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Wagaya Restaurant

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by Tammy Nguyen (subscribe)
The taste of good food takes my mind away.
Published June 13th 2012
Wagaya is a Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown, Haymarket.

I took my boyfriend to Wagaya for his 21st birthday and I must say some of their dishes were pretty good at a kinda expensive price. But I guess Japanese dishes are always expensive, especially since it's sushi.

We spent around $100 on like 7-10 dishes. They were appetisers instead of main meals but it was still pretty filling. Their ordering service is really cool, it's a touch screen near your table and once your order goes through and it comes out within 5 minutes, or not even 5 minutes. But the food comes out really fast, there's no lag.

Wagaya offers a wide range of delicious Japanese dishes, including salads, hotpot, sushi, pizzas, soups, ramen and many more.

My favourite dish was the fried oyster - it was fried up with mayonaise on top. It was delicious, but after the first oyster it got a bit sickening because it was too creamy.

Their Wagaya salad was really nice as well. I loved their dressing. It's one of their popular dishes.

We also had ox tongue on skewers - it was okay but they weren't that great, which was a disappointment because I love ox tongue. It was just too chewy and there wasn't much flavour on it.

Eel sushi however was nice - it had cheese inside which balanced out all the flavours.

I also recommend Renkon Chips - they are really nice. I cannot explain it but it's something you have to try.

We also did the Sushian Roulette Game. There are 6 pieces of salmon sushi and one of them had had wasabi in it - the 'lucky one' will pick it out on their turn. And lucky that wasn't me, it was my boyfriend. They must've put a lot because his face was going all red and looked like he wanted to cry.

That was my first time trying salmon sushi, because I'm not a fish person and I must say it's really gross (sorry to the fish lovers out there). The texture of salmon was not what I expected, it was really soft and gooey. But I recommend this roulette game with your friends to have a bit fun.

I recommend you give this place a try, and since it's popular, make sure you make a booking or else you will be waiting for a very long time.

Next time if I go, I'd want to try out the desserts because apparently there really nice - depending which one you get. But if you get a chance to try it, please comment and tell me how it is.
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Why? Eat Japanese Food
When: Everyday: 5pm-Late
Phone: 02 9212 6068
Where: Haymarket, Chinatown
Cost: $5-$20
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