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Watami (ION Orchard) (わたみ和民居食屋)

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Address: #B3-23, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801

With more than 600 outlets in worldwide, customers can not only enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine, but also experience a wide range of modern and popular Japanese dishes including Japanese-style Pizza, Baked Scallop with Butter, Cod Roe and Cheese Rolled Omelette.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 65099366
$25 based on 86 submissions
Dinner (38 votes), Lunch (32 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (22 votes)

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Most of the items are good with one fatal flaw - Using Thai rice instead of japanese rice.

Ordered 3 sets for my family.

1 Was Chiraishi (Japanese rice with sashimi) - rather generous serving, sashimi is rather good
2 Was Salmon sashimi don with ramen - Ramen its pretty good from a non ramen specialist shop.

Set 1 and 2 was great.

3 was tonkatsu pork set meal... This one was really eye opening. They used long grain thai rice instead of japanese rice. Waiter claimed that its just not cooked well and its dry and entirely avoided the question when I said it wasn't japanese rice 3 times.(Oh well they are not in charge of the ingredients), coincidentally there was a japanese couple next to us, complained about the same thing too lol. 

Watami is a rather decent japanese restaurant, so its VERY disappointing for them to be using thai rice. WHEN YOUR SET MEAL IS $25 The weakest link of the chain. Otherwise most of the food is great.

Just don't order non sashimi rice sets, you be fine. 

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• 12 Jul 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Most of the items are good with one fatal flaw - Using Thai rice instead of japanese rice.

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Ordered 3 sets for my family.

1 Was Chiraishi (Japanese rice with sashimi) - rather generous serving, sashimi is rather good
2 Was Salmon sashimi don with ramen - Ramen its pretty good from a non ramen specialist shop.

Set 1 and 2 was great.

3 was tonkatsu pork set meal... This one was really eye opening. They used long grain thai rice instead of japanese rice. Waiter claimed that its just not cooked well and its dry and entirely avoided the question when I said it wasn't japanese rice 3 times.(Oh well they are not in charge of the ingredients), coincidentally there was a japanese couple next to us, complained about the same thing too lol. 

Watami is a rather decent japanese restaurant, so its VERY disappointing for them to be using thai rice. WHEN YOUR SET MEAL IS $25 The weakest link of the chain. Otherwise most of the food is great.

Just don't order non sashimi rice sets, you be fine. 
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• 14 Feb 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Dont bother..

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You remember one of those times when you just had a meal at a restaurant and you cant wait to write a review on the good food and service? Well this one is the exact opposite. In fact, im writing this as my wife's finishing up her meal.
 
 Its me and my wife's first time at Watami, we ordered 2 mains and 1 sushi plate and 2 drinks. Two main dishes came almost half hour apart. My stone pot beef rice was turning cold by the time my wife's dish came. The two Matcha tea with cookies and cream? A little whip cream and sprinkle of cocoa powder! I feel so ripped off! And the two mains are just mediocre, bearing in main that when i make payment im sure to have more regrets so Watami should feel lucky im writing this now and not after payment because i know I'll definitely curse and swear
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• 09 Feb 2015 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Do Not Waste Your Money Here

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Went on a Saturday and was feeling pretty hungry, so decided to go to the nearest place to eat.
 
 Restaurant was 3/4 empty when we stepped in. A sure sign it wasn't popular.
 
 Ordered Salmon Don and Mentai Takoyaki. Fairly disappointing meal. Wasted money and calories.
 
 Salmon Don might as well have been cheap low quality tasting sushi rice dumped in a bowl and topped off with salmon sashimi.
 
 Mentai Takoyaki left me feeling very thirsty long after my meal was over. Makes one wonder if they added tons of MSG inside. Drank 3 to 4 cups of water at least and still my thirst would not go away.
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