Global brand Wagamama has opened its first restaurant in Sharjah, bringing the concept to the first emirate outside of Dubai, as part of its continued expansion in the UAE.

Located in the Al Juraina District within the newly opened mall Zero 6 (home to the UAE’s largest IMAX theatre), the restaurant offers seating for 110 customers within a contemporary dining space spanning 180 square metres. The restaurant includes wagamama’s trademark communal dining tables and outdoor terrace area.

In the new restaurant, wagamama will serve its signature menu consisting of a variety of noodles, rice and salad main courses, side dishes, desserts and fresh juices all prepared in an open kitchen.

This opening brings the number of wagamama locations across the UAE to six, with wider expansion taking place in 2018 within Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The first wagamama restaurant opened at Crowne Plaza on Sheikh Zayed Road in 2004 whilst early 2018 saw the arrival of the largest venue to date within The Dubai Mall.

Brian Johnston, international managing director, commented: “With an established and growing presence in Dubai, we are excited to launch in another emirate, bringing fresh Japanese-inspired cuisine to diners in Sharjah for the first time.

“The opening signifies the wider expansion plan of our franchise partner RMAL Hospitality, to deliver worldclass restaurant experiences to the UAE residents and visitors and the restaurant has already had many customers in its first few days.”