UK Asian restaurant chain Wagamama opening first Florida location at Water Street Tampa

It expects to be open early next year.

click to enlarge Wagamama hopes to be open at Water Street in Tampa, Florida by early 2022. - Adobe
Wagamama hopes to be open at Water Street in Tampa, Florida by early 2022.

Right now, Wagamama’s owners are warning customers about supply-chain-and-labour-related price increases on its menus, but that’s not stopping the U.K.-based Asian restaurant chain from expanding to Florida.

Today, Wagamama said it’ll open its first Sunshine State location at Water Street in downtown Tampa. Its 4,200-square-foot restaurant will be 1050 Water St. and join other U.S. Wagamama location in New York City and Boston. It hopes to open in early 2022, according to a press release.

“Noodle dishes, ramens, shareables and craft cocktails” are all set to be on the menu, which Wagamama has also pledged to make 50% plant-based by the time it opens in Tampa.(Wagamama's pledge to go 50% plant-based by October only applies in the U.K.)

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