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  • Japanese, Sushi
  • 134 E 61st St, New York NY10065 40.763656 -73.967717
  • (At Lexington Ave)
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  • (212) 813-9065
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User Ratings (Based on 15 reviews)

Food 4.4 Value 4.3
Service 4.4 Atmosphere 4.2

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 813-9065
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Lunch Mon-Fri: 12pm-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Sat: 5pm-10pm
Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Wajima

    Posted by Beautiful restaurant on 04/25/2013

    The most peaceful place

    I love Asian food , people and their culture. I used to eat Chinese food, but Japanese food is delicious and the service this restaurant provide is outstanding excellent.

  • Wajima

    Posted by Doowopl on 06/02/2012


    Wonderful fresh food. Displayed in a most appealing manner. Love all the really authentic ceramics. Had the bento box and it was just beautiful to look at and just as wonderful to taste. So many delightful little bites in one large box. Had the prefix for $20 which even included dessert. Wonderful experience. Wonderful restaurant. Thank you so much.

  • Wajima

    Posted by SL on 11/13/2011

    Hidden (and Authentic) Gem

    Wajima is a surprisingly good and authentic Japanese restaurant in the East 60's (where for some reason, there are few Japanese restaurants, and even fewer decent ones) They have some appetizers which are not usual items in NY, like the stewed beef tripe, watercress in sesame sauce, yamakake (sashimi maguro in grated Japanese mountain yam), vegetable stew (yasai nimono), which are all very good and authentic. The fish is fresh; like the salt grilled chilean seabass, and paper-thin cut fluke sashimi (usutsuguri) . Even the traditional standby items like Tempura are very well prepared, which really shows the ability of the chefs. In my opinion, finding a "real" good Japanese restaurant in NY is almost impossible, especially if you compare them to the "real" cusine in Japan. But for Americanized Japanese restaurant that stays authentic as best it can, Wajima is a gem, and it is a nice casual restaurant you can stop by and enjoy whenever you want!

  • Wajima

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/17/2011

    Realness! This is the seriously excellent Japanese

    So, this place is a total dream of Japanese realness. Perfect watercress and vegetables, delicious tofu, amazing noodles and shabushabu and ideal sushi. They use gorgeous hand painted ceramic dishes in a subtle, refined, at-ease atmosphere. Compared to Masa, to Omen, even to Gari and all the east village sushi favs, Wajima totally gets my vote for realness and pure food delight without the self-conscious weight. It's a gem. Plus: not crazy expensive.

  • Wajima

    Posted by lin on 04/27/2011

    The good price

    The price is reasonable. but the sashimi was very fishy and old.The food was not tasty.

  • Wajima

    Posted by keiko on 03/27/2011

    If you want real Japanese taste, this is it!

    I'm very hard to please when it comes to Japanese food. I've been to many many restaurants looking for real and honest Japanese food. This is it! If you can taste difference from other Japanese restaurant when you taste sushi and other seasonable dishes, you've got taste! You can tell the chef is well trained. Especially, if you want really Japanese sushi. But remember, you have to have a good sensitive taste too.

  • Wajima

    Posted by anonymous on 10/10/2010

    Best Japanese food in the neighborhood

    Wajima is tucked away on 61st St, but this simple yet authentic Japanese restaurant is not to be missed. Eat here especially for the sanmizen lunch special as well as for their "pre-theater" dinner menu — both are quite a deal. Wajima is typically crowded with many Japanese repeat customers and neighborhood office workers during the lunch hour. Wajima offers comforting and savory dishes with service and hospitality. My wife and I love to eat here.

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