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Wau, New York, NY

Wau

4.6
4.6
14 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southeast Asian
WAU serves traditional South-east Asian dishes that are meant to highlight the local flavors and cultures of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The menu is inspired by some of our favorite dishes using a variety of local ingredients. We have a full bar with a selection of wines and house-crafted cocktails.

Guests are encouraged to order and dine "family style" in order to enjoy the diversity of all our Southeast Asian flavors. However, if you prefer, you may also order individually.

Kindly note that reservations up to 6 guests can be booked via Open Table. For parties greater than 7 guests, please call us at 917-261-5926 during our hours of operation or email us at waurestaurantnyc@gmail.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southeast Asian, Cocktail Bar, Indonesian / Malaysian
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (917) 261-5926
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    20 guests or less: We suggest that you order individual dishes from our regular menu. We require at least two hours advance notice.<br /><br />20 guests or more: You can order from our catering menu. Please email us at waurestaurantnyc@gmail.com at least one week ahead. We use Uber for Catering deliveries and a delivery fee will be added to your subtotal.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your private event! We offer a range of packages for private events and parties at WAU.Please email any queries to Wau@restaurantnyc@gmail.com
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

14 Reviews
  1. NYDiner

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly authentic sout East Asian cuisine. Fried noodles are delicious and kang kung is great. Good service. Highly recommend

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  2. JeSal

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Kind of a dark and dirty place, I thought. Table sticky, and we were there as the first dinner customers. Expected a bit cleaner given their marketing and menu pricing. Thought it would be more upscale. Waiter was pleasant. Wife had Rendang Beef. Said, “okay, not great”. I had the Fried Chicken-Ayam Suwir”. Was actually pretty bad, I think as the chicken was chewy to the point that I could not even cut it with a steak knife that I had asked for. Also, weirdly there was COLD shrimp and cucumber in this supposedly hot dish. Appetizer of Wonton Chili Oil was not too bad. Overall, kind of a disappointment. Not going back.

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  3. MacNYC

    New York City

    101 reviews

    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the tastiest and most delicious food you will eat and with great service. I tend to only order appetizers so I can have more opportunities for yummy food. My favorites are WonTon with spicy peppers, chicken satay, and blackened prawns. Great variety of breads too. Oh my! PS - Don't forget some white rice!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Safe and cute closed in patio, great service, fairly good prices and food. Space is a little tight within the restaurant, however I don’t feel as though that takes away from the experience. Noise level was low throughout the night which made the space feel bigger. Service was very attentive and quick when we had any specific needs. The food was overall pretty good. I got the WAAAU Noodle with shrimp which had an incredible broth. However, I dont know if I will get it again the next time I go. This order definitely goes with the WAU experience, but there are also tons of other amazing options.

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  5. TamaraL

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and the staff made sure it was special for my mom’s birthday.

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  6. Jelly

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and wonderful food. We love WAU and will return. The lunch special is varied and a great deal!

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  7. HommePac

    Atlanta Metro

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience. Attentive and friendly service. The food well prepared and executed. Love the ambiance and UWS space.

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  8. RekhaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really authentic and tasty!! Will definitely be going back !

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  9. CraigR

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was given a gift card for Wau. Enjoyed a nice meal with a good service but unfortunately they couldn't process the gift card so I ended up paying out of pocket for my meal.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    HS graduation

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FAQs

Wau does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Wau is rated 4.6 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Wau

434 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024-5812

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southeast Asian, Cocktail Bar, Indonesian / Malaysian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (917) 261-5926
  • Catering
    20 guests or less: We suggest that you order individual dishes from our regular menu. We require at least two hours advance notice.<br /><br />20 guests or more: You can order from our catering menu. Please email us at waurestaurantnyc@gmail.com at least one week ahead. We use Uber for Catering deliveries and a delivery fee will be added to your subtotal.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your private event! We offer a range of packages for private events and parties at WAU.Please email any queries to Wau@restaurantnyc@gmail.com
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