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21 South End Ave., New York, NY 10280 40.708081 -74.017692
at Battery Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-240-9100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Rector St.; R at Rector St.; 4, 5 at Wall St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • View
  • Waterfront


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Hudson River to Chambers St., West St. to Hudson River


This venue is closed.

The serene gardens and cobalt lanterns of Battery Park's South Cove help lend an air of refinement to what would otherwise be an undistinguished Japanese restaurant. Dark wood and a drab paintjob lead patrons to involuntarily gaze outside of the space; if the cloudy windows block the attractive view, you can opt for outdoor seating, which makes full use of the atmospherics: sculptural stones and driftwood pergolas sticking out of mossy soil, plus a distant view of Lady Liberty. Since the main courses at Wave never meet the riches of the restaurant's setting, some savory soups and tweaked-up rolls are left to answer the waterfront's call for fresh seafood: Drolly named house rolls marry a smear of cream cheese with eel and avocado; a squirt of cement-hued jalapeño-sesame sauce hides the day-old-oil taste of tempura shrimp. If oversized pieces of sashimi, overcooked entrees, and overly complex sushi inspire you to lay down the chopsticks, you can at least lift your glass of Asahi and make a toast to your surroundings.

Recommended Dishes

Ginger soup, $4; gotta have this roll, $8