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WA CAFE

#117 of 354 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13 New Dock Street, Galway H91 ET1W, Ireland
+353 91 895 850
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Today
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely bowled over by Wa cafe in Galway. Myself and my wife were really amazed by the sashimi, which included all locally caught fish, the highlights being an incredibly sweet scallop and the freshest mackerel imaginable. Really interesting to see mackerel on a sashimi plate! The rolls were equally delicious, my favourite being the mackerel roll and atlantic spicy tuna.... More 

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Thank Steve L
Galway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The nigiri we had as a starter was sublime. The ramen was great and the teriyaki beef was the best we have ever tasted. We will be back.

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Thank GalwayIrish22
County Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

arrogant server, cold noodles, poor sushi, lack of toilet paper in the WC and general disappointment after good previous experiences (different staff). We will not go back to this place.

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Thank ewarobert
Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant with a good selection of Japanese food. Setting is perfect for couples or small groups. The waitress was very friendly and welcoming. Will definately go again.

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Thank Yasmeenah G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem last year and since then I've been addicted. The food is beautifully served and tastes so light and fresh. I always leave completely satisfied and looking forward to my next visit. Have been ordering the nigiri set and sashimi plate between two which is more than enough and also great value. Staff are super friendly... More 

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Thank Amy M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Small, simple and fab. Great sashimi bento! Real little gem! Great fresh fish - lovely staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Seamus O
Galway, Ireland
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367 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I didn't know this little place until a friend of mine invited me for a lunch. The place is little small, I think is better that you can take your food to take away. For sure I am going to be back soon.

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1 Thank Nany M
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This funky little Japanese cafe never ceases to disappoint the palate. Super friendly staff...good tunes...fresh & tasty sushi, followed by yummy bentos boxes...washed down with a chocolate macha milkshake! Excellent value for money

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1 Thank Lilmissbecca
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We ate here for lunch on a Tuesday. It wasn't crowded during the lunch hour (though maybe they do a lot of to-go orders). We had the toro special with 2 types of toro nigiri and 2 types of tuna roll. We also had the Clare Island Salmon roll. Every piece we ate was amazing and tasted so fresh! You... More 

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1 Thank Devon K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Absolutely delicious sushi, the fish is so fresh! I love the sushi so much that I haven't tried the rest of the menu but it looks really good! The staff are always friendly. The only issue I have is that it's a bit expensive - €11 for the sushi box is just a little bit steep for a lunch. Hmm,... More 

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1 Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Cuisine
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 New Dock Street, Galway H91 ET1W, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 895 850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?