MANILA, Philippines – Looking for an exciting place to indulge your love of Japanese food? Head off to the new Watami Grill and Sushi Bar that is set to open on May 12 at Uptown Mall in BGC.
This dining concept adopts the theme of izakayas in Japan which are small drinking establishments often located in subway stations and virtually in every alley, catering to tired, hungry locals looking to unwind with co-workers before calling it a day. It is a Japanese-style gastropub, where guests eat, drink, laugh and eat some more while over cold beer or sake.
Sounds like a fun place? It definitely is because Watami Grill and Sushi Bar is meant to be that way – down-to-earth and roll-up your-sleeves kind of chill. It is smaller and more casual than the other two Watami branches in Mall of Asia and Shangri-La mall but still staying true to the brand’s standard of great food and service.
Authentic eats at very affordable prices
The food here consists of different kinds of yakitori and other skewers, nigiri sushi, sashimi and grilled seafood which all go well with cold beer. It also serves staple Japanese dishes such as rice bowls, sushi rolls, tempura and original Watami recipes including the restaurant’s famous Watami salad, a refreshing bowl of mixed greens, tomatoes, grilled teriyaki chicken, fresh shrimp and crispy wonton chips topped with a special paste tuna dressing.
The dishes are very affordable. Prices for its skewers, for instance, range from P40 to P145 so guests may order different varieties and share with friends. Items to try are the Bacon Asparagus, Baby Octopus, Pork and Enoki, Roasted Beef and Spring Onion Roll and Bacon Quail Egg. If you have no idea where to start, order a platter of assorted skewers instead for less than P300.
Two pieces of nigiri sushi are just the perfect portion to tease the taste buds. Sample one of each on the menu to satisfy your umami craving and pay only P80 to P185 for each plate. Its sushi rolls, meanwhile, are meant for sharing and features customer favorites like California Maki, Spicy Salmon Tempura, Special Assorted Irodori Sushi and Assorted Salmon Sushi and Sashimi.
If you came in with a hungry stomach best to order any of their savory rice bowl dishes brimming with authentic Japanese flavors. Salmon Flake Rice, Beef Rice Bowl with Hot Spring Egg in Tokyo Style, Chasu Rice, Beef Pepper Rice and Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl are just some of the choices.
To go with all these delicious food is a selection of alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, shots, cocktails and Japanese liquor aside from the staple non-alcoholic drinks like sodas, coffee and iced tea.
Ready for a night of fun, food, and booze? Visit Watami Grill and Sushi Bar at Uptown Mall in BGC and say “Kampai!”.