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Watawa

33-10 Ditmars Blvd., Queens, NY 11105 40.775301 -73.909578
nr. 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-545-9596 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, 12:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

Prices

$8-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Singles Scene
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Queens Blvd. to 19th Ave., Brooklyn-Queens Expy. to Vernon Blvd.

Profile

With its handsome blond-wood interior accented with Japanese cloth banners, blaring world beat house music, and experimentally coiffed servers, Watawa is a magnet for young locals, mainly at tables for two. For larger parties, there’s a long, private table past the sushi bar perfect for sipping rounds of Sapporo. The menu bolstered by ultra-fresh, visually appealing sushi also includes the usual salads, tempura, yosenabe stews, hot pots, and sushi rolls and platters. Its sole surprise is "live lobster teriyaki," which conjures a disturbing mental picture, but in fact is merely a steamed and sauced crustacean. Watawa's hand and specialty rolls accent various spicy preparations done with real zip, and the dewy sushi assortment for two, which gives diners their choice of house roll, is a couples’ favorite. The ample platter is crowned by a martini glass bearing snowy fluke sashimi slices and shredded white daikon, all tinted an eerily glowing blue from a tiny LCD-lit cube buried within the glass. Patrons can decide whether the effect is more disco or rock-and-roll.

Sushi in the Afternoon

Watawa features lunch specials Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Deals range from two specialty rolls plus soup or salad for $8, up to three rolls plus soup or salad for $11.

Recommended Dishes

Miso soup, $2.50; wasabi roll, $10; dragon roll, $9.45; sushi and sashimi for two, $40

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