What we had
Waters Edge opens up an all-new Japanese restaurant!
It’s been a little over 2 months since Waters Edge opened up its new Japanese restaurant, Kobe, and at first glance, we were pleasantly surprised with the entire do.
There was ample seating both outdoors and indoors, and the interior was splendid with a rustic Japanese theme. The staff were ever so friendly and their hospitability gets a 10/10 from us.
With so much win from the time we stepped in, we couldn’t wait to see what Kobe had to offer in terms of food and drink. The best part was we got to taste a few items that were not on the menu so be sure to ask for recommendations!
Smooth Walker – LKR 490
This mocktail was colourful, super refreshing and worked very well with our entire meal. It contained orange juice, lime, mint, sugar and lemonade making it a citrusy treat! Another plus was the fact that none of the elements overpowered the rest.
Crab Soup – LKR 480
While this was dish aromatic and piping hot when it arrived at our table, in terms of flavour this soup just didn’t do justice. There was plenty of crab meat but this dish could have been so much more if it was seasoned properly.
Sashimi Salad – LKR 1350
This beautiful dish was such a treat! It consisted of a variety of slices of sashimi and a few pickled veggies. The mix of the sashimi and the sweet and sour dressing did wonders to our palates and we were told the types of sashimi they add to this salad differ on availability. Pulse recommends!
Spicy Edamame – LKR 880
The sauce the edamame was slathered in was terrific! It was spicy, flavourful and made the perfect accompaniment to the soybeans. However, this version is available only upon request as what they have on the menu is the plain edamame. So be sure to ask for this version!
Tori Teriyaki – LKR 1180
Bite-sized chicken bathed in teriyaki sauce? Yes, please! Amidst the variety of pork, beef and even mixed meat dishes Kobe had to offer, it was nice to try this dish solely made of chicken. The teriyaki sauce was on point, although the chicken was a little tough to bite.
Creamy Wasabi Salmon – LKR 2200
Here’s a dish I can go on for days about! The Creamy Wasabi Salmon was essentially cubed creamy salmon sashimi, cucumber and tobiko laid out beautifully on half an avocado along with shredded seaweed. This dish was evidently unique and was creamy to its core! A must try if you are an avocado fan! This is not on the menu though, so be sure to ask for it.
Tempura Moriawase – LKR 1750
This was basically an assortment of batter-fried seafood and vegetables. The batter-fried mushrooms and prawns were our favourite and the delicious Tempura sauce was the perfect complement to this yummy dish.
Tuna Tataki – LKR 2200
Another unique dish, the Tuna Tataki was made up of a Japanese soft boiled egg, asparagus and seared tuna. Our soft boiled egg was made to perfection with a nice runny yolk. The soft texture of the tuna sashimi contrasted well with the crunch of the asparagus, making this dish one that should be on every Japanese cuisine lover’s radar.
Nabeyaki Udon – LKR 1580
This wholesome udon broth consisted of a variety of cubed vegetables, soft udon noodles, prawn (tempura), one bullseye egg and chicken for days! You truly get your money’s worth with this dish and with all the components that go into it, you are sure to be full and satisfied. Not to mention, the Nabeyaki Udon arrived warm and fragrant, making this dish your ultimate soul food.
Tonkatsu Ramen – LKR 1680
Our cravings of yet another perfect soft boiled egg were satisfied when the Tonkatsu Ramen consisted of one. The dish also contained veggies and slices of pork. This was yet another filling dish and you are bound to leave the restaurant satisfied after a feel-good ramen dish like this!
Gyoza – LKR 1500
You get a choice of either pork or chicken dumplings. We went with the latter and were pleasantly surprised. The dumplings were warm, soft and contained plenty of minced chicken so Kobe is not stingy with the filling. Dip those dumplings in soy sauce and demolish!
Hamburger – LKR 1400
This sizzling dish definitely stood out from the rest because it was more Western than Japanese. Clearly, Kobe has got something for everyone, so this is for those souls who don’t like Japanese but are forced to go eat with friends or family who do like Japanese. Fear not, because this dish is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a colourful spread of potatoes, baby carrots, sliced bell pepper, asparagus (and more); a bull’s eye egg; and a well-done steak made of both beef and pork bathed in a delectable mushroom sauce. That’s all for the price of 1400 which is a pretty sweet deal. Just yum!
Sushi Sashimi Moriawase – LKR 2300
The holy grail at Kobe, the Sushi Sashimi Moriawase is a platter of Japanese goodness. It included Volcano Maki (4pcs), California Maki (4pcs) and an assortment of Nigiri. If you were to order either the Volcano Maki (8pcs) or the California Maki (8pcs) alone (which we highly recommend), they would cost 1680 LKR and 1800 LKR, respectively. We “liked” the entire spread, but we LOVED both types of Maki and the Toro, Sake and Unagi Nigiri especially.
Matcha Roll – LKR 950
Here’s another must try! The Matcha Roll with a side of blueberry coulis was absolutely heavenly! If you are into trying out new desserts, out of your comfort zone, this is for you. It basically contained 2 slices of matcha swiss cake rolled with a light icing and a side of blueberry coulis that gave the dish that sweetness it craved.
Needless to say, our experience at Kobe at the Edge was fantastic, and we urge all Japanese cuisine enthusiasts to gather the troops and head over!
Have you been to Kobe at the Edge yet? Let us know in the comments.
Tip – Definitely ask their staff for recommendations about dishes that are not on the menu!