A restaurant chain specializing in noodles closed down one of its locations in the Boston area this weekend. Wagamama has departed the Harvard Square neighborhood in Cambridge, according to Boston Restaurant Talk, leaving only two local restaurants in Faneuil Hall and the Prudential Center. (It previously operated a location in Lynnfield as well.)
The 57 JFK St. restaurant had its last day on Sunday, July 9, closing down at 3 p.m. Wagamama is a London-based chain that first opened there in 1992 before making its way to the United States. There is also a Wagamama in New York City. Wagamama’s menu leans heavily towards noodle-based dishes, including ramen, and there are dishes like curry, donburi (steamed rice bowls), and salads, plus juices. There are also gluten-free dishes available.
Wagamama still plans to add a new location in Boston’s Seaport, which is on track to open next month, according to a rep. The chain provided the following statement on the closure in Cambridge and the forthcoming expansion:
After 10 years in Cambridge, the lease on wagamama’s Harvard Square restaurant has ended. wagamama will close the store to focus efforts on their new location in Boston’s thriving Seaport neighborhood, coming this summer, as well as on the grown of its other Boston locations: Faneuil Hall and Prudential Center. wagamama loves Boston—so much, it was the first city to serve their noodles in the U.S.—and is grateful to all their loyal customers, who they’d love to welcome at their other outposts soon.
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