|A typical Wagamama layout|
Wagamama is up against fairly tough competition in Ealing as it is an area super served for eateries (I would put Tuk Cho, the enlarged Ealing branch of Hare and Tortoise and Coco Noodle Bar in the same niche).
So what marks Wagamama out from the others (apart from on the day of our visiting a non-functioning male toilet)? Well it's food is at roughly the same price point and the menu perhaps shorter than the others, the food we had came pretty quickly but they do make clear that it comes when it comes and they're not starters but 'side dishes' so things like our (delicious) spare ribs arrived after the delivery of the mains. Service was efficient and they do always make the point of asking if all is okay during the meal.
So would I go again - answer is yes but not with amazing enthusiasm, it's a consistent brand but is does not vary the fare or offer good or bad surprises ideal for a quick noodle fix.
(by the way I didn't realise previously that Wagamama means in Japanese 'naughty child' certainly one there when we visited.)
Language and Meaning takes the position as No 44
Say what you mean and mean what you say would sound like good advice to many solid citizens and this might be an area where you immediately jump to the conclusion that mere common sense is enough.
|A young Elton?|
As Wittgenstein pondered (him again - will look at him more soon) language games can be all about context.
Philosophy Bites podcast here on the subject is worth a listen.
Something to consider as we stumble around what we say and what we mean.