Food & Drink

Inside the First NYC Location of Beloved Japanese Noodle Chain Wagamama

Published On 11/14/2016 Published On 11/14/2016
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1. Wagamama 210 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Flatiron)

Chef Alan Yau’s Wagamama, a Japanese ramen chain that gained popularity in London after opening in 1992, has expanded to more than 150 locations worldwide, including this Flatiron outpost. The cuisine appeals to a pan-Asian palate with Thai-inspired curries, teppanyaki, donburi, and ramen bowls that can be adjusted according to broth spiciness, noodle type, and choice of protein. Standout items from the London locations, like chili-spiced squid tentacles, are available, but the cocktail and brunch programs are exclusive to the New York flagship.