In Malaysia, they have a few outlets, namely in Pavilion, Paradigm Mall and 1 Utama. The outlet in 1U where we dined is on the first floor next to the Starbucks in the New Wing. I state this here because I was clearly given the wrong information by organizer Ah Bok, who told me it was on the SECOND floor. Fortunately, with age, I have mellowed, and it no longer hurts the ego to ASK for directions.
The place looks inviting enough, pretty standard kind of Japanese quick dining decor, with the cubicle salons, a nice bar, and private dining areas. The menu is shockingly extensive, and if you do not know what to order, you'll have a field day deciding on the myriad choices.
To start, Tokujo Irodori Sushi Moriawase, RM25. I love the way the smooth raw fish dance on my tongue and tickle my palate, whilst being plated so beautifully.
A hot pot of Asari Ishinabe Soup, ..Oooh Lala, lovely fresh clams all opened up to reveal their succulent flesh, in a pot of steamy hot and salty soup. RM19.90
Their house pouring Watami sake, at RM47.90 for a ...300ml bottle, if I'm not mistaken. Well, it was enough for all of us to get a try. Love the cute lil blue bottle.
A variety of virgin mocktails, like Passion Fruit Green Tea, Kiwi mojitos and mango mojitos.
Outlets are at:
Watami Malaysia @ Pavilion KL
C4.04.00, Level 4, Pavilion KL Shopping Mall,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2141 6671
Watami Malaysia @ 1 Utama
1st Floor, Rainforest, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
T: +603-7727 1399
Watami Malaysia @ Paradigm Mall
Lot 07, Level 1, Paradigm Mall,
1, Jalan SS7/ 26A, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
T: +603-7886 9661