Queens, New York is known for its diversity and for the foodies, there is no shortage of diverse food in Astoria, Queens is known for having a plethora of places to eat. There are so many places to choose from that it could become very difficult to nail down one. One place that has become a favorite of mine is the Japanese restaurant, Watawa.
I actually stumbled upon this place because the amount of restaurants in Astoria can leave anyone in a tizzy. Watawa is located on Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria, Queens. It is a pretty big place too! There are two sides to the restaraunt. Each side has its own atmosphere. One side seems casual and the other side seems more if you were on a date. The decor is beautiful. In good weather you can be seated outside.
The food is really good. Of course many people order sushi, but they also have cooked meals. I am not a sushi fan so I typically order the shrimp tempura rolls, which I love! A couple of times I have also ordered the hot sake. I enjoyed that as well. I have had the opportunity of tasting other people’s food and what they had was great.
They have an amazing lunch special as well! Between 11am – 4pm you can get some amazing deals. I have ordered two rolls (shrimp tempura of course.) It also comes with miso soup and a salad. All for $8.50. Three rolls, miso soup, and salad cost $11.50. So not only does Watawa have great food, but it is affordable. Even if you can’t make it during lunch, it is still affordable and filling.
If you are ever in Astoria, NY you should make sure you stop by Watawa. You will not be disappointed. After you eat you can take a nice walk around Astoria. Grab dessert at Watawa or any of the other amazing places around the area.