Thursday, September 08, 2011

Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant @ Pavilion KL

Yay, dinner time!


Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant is our new love. Together with my Partners-in-crime, we hopped over Pavilion KL for a casual evening dinner. 


Kari Kari Pasta (RM 5.90) カリカリバスタ
A great snack to go with beer. Though we didn't order any alcoholic drink, we find ourselves keep munching it. 


Mum always nags, do not play with your food! But, you are allowed to do so here!
Tsubuse Mentai Potato Salad (RM 12.90)
Provided with the masher, you have got to mash everything up to form the potato salad. Do mash it evenly to create a well balance taste in every spoonful of your mashed potato. 


Tokujo Irodori Sushi (RM 20.90)
Assorted sushi made of salmon, unagi (eel), tuna. The ingredients were fresh and superb. 


Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (Rm 16.90)
It is a flavourful Japanese Pancake that made of batter and with ingredients such as shrimps, meat and lots of cabbages. The cooked okonomiyaki is then drizzled with sweet okonomiyaki sauce, aonori (seaweeds), mayonnaise and finally tipped with lots of bonito flakes. The bonito flakes danced prettily while the pancake was still hot. It is quite a filling one as noodles is part of the ingredients too! Great for sharing.


Kushiyaki Moriawase (RM 16.90)
Assorted skewers that come with beef with springs onions and asparagus, chicken thighs, wings, and soft bones. Sadly, it was not as good as the one I had in Yashiki. Lack of smoky fragrant taste and not char enough. 


Unagi Kamameshi (RM 19.90)
This eel pot rice is not something ordinary. You will have to wait for about 20 minutes for the rice to cook.


Once the rice is cooked, add in the lovely unagi.


The rice was really flavourful as it was infused with dashi, mushrooms, and essences from the other ingredients. 


Gyuniku Sukiyaki Nabe (Rm 24.90)


This is the Japanese hot pot where juicy pink beef slices are part of their main ingredients. 


Allow it to shimmer with other condiments such as shitake and enokitake, tofu, chinese cabbage and leeks. When the soup is starting to boil, stir an egg into the broth to create a smoother texture. 

Watami offers an extensive menu. from appetizers to sushi and sashimi, and yakitori and grilled stuff to ramen and rice, and finally desserts. We will return for more... 


Watami Malaysia: Japanese Casual Restaurant
C4.04.00, Level 4,
Pavilion KL shopping mall,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +6 03-2141 6671


Eat Only Lar! said...

Wow, so many nice new Japanese restaurants. Haha, it's nice how they serve their potato salad, seems fun. And the kari kari pasta sounds interesting too! I've never seen anything like that before. =)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Japanese foods, my favourite...

Thristhan said...

Wow, the food looks extremely delicious, but the price seems a little on the high side. For a high class place I guess it's explainable.

Baby Sumo said...

The kari-kari pasta looks very unique - taste like kari or not? :P

J2Kfm said...

Level 4? Hmm, so this is not at the Tokyo Street end? Did not notice this place, but looks like a cool concept. Closest resemblance would be Takahashi I guess; the one at Tokyo St.

ai wei said...

eat only lar,
all brand new! you should try. pavilion kl has got lots of new places to check out!
hehe, both potato salad and kari kari pasta are interesting. kari kari pasta is a well seasoned snack that go great with drinks

somewhere in singapore,
me too me too!

delicious and i find the price is reasonable in this complex.
we all paid less than rm30 each for all of these.

ai wei said...

baby sumo,
haha, no curry taste e.
but it is something great to munch on. love it

yep, at level 4.
haven't try out takahashi but i think it is a bit different from takahashi as takahashi serves mainly pasta. i think takahashi's concept same as pasta zanmai or the other one in sunway?!

Shell (貝殼) said...


Pureglutton said...

Oh... must go & try the Eel Pot Rice - looks interesting!

Pureglutton said...

Must try that Eel Pot Rice - looks very interesting!

Food Dreams said...

Yeah.. Kari Kari Pasta looks interesting! I also like the look of the Hiroshima Okonomiyaki.

You & yr partners in crime always manage to find good eateries... :D
Somemore can eat and stay so slim.. share secret? ;)

timing said...

WAH the unagi rice. Put on your table but then can't eat for 20+ minutes? torture!

choi yen said...

heard that the service is super good, isn't it?

ulric said...

No alcoholic drinks!...u got to be kidding...alcohol is cheap here :)

Do try their Tonpeiyaki n Jikasei Milk Pudding...they r super good..

Glad u n ur frens enjoyed this :D

ai wei said...

这家餐馆在四楼,redbox / beer factory 附近。去试试看吧

pure glutton,
eel pot rice is really good. try it out :)

food dream,
sigh, i have putting on weights. sob :( must slim up now!
you should really ask my other partners, cz they did well!

ai wei said...

ya, that was a torturing session for us as it served the first and we had to wait. luckily the other dishes were served promptly. hehe

yeah, the service is superb.
get a try :)

thank you for your recommendation!
errr, that day was not a drinking day for us. haha, would love to try their "happy juice" and then more on their appetizers. all are looking interesting
and will try out what you recommended next round :) thanks a lot

Chris said...

Nice? Cos got a lot of choices there.. I mean a lot of Japanese restaurants there.. said...

Hey your pictures not showing? Is it just me since everyone else said its nice pictures. =P

ai wei said...

yeahhh, it is really nice.
do give a try. there are a lot to choose from the menu!

how come??? i can view the photos worrr. let me check again. or try to reload again. hope it works!

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