Watami is a casual Japanese restaurant which originated from Japan. It’s very casual, from memory you can’t reserve, ticketing system only so try and go early to beat the peak hour rush. There are about 16 different locations in Hong Kong itself! Watami can also be found in both Singapore and Malaysia. I was here having lunch with the family on the weekend, the place was packed at 1.30pm and we probably waited a good 20 mins before being seated.
The menu was vast with bright coloured pictures which we all liked! Thought we would share a couple of things, started with salmon sashimi rice, fresh sashimi pieces, it was delicious but my only gripe would be that there weren’t enough sashimi!
Some assorted salmon sushi and sashimi – yes we all love our salmon sashimi!
Deluxe assorted sashimi – salmon, scallop and shrimp. The scallop I love – it was fresh and not slimy at all.
Couldn’t resist a serving of Japanese pumpkin and sweet potato – the batter was thin and the pumpkin and sweet potato were both deliciously sweet.
Last but not least, pork katsu. It was thinly battered, crunchy and the pork as tender.
Overall I thought the food and quality for the price wasn’t too bad. It was relatively cheap, from memory; the whole meal costs less than HKD300, which is less than AUD40! I’m definitely keen to try their other dishes, lots of salmon sashimi and perhaps the noodles.
Service was a bit of a hit and miss, but overall it wasn’t too bad.
GA’s ratings: 6 / 10
Kornhill Plaza, 1 Kornhill Road
Kornhill, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2560 6852