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wagamama launches new restaurant in Ashton-Under-Lyne to meet local demand

wagamama today announces the opening of a new restaurant in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

The restaurant is perfectly placed near the Hollywood Bowl Manchester ten pin bowling alley and will officially open on Monday 4 July.

The new wagamama is taking over the old 900 degrees unit and will the first in this part of Greater Manchester.

The opening of Ashton-Under-Lyne to meet demand is the 8th addition to the Manchester and Greater Manchester area, with restaurants already in Spinningfields, St Peters Square, The Printworks, Media City, The Trafford centre, Bolton and Didsbury.

It has over 140 internal covers with an additional outside seating space, perfect for the summer time with the option to take away and click and collect.

The opening of Ashton-Under-Lyne demonstrates wagamama’s confidence after the lockdowns and the need to meet local demand for their iconic dishes like Katsu curry, warming ramens and delicious plant based dishes.

wagamama marketing manager Alice Eagle said: “We are so excited to open our brand new restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne. Our restaurants have been a pillar within the Manchester and greater Manchester community for over 25 years, with seven restaurants already open in the city and around Greater Manchester. We are very eager and excited to continue welcoming the people of Greater Manchester to dine with us, whether that’s for a classic katsu or for one of our newest plant-based additions. Our new teams have been training really hard to bring our iconic wagamama experience to Ashton-Under-Lyne and they can’t wait to begin welcoming guests into their brand new restaurant.”

wagamama is renowned for its iconic katsu curry as well as a menu packed full of fresh, nourishing dishes including rice bowls, noodles, curries, and is expecting huge demand for their new plant based dishes.

In October 2021 wagamama announced the launch of new plant-based dishes meaning it is the UK’s first high street restaurant to give plant-based dishes equal share on their menu.

Vegan trailblazers wagamama will continue to promote plant-based eating as one of the most powerful choices consumers can make in the fight against climate change. As part of their ‘2021 Positive Action Plan’, wagamama pledged to make half their menu plant-based by the end of the year. A commitment they met three months early upon the launch of their new menu on October 6.

wagamama has achieved it’s 50 per cent plant-based commitment through launching dishes like Spicy Teriyaki Vegan ‘Chicken’ Steamed Buns, Spicy Vegan ‘Short Rib’ Ramen, Teriyaki Vegan ‘Chicken’ Ramen, and Shu’s ‘Shiok’ Jackfruit.

wagamama: our story and our food ‘kaizen’, meaning ‘good change’ is the philosophy that sits right at our heart. It shapes every dish we create, and pushes us to find better ways in all that we do. We’re restless spirits, forever creating and making things better.
We’ve been practising kaizen since 1992, when we opened our first doors in London’s Bloomsbury. Inspired by fast-paced, Japanese ramen bars and a celebration of Asian food, wagamama burst into life. We set out to create a unique way of eating; bringing the fresh, nourishing, flavours of Asia to all.

A warming bowl of bold ramen, teppan dishes griddled to perfection or if you would rather rice, you’re in luck – our menu features many Japanese favourites. Fresh, authentic menus that are updated seasonally. wagamama is a staple of modern Asian cuisine

In the name of kaizen, our standards are high. Our ingredients are cooked fresh, served fresh. Every bowl and plate that we fill with them is served as soon as it’s ready. The colours and aromas, flavours and spices are always at their best when they touch your table.