Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Food Trip at: Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant

Happy Sunday dear AMW friends!  Ahhh, yesterday was another full and busy Saturday for me but it was all worth it!  The last leg of the Benefit Emergency Fine One One Workshop was a success and I'm so happy to have met wonderful makeup enthusiasts like myself.  I used to attend makeup workshops like crazy and I up to this very moment, I still can't believe that I'm doing all the teaching!  I know I still have a lot to learn in this field but I am so happy to have shared some simple tips and knowledge about makeup artistry!  So thanks Benefit Philippines for trusting me.

The gorgeous attendees at Benefit Rustans Makati

AMW with the Benefit Team!

Since today is a Sunday and technically, it's a food trip post!  Let me share to you one of the newest restaurant I've tried the past few weeks with blogger friend Angela.  

Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant
I heard about Watami Restaurant from our family friend/uncle/godfather and we were told it's worth to visit the restaurant as you get quality Japanese food at an affordable price!  At that time, as we took a glimpse inside the restaurant, it was fully packed so we've decided to revisit weeks after!  

As I had a couple of meetings at SM Mall of Asia, I've decided to meet and catch up with Angela and we've decided to continue our "bonding" at Watami!  

As we entered the restaurant, we were immediately transferred to a modern and chic interiors and I can't help but felt impressed!

The chairs reminded me so much of "bayong" (bag made from woven buri palm leaves). 

Assorted Skewer
Php295.00 (approx $7.38)
Since we weren't that hungry, we've decided to taste something of variety so both Mr. AMW and I have decided to try on their assorted skewer.  You get chicken, pork and beef wrapped with either bacon or have vegetable fillings!  All of them are tasty and it's the best way to try on different types of meat in a platter!

Watami Ramen
Php345.00 (approx $8.66)
Mr. and Ms. Lush Angel ordered this and shared this dish as they were both full from their late snack!  I want to thank them both for coming over for dinner with full stomach as I believe they enjoyed our company so much! *winks*  The Watami Ramen earned thumbs up from the couple and I can't wait to try them when I revisit the restaurant.

Beef Sukiyaki
Php365.00 (approx  $9.13)
   Additional Ramen Set 
Php225.00 (approx $6.00)
Since it is Mr. & Ms Lush Angel's second time to visit Watami Restaurant, we were told the Beef Sukiyaki is a must order so we didn't give it a second thought and ordered it right away!  Just to make sure this pregnant lady won't get too hungry, we've decided to order additional Ramen and it was a great decision (though the extra ramen seems a bit pricey for the amount you get) as the Beef Sukiyaki set was housed in a small stainless pot!  I wish they would use a larger pot as I love to drink soup!  One order that was said to be good for sharing may only be enough for 1 hungry person!  


Overall, don't mind me, I'm complaining about the size because the dish was quite tasty and delicious I want more! :D

Note: Pot looks big on photo but smaller in person

Of course, with my Bistro Card, I was able to get 25% discount plus creme brulee with loads of singing from the wonderful staffs of Watami!  

Mr. and Ms. Lush Angel with Mr. & Mrs. AMW

Overall, service was great, their staffs are very helpful and well-trained.  I will definitely go back to this restaurant, this time, bringing the rest of my family to give this Casual Japanese Restaurant a try!  I can't wait to try their rice dishes!

The restaurant accepts cash and credit card payments.  Separate service charge will be included in the bill.

Read Watami Singapore experience HERE

Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant
SM Mall Of Asia
Level 2, Entertainment Mall,
North Veranda, SM Mall of Asia
Tel. no: (632)5117572

 G/F, The New Glorietta Mall,
Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. no: (632)8080475

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  1. Wow I love Japanese food! Nakakagutom:-)Nice to know that they have branch in Glorieta malapit lng sa akin,,i love the soup in hot pot naalala ko tuloy when I was in Dubai lagi kming kumakain ng hubby ko sa japanese resto dun at yan ang binabalik balikan nmin..gonna visit this resto with my family:-)thanks ms. Nikki

  2. Hi Luz, you're welcome. At least ang maganda dito they're not too pricey! And the food tastes great! So you must love Japanese food I assume? Ako din! Second though to Korean dishes :D

  3. Ah brings back memories - that's the same place we had dinner with you in Singapore with the evurl girls! :D

    1. Bee! thanks for the reminder! I totally forgot! Yes, it was Watami Singapore that we met that night! i was so excited to meet you girls that I totally forget about the restaurant! come you guys have more food choices there than here? Now I can remember the menu (Singapore version)

  4. I was able to attend the workshop. Thanks for the good, practical makeup tips. I was too shy to say hi, though. Hehehe. I got my Flawless Complexion makeup kit from Benefit that day (it has Porefessional, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation and powder, and Boi-ing concealers) and followed your advice on hiding dark undereye circles. I think I got it right, so far. :-)

    1. Hi Prudence, thank you so much for attending and I'm glad you were able to get the Flawless Complexion Makeup kit! And I'm super happyt o know you got how to hide dark undereye circles! Thanks and I hope we get to chat in the future. Sorry it was such a huge crowd I wasn't able to talk to everyone :D


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