Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue)

4.2
449 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
join us for our 'friendsgiving- one more seat at the table' celebrations from november 7th until december 8th

make a reservation for a minimum of 4 guests and invite one more guest- compliments of wagamama! *minimum of 4 person reservation *complimentary guest value of $25
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  • friendsgiving-add one more guest on us!

    Nov 7 - Dec 8, 2021

    book your gathering and extend the invite to one more friend- complimentary of wagamama! terms + conditions: minimum reservation of 4 guests to activate complimentary guest $25 check value of complimentary guest

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 449 people are saying
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ColleighS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to a Wagamama since 2013 in London and was very excited to finally try out the new NYC locations. The restaurant was very impressive inside and all of the food and drinks—both what we ordered and what the tables near us ordered—looked amazing.

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Chip
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff Amazing

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NOLApkv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Usually this location is great. I can with my family and our server couldn't get one of our orders straight for over an hour. And when the order finally came it was still wrong. People working in the restaurant industry are over worked right now, restaurants are under staffed. We were patient and understanding but disappointed that our daughter who waited over an hour and half for her meal and juice left with no meal at 10pm. It was a bummer.

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AprilD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The table service was horrible and disappointing, considering it was not as busy.

Dessert portion of ice was literally a tablespoon for 10 dollars. will think thrice before going back.

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Drewby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food. Drinks took a long time. But guests were allowed to walk through the restaurant (indoors) without a mask. And not much regard for social distancing.

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vipWarrenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Great food! Love it here

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great option for a quick and delicious dinner for under $20 an entree in a city where $30 is expected.

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vipHKDine
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just an all around solid choice for good food at a reasonable price point. Service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious

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DariaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect spot for lunch before heading to MSG on a Sunday! I have been to Wagamamas in the UK and France so I was excited to see there were 2 in midtown! Friendly service, inventive cocktails, and reliable flavorful and healthy asian fusion!

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vipShai
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

waited an hour for one dish during a weekday lunch. The restaurant was pretty empty but the kitchen was busy making Doordash/Uber Eats/etc orders instead of filling the orders of folks who are sitting in their restaurant. Won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!

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SarahD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently fantastic! Great food and great service.

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Anupapaya
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was wonderful and the ambience was great! The yuzu cocktail is a must.

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NekhilA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I think the service can be probably improved. Asked for no Mushrooms, that was not incorporated etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Literally the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. They’re short staffed, not attentive at all. Took 30 mins to bring me water, hour for food (food was awful like awful) but the waiter didn’t even come back once after taking the order to even inform him how bad the food was. Had to flag someone down to order and had to flag someone down to pay.

Never again.

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vipTinaE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was absolutely horrible!

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CooperBlue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

If you are a long time Wagamama patron, the new menu may disappoint - or you may enjoy the changes.

While the tone of the restaurant has somewhat changed - what is most noticeable is how waitstaff help has now become incompetent and glacial and the teams no longer seem to coordinate and work together - the efficiency of food delivery which is a universal Wagamama standard seems to have been completely lost at this location (I watched adjacent areas in the restaurant suffer from the same incompetency).

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EricH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great except that our main dishes came out at different times and my dish was so late, my colleagues already finished thier noodles before i even got them.

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KeishaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! We went two times in the last week!

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SharonL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. They allowed us to take our time during our meal. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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RonW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food wasn't that great, but my son likes it. Food came out at all different times, so my food was cold by the time my sons arrived. I think a problem is too many people stopped at our table with no one really knowing what had been ordered, what had been delivered, what was yet to come. If one person had been responsible for our service and food delivery I think that would not have been an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and super patient and friendly, especially considering we were a large group (20 ppl). The food was great and loved the decor and ambiance, as well.

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CharlesL
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last visit to NYC before moving west! Wagamama London was a favorite so decided to try the NYC outpost and it was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is very nice. The food was good was good and the serving is enough; not too light not too heavy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fun to sample a number of things on the menu and our waiter, Gerrit, was a great help navigating.

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UshaG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Wagamama has very quick service but almost too quick as the people are on top of you. Their outdoor seating was not great though it was what we preferred and they could have made that area better. So we ate inside. The food is good and decent but nothing special in terms of Japanese/Asian fare. Their pricing is decent for NYC. Their drink selection, especially juices, is almost better than their food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, trendy atmosphere and very nice staff. Highly recommended.

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Paigeyyoo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

No waiter came to our table. I had to flag down a waiter after waiting 20mins. My friends ramen came after mine we weren’t served at the same time. No one check in on us. We had to flag someone down again when we were finished.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very first ramen and I liked it a lot!!

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JoannaR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, and our server was also!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is okay-ish.
The starters were better than the mains (were a bit tasteless)
The cocktails are very good.
Very good service

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BKatsu
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Not busy. Attentive and friendly service. Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so on-point—delicious food (the bao are ridiculously good) and the drinks are excellent! Staff was friendly and so helpful with their recs. Will absolutely go again next time I’m in the area.

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Giugiu
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hi
overall it was a pleasant experience, good food, music and ambiance.
I would have given more stars but unfortunately my dish arrived at least 10 minutes after my friend s dish, which was awkward because she was very polite and waited the whole time until mine came too. I have to add the waiter had correctly “ warned” us that they were very busy and it might take longer. To the kitchen: please try to coordinate timing of dishes then, it would have been better to wait together without her dish getting cold. Other than that, great food! Thank you!
Best
Giuliana

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Waited an hour for food.

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Very reasonably priced! Our favorite are the duck lettuce wraps and dumplings! And you can’t go wrong with ramen!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty, drinks were delicious, service was incredible and fast!

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OliviaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took appropriate COVID precautions, including temperature checks and contact tracing, as well as social distancing. Food, as always, was incredible, and everyone that works there is so pleasant!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal, professional staff.

FAQs

Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue) does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue) is rated 4.2 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.