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Wagaya

#570 of 4,241 Restaurants in Sydney
#627 of 4,662 Places to Eat in Sydney
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Level 1, 78-86 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 6068
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Japanese in a relaxed setting

Great Japanese food in a relaxed setting. Touch screen ordering eliminates the need to wait for service and food comes out promptly after being entered onto the touch screen. Large menu with pictures to help out even the extreme novices of Japanese food. Highly recommend the Angus beef and Yakatori.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
nik22192
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Canberra, Australia
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  • Families with children
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It is fun and exciting. You order using touch screen and they bring the delicious food out to you. I highly recommend trying a bit of everything!

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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been coming here for years and still like it for a quick Japanese meal BUT it's not quite what it used to be. The decor needs a makeover ... From the very worn chairs at the entrance to the worn tables to the almost disgustingly worn entrance to the toilets. The food has become a little bit hit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love wagaya, I've been a few times and highly recommend it to others. China town has some pretty hit and miss food, but wagaya is amazing! The iPad service is fantastic for going with a group of friends, as you're able to order whenever and whatever you like without searching for a waiter. The service is efficient, food fresh... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Shouldn't compare with what's available in Japan, but I have to say that the food is only so so. But the place is quite lively, so could be good for a Friday party. Also good to introduce a non-Japanese friend different Japanese dishes. However, the miso soup cannot be instant. Please change that.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Japanese food in a relaxed setting. Touch screen ordering eliminates the need to wait for service and food comes out promptly after being entered onto the touch screen. Large menu with pictures to help out even the extreme novices of Japanese food. Highly recommend the Angus beef and Yakatori.

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Sydney, Australia
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220 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We've been here several times and returned on a Friday evening hoping to get a table as they warned of longer waits and no bookings would be taken. We arrived at 7 pm and got a table right away. The service is mechanical as you order from the 'Touchpad'. The food was very average on this visit and the Tuna... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a large group and was very impressed. We were ushered off into a private banquet room where you can order your food and drinks using a touch screen . Food came out fast and was delicious and was the best sushi I have had out of Japan! It reminded me of holidays. Everything was great although... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Busy periods: stressed out and flustered staff trying to get you in and out as fast as possible, foods all pre cooked and reheated (meaning some are cold on arrival), food comes out much later then usual (sitting on the counter waiting for waiters), a long line of customers waiting in a very limited waiting area. Quiet periods: friendlier staff,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We must have been here nearly 20 times now with friends, and family. It's great, quick, reasonably priced Japanese food. It's really clean, very professional and extremely tasty. Only down side is the staff don't speak english however because everything is ordered on screen it's no problem at all. Love the crab sushi and the wagu beef sticks and salmon... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great atmosphere, fast and friendly service, love being able to order electronically as you can order when you want instead of trying to get the attention of a waiter. The food comes out quite quickly and is fresh and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 1, 78-86 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 6068

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?