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“Great food and ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Watami

Watami
ION Orchard #B3-23, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, Singapore (Orchard Road)
(65) 6509 9366
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Ranked #3,886 of 7,410 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $8 - $11
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We had dinner twice in the Raffles City outlet during the F1 race. We weren't sure at first as there were no long queues like some other restaurants but decided to give it a try anyway. The food menu is very similar to what you would find in a typical Japanese restaurant. We had the tuna sashimi, pork cutlets with egg and bite sized beef dish (can't remember the names). All in all, the food and drinks are great! But I was slightly disappointed with the portion of the bite sized beef dish. As I'm a small eater, I actually wasn't full from that (I normally can't finish my own portion in most restaurants). You would probably want to order some appetizers to go with your main dish or you could just go for dessert :)

The first night, our servers were very attentive and we were very well attended to. The 2nd evening, we were seated right by the glass window as you enter the outlet. That seat was rather chilly as it's near the air vents. The other disadvantage was, it wasn't easy to catch the attention of the servers on this side of the room. Which was surprising as that's where the drinks counter and entrance to the kitchen.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
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97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
“Interesting Menu but Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This establishment has three outlets in Singapore and I went to the ION Orchard branch for the second time. They had an interesting range of soft drinks, the best of which were tea- or fruit-based. And the menu ran the gamut from salads and noodles to hot pots and hot plates. But the quality of the food was only pretty average although I did like their croquettes. On that day, service was pretty sparse and it seemed like they didn't have enough waiting staff on duty. Overall, ok place to go for a meal without having to splurge too much.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011 via mobile

A must try, esp. their set meal. Set menu for 2 is suffice for 3 person.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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