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“Big portions for 2 persons”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Watami

Watami
Ranked #5,858 of 10,524 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Big portions for 2 persons”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have a lunch and ordered 69 dollar lunch set. It comes with 7 dishes with options. The 2 pax lunch set seems catered for 3 pax. Overall, the food is nice and environment is comfortable.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank WoodnutKid
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“Poor tempura”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Patronized one of the branches at Bishan J8 recently during Chinese New Year. The tempura was simply terrible, instead of being served crispy, it was cold, soft and soggy. Felt that it had been pre-fried and left out in the open for sometime before serving. Other than this, ordered a Caesar salad and it was ok, probably it's meant to be served cold. For the kimchi hot pot, taste is so-so.

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1 Thank Limmt
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Order its sashimi, grilled scallops, & watami salad, but not sushi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I would return to Watami for these reasons:
1. Sashimi was fresh and served in a reasonably generous portions (sashimori 6 for S$28.80),

2. the grilled scallops and shitake mushrooms in butter were especially tasty (6 pieces of hotate butter for S$8.80),

3. the watami salad was delicious too (half portion for S$6.80),

4. the waiters were attentive and polite and patient, and

5. Watami offers a wide variety of food choices here: sushi, sashimi, udon/soba, tempura, yakitori, shabu shabu, and many more.

Some room for improvement:

1. A friend and I visited the Raffles City branch for dinner last night. There was no staff at the entrance and only after a while did we realize that we had to take a Q number from a machine. Strangely, after a few minutes, the staff appeared and gave us a table, ignoring the Q sequence. One then wonders: "what is the purpose of the electronic Q-ing system?"

2. My friend ordered "hot tea", assuming that it is the free-flow Japanese tea that is commonly served in Japanese restaurants here. Instead, he was served "hot Japanese jasmine tea" that cost S$2.80 in a tall Latte-like glass . A quick glance around the restaurant reassured me that all other patrons were served regular tea, except my friend. Perhaps the waiter could have explained (whilst taking our orders) that the jasmine tea is chargeable and citing the difference(s) between this jasmine tea and the regular tea.

3. We ordered Ebi tempura maki (6 pieces for S$10.80). The sushi was served, soaking in soy sauce on a plate. The resulting sushi pieces were soggy and the rice fell apart. It was not pleasant having to eat the rice crumbs and prawns and salad individually. Perhaps leave the decision to the customer to add soy sauce to the sushi?

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank JCPY
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New York City, New York
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“Terrible service - quel ambience - not”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a chain restaurant throughout Japan and with a few restaurants in Singapore. The one we went to was at Raffles City mall.
The food was good but the experience was spoilt by the lazy staff. We were one of only three couples in the restaurant and we waited 20 minutes before being asked to order. It took another 20 minutes to serve us the first dish. Half way through the meal we were presented with the bill, the staff wanted to go home.
We had not finished and they started putting chairs on tables and then came around with a bucket of detergent. The smell was disgusting.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank USS_CV-6
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great food, great service !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Visited the Jcube outlet for lunch the 1st time today
Had the $59 set meal for 2 n a ala carte Yasai Itame
Food was served pretty fast
Food served were tasty n yummy
Staffs were friendly too
The only thing is the bean sprouts for the Yasai Itame is of a raw taste n the veggies on the oily side

Overall, worth a visit
Will come back again!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank CuteCuteMommy
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