Wagamama on King Street, Toronto
I am hardly down in the King Street West area but happened to drive by Wagamama yesterday. I believe I was around the King and Bathurst area. I was a bit excited as I am familiar with the Wagamama chain in the UK for ramen noodles and other Japanese-esque fast food and take-out cuisine. However, when searing on the Wagamama.com site, didn't see a Toronto location listed. A search on Chowhound is indicating to me that this King St. Wagamama is a place for muffins and lemon tarts!
Can someone please clarify? And does anyone out there know if the 2 Wagamamas are somehow related?
I was SO excited to read the title of this post...I wish it was the same wagamama as in the e.u.!! They actually have a boston location as well, which i happily found out last year when I was there. If only they'd open a Toronto location...I'd be in japanese fusion heaven!
Sanko, the Japanese grocery on Queen West, sells some of their products. A few times when we've been in there they've sold us warm loafs that just arrived from Wagamama, and they were very delicious, a slightly denser take on the typical "wonderbread" style.
Google tells me that the word "wagamama" means "selfish" or "wilful" in Japanese, which has rebellious overtones in a culture where the pressure to conform is very high.