According to a press release, Tampa's newest restaurant is a "high-energy dining concept inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars that showcases a fresh take on Asian plates”.
Its large fusion menu spans different Asian cultures, largely pulling from Japanese cuisine with a sprinkle of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Korean influence as well. This “wok-to-table” eatery prides itself on its playful atmosphere, signature craft cocktails and a variety of ramen, noodle dishes, rice bowls and curries.
A wide spread of fresh-squeezed juices, beer, wine, sake, and craft cocktails like its Thai chili margarita and Japanese highball accompany its large Asian-inspired food menu.
Water Street Tampa’s upcoming Wagamama—which translates to “self indulgent” or “naughty child”—will be Florida’s first location, with the next closest restaurant residing in Atlanta. There are other American locations of U.K.-based chain in New York City and Boston.
The 4,200-square-foot restaurant will boast an outdoor patio in addition to its large indoor dining room, where guests can choose to sit in private booths or at communal tables.
After next month’s grand opening, Tampa’s newest Asian fusion restaurant will be open from 11a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
In the meantime, head to wagamama.us to browse its stacked menu (and to get the earliest scoop on when its reservations open.)