Last week, I checked out Wagamama, a London-based Japanese Chain Restaurant, with its first New York City location in Flatiron. The 200-seat restaurant, located near Madison Square Park, is trendy and fun, with a beautifully designed interior.
Supposedly inspired by Ramen parlors in London, the menu at Wagamama offers extensive Ramen options along with a combination of other items traditionally served across multiple Asian countries. After trying the Ramen, in my opinion, it’s not as authentic as some of the Ramen you may find in Koreatown etc., Nevertheless, the Ramen was still very delicious, fresh and creative.
Based upon my first visit to Wagamama, I believe this is a good option for a cheap (under $20) and tasty after work meal in the Flatiron area. I can’t wait to go back and give some other items a try.
Check out some pictures from my first visit below.
Seafood Ramen – (salmon, grilled tiger prawns and yellow sole on top of noodles in a light vegetable broth, garnished with seasonal greens, wakame and sea beans)
Chilli Chicken Ramen – (sliced grilled chicken on top of noodles in a spicy chicken broth. finished with red onion, scallions, bean sprouts, chilies, cilantro and fresh lime)
Chicken Gyoza – (steamed chicken dumplings, served grilled and with a dipping sauce)
210 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese