Next to Chinese, it's one cuisine that I don't think I'll ever get tired of eating. I guess as lot of you will agree with me especially when we're talking about the freshest cuts of sashimi, beef yakiniku and sukiyaki that melts-in-your-mouth and the most heart-tugging bowl of ramen too. Japanese do take their food seriously and this is one reason why they have created a fifth sense called umami where all delicious flavors come together as one.
Someday, I wish to visit Japan and to have a week-long gastronomical adventure where I can stuff myself silly with all the sushi and unagi (eel) that my tummy can handle. Thus, when I received an invitation to try the newly opened Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant at the New Glorietta mall, I immediately replied with a big and happy YES! YES! YES!
Just a side note, on our way to the restaurant, Paul and I were amazed at how pretty the new Glorietta mall was. I know we've just been away for a month and we can't believe the number of changes happening around us. To date, there's the new Glorietta mall as well as the East Wing of the Shangri-la Plaza. Together with these newly opened wings comes a wider array for food choices! For a while there, I had to remind myself why oh why did I leave Manila again.
Going back to Watami, I like the modern Japanese vibe. We went on a Saturday night and there was a small waiting line outside. Luckily, we didn't have to wait long as our table was readily available within minutes. We were joined by friends Abet and Joan for our much-awaited double date as the last one was months ago.
What a feast! We enjoyed our dinner at Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant which was made more fun as we were able to catch up with one another. I'm so glad that the Bistro Group brought in such a great restaurant brand. This is indeed just a preview of what's to come in the food scene here in the Philippines and in Manila more specifically.
Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant is located at the G/F of the New Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City. They also have a branch at the SM Mall of Asia. For reservations, call them at 836-7141.