Wagamama (Murray Hill - 39th Street)

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$30 and under
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Asian

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wagamama is different.
it’s not just japanese, chinese or korean. it’s a fresh take on great asian fusion food.
our exec chef has been travelling extensively across asia, selecting his favorite flavors and recipes and has given them a modern, nourishing twist, the wagamama way
we believe in eating informally | on long communal benches | together with your friends | when you want. come from work. come in your gym clothes. we call this nourishment from bowl to soul
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 10, 2019

Ends: July 11, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

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AM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of six, with early dinner reservations pre-show. Had an amazing meal; three of us tried the seasonal vegan sticky ribs which were fantastic, and all the appetizers and drinks were great! Definitely coming back and if there is delivery in the area where my office is, I will be a more regular repeat customer.
The layout of the restaurant was open and decorated nicely, simple and contemporary. Everything was clean, and the staff was great. We had a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and everything was great. The soups were so delicious and had a lot of noodles to fill you up.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super fast service. Best broth ever.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always perfect. Food never disappoints and my kids love it!

TV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great night celebrating a birthday - the service was outstanding! We’ll be back! Thanks!

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food. I liked the ramen. Tasted a noodle dish that was bland

HK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and ambiance were all amazing! Made for an excellent girls lunch away from the office. 100% coming back, again and again!

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My pad thai was a little undercooked but I would go back to try something else.

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, the food it’s delicious and our server very attentive!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good food, servers were great.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for a large party of 14! The food was great and the staff was even willing to split the bill. Will absolutely go back here!

H
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Wagamama, won't be our last. Delicious and excellent value.

x
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service .. very nice, and very attentive to us

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Relax ambiance and great food. My kids love the children’s menu

R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is good and it is nicely designed space. Recommend the ramen soups!

MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jackson the server was very attentive. The food was delicious.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

God food in a bright lively atmosphere

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience2

They had no clue of our Opentable reservation at the front desk.
They sat 3 of us in an 6 sitting table in the middle of nobody while nice 4 table spaces were available for non reserving guests.
Then they came again to ask our name on the reservation

SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A nice place for lunch. Food was good as well as the service.

GM
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The space is open &: beautiful. The food was very good & the staff were so friendly and efficient.

f
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ample menu, delicious food, great service. Would definitely recommend.

JG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious food. Ramen was great, gyoza delicious too. Service was charming and prompt. Only criticism is that it was uncomfortably noisy with the kind of music I personally cannot understand anyone wanting to hear when they are eating. But I'm an old curmudgeon. I recommend the food very highly, it was delish and a good value for the money. Fresh, bright flavor and plentiful portions.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had 4 different servers serving our table which was confusing and a little disjointed. All of them individually were great.

B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've been to Wagamamas in London and Dublin; the Murray Hill branch is the nicest. It was refreshing to be in a space with a high ceiling that decreases the noise level considerably. Our waiter was genuinely warm and professionally reliable. There could have been more vegetables in the bowls--the servings were a little sparse, and I'm not a huge eater--but all in all Wagamama is good value for money, especially in midtown Manhattan. Very pleasant and a new go-to staple in midtown.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Came in with a large group (11!), Staff was very accommodating and we had a great time.

k
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I love the food but I may spend more time ordering from them.

Have eaten there entwine but too many bugs/flies at the table.

Kills my desire to stay in and eat.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and their hospitality is amazing. We always enjoy their creative cocktails.

BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was not good. Waited a long time for a soda. Food was ok - some dishes too spicy.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is tiny portions and super oily. I got the crispy cauliflower - it was doused and floating in oil. My friend got the gyoza dumplings. Embarrassingly small and tough. The servers aren’t really smiley or nice. I really wanted to like this place bc outdoor Asian eateries are rare in nyc but I came away disappointingly annoyed.

NK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service took forever and food had no flavor. Will not be going back.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Its a good Asian fusion place.

Some of their dishes are spot on, but some are either too spicy or too bland. The fried duck gyoza is a must try, as well as the chili squid. The firecracker is a little too spicy.

The juices are top notch, try the tropical one with mango, orange and pineapple (cant exactly remember the right fruits) . Their cocktails are not something I will dish out the money for, it is expensive and tastes experimental.

Service is good when you get in, albeit they can forget about you through out your meal.

J
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately I had to send my Katsu curry back because it was served cold. The service is spotty. The food is good when it comes out hot.

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! Perfect location

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day and got to sit outside which was a bonus. Fresh, well prepared food, not overly spiced. I had the chicken + shrimp raisukaree with brown rice. It was excellent.

MR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not great if you have one hour for lunch. The food can take 45 minutes for one person and 15 for another

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Server alerted us that meals for different people would arrive at different times, as the dishes were prepared at different stations (there were three of us). No a problem per se, but the second order came just as the first person was finishing their meal. The third meal did not arrive within an hour, at which point we got the check (with one person leaving the table hungry). They asked if they should wrap the missing order to go, but didn’t manage to do so in the next ten minuets either. No discount/compensation offered on the bill (except that they did not charge for the dish that never came). Just a faint “sorry”.
Won’t come back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

one of the dishes ordered was with no chicken and there was chicken in it. when I told the waiter he smiled and said sorry. Luckily the person eating didn’t have any allergies BUT if a mistake like that was done with my food I would have had a serious medical issue.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I have been to this location numerous times and find that the food is great. Everything comes out as it’s ready, so newcomers definitely be aware of this. I’ve seen plenty of people complain or get confused about some people’s entrees coming before their own but they state it right on their menu and the server usually makes that clear as well.

Speaking about servers, the service at this location is hit or miss. I had amazing service the first time, terrible service the second time, and great service every other time.
If I received that service on my first impression, I would have never come back.

The second time I came it took nearly ten minutes every time I wanted to flag down the server, however we were sitting outside and they only had one person staffed to the outdoor seating that night. This included waiting twenty minutes to just get cups and water for the table and then the same delays for ordering and finally getting the check.

I understand that they may have been short staffed that night or somebody may have been a no-show for the outdoor waiter crew, but there were plenty of waiters inside that could have been moved around easily to work the outdoor shift.

Every time that I’ve sat indoors it has been great. The management should figure out a method for distributing waiters during the summertime when outdoor seating may get packed.

I can’t speak for other locations but I love this spot and will definitely keep coming back. It’s Asian fusion but literally everything is customizable in any way (within reason). Need something gluten free, want it spicy, or want to sub this meat for that meat and get it with no veggies? Whatever you want, they’ll make it happen.

I’ve always wanted to try their desserts but am usually too full after appetizers and entrees, maybe I’ll have to come in just for the Panko fried banana!