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If you are someone who enjoy japan food can try out the watami which is located at ion. Is value for money, 3 of us spend less than $100 for set meal for 3. one of the better side deals to get is the wafu pizza, a deliciously crispy interpretation of an italian pizza, but with teriyaki strips and mayonnaise that goes amazingly well with one another and with the pizza bread. this is sure to make people on the table fight. one characteristic of watami is that there's a wide variety of hotpots and hot-stone rices (basically stuff that necessitates self-cooking and the stove-contraption) to choose from. besides sukiyaki (in which with good quality beef and good soup stock, nothing can really go wrong), there is also stuff like genghis khan barbequed meat, hot-stone kimchi rice and the likes. you can't really go wrong with your selections to be honest.
If you are someone who enjoy japan food can try out the watami which is located at ion. Is value for money, 3 of us spend less than $100 for set meal for 3. However the staff service and the serving food time can be improve.
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.
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