Wagamama (Murray Hill - 39th Street)

4.4
197 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 197 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipMaryJ
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service were terrific. Will go back soon

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BrentB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Food is high quality and delicious.

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vipLisaD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was a little freasy - not what i remembered. Service was not so great either despite the fact the place was not too busy.

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vipOpenTableDiner97
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was tasty, but the menu on open table was completely inaccurate. There was no happy hour, and the wines that were listed were not offered at the restaurant. Otherwise, the service was good and they had nice outdoor seating with heaters.

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DCStones
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was flavorless. On entree was brought out and served. 10-15 minutes later the other entree and appetizer was served. Food had zero flavor. Avoid!!!!

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Shwe
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Great food!

I would recommend this place any time, and I have done so.

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vipAppletini
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great good as always, service slow. Took ages to get the food

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Ephus
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service is usually quite good. Today, it was slower - especially to get the check. Food was very good, as always. A good value for lunch in the Grand Central area.

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RogerG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, accept big groups. ideal for kids

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience3

I I got excited when I saw this restaurant. I remember going a lot on london years ago and the food was amazing. The food was not good. Very mediocre and some things were inedible. Our service took forever and the restaurant was empty. They kept forgetting someone in our parties food. We will never be back. It’s a shame as I remember how good it was back in the day.

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Midwestfoodlover
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Terrific food with nice open dining experience. Drink options are diverse and fresh juices and teas was a refreshing change of pace.

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PennyLane
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Food used to taste much better but I was disappointed during my recent trip. Increased carb/protein ratio is quite unhealthy.

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GerryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. We came in maybe 15 minutes before our 1pm reservation. Prices were reasonable and the food was great.

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LSLS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of us celebrated a birthday on Monday evening, November 1st and Alex the Manager and Muna our waitperson were so kind, attentive, proactive and genuinely interested in each of us having a good experience at the restaurant and that is what is rare and most appreciated! It makes all the difference and they would be responsible for our returning, which we will.

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vipThomB
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always reliable and consistent regardless of location. Good outdoor seating option at this location.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Covid compliant and not crowded. Good food plus beer & Sake.

Will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Stopped in NY City for a night and wanted to get some food for the family that was reliably tasty. Tried Wagamama in Boston so we were really excited to go here in NYC. We understood during COVID, service would be slow so we were not concerned about the slow service. The food however was not very tasty. It lacked salt and flavor. Overall though, it was an ok experience. Not terrible.

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vipDeme
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Service was scattered. Long line to check in even though booked on open table

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Rachel
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quick meal with friendly service

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SylviaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate during near perfect ideal weather outside. Staff and Food was outstanding. Street noise level was NYC - restaurant cannot control NYC traffic noise!

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MuktikantaB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Even though i reserved a table in the morning, it was not ready when arrived there. We spent around 50 minutes find the table and get our food even though we were very quick to place the order. Last but not the least food quality has definitely deteriorated from the quality we used to have in late 2019 and early 2020.

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LauraA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very helpful and friendly service. The food was very good. I had the avangardn and I loved it. My juice was really good as well. I hope to come back soon.

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AmiraK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Too many noisy children, shouting and screaming ...

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CherieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious - We had the eggplant/mushroom bao, calamari, salmon teriyaki and bang bang cauliflower!

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Iris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and service! The menu seemed a little limited compared to before the pandemic, but still a good selection of Asian-fusion foods. The ramens we had were very tasty. The portion of appetizer was on the small side. Overall a very satisfying quick lunch.

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almostveg
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I have been to Wagamama many times in different locations and countries, but this time the food was not up to par. The veg katsu curry was bland and the chili calamari had no chili at all.
However the shrimp noodles was smoky and great.

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NancyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wagamama is an oasis at a busy intersection. Servers were all excellent...efficient, courteous, and amiable.

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JacJac
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Outdoor dining was fine but nothing special. The wagamama philosophy of bringing food out while it’s hot makes for an awkward dining experience because then some people are eating 5-10 minutes before other people’s food arrive. I don’t understand why the kitchen can’t just time it better. For that reason I would just keep in mind what type of dinner you want to do here (probably not good for a date or business meal)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love everything the waiter recommendation was amazing the food service and everything was spectacular I’m in love

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NMFood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very good. Wish they had the pork belly, but I chose the the bulgogi steak with soba. Steak was cooked medium, flavor great. Had the Blossom drink very refreshing not overly sweet.

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TiffanyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ingredients and food was amazing as well as the outdoor space. Although the food was healthy the sauce seemed like it can have calories but still much better than other restaurants. However listing the calories might be attractive to some customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Husband and I have gone to this restaurant almost every Friday during the Covid lockdowns when outdoor dining was open. At that time the food and service was outstanding. Not so much yesterday. I’m vegetarian and my salad, despite having ordered with tofu, came with chicken. The replacement was dry and not enough (I have eaten the same dish several times)

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KeRaFo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food here is great. They could work on timing the food to all come out at the same time.

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vipAlysonB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Firstly let me say that we are huge fans of Wagamama, we’ve eaten there (mainly overseas) for years and the food is always fantastic.
Sadly I’m just a little disappointed by the shrinkage of the menu. It used to be packed full of options but now it’s so small. Not only that, there now doesn’t seem to be the option to choose your protein with the dish. You have to have it as it comes which rules out a lot of dishes for people if you can’t eat meat or a certain of meat. So if you like the sound of a chicken dish, but would prefer to have it with shrimp, this is now not possible. So yes, we all enjoyed our meals, but I would prefer to go back to the old style of picking the dish you want and then choosing the protein. It’s disappointing not to have that choice because it limits your options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

First time to wagamama... food is delicious. I love that this is a kinda different concept with the asian food + fresh bar + unique cocktails.
I know the service industry is struggling right now and we could definitely feel the impact... am sure when things get closer to “normal” we will not experience the lack in service like this time.

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SarahW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Ate indoors. Staff did turn down music at my request but not enough. Of course the street noise outside would have been even louder.

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Lucy162
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is on the spicy side, even when requested more mild. Main courses come out too fast, even before appetizers are finished. The quality of the food is good as well as the service.

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JaclynJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great vegan choices... and the service is always spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and manager are really nice and friendly. Super accommodating. Only minor criticism is that the food took a very long time to come out.

Other than that, everything else was perfect!

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SomeonesMom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Clean, quiet (we ate inside), delicious. Recommended!!

FAQs

Wagamama (Murray Hill - 39th Street) does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Wagamama (Murray Hill - 39th Street) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 813-3396.

Wagamama (Murray Hill - 39th Street) is rated 4.4 stars by 197 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.