Jeddah Foods

wagamama opens first restaurant in Saudi Arabia


Jeddah launch, in partnership with the Prestige Restaurants and Cafes Company Ltd, is yet another international milestone for the hugely successful, global brand which already has locations in Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE.

wagamama, the much-loved, oriental restaurant collection, will continue its global expansion this month with the opening of a new 280-seat restaurant on Hail Street in Jeddah, just opposite Tahlia Walkway. This will be wagamama’s first location in Saudi Arabia following the success of the restaurants elsewhere on the Arabian peninsula – in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. wagamama’s franchise partner in this exciting new territory is the Prestige Restaurant and Cafes Company, part of one of Saudi Arabia’s most successful companies.

Jeddah residents and visitors will be able to enjoy new and classic dishes from wagamama’s popular seasonal menu, including their famed ramen – bowls of fragrant soup filled with noodles plus meat or vegetables. Spice fans can enjoy the much-loved prawn firecracker, and the tofu chilli salad offers a fresh and crunchy treat. The menu also boasts favourites such as the chicken katsu curry: 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. wagamama is a big favourite with children worldwide and so there’s also a range of dishes designed especially for kids. A central open kitchen forms the heart of the new restaurant.

wagamama began its story back in 1992, opening its first restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury. Since then, this popular dining experience has been proudly bringing its delicious orientalinspired menu and message to over 150 eateries across 16 countries, with 118 restaurants in the uk alone. Already a much-loved favourite in the UK, wagamama is now excited to open its newest restaurant in Jeddah.

Brian Johnston, International Managing Director commented: “It’s always exciting to be opening in a new country and Saudi Arabia is no exception. It’s fantastic to be opening the doors to a restaurant for the very first time in Jeddah, where wagamama will continue to reinforce our global message of positive eating by using fresh ingredients, served in atmospheric surroundings. This is an exciting time for all of us at wagamama and we look forward to hearing what our new and valued customers in Jeddah make of our arrival. Needless to say, there is huge potential in Saudi Arabia so this is a big moment for us.

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