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Wagamama Not Coming to D.C.

London-based noodle shop Wagamama has been leading Washingtonians on for more than four years. And now, it's finally breaking up with us.

Wagamama director of marketing Ingrid Williamson confirms to Y&H today that the restaurant will not be opening a restaurant in D.C. as originally planned. (Hat tip to DC Internationalist for tipping us off.) Word that Wagamama was coming to 418 7th St. NW in Penn Quarter started spreading as far back as 2008, and signs on the windows continually promised opening dates that never came.

Williamson did not offer much in the way of explanation, saying only that the company's priority is to expand from Boston, where it already has locations.

Photo by Jessica Sidman

  • CookInDineOut

    This is a real shame. I was so looking forward to this. I've eaten in Wagamama in London quite a few times and really love it.

  • Novatronic

    Tease. Just like Sonic.

  • pqresident

    at least there's resolution one way or another. looking forward to another use of the space. I smell another restaurant coming...


    Frankly, I'd prefer to have an establishment there that is supportive both of culture and cuisine. A place that is both bookstore and cozy eatery.

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