Friday, January 11, 2013

Watami Philippines

Watami, another franchise brought in by the Bistro Group (Friday's, Bulgogi Brothers, Flapjacks, Italianni's and many more), opened the doors of its store in the country at the Mall of Asia last November 16, 2012 (this a loooong overdue post!). As part of their promotional scheme, the restaurant offered 50% off your bill on its opening day! Too bad DB was unavailable that time but he promised to take me the week after.

The restaurant has a warm and lively vibe thanks to the cheerful staff who never fails to greet and smile at you at all times. I also love the efficient exhaust system they installed here so the smell of food will not cling onto your hair and clothes.

The hardbound menu had great photos of the wide offerings of Watami. While most restaurants fail to deliver the same presentation and delivery of its selection, I'm happy to share that here in Watami, what you see is what you get! Just look at the photos below and tell me if the actual presentation isn't gorgeous and appetizing.

On the table

Sapporo Seafood Ramen Salad - Php375.00

It was the first time I've had a Ramen Salad and I must say that it's really good! An excellent choice among equally appetizing salads (at least what they looked like) on the menu. I love the fact that we don't have to fight over the shrimps because Watami doesn't scrimp on the ingredients.

Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki - Php295.00

I was too busy with my Sukiyaki that by the time it arrived (additional order), I was already full. No worries though because DB finished this in no time, evidence that it was also a winner!

Deluxe Assorted Sushi - Php395.00

Gorgeous-looking and fresh Sushi is something we would never miss. It was a steal for its price but I can imagine ordering plates after plates of these if we made it on their first day because at 50% off, I would never be contented with just one serving. I love the mixture of flavors and the beautiful tiny crunchy sound I make biting the cucumber and pickled ginger.

Salmon Sushi

Scallop Sushi

Beef Sukiyaki - Php365.00

This is all me! I take full responsibility on ordering this Beef Sukiyaki and I also take full credit because I made the right choice! The sweetness wasn't overwhelming, the vegetables were fresh and the serving was good enough to share.

Good quality meals is something I am always excited about. That's why I'm ecstatic that a lot of famous restaurant franchises are being brought to the Philippines so we don't need to go out of the country to try them all.

Kudos to the Bistro Group for bringing in another restaurant to love!


2L Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 836-7141

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