Casually Japanese: Watami Grill and Sushi Bar, Uptown Mall, Taguig city

"Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant is the top food & beverage brand in Japan with over 700 branches in the Asia Pacific region."

One of the new members of The Bistro Group restaurants, Watami Grill and Sushi Bar is one of the best go to places to chill and to eat at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

My brother owns a BFF (Bistro Frequent Foodie) Loyalty Card from The Bistro Group, where he gets up to 30% off in any Bistro Group restaurants. He wanted to try Watami, the newest addition to the famous food group. So we did a little research and discovered that one of its three branches is located near our place at Uptown Mall, BGC! The other branches are in SM Mall of Asia and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

Beef Rice with Hot Spring Egg in Tokyo Style, PHP 315

Assorted Skewers, PHP 385

The kind lady mixing our Sliced Beef and Onions with Yakiniku Sauce, PHP 325 each

California Maki, PHP 315

Macca and Chocolate Ice Cream, PHP 40 each

Ambiance and Service: 7/10

The location of the restaurant is at the Food Hall Area of Uptown Mall. The restaurant rustic and asian concept design is beautiful. We really enjoyed the acoustic band playing old school acoustic jams at Food Hall's shared area.

Food: 9/10

We tried the rice meals, the skewers, maki, and ice creams - all satisfied our cravings. The Rice Meal was prepared by the server at our table, it was in a hot pot, so it took us a few minutes to cool down the meal. The Skewers tastes like authentic Japanese street food, nothing too fancy - but definitely good. The California Maki was my favorite, it is freshly made with yummy fillings! It was a little bit expensive compared to the other entries ( 8 small pieces for PHP 315!) Macca and Chocolate Ice Cream is the bomb - the Macca tastes like heaven. Their Ice Creams are so flavorful that my sister find it a bit overwhelming - it's like literally chewing the Green Tea leaves and Cocoa beans in your mouth!

Overall, I can say that I really enjoyed the Watami Grill experience. Thank you Bistro Group for bringing in another Asian Concept Restaurant in the Philippines! I will definitely come back to this place with my friends. :)

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