*Wagamama Leeds White Rose Review

As someone who’s planning to go to Seoul and Tokyo next year, you’d thing I’d be used to Japanese food-but I’ve never actually tried any. So when I was invited to Wagamama to review their new menu of course I wasn’t going to turn that down. I invited Emma to come with me and we headed over for tea, and here’s what I thought-my Wagamama Leeds White Rose review. You know me and food reviews, they’re one of my favourite posts to write and I’ve got quite a few lined up for you over the next month.

Exterior of Wagamama Leeds White Rose

I was impressed to see that unlike some places who throw in one vegetarian dish and that’s your lot, Wagamama have a separate vegetarian and vegan menu with a wide selection of dishes. I’m a meat eater but I think it’s important to cater to everyone, and of course I can also eat from the vegan menu if I choose to.

I went for the Chicken Katsu Curry with a side of Duck with Asian Pancakes and Cherry Hoisin. Emma had the vegan Ramen and a side (but I can’t remember what-I will find out and update this) My curry was gorgeous, nicely spiced but not too hot. The rice was perfectly cooked, a little sticky and not too soft. The breaded chicken was good quality and I really enjoyed the Duck. Emma said her food was great, the Ramen was a huge portion and she couldn’t finish it.

Appletiser at Wagamamas Leeds White Rose

Chicken Katsu Curry at Wagamama

Duck Wraps with Asian Pancakes and Cherry Hoisin

Vegan Ramen at Wagamama

A table full of food at Wagamama Leeds White Rose

Our main courses were delicious, portion sizes were big but not ridiculously so and we felt nicely full. However, we definitely still had room for something sweet, and so had to order dessert. It would be rude not to, right?

I went for the Salted Caramel Ice Cream which was served with Caramelised Sesame Seeds and a Chilli Toffee Sauce. Emma ordered from the vegan menu again and opted for the Pink Guava Sorbet. I wasn’t sure I’d like the sauce on my ice cream as I’m not a hot food sort of person, but teamed with the ice cream it really worked. I’d definitely choose this dessert again. Emma really enjoyed hers too and I think it’s great that there’s a couple of different vegan desserts.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Wagamama

Pink Guava Sorbet at Wagamama

Have you tried Wagamama before? Would you be eating from the standard menu or trying the vegan one?

*I was provided with my meal in return for this review. All thoughts, words, opinions and photographs are my own.



  1. June 2, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I’m SO GLAD that White Rose have now got a far better range of food places available than the main fast food ones you find in the main eating area. I LOVE a bit of Waga!!

  2. June 3, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I absolutely love Wagamama – we’ve been going for years so I’m always intrigued when they update the menu. Next time you go, try the white chocolate and stem ginger cheesecake – it has the chilli toffee sauce as well and is knee-meltingly good… And I don’t even like cheesecake!

  3. June 3, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Ooh I love Japanese food! We have a lovely lil place locally that does a mixture of different Asian foods and they are like my all time favourite. However if I am ever near Wagamama I am gonna have to try their food now!

  4. June 6, 2018 / 7:48 am

    There’s one of these restaurants in Aberdeen I’ve been toying with visiting. We’re heading down there next week, so I might just do that! Love the variety of cuisines available.

  5. June 8, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I am a huge fan of Wagamama and Katsu is my absolute first choice, although I also love the prawn variety.

  6. June 8, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    We absolutely love Wagamama! Such delicious food and even my children will eat it. I sometimes have the chicken katsu curry and sometimes the yasai one. Both are equally yummy even though I’m not a vegetarian! I miss the chicken yakitori skewers they used to do. I could obviously talk about about this for ages but will stop there! Waga, I could do a London review maybe!! 🙂

  7. June 8, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Ah well this makes a difference to the normal Nando’s we get at white rose! I’ll have to I’ve wagamama’s A try next time I’m there!

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