It feels more Communist China, than westernised Japan. However, this free spirit made me skip over the regular wine list and head for the plum wine and Sake section. I read with interest, how James Bond had got it wrong in "You only live twice".
The dialogue went : Tanaka asks James, "You like Japanese sake, Mr. Bond - or would you like a vodka martini?" James replies, "Oh no, I like sake, especially when it's served at the correct temperature, 98.4F, like this is."
Wagamama can do your Sake at any temperature. I didn't chose Mr Bond's rice wine selection, which it turns out, is body temperature. Instead, my rice wine came chilled, with an eggcup like shot glass. When drinking it, I kept thinking of cheap vodka,poured into a carton of take-away plain rice. The mix did seem to go very well with the Japanese Beef and noodles,I was having it with.