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Review of Wakaba Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

Wakaba Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 23, 2012

the prices are expensive, but we got their package (in the opening day of the mall), 15Rm included rice, meal, soup and free japanese tea.

Thank dyaneetha
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Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Before i start it is worth mentioning that i am perfectionist born and raised italian, seafood expert and with extensive japanese food experience in north america and throughout asia.

On average, Langkawi has very small number of Japanese restaurants (3 out of few hundreds) so getting proper ingredients is probably a challenge.

Here are few remarks about the seafood:
Maguro (red tuna) - Tuna is a bit watery and too lean.
Farm atlantic salmon was watery but fat enough.
Scallop - Imported and good
Salmon Sioyaki was overcooked.
Wakame seaweed salad was okay.
California maki was too big to handle in one bite for most girls.
Salad ingredient was average and lacks the typical Japanese dressing.
Miso soup and steamed egg that come with bento meal were very good.
The gin tonic style drink cocktail was good.
Watermelon juice was fresh and tasty.
The ambiance was a bit cold and anonymous.
Service was very good and waiters were attentive.
For most people eating in Cenang area, this restaurant represents a good option and at a price in line with other restaurants.

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Thank prettycai
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Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

- friendly staff
- luv the food. They serve fusion too
- affordable
- indoor & outdoor seating
- may come again for dinner

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Thank Smokey B
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WakabaJap, Manager at Wakaba Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Thank you for your review. We are a new restaurant and your review has encouraged our staff tremendously! We hope you will visit us again in future. We will always welcome you back to Wakaba.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We haven't been to Pantai Cenang for three years, so we were surprised to see the brand new Cenang Mall..! Wakaba Japanese Restaurant is on the upstairs floor overlooking the main road. It's apparently only been open a couple of months. It has a modern feel and you can sit inside or outside, we sat outside. I've been to a few Japanese restaurants before, from the traditional to the overpriced, but I was really impressed with the ease of this place.
We ordered a mixture of dishes including Sashimi, five good sized pieces, soft and tasty. Fried Oysters - yummy. I had the Tempura Udon: tasty soup bowl with tempura prawns, and Bloke had the Beef Katsu Set.
And I found the Japanese chopsticks easier to use!
The waitress was friendly and helpful, as were all the staff, and we went over and said our thanks to them and the chef on our way out..!
On our next holiday to Malaysia we'll have to visit Wakaba, Pantai Cenang again, but next time, we'll sit at the bar inside so you can watch the chef!
Thanks and Good Luck to all the staff at Wakaba!

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Thank Kagi
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WakabaJap, Manager at Wakaba Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Thank you for your comment on us. We are shocked and at the same time delighted that we have receive comment on Trip Advisor. Is encouragement boos to us at Wakaba as we are a newbie in town. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 2, 2015
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1  Thank Elmaz-Elena
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