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Wagaya

#898 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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Level 1, 78-86 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 6068
Today
17:00 - 01:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Japan for 2 years and travelled throughout the country in that time. Wagaya is probably my favorite izakaya outside Japan! I go here once every couple months or so. Parking in nearby Market City is cheap, as is the train + light rail if to go on Sunday. Families with prams beware, their are stairs to get... More 

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Thank Alan P
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is now owned by Chinese who have little idea of serving food hot ♨. I sent back my Hamburg 2x and still cold

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Thank Juliet T
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The food is always nice and the service is great. I love the atmosphere, and I do find it amusing when I request the bill it's always at the table within 30 seconds. You'd think the Flash is working there :)

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Thank MsHarleyQuinn
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We tried Wagaya in both Melbourne and Sydney. Same menu and same setting. However, we gave more credits to the one in Melbourne because the staff was more alert with the diners' needs. At both side we ordered gyoza and hotpot. Gyoza tasted better in Melbourne, juicy and nice. The one in Sydney was a little disappointing as it was... More 

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Thank Rosemary6015
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Tried for the first time, to be honest it was pretty good value for money. Food was fast and fresh. Not the best sushi I have eaten but it's was fresh and tasty. Kids had fun ordering on the table screen. At $120 for a heap of food for a family of 4 I would have to say it's good... More 

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Thank Julian H
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times with clients and find it very easy. It is modern with a quaint Japanese charm despite being quite big. Ordering via terminals is easy and a good conversation piece (although tonight I felt I needed glasses to read the screen). There is plenty of traditional and contemporary Japanese food to suit just about any... More 

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Thank Craig L
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My family have been going for years to Wagaya and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. At first it was a novelty to order through a tv screen, now it just makes life so much easier and you can order what you want, when you want and not have to wait for someone to come take your order! Highly recommend... More 

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Thank me33gs
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

It's always a fun place to visit, food is good. They weirdly don't seem to take a lot of bookings - which is the major challenge.

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Thank Jonathan C
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We headed out on an ultra rainy and crazy weather day with no expectations - we were drenched and entered Wagaya with no reservations. Hiro was amazing from the moment he provided above and beyond service, the group loved the entire experience and especially the service. Hiro you were our (sans) cape crusader and the Birthday girl had a magical... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant gets very busy and longish waiting time so I would definitely recommend booking in advance to avoid the long wait. You order your dishes on a computer screen, so you get an idea of what you're ordering. I would say their serving sizes have gotten a lot smaller the past few years and their prices have gone up.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 6068

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

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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