On my first day coming back to Hong Kong, we ate at Watei Japanese Restaurant for an early dinner (which fit well because I was experiencing jet lag and highly exhausted after an hour or so into the dinner). Watei Japanese Restaurant is located at Shop 133, 134A & 136C, 1/F, Cityu One Plaza, City One in Sha Tin.
There was plentiful free wifi courtesy of the Fortune One Plaza but no free wifi directly inside of the restaurant. The five of us ordered the set hot pot meal for four which was more than enough food for us.
The “Gorgeous Set for 4” included a Caesar Salad, Roasted Atka Mackerel, Assorted Sushi (10 pcs), Assorted Vegetable Set (large), unlimited access to the drink bar, Assorted Ice Cream Daifuku, and that was all just TO START. In addition to that, we got to choose two types of rice, two types of a la carte, one type of soup base, and two types of meat.
We chose the Omelette Curry Rice, Pepper Beef Rice in Stone Pot; Japan Made Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Tempura, Clams Cooked in Stone Pot with Japanese-Style Sauce; Sukiyaki Soup Base; and Beef & Pork Slices.
I was impressed with how much food there was! Even for four people, this would have been a gigantic feast.
We first went out to the drink bar to grab a non-alcoholic drink (it was 14 HKD for an extra drink outside of the set menu). You can see my mango juice on the counter there.
The service was prompt and professional, and the food all arrived so quickly.
The Pepper Beef Rice in Stone Pot was decent.
The Caesar Salad was an Asian style which had less saucy dressing and just seemed more “leafy” than usual.
When I saw the Omelette Curry Rice on the menu, I immediately knew I wanted to order it to try. It wasn’t the famed Japanese omelette curry rice that opens up beautifully when you slice it open but I still really enjoyed the Japanese curry and the egg. 😀 I’m a big fan of eggs, omelettes, and saucy things. 😀
I really liked the Clams Cooked in Stone Pot with Japanese-Style Sauce. The soup broth was very tasty of wine and the clams soaked up the soup. The clams were skinnier than usual but I really liked its freshness. 🙂
Assorted Sushi! This was good.
The Japan Made Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Tempura was good.
I loved the Roasted Atka Mackerel! The fish was so tender, didn’t have too many bones, and was roasted just right.
The Sukiyaki Soup Base Hot Pot had some veggies in it and the soup base was sweet! The pork was very meaty and plump.
We had mango and strawberry ice cream mochis to finish off the meal. This was a different style of mochis and was unique to try — I didn’t like the flour all over the mochi skin though. The ice cream was good :).
All in all, a solid and decent Japanese Hot Pot meal at Watei Japanese Restaurant! They have other locations all over Hong Kong.