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“Good experience”
Review of Wagaya

Wagaya
Ranked #785 of 5,891 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Good experience”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I enjoyed the touchscreen experience very much as I haven't seen much menus in Sydney that offer this excellent choice. There was no time lag and came out accurately with no problems. I was able to relax (an important thing for me) and the food was a delight

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
“Not bad, a little on the expensive side though.”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We walked in around 8pm on a Saturday evening. Waited 20min to be seated. You order using the computer on the table, an easy concept as all the menu is represented with pictures. The first dish was out in minutes.
Overall the place is nice, beautiful decor and nice staff but the bill doesnt match the quality or portion size of the food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank MRyanPhotography
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Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Superlicious Wagaya”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Delicious, mouth-watering, reasonably priced Jap food by Wagaya. Stumbled upon this amazing jap restaurant while touring around Sydney Chinatown. This restaurant is located near Market City and there is a light rail stop nearby. Even though the place was crowded, I waited only 15mins for a table on a weekend without reservation. Service was excellent, prompt and efficient. That was enough to make me come back to this restaurant for 2 consecutive days for dinner when I was in Sydney recently for a holiday.

One interesting part about this restaurant was the interactive touchscreen display that they had for each table where you make your orders, request for tea refill, etc. It allows you to monitor the status of each of your order, whether it is still cooking in progress or ready to be served. This makes dining at this restaurant fun. Though this technology is not new, what stands out from them as compared to other jap restaurants back at home in Singapore was that the service was fast and accurate. That is, if the status changed to ready to be served, within 1 min, the waitress will deliver the food to your table! Overall a great experience at Wagaya, very highly recommended and definitely will be back when I am heading to Sydney next time!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Celestar989
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Very nice restaurant”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Food was good, booked a table for 8. Service was good. It was a bit noisy around our table, which made discussions not that easy. I can recommend the sushian-roulette to everybody. It's hilarious

Visited August 2013
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Thank Michael G
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Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Some great, some not so great”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I went to Wagaya (haymarket) recently with my boyfriend for a date night, the wait was a bit long but thats always expected when you don't book ahead. Its so much fun ordering by using the touch screen menus.

Most dishes were delicious, especially the grilled salmon sushi but when it came to desert (green tea ice cream) I found little piece of a styrofoam in it but ignored it thinking it was just one piece and the great meal before that made up for it but as I kept eating it i found more pieces. I finally told the waiter who apologised and said it was weird cause they looked after their ice cream and took the desert off the bill along with a 10% discount.

I do recommend Wagaya, but be careful when you eat the green tea ice cream :)

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Rachel D
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