ATLANTA (August 3,  2021) — The Allen Morris Company, one of the largest diversified real estate firms in the Southeast, today announced that Wagamama, a renowned restaurant brand featuring  fresh, Asian-inspired dishes served in a vibrant, social setting, will open at the newly-built Star Metals District in West Midtown Atlanta.  This will be the company’s first location in Georgia and 7th location in the US.

Wagamama first opened in London in 1992 and quickly built a reputation for a vibrant, social and egalitarian eating experience, expanding to over 200 locations in 27 countries. Wagamama takes its inspiration from the best flavors of Japan, China and Korea to create unique recipes that have a modern and nourishing twist while offering a fresh take on great Asian-fusion food.  Its “bowl to soul” philosophy is at the heart of its continuing global success.

“We are excited about bringing Wagamama to the Star Metals District,” said W. Allen Morris, Chairman and CEO of The Allen Morris Company. “Elevated ramen concepts have a presence in urban cities, and it was our intention to bring this popular cuisine to the Atlanta market.”

Richard Flaherty, the co-CEO of Wagamama USA, commented that “Wagamama is ideally suited for the Atlanta market.  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 is a modern take on an Asian experience. Inspired by the best of Asia, 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 (in The Allen Morris Company’s award-winning Star Metals Residences) and will feature over 3,500 square feet of indoor space and boast an expansive private outdoor patio directly on Howell Mill Road.

Star Metals Residences features an amenity-rich environment, footsteps away from the everyday conveniences of its West Midtown location, including restaurants and high-end retail.  Additional amenities at Star Metals Residences include a resort-style rooftop pool and lounge on the 9th level of the building, 24-hour concierge service, a private outdoor dog park, and much 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.

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About the Allen Morris Company

The Allen Morris Company is one of the largest real estate firms in the Southeast U.S., completing their 85th development project and specializing in office buildings, multi-family residential, hotels, mixed-use developments, leasing and brokerage, and property management. With offices in Miami, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Atlanta, The Allen Morris Company has served its business and investment clients for 63 years. For more information, please visit, or follow us on Instagram at @allenmorrisco or Facebook at

About Wagamama

wagamama is based in the United Kingdom and has over 200 locations worldwide.  wagamama operates popular, award-winning restaurants and offers fresh, pan-Asian cuisine in a friendly, vibrant setting.  The menu features a wide variety of noodle and rice dishes, as well as salads and side dishes, juices, hot drinks, wine, sake, and Asian beers.  Follow us on IG or Facebook