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Watami Japanese Restaurant (Shanghai Plaza)

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People’s Square
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Unit 343, 3/F, Wuxiandu Plaza, No.138 Huaihai Middle Road, Luwan District, Shanghai 200021, China
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+86 21 6375 6632
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Hong Kong
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times already, probably the best place where to get the best Beef Sukiyaki (at the most decent price); skip the usual sushi/Sashimi fare, go directly to r the beef sukiyaki. Simply delicious. The restaurant is clean, the toilets are the shopping mall's, service is friendly and the ambience is nice.

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Thank Xueyan D
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

In fact i have to say, the food was delicious and the service was good. The dishes were small and if you are hungry i recommend you to have two main dishes. Pizza and meat were great

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Thank Sa S
Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

Watami won't blow you away, but it is decent Japanese food. Once inside, it's a nice casual place. Clean but busy. I've been here several times now, and it's a good value. Beef (steak) just OK quality-wise, but I like their hotpots. Sashimi also pretty good and not too expensive. They have several locations. Watami OK by me!

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Thank Danno251
Semarang, Indonesia
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194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

This time, I would like to share my experience dining at Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant which was located in the lower ground (basement) of Kerry Parkside Mall. This visit was my 2nd one : My first visit was 2 years ago but I was not really impressed with their food quality that time (I was there for lunch). However, this... More 

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Thank Bambang S
Kunming, Yunnan, China
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We went there expecting some decent Japanese food for a reasonable price according to the reviews. Instead, we were served mini portions of low quality fatty and microwaved food. It reminded me a lot of food you get on airplanes. More than half the stuff we ordered didn't turn up. We cancelled the last thing that was supposed to come... More 

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Thank Frank H
Shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great food and pretty cheap! Waiters don't speak english, but you can order just by pointing at the things you want on the menu. Happiest place on earth!

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Thank Carla M
Kyiv
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

2014, July 22. Went to Watami or lunch. Got the special with 1 tempura shrimp and fish. Fish was rubbery. Lettuce browned (oxidation, left out in open?). 3 hours later, hungry again. Price was 48 RMB.

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Thank KyivCalif
Brescia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I was there just for a quick meal...only sushi, very fresh ... price acceptable, nice atmosphere even if no one could speak a word of English. But the waiters tried to make you comfortable . Wifi available for customers.

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Thank Pippo P
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

This one is very nice. Disadvantage is no English speaking personnel, but there's menu in English with good pictures. There are also separation for smokers and non-smokers. Seats are very comfortable also.

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Thank Vitaliy G
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our party of three arrived rather late but we got a table and quick service. This is certainly not the best Japanese meal in town (or even this shopping mall) but it was good. The selection was broad. The sushi was not the highlight but the rice bowl dishes were good. The service was good and the price was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 343, 3/F, Wuxiandu Plaza, No.138 Huaihai Middle Road, Luwan District, Shanghai 200021, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighbourhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6375 6632

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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