WAGAMAMA is set to open a brand new restaurant at Clarks Village shopping outlet in Street this summer.

The new restaurant will serve up classic guest favourites including chicken katsu, ramens and iconic side dishes on their 50 per cent plant-based menu.

The restaurant will also feature the chain’s new summer menu including, which includes saku saku soba, with a choice of crispy shredded duck or crispy pulled shiitake.

Crispy otsumami with a choice of beef, salmon or pulled shiitake, presented in six squares of fried rice, soaked in a soy and yuzu dressing, topped with smashed avocado, edamame and siracha mayo.

Guests can expect to see new unique drinks, from sangrias to shiso mojitos, including a ‘pad thai sour’ cocktail – inspired by the flavour of the Thai stir-fried favourite, pad Thai.

Located in Somerset’s popular shopping outlet, the stylish new restaurant has been designed for 172 covers which includes space fort 40 diners outside. 

The restaurant will be open seven days a week, will create 60 new jobs and will be Wagamama’s 167th restaurant to open in the UK.

Sita Wood, head of regional marketing at Wagamama, said: “We are so excited to open the doors to our brand-new restaurant in Clarks Village. Our benches will soon be welcoming the local community and visitors of the outlet shopping destination, and we can’t wait to serve up some of our newest dishes and fresh favourites.

“Our fantastic new team have been working hard to ensure we’ll bring our much-loved Wagamama experience to our guests and they’re so excited to land in their beautiful new restaurant once work is complete.”

Chris Davis, centre director at Clarks Village, said: “We can reveal Wagamama will be opening at Clarks Village, bringing its incredibly popular Asian-inspired cuisine to our guests. The hoarding has gone up on the exterior of the store and work is underway behind the scenes to get everything ready for this exciting new addition.

“Wagamama will not only be a welcome treat for guests enjoying a day out at Clarks Village, it will also help attract new visitors into the outlet and to Street.”

“As just one of several new brands joining our stellar line-up at Clarks Village, there’s always a new reason to visit Clarks Village and 2024 promises to be a very exciting year.”

The restaurant will be opening on Monday 22 July.