wagamama today officially welcomes the opening of a new delivery kitchen in Huddersfield to meet the huge demand for the popular pan Asian food.

The opening demonstrates wagamama’s confidence after the lockdowns and the need to meet local demand for popular dishes like Katsu curry, tasty ramens and delicious plant-based dishes.

The specially designed kitchen will open for business on April 11 with Deliveroo, Click + Collect and BOX by wagamama – the latter being a special lunchtime menu for those working from home or back in the office.

To celebrate the launch there will be free delivery for the first week and there will be a special wagamama sampling truck live in Huddersfield on April 30th and May 3rd .

The new wagamama delivery kitchen is located on St John’s Road in Castlegate retail park and will be available for delivery in surrounding areas including: Rawthorpe, Primrose Hill, Highfields, Marsh, Birkby and Fartown.

wagamama regional marketing manager Alice Eagle said: “We are so excited to be opening our third wagamama kitchen in the north of England, after seeing so much success in Leeds and more recently in Preston. wagamama has been a pillar in the communities around Leeds city centre for over 15 years now and we felt it was time to venture further out and provide the people of Huddersfield with the option to have our bowls delivered direct to their doors. Our wagamama kitchen in Huddersfield will also be offering a click + collect option to those who may be slightly outside of the deliveroo radius and of course we have our Trinity and White Rose locations nearby if folks are wanting the option to dine in with us instead.”

wagamama, renowned for its iconic katsu curry as well as a menu packed full of fresh, nourishing dishes including rice bowls, noodles, curries, is also about to launch its new summer menu.

In October 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 6th.

Research has revealed that eating a plant-based diet could reduce the amount of land used for agriculture by 76% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food by up to 49% (Schiermeier, eat less meat, 2019 + IPCC, Special Report on Climate Change + Land, 2019).

wagamama has achieved it’s 50% 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.