Review: The Japanese Unlimited at Hamabe Restaurant

As Japan tourism is on the rise, so does the people’s interest in all things Japanese in general. In Bali, people can’t get enough of the ramen, sushi, sashimi, tempura, soba, teppanyaki and so much more. So, when we heard of the new Japanese Unlimited at Hamabe Japanese Restaurant, we can’t wait to try it out!

Westin Resort Bali is famous for its authentic dining selections. When you are craving Italian food, Prego is the place to go. Velada Restaurant offers the best of Spanish cuisines. While Hamabe is the go to place for modern and authentic Japanese cuisine of the very best quality. Hamabe is divided into several sections. On the right side, they have a sushi and sashimi counter where the chef will slices up the freshest sushi for you. On the left side, they have a robata grill, a traditional cooking method used by the fishermen of northern Japan. And on the center, they have the teppanyaki tables so the guest can enjoy the theatrics of food being cooked before your eyes.

Hamabe Japanese Restaurant has several unique offers throughout the week. They hosted the Irresistible Sushi and Sashimi every Wednesday. On Thursday they have the Family Sushi Making Class. Friday is the Robata Night. However, our favourite night is Monday, where they have the Japanese Unlimited. Yup, you read that right. It’s a night where they open all of their stations from 5.30 PM to 10 PM.You can have all of your Japanese favorites, such as sushi, sashimi, noodles, teppanyaki, robatayaki and many more. You can order from their special menu or choose from the display. This is heaven!

It took us about five minutes to get a general ideas on what Japanese Unlimited is offering. Naturally, we want to experience everything. So we start by ordering the Rabata grill because it will take a while to cook. There’s lots of seafood, meat, skewers and vegetables selections. All we have to do is choose which one we like. It is so unique to have the Chef took our our orders by using a paddle. Then it’s grill, grill, grill! While they cook, we got to try various appetizers, such us the miso soup, the mini salads, edamame or the chawanmushi. Because Japanese Unlimited offers lots of items, they serve mini portions of soba and ramen so we won’t get full. All so tasty, though. They also have the options of rice or fried rice to accompany you in your meal. When we finished with the appetizers, our grill is ready. We tried the beef skewers, mushrooms, chicken and tuna. On our table they have the condiments that we can use to add extra flavours to the fresh meat. Oh so good!

Then it is time to try the Teppanyaki station. The chef is so nice and recommend that we try the scallop, the wagyu beef and the squid, and we comply. The chef sure knows how to entertain, from the way he cuts the shrimp’s head and skin to the way he plays with fire. It’s a show that you wouldn’t want to miss. Afterwards, we grab the tempura and the sushi and sashimi. The selections is not that many but it has all the crowd’s favourite. And we love it!

We end the night with desserts and a glass of sake. For desserts, they have matcha ice cream; banana flambee with vanila ice cream or Sweet Potato with ice cream. The hot and cold combo with the sweet ending is perfect to end the night. And it wouldn’t be a Japanese night without Sake. The staff told us that the best selection is sake-tini and the hot sake. So we try them both. Boy, just a sip will make your body warm and tingly. All the qualities we love in a drink!

The Japanese Unlimited is available every:
Monday | 5.30PM to 10PM
5.30PM to 8PM (Family Dining Time)
8PM onwards for adults only
IDR 550,000++ per person.

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3
+62361 771906


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