A new taste of the Orient arrives in Gibraltar

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wagamama restaurant in Germany part of a European chain.

THE first restaurant in the acclaimed wagamama chain to be situated in the Iberian Peninsula will open in Gibraltar this coming summer, when it opens its doors in Ocean Village in what has become something of an oasis for gastronomy on the Rock.

General Manager, Sergio de Souza, says: “wagamama has more than 160 restaurants in 18 countries and is now coming to this corner of southern Europe. Famed for healthy fresh ingredients, great value for money, exemplary friendly service and minimalist Japanese-canteen-style dining, wagamama will be a strong addition to Gibraltar’s restaurant scene and undoubtedly attract many customers from across the border too.”

The wagamama menu is known for its ramens; bowls of fragrant soup filled with noodles alongside meat or vegetables. Spice enthusiasts can enjoy the much-loved prawn firecracker and the new tofu chilli salad offers a fresh and crunchy treat. The menu also has favourites such as the chicken katsu curry consisting of succulent chicken breast fried in golden breadcrumbs served with the famous katsu curry sauce, rice and salad.  

Those after a light bite can enjoy small plates such as chicken gyozas or edamame beans shaken with chilli and salt, alongside an extensive choice of fresh juices, desserts and beverages. There’s also a range of dishes designed especially for children. 

Sergio went on to say: “Founded in London in 1992, wagamama is one of the fastest-growing casual dining brands in the UK. A completely different concept to anything existing in Gibraltar to date, news of wagamama’s imminent launch has been met with unprecedented excitement and enthusiasm.”  

“As we gear up for the grand opening we’re also recruiting brilliant people to join the wagamama team, and advise individuals with great energy and personality to take a look at the wagamama Gibraltar Facebook page for more information on how to apply.”    

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