A familiar name, countless times I’ve pass by WATAMI in 1 Utama, however after looking at it’s menu I walked off. It was complicated, with too many dishes and unstructured menu layout, that was a total turn off for me. Until recently, I’ve got a different view on WATAMI. They’ve revamped their menu, it’s well structured with dishes arranged accordingly to categories and offers a variety of set lunch menus which changes frequently to allow guest trying new dishes every now and then.
Watami invited a few of us bloggers for a food tasting session, I’ve fell in love with some dishes and my perception towards Watami had changed – in a positive way. Let me guide you through some of Watami’s Signature Dishes and their latest offering.
The common drink we order in a Japanese restaurant is normally Green Tea, in Watami try out their Big Drinks.
Passion Tea (RM 13.90), refreshing with pearls and jelly cubes, it is ridiculously tall.
For starters, Watami Salad (RM 21.90), a healthy dish with chicken, shrimp and tuna mayo. Great for those who seek for greens and as appertizer.
For thin crust lovers, try Wafu Pizza (RM 19.90), it’s Japanese thin crust pizza topped with pork and teriyaki chicken. Great for sharing or as an appertizer.
Roast Katsu, Deep Fried Pork Cutlet (RM 23.90) with special sauce. This dish, to me was just okay as it was slightly dry and sliced too thick to my liking.
Nagasaki Chanpon-fu Ramen (RM 26.90). Nagasaki-style ramen in pork broth with pork and seafood. I’m a ramen and udon lover, the broth was aromatic and knowing that Watami only offer a handful of ramen, this is highly recommended.
Gyuniku Sukiyaki Nabe (RM 28.90), beef Sukiyaki in hotpot. Add on Gohan (steam rice) for RM 3.90 while additional Ramen (130g) or Udon (200g) for RM 9.90. To enjoy this dish requires some patience, just like steamboat. For me I would normally dip my beef in raw egg it’s a different experience all together as compared to pouring egg into the hotpot. Give it a try.
After having most of the slice beef, we added udon and the broth was full of flavour.
Kushiyaki Moriawase (RM 19.90) assorted skewers – Beef & Spring Onion Roll Skewer, Chicken Thigh Skewer, Pork and cherry Tomato Roll Skewer, Chicken Gristle Skewer and Chicken Wing Skewer.
Gomoku Kamameshi (RM 26.90) chicken and salmon pot rice. This is another dish which requires some time to be cook upon being served on table. It was on our table for about 20 minutes. After it’s cooked, stir and mix.
Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant aims to provide a comfortable space for all occasion. Wine and dine, while enjoying affordable modern Japanese cuisine. Watami’s extensive menu has over 100 items, and changes regularly to freshen up customers taste buds and preference. Popular dishes usually return after a couple of weeks on set menus, so don’t be upset if your favourite was off the menu. When dining at Watami, don’t hold back your Thank You’s as one of their mission is to collect the most “Thank You” on this planet.
Watami @ 1 Utama
F355 – F357, First Floor (Rainforest)
1Utama Shopping Center,
No 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Damansara,
Petaling Jaya, 47800,
Tel: +6 0377271399
Watami @ Pavilion KL
C4.04.00, Level 4, Pavilion KL Shopping Mall,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +6 0321416671
Watami @ Paradigm Mall
Lot 07, Level 1, Paradigm Mall,
1, Jalan SS7/ 26A, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +6 0378869661