The Allen Morris Company Wednesday announced that Asian-inspired restaurant chain Wagamama will open at the newly-built Star Metals District in West Midtown. This will be the company’s first location in Georgia and seventh location in the U.S.
Wagamama first opened in London in 1992, expanding to over 200 locations in 27 countries. Its “bowl to soul” philosophy fuses the flavors of Japan, China, and Korea. The company did not disclose when its planned restaurant will open.
“Wagamama is ideally suited for the Atlanta market,” Richard Flaherty, the co-CEO of Wagamama USA, said in a prepared statement. “Our pan-Asian cuisine is fresh, flavorful and appealing to a broad audience. And our service approach delivers an engaged, social atmosphere. Together, our food and approach deliver a high-quality, high energy, differentiated experience to the modern consumer.”
Wagamama features a wide variety of cooked-to-order noodle dishes, signature ramens, shareables, and craft cocktails. The new restaurant will be located at 1050 Howell Mill Road and will feature over 3,500 square feet of indoor space and boast a private outdoor patio directly on Howell Mill Road.
“We are excited about bringing Wagamama to the Star Metals District,” W. Allen Morris, Chairman and CEO of The Allen Morris Company, said in a prepared statement. “Elevated ramen concepts have a presence in urban cities, and it was our intention to bring this popular cuisine to the Atlanta market.”
Star Metals Residences include a rooftop pool and lounge on the ninth level of the building, 24-hour concierge service, a private outdoor dog park, and more. It is the first installation of the $350 million Star Metals District project which boasts the newly delivered 267,000-square-foot Star Metals Offices and the future 176-key boutique hotel, each with ground floor and rooftop restaurants, bars, and cafes contributing 70,000 square feet of retail space in the neighborhood.
Adrienne Crawford, senior vice president, and Lily H. Heimburger, senior vice president, with SRS Real Estate Partners represented The Allen Morris Company. Laura King with Bridger Properties represented the tenant.