Monday, April 15, 2019

Wagamama clears out of the East Village

As reported back on Friday, Wagamama was shutting down its East Village location after service that day...

On Saturday, workers were cleaning out this outpost of the British-Asian fusion chain...

Wagamama didn't provide a reason behind the closure here on Third Avenue at 11th Street. The restaurant opened in this freshly renovated space (ex M2M) in October 2017.

In the comments Friday, several EVG readers cited poor service from a disinterested staff at this location. One reader referred to Wagamama as a "Pan-Asian Houlihan's."

Wagamama launched in London in 1992 ... and there are now nearly 200 locations in 27 countries.

Previously on EV Grieve:
55 Third Ave. sells for $57 million — AGAIN

Someone actually paid $57 million for this East Village building

Reimagining this 12-story East Village building, now on the market

NY Copy & Printing forced out of longtime E. 11th St. home, opening second location on E. 7th St.

Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group planning Martina for 55 3rd Ave.

A few details about the Wagamama coming to 3rd Avenue


Giovanni said...

Coming Soon: Empire Avocado Toast

Gojira said...

Good riddance - can we get M2M back now, please?

Anonymous said...

Buh-bye, wagamama. And PLEASE come back, m2m!

cmarrtyy said...

You wonder if they learned anything about locating their restaurants and how they design the space? Makes you wonder if arrogance, high prices and uncomfortable seating is their business concept. Just asking. They are successful in London... Chelsea.

Anonymous said...

I broke up with boyfriend here last spring. Good riddance to this place. Too many bad memories.

Anonymous said...

Free advice to the next occupant of that space: Make sure the seating is comfortable!