Wa Wa Canteen

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WaWa Canteen

289 Mercer St. (Waverly Pl.) Send to Phone
212-473-6162
Tasty and affordable Korean cuisine near NYU.


Cuisine

Open
Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.


WaWa Canteen Restaurant Review

: Popular with the NYU crowd (especially at lunch), this better-than-average Korean joint serves up classic dishes but with a slight Western slant, making it a great introduction to Korean cuisine. Kimchi stew, generously portioned and served in a large ceramic bowl, is spicy enough to dazzle the taste buds, but not so much that it eclipses the complex flavors. Likewise, the pajun, a savory pancake with seafood and scallion cooked inside, is crispy on the outside and flavorful inside. Steamed dumplings, rice dishes and salads round out the short menu. The bibimbop is one of the most popular dishes, and with good reason: it’s a veritable feast of fresh and lightly pickled vegetables with your choice of tofu or beef.





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