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Wagamama - 13 Reviews - 57 JFK St, Cambridge, MA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 499-0930

Wagamama

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57 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Best

As a single woman who occasionally dines alone, Wagamama is a great spot for a good meal and glass of wine. I?ve struggled to find a restaurant where I don?t feel intimated eating...

Worst

I had heard about Wagamama from a coworker of mine so I went to the new Harvard Sq location to check it out. I must admit I was quite disappointement. First of all the ambiance wa...

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/2/2014

The quality and quantity of food I ordered was decent, but I do have two major complaints. The entree I ordered was a brown rice dish with vegetables, but I would estimate that the dish was 90% rice. The vegetables were very scarce in this dish, and for that reason I would likely not order it again. Secondly, I had ordered a specific type of soda, but they included a different kind in the order. I'm sure this was just an oversight, but still I did not receive what I had ordered and paid for. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 9/23/2008

Food was fresh, hot, and tasty when arrived more

Dining Solo? Wagamama near Harvard is perfect! 6/24/2008

As a single woman who occasionally dines alone, Wagamama is a great spot for a good meal and glass of wine. I?ve struggled to find a restaurant where I don?t feel intimated eating by myself. The Wagamama Staff were friendly without being too intrusive. The nice thing about Wagamama is that they have an actual bar along the window-- perfect for sitting and people watching. Pros: Friendly Waitstaff, Healthy Dining, Reasonable Prices Cons: A bit hard to find--on 2nd floor more

Great tasting Asian food 5/19/2008

My friends and I (all vegetarians) exhausted all the veggie options in their menu, and honestly found all the dishes to be very tasty. The ginger cheesecake was also very good. All of us were happy with the food. The service was efficient and friendly. And it is economical too. I see myself frequenting this place in the future. Pros: Food, service, cost, close to public transportation Cons: parking more

Great Spot for Lunch or Dinner in Harvard Square 5/14/2008

Fast & fresh is the theme here. I had a great yaki soba with a fresh squeezed apple juice for lunch. Inexpensive and delicious. Pros: Fast service, vegetarian options Cons: parking more

all kinds of wrong 11/15/2007

I looked forward to the opening of a stateside Wagamama--despite several disappointing experiences in their London outlets--as I love their atmosphere. The layout in Cambridge is equally enjoyable, but similar to the UK Wagamamas the food is simply not acceptable. It is beyond bland and does not even register within the range of asian taste categories. Pros: atmosphere, crowd Cons: food more

Average 10/18/2007

Wagamama was interesting, a different dining experience. Atmosphere is casual, but not chill. It kinda felt like I was eating at an IKEA cafeteria because of the decor and the noise. The food was okay, not super memorable, but it was good enough to go back and try something else on their menu, if I'm in the area and feel like some noodles. The food, although asian-inspired is definitely catered towards the non-asian tongue. If you've never been, I'd go once just to check it out. Pros: Service was prompt Cons: Noisy cafeteria-feeling atmosphere more

The UK isn't known for it's Japanese food -- and it shows. 10/4/2007

I had heard about Wagamama from a coworker of mine so I went to the new Harvard Sq location to check it out. I must admit I was quite disappointement. First of all the ambiance was loud with no privacy at all and reminded me more of a high school dining hall than a restaurant. The minimalist design didn?t allow for any sound-absorbing material and the bench seating meant I was overwhelmed by the food (and BO) of the man sitting next to me. The food was mediocre, which normally I?d excuse for a ""fast food"" place, except it was ridiculously priced. Over $11.00 for katsu curry chicken?? I could get the same thing for half the price down the street at one of the Japanese cafes in the Porter Exchange. The chicken was edible but the proportion of the spices was all wrong and so it didn't taste authentic. My dates ramen was so spicy she could hardly eat her meal. There really isn?t anything special about Wagamama. They are simply taking Japanese fast food: ramen, udon, nabemono, etc. and giving it a hipster-spin in order to charge exorbitant prices. Their ?gimmicks? such as no appetizers -- only ?side dishes? (I?m sorry, edamame and gyoza are appetizers, I don?t care whether you serve it with the meal or not), food being delivered as it?s made (so the rest of your party can sit and stare at their food while you wait for your dish to arrive), and bench seating are more annoying than they are helpful. No thanks. Pros: hipster-appeal, waiters with mohawks and tattoos Cons: crowded and loud, uncomfortable seating, no privacy, mediocre food more

Delicious Food, great variety 10/4/2007

My first experience with Wagamama was in Kingston, UK - just outside of London - and wished we had these places in the USA. I was amazed to see it open in Boston and immediately took friends. I think the menu variety is great and am impressed with the presentation and freshness of ingredients. Items are served as they are finished, which can be awkward when eating with others, but fun to give everyone a taste while their's is being served up. Pros: Great prices, interesting foods Cons: Fun for a first date, no ambiance for a romantic date more

Greasy and flavorless, uncomfortable seating, bad acoustics and overpriced 9/8/2007

Greasy and flavorless, uncomfortable seating, bad acoustics and overpriced more

Greasy and Flavorless 9/4/2007

Greasy and completely devoid of flavor. Food comes out at different times for a table of people, which leads to awkward serving of one person eating while the rest of the table watches. Pros: casual atmosphere Cons: overpriced with greasy but flavorless food more

Yum Yum...You gotta try it !!! 8/30/2007

I love this place. Never heard of it before but apparenlty huge overseas. The service was great. Speedy and friendly!! Try the grilled chicken. Definitely recommended for quality and freshness as well as price. more

Good Eats 8/21/2007

We've been to a number of wagamama's london locations and are pleased to see the chain come stateside. On a recent family vacation we stopped in at the new location in Harvard Square. The Katsu chicken curry was excellent-the portion very generous and this sauce is a favourite- creamy and flavorful but not too hot, and the chicken has a nice panko breadcrumb crust that's crunchy/toasty and not at all oily. Also shared the ebi kare lomen, a noodle in a coconut broth with some shrimp. The noodles and broth were delicious, the shrimp on the small side (I recall them bigger at the Quincy Market location which I went to in June on a business trip) but there were enough of them. Our four year old had the kid chicken noodle meal, and happily wiped it out. Pros: well prepared food quickly delivered, but not rushed out the door Cons: a little hard to find, but what isn't over there? more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Already familiar to intrepid travelers who have visited one of Wagamama's numerous locations in London or elsewhere, this unique noodle bar has finally set up shop on domestic...

  • 8/15/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun 12pm-8:45pm; Mon 11:30am-8:45pm; Tue 11:30am-8:45pm; Wed 11:30am-8:45pm; Thu 11:30am-9:45pm; Fri 11:30am-9:45pm; Sat 11:30am-9:45pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Mid-Cambridge
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