Don't mean to gush but the rice they use and know how to cook is untouchable.
Been to fancy places with fancy prices to match but nothing comes close to this.
They now also do cocktails and a very decent wine list.
Tempura is light and not at all oily - they're set meals are a steal.
Still great and they are on Deliveroo now too. Arrived quickly and well packaged.
Visited Wawa last Wednesday (20 July) and enjoyed it so much, my colleague and I are returning this Thursday with more colleagues . Had the vegetable tempura plus a selection of maki rolls - all delicious and freshly prepared. My colleague had the ramen burger which had 2 discs of ramen noodles instead of a bun enveloping the beef burger. Definitely the best Japanese in SE1 if not in London.
Like the other reviewers I was pleased when Wawa reopened after a water leak from one of the properties above it.
A focussed, interesting menu (ramen burgers, maki rolls) and a good sake list are refreshing. The ingredients are clearly of a very high quality and I have not had better katsu curry in London, which at under a tenner is a steal. To top it all the staff are ultra professional.
Support your local, because in this case it is also very good!
The team at Wawa just hosted an amazing birthday party for our 8 yr old, teaching him and his friends how to make sushi - huge success with both kids and parents and the food is always terrific! This is one of our favourite local spots.
I was a big fan of Wawa & Tim the chef's Japanese food in 2012. I am really pleased that Wawa is open once again for business. Went for lunch today & had the chicken katsu curry which was very tasty indeed. Service was very good. Will be back to have my fill of sushi & prawn tempura. If you like Japanese food, you won't be disappointed. Give it a try.
Always excellent food and good service here.
Especially like the Seared Angus / Sun Dried Tomatoe Jumbo Maki.
Been here a couple of times now: they serve really good, fresh food. Service was friendly and unobtrusive both times.
Have just come from a lovely meal at Wawa. Wasn't planning to tell anyone so we could keep it all for ourselves but feel credit where credits due...
gorgeous fresh sashimi/nigiri and gyoza, all served with a friendly smile.
Highly recommend it!
Went for an excellent lunch on Sunday post marathon watching. Tried most of the sushi rolls - which were all lovely, and the sashimi which was a really good size portion, and very fresh.
Service was good without being intrusive and had a very good house white. We will certainly be back!
I went on Saturday evening to Wawa for a birthday celebration with 9 friends, and we worked our way through the maki & jumbo maki rolls, tempura prawns & kushi yaki sets for our starters. Then I had the teriyaki salmon with rice for my main course and it was delicious! My friends were all impressed by the freshness & quality of the food. A good night was had by all!
Went to Wawa for a takeaway lunch - very good indeed. Returning soon for a work lunch. Expectations are high!
I moved to SE1 from NYC and can't believe the drought of decent restaurants that aren't owned by quality-starved chains (D&D, this means you).
One thing I truly miss is good sushi and London has mostly disappointed in this regard. I'm glad Wawa opened very recently to help serve this dramatically underserved market. Friendly environment, serious attention to quality, and truly thankful for your business.
Looking forward to seeing their menu grow (please start with spicy tuna rolls), but in the meantime my one criticism is their edamame. It's overcooked. In the meantime, I'll keep eating as much of that delicious salmon as I can.
PS: I get that most places don't deliver in London, but it would up their game a LOT to offer this service to the residents of Shad Thames. What about a fun Foursquare special where the Mayor gets free delivery or something to that effect?
Stopped at Wawa last night for dinner on my way home. Short menu but hit all the main Japanese dish groups. Hard choice so I plumped for the miso soup, tempura prawns, sashimi salmon, sashimi sea bass plus Nigri rice (ok, so I was hungry!). The sashimi was very fresh and came with a huge dollop of wasabi - I couldn't finish & I love wasabi! I also requested the home made chilli sauce which was excellent and accompanied the prawns very well. The tempura was just right - crisp, light, non greasy & very moreish. If you enjoy Japanese food, do go along to Wawa and support one of our local restaurants. You will not be disappointed!
Just had lunch at the new Japanese restaurant on Towerbridge road called WAWA and it was excellent! Salmon sashimi was super fresh and really good "jumbo" maki rolls. Met the owner, Tim, who says that he is still experimenting and developing the menu however, based on what we had to eat, I think it looks very promising! Budget wise it was also good value too. We think this is great addition to the area!! Gareth and Dorte
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