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Signs of life at Wagamama

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Garlic Guy Sep 26, 2011 03:12 PM

I walked through the Penn Quarter today and noticed that the sign at Wagamama now promises an opening in early 2012. The last time I was in the neighborhood, it was still promising a 2010 opening. The place still otherwise looks the same, but it's nice to at least get an update.

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    Elyssa Sep 26, 2011 07:17 PM

    I'll believe it when I see it! haha

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      xdcx Sep 27, 2011 08:25 AM

      I can understand people being excited about this where there aren't good asian restaurants, but our area isn't one of them. Why are folks excited about Wagamama coming to DC? I've tried them in England and wasn't impressed enough to want to go again.

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        snuffer Sep 27, 2011 01:20 PM

        good asian restaurants in Chinatown/Penn Quarter? where?

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          Garlic Guy Sep 27, 2011 02:28 PM

          My sentiments exactly, snuffer. I realize that Wagamama isn't exactly fine dining, but I've been disappointed by the Asian restaurants in the neighborhood and welcome what I expect to be a decent restaurant offering food at what I hope will be reasonable prices.

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            xdcx Sep 28, 2011 09:10 AM

            so you'll eat boring and generic because it's closer than good?

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              Garlic Guy Sep 28, 2011 02:32 PM

              Do you not understand why I might not want to take a 32 minute Metro ride to Rockville for Asian food on days when I only have half an hour for lunch?

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          cfoodie Sep 29, 2011 08:30 PM

          The food is not that great. The more times I tried it, the worse it gets. Maybe the one in Amsterdam is better than London than Boston, but I think it's more a function of the chain losing quality control over time (or maybe my taste buds getting too picky). The crowded seating was neat but gets old pretty fast. However, I welcome any new Asian fast food restaurants in town to offer additional choices. The food is not bad, the concept is interesting, so it's one more choice you have on those weekends when you run out of ideas.

          1. woodleyparkhound Jan 10, 2012 11:29 AM

            Any update on this? Yelp says it's "closed", but maybe by that they mean "yet to open".

            http://www.yelp.com/biz/wagamama-wash...

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