to read Kevin Kessler's full piece on the Wajima lunch special.
That strange corridor around the East 59th Street stop, an area known more for bustling chain stores than restaurants, is not exactly a dining destination. Luckily, one of the handful of exceptions is currently firing on all cylinders, as it has been for about ten years. Wajima is a cozy Japanese restaurant, often packed at midday, and it serves one of the tastiest — and cheapest — lunch deals in the city. With so many sky-high office towers in the area, Wajima is in a great spot for lunch breaks. Its simple, wood-paneled dining room is small, offering efficient service and lunch specials that draw a crowd. Ranging from $12.50 to $14.50, the three lunch deals are generously portioned, with an assortment of treats.