Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue)

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$30 and under
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Asian

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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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vipCP101
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good, casual ramen and other bites. I went with my teenage, so it was perfect. Really liked to bao bun. The food comes out as it is ready which makes for a somewhat choppy eating experience which was the only negative

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AnnaE
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Super rude service! Arrogant and unwilling to answer any questions regarding the menu. Gave incorrect info and refused to acknowledge their mistakes. Total incompetent and manager didn’t seem to wanting to apologize either. Such a shame, having lived in London for 17yrs this used to be me go-to but it obviously didn’t translate to this branch.

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RosanneD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food & drinks, value--and wonderful servers. Thank you! A favorite for relaxed, unpretentious Asian-fusion dining.

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GiuliaD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

good food, but they forget to bring a plate that was ordered

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The experience is alright.

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vipThorNYC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Great food, but some of the worst service I’ve ever experienced. Wrong orders, had to ask multiple times for ice, one person didn’t get his food until the other three were were finished eating theirs.

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marciaw
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good.
Service was nice.

Was a little late and they still accommodated me and my son for our meal.

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VishalF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful experience eating at wagamama. Me and all my friends like the food. Bang bang cauliflower was awesome. Firecracker dish really put fire 🔥 in my mouth. But then Ginger ice cream saved me.
Definitely going again to wagamama.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always great food at Wagg

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ReggieJennings
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!! My boyfriend got the duck ramen and I got the chicken, big portions, food was delicious and service was quick.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food but very loud. My chicken ramen was quite bland. But amazing drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Margie was the best ever! Thank you to her for making our meal a highlight of our trip!

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Sachin
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious. Lot of vegan & vegetarian options. Good ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service was okay, our waiter was very nice. Food came out before drinks, it was a little too fast. We ordered appetizers and then entrees, but got our entrees first. The rice in the donburi was room temp, pork buns were okay, duck ramen was a little too firm and bland; but the chicken yakitori was pretty good. Cocktails were average. If you’re looking for sit down fast food, this place is good. But not if you’re anticipating an actual dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We have been to Wagamamas all over London many times. Sorry NYC you need work. Food was good. But service - awful. Your waitress was TERRIBLE. And rude. Not just to us but overheard her with others too. If your goal is just to smash as many customers in as possible / then A+! Other than that-👎🏼

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MarnieE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great though the waiters kept bringing other tables meals to our table....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and l were in New York for Valentines and popped into Wagamama for a bite to eat. I had originally booked a table for 8pm but we arrived at the restaurant early and the staff were brilliant at accommodating us. They found us a table there and then and we were able to enjoy our meal a bit earlier than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food and interesting creative cocktails, the noise level was a little bit higher than I like but it’s not too loud.

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DavideI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Servers were very kind. I will go again!

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Zabeth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food , as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with friends. Beef bulgogi was good.

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harrietN
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looked after us well
Food was quick and tasty. Good prices.

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vipBLTRestaurantLover
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food. I never have complaints about wagamama, everyone needs to experience this for themselves.

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CaliVeg
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The place is a big so be warned that it can get really loud. Music is also loud. The service was excellent. no complaints there. Food was decent. Rice was cold for example.

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SukC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the wait staff was great! They were very accommodating with ingredient substitutions. The place was on the noisy side. And they kept bringing us foods ordered by other tables. That was hilarious.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was amazing. Will definitely come back here.

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NancyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The only problem is the seating even if you make a reservation for a table they try to sit you on stools at the communal tables. Also it's very very loud, I would not call it energetic!

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vipLeila
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The highlighted menu item that they were advertising outside was not available. They should either REMOVE the signage that they have that item or tell you before you sit down that they do not have it. However, telling us that they do not have the main promotion as we are ordering is awkward and annoying - I would not have eaten here otherwise. Also, they accidentally sent us a chicken dish instead of tofu. I am vegan so had the runner not noticed that everything ordered for the table was vegan other than this one dish - we would have had a very unfortunate event. since the chicken was not visible through the sauce.

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Yummytummy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined on Saturday night at Wagamama. I would say it was ok. It’s upscale fast food. Lots of variety/variations but the flavor profile was kind of bland. You do get a lot of food for the money so it was decent value. Our waitress while helpful didn’t really help us choose any strong dishes. Made me feel like everything in the menu was just ho hum.

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vipChrisS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lots of choices

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AudreyC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagamamas is part of wvery NYC trip we take. Always great!!

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vipmaz100
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lighter and cleaner ramen than traditional. Desserts and drinks were good too!

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Iheartdining
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was packed at 1pm. Took a little longer for the host to seat us. The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was excellent as usual. I’m going back again.

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SiegfriedH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh food, fresh service, fresh ambiance.
Great Dinner for the whole family and good value for the money.

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CristianS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fairly nice place our waiter I think his name was Eric was very nice and glad to have a nice person such as him

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT! Best Wagamama experience I’ve ever had.

NM
vipNicoletteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service are always so good! Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review