After stopping in for a drink at Wagaya on Christine Q’s birthday earlier this year and enjoying the experience, Mike and I decided we had to go back and try out the food.
We finally went for lunch with Meaghan on March 22 and despite not making reservations, we were immediately shown to a cozy booth.
My favourite part about Wagayu? A self-service, touch screen at your booth to order your food and drinks. Pictures, descriptions, and prices of each item is available and you can order at your leisure.
We each ordered a Bento lunch box and 2 sushi dishes to share. Each lunch box ($13-14) comes with rice, miso soup, a creme croquette, ebi fry (tempura prawn), salad, soft boiled egg, agedashi tofu (silken tofu coated in cornstarch, deep fried and served in a hot broth) and Japanese pickles – a great deal!
Mike and Meaghan also shared a pitcher of Hokkaido beer. For some reason (and I do trust his pouring skills), this is what happened when Mike went to pour a glass… haha!
Meaghan ordered the chicken katsu (breaded deep-fried cutlet) lunch box
Mike ordered the chicken nanban (fried chicken seasoned with vinegar and tartare sauce) lunch box
I picked the chicken karaage (marinated and lightly battered fried chicken) lunch box
In addition, we got a spider roll and a rainbow roll to share
And for once, I enjoyed the miso soup!
The food? All amazing! The lunch boxes had so much food, we didn’t even need to order the other dishes. So stuffed! The service was also prompt and cheerful, unlike many reviews I saw on Urbanspoon, which was a pleasant surprise. With great decor, delicious food at decent prices, we will definitely return again soon!