We are thrilled to welcome a brand new culinary neighbor: wagamama! An iconic culinary experience to anyone from the United Kingdom, the Japanese-inspired, Asian eatery opened its first location in London and now has locations all over the world.
We will be sharing more details about its incredible menu and its exciting interior design in the near future, but were lucky enough to eat a delicious preview meal of some of the items yesterday. The vibe was electric with a fun, friendly NoMad crowd, so we are sure this will soon be a neighborhood favorite.
In the midst of getting ready for the opening, General Manager of wagamama, Will Garcia, spared us a few moments to give us his impressions of his new home away from home — our very own NoMad.
What is the best NoMad spot to go on a date?
230 Fifth rooftop bar. The view of Empire State Building is amazing, and the atmosphere is fantastic. If that doesn’t make your date fall for you, I’m afraid nothing will.
What’s your go-to spot for coffee?
La Pecora Bianca. They make the best latte in the neighborhood. I am a massive fan of Italian coffee and their paninis are fabulous.
Do you have a favorite burger in NoMad?
It’s a few blocks south, but I love Burger and Lobster. The burgers are tasty and fresh. It’s difficult to find quality burgers around and it’s a good value for money. Although I don’t often order the lobster, I always look for an excuse to wear the bib!
Do you have a favorite building in NoMad?
I love the Flatiron building for its design and shape, and it’s a great spot to observe Madison Square Park. Now, the view is even better — you can see Wagamama from most parts of the building! Our customers can see it from right outside wagamama’s door or from the tables on our upstairs mezzanine.
Do you have a favorite block in the neighborhood?
Madison Square Park, still a forest in the concrete jungle. I brought my family to NYC last weekend, and it was quite a challenge to take my son anywhere else. He loved the playground but was rather disheartened, because the water fountain was drained. I suppose he’ll have to wait until next summer!
Welcome wagamama to the neighborhood and read more at The NY Times!
210 Fifth Avenue at 26th Street
(212) 920 6233
Monday to Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm