About us.

at wagamama we believe in the philosophy of 'kaizen' meaning ‘good change’ - 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. that was 20 years ago now. two whole decades to sharpen skills and refine recipes. to play with spices and discover tastes. we continue to get better with every day

our food - a little ginger to warm you up. chillis that kick. noodles to nourish the body and soul. our japanese inspired menu has been created to soothe, nourish, sustain and inspire. pick from all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides. there are desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted asian beers too

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

a warming bowl of bold ramen. teppan griddled to perfection. or kare, with its rich coconut base. 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

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Work for us.

there’s no such thing as sameness at wagamama. we come from all kinds of backgrounds. we share all kinds of interests. but there’s one thing that unites us all – from head chefs to kitchen porters, general managers to team members. it’s a love of our delicious fresh food and creating incredible experiences for our guests. it’s our commitment to spreading positivity from bowl to soul that makes us stand out from every other restaurant around. and not just for our customers – because working here, fulfilling our shared ambition to be better every day, in every way, is just as satisfying as one of our tasty bowls of noodles

as we continue to grow we're looking for great chefs to join our teams across the country in the following roles:

head chef
kitchen team leader
senior sous chef
sous chef
line chef
kitchen porter

to view all our current vacancies click here or visit our careers site

at wagamama, we’re more interested in what you do than how you look. we celebrate the things that make you different. some of our people have pink hair and tattoos. some don’t. some are awesome with food. some with guests. at wagamama, we celebrate the things that make you different. so we won’t try turn you into something you’re not. all we expect is that you’re the best you can be. every day

What's in it for you?

why be tied to a role that doesn’t encourage your brilliance? at wagamama, it’s not just about what you can do for us, but how we can help you to be the best you can be. for the entirety of your time with us

our kaizen philosophy of continuous improvement every day in every way goes both ways. so, when you do great work, we’ll acknowledge and reward it with the chance to learn and grow. if you’re happy where you are, we’ll help you be the best you can be within your role. if you’re angling after the ceo’s job, who are we to stand in the way of that kind of drive?

depending on the role you have in wagamama you can expect:

a competitive salary
to keep 100% of tips. it’s the right thing to do
a bonus scheme that’s linked to performance
a pension
private health care that includes: gym membership discounts, discounted flights discounted spa weekends
group life and income protection
employee assistance programme
wagamama meals on duty
staff discount - so you can treat your family and friends
legendary staff parties

in addition to all this goodness we have our very own online learning hub called noodleversity and it’s accessible 24/7 for everyone. discover learning experiences, online learning, videos, bite-sized workshops and development tools. build your knowledge. develop your skills. become more confident in delivering our amazing service, food and standards


if you like the sound of us, you’ll probably like working with us. so, why not say bye bye boringness and hello new way of working by applying to one of our chef jobs today