that came with it. Otherwise, I think you can get the gyozas frozen at Super 88. Had the Yaki Udon Teppan b/c of the globe article. lots going on in the dish, but everything was muted. I would expect the dish to have a lot of flavors, heat and nuances, but they were not fully there. Like everything was tone down. Strange. Dish was OK, but not great. The chili oil on the table could not revive the lack of flavors.

SO had the chicken katsu curry dish, which looked like a mess. Chicken was nicely breaded and fried, but the curry sauce was a mess all over the rice and chicken. Again, same muted flavor expereince. Curry can be so flavorful, but this was not one of them.

Wine was reasonable, $24, so total was $70 for 2 adults and a child. Reasonable price, nice space, OK food. Better than other Faneil Hall options, but not worth going especially for it (which we did). I'll go again for lunch since I work around there buts thats about it.

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