“I cannot recommend Wa Café more highly,” wrote The Irish Independent, whilst declaring that Yoshimi Hayakawa’s Japanese Snickers Bar dessert “was sensational”. In The Examiner, McKennas Guides editor Leslie Williams declared that Ms Hayakawa’s dessert was “extraordinary, and a reason to visit on its own.” So, yes, when you visit Wa Café – and it’s an essential element of any visit to Galway city – then you must have this extraordinary creation. But then, you must also have the peerless sushi, the sublime gyoza dumplings, the teriyaki beef, the dazzling ramen, the perfect miso soup. Leslie Williams perfectly summarised Yoshimi Hayakawa’s achievement when he wrote that eating in this modest café is “A truly harmonious and rather glorious food experience.” Wa translates as “harmony”, and Ms Hayakawa, somehow, manages to put harmony on every single plate.
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