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Stoneridge Shopping Centre, c/o van Riebeeck and Modderfontein Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 452 1821
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly service with good value fresh Sushi, variety of specials and discounts on offer nearly every day

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Thank Michael L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I've been comming here for a couple of weeks in a row and I must say the food and service quality is ALWAYS exceptional

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Thank Ian d
Boksburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited Watami with a Groupon voucher. Service was prompt. First time for us to taste fried chicken and fried salmon "sushi". Sushi in a sugar cone was also a surprise and tasty. We also enjoyed the green tea.

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Thank BinBoksburg
New Delhi, India
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Very poor ambience. Infact very sad if I may say We were looking for a quick bite and stopped by this restaurant. Even a Chinese customer who sat next to me was heard complaining about the Sushi that had no fish, just a big chunk of rice rolled in seaweed. It seems like a poorly managed place overall. Definitely not... More 

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Thank shalznair
Johannesburg, South Africa
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248 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Simple Chinese restaurant with reasonable food. Good specials occasionally offered on Groupon. Service is very average and typical of a Chinese restaurant.

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Thank Jenny i
Edenvale, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Watami is our regular sushi hang out, not only is the sushi awesome, it is consistant and in the three years plus the I have been dining there, I have never had a bad experience. Other than sushi, the prawn balls are a must. Just the place to either is on the sidewalk or in the resturant enjoying a glass... More 

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Thank 90dude1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I was very concerned about going to Watami after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We had a voucher that I purchased in advance and only read the reviews after the fact. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. The service, contrary to the reviews, was excellent (thanks Thandie) and the food was really good. It is a small restaurant with a bit... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

The WORST SERVICE I have ever experienced !!!!! An hour and a half after we placed an order for dumplings all we had to eat was a wonton soup and spring rolls... The staff don't inform you that there's a problem they don't tell you how long your food takes the staff just disappear into the kitchen... Don't waste your... More 

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Thank Tleesn
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

We are in fact regulars at Watami. Maybe the reason for really good service and great food. Atmosphere nothing spectacular thou. Always something different and special to select from the menu.

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Thank Rob V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Not at all a good experience. The food, when you get it, is okay - nothing wow about it. The service however is appalling. The staff is the slowest, most unfriendly and unhelpful bunch of people I have ever seen around. They babble in their own language, and completely ignore the only two customers in the restaurant. Rather avoid this... More 

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Thank Arno W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stoneridge Shopping Centre, c/o van Riebeeck and Modderfontein Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 452 1821

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?