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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Try not to come on the weekends

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Samme-Omoshiroi
Good for:
  • Families with children
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The attraction is the ordering ipad at the table. Not my preferred way to interact with people. However the setting is really nice, very Japanese and the food is really good too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Me and my partner come to wagaya religiously every week . We have come to no the staff and always are welcomed. But.. The last couple of time there is a new man seating us he is very pushy and rude he always has a issue with us coming late. He rushes us to pay our bill and when we... More 

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Zürich, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went on a busy day. Rolls, rice and Edamame were not fresh. Nice atmosphere. Would have expected more, based on TA reviews.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great food, reasonable price, fantastic to order by touch screen. Air con needed turning up though. Will definitely be coming back to china town

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of my repeat Japanese restaurant. Food, service (quick!) and price are terrific! You just need to press the order via screen and can see the progress of the order. If you want to taste real Japanese Izakaya food, this is the place to go!

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Shropshire, England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I go every time I'm in Sydney from the UK, Great food and really cool way of ordering from a touchscreen at the table! Would recommend it as a must visit!

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Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Me and my boyfriend decided to try Wagaya while staying in the city over the weekend. We've been to the one in Newtown a couple of times and the foods always been good there. However the experience we had at the city store was less then impressive. We arrived around 9pm and they didnt seem overly thrilled by the fact... More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?