Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue)

4.1
462 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 5 guests and invite one more guest- compliments of wagamama! *minimum of 4 person reservation *complimentary guest value of $25
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  • friendsgiving- free guest ( 5 person minimum)

    Nov 7 - Dec 8, 2021

    book your friendsgiving gathering -for parties of 5 or more, one person dines on us terms + conditions: minimum reservation of 5 guests to activate a complimentary guest to the value of $25 all reservations must be made at least one hour in advance

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 462 people are saying
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3.8
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and good service...very well priced for portions

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food poorly executed, favourite items removed from menu- eg prawn/yasai gyoza.

Not many vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a great experience. Such friendly & amazing staff from the hostess to the waiters . Typically you don’t experience energy where it appears everyone is in a friendly and good mood. Incredible service as we celebrated a wonderful reunion with friends. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Huge space, nice layout. The the service was just not right. We ordered and got the foods before they serve the water. Asked several times for sharing dish. The salad we ordered as appetizer came at the last of our meal. Everything tasted good but I wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service. Underwhelming food though - I had the duck leg ramen which arrived kinda cold and lacked flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I feel bad they were severely understaffed but they got our order wrong multiple times and the food Just wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was awful. They forgot my friends order. Had to wait more for my friend go get his food. They didnt give us water, and the waiter/waitress was rude

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was lacking

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TamikoN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The service was slow. The food came out at different times. Some dishes were really good. Others were average

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great spot for a big group dinner! The prices are great and the staff is very friendly!

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YasminP
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Server forgot drink and other sides!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a late Sunday lunch here. Our server was very friendly, as was all the staff. Food was tasty - my ramen soup could have been hotter. All in all, we had a good time. We like to go to Wagamama in England and haven't been able to go so this was fun for us, even though they didn't have 'raw juice' that my husband usually orders! ;)

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vipChristine
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for us and our son (6). Very friendly service, great selection, meal packed with umami, and picky kid loved his ramen.

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ColleighS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
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
32 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
43 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
5 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.

FAQs

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

Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue) is rated 4.1 stars by 462 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.