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Watami in Waterloo does some extremely interesting sushi and sashimi dishes; the attention to detail is marvellous and the product tastes fresh. The uptown Waterloo restaurant is not all-you-can-eat, however.
What you should eat besides Watami sushi and ramen soup (the latter on Sundays) is gyoza — they are the Japanese version of the humble but delicious potsticker (or jiaozi). It’s essentially a dumpling made from won ton wrappers filled with minced meat or shellfish, often scallions or chives, and always seasonings.
The lovely little morsels get pan-fried and seared (and some kinds are boiled or deep-fried) for a bit of browning and then are usually simmered in broth to finish the cooking. The result is a delicious crisp and soft texture to go along with the flavour — and Watami serves some good ones.