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“Great Experience”

Wagaya Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #113 of 4,294 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a newly opened restaurant. Last night was our first time at Wagaya, and we loved it. Good food, reasonable prices, and fun using a touch screen to order everything. Food and drink arrived within minutes of ordering. You order and eat at your own pace. Lots of options too if you don't like Japanese food. It is rated 92% on Urbanspoon
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

A friend invited us to Wagaya for lunch and introduced us to the method of ordering from the touch screen at our table. I was a little hesitant about the impersonal aspect of this system, but it worked really well. It meant we could eat at our own pace, and being in an individual booth was very private. Instead of trying to attract the waiter's attention, we just touched the screen when we needed something. I had the "Rainbow Roll" - which was delicious. All in all, it was an enjoyable, relaxing dining experience.

Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great night out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

The atmosphere was great, lovely setting, individual booths, quick electronic ordering service through interactive (touch) screens at each table and friendly staff bringing out the food in no time. The choice of dishes was amazing and the food itself DELICIOUS!! After our tasty share platters we hired our own private karaoke booth at the back of the restaurant for a reasonable price per hour and managed to party on without annoying the other guests with our singing and our wild antics!! What an amazing night!! Will be back, for sure! Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Like being in Japan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Great Japanese, massive variety, well cooked, nice decor with private rooms. Grilled ox tongue, sashimi plate and the agedashi tofu very good. Id recommed this place for a group meal, work and lunch. Lots of poor options in the valley, this one is a standout. Often fully booked...

  • Visited February 2014
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Bundaberg, Australia
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fun, quick service, cocktails and yummy food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Went to Wagaya and thought it was great. We got to sit in a nice wooden booth with loads of imtimate atmosphere. Ordering from the touchpad is a fun novelty, and the food came out really quickly. I liked it because we ordered a few dishes at a time and waited to see what we felt like next. It was good to order drinks from the touchpad, because it can be painful waiting for a beer when you have to flag down a staff member. Extensive menu, and the food was yummy izakaya style dishes. They have karaoke at the Brisbane Wagaya, and we will be booking a booth next time we go!

  • Visited January 2014
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“Best Japanese in Brisbane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Fast. Fresh. Delicious.

What more could you want in a meal? And Wagaya ticked all the boxes.

The ordering system (interactive screens at every table) is a little bit of a novelty but it actually worked a treat. Everything came promptly and for people not intimately familiar with Japanese, it was great.

The sashimi was succulent and incredibly tasty. The salmon, scallop sushi was delicious. The gyoza was amoung the best in Brisbane and the wagyu beef was lovely and tender.

I will go back. I spied some private dining rooms that I will defiantly consider for future events. I wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
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