The combination of high quality food at very reasonable prices is always a winner and Way takes this to the next level by bringing together the mystical magic of the east into a fusion of exotic flavours offering a menu that combines traditional favourites with more contemporary Asian delicacies, and uses only the freshest ingredients selected daily from the markets in Mahón.
Wang’s welcoming front of house skills immediately set you at ease and in the mood to enjoy your dining experience. However, it is his chefs who are the real stars of the show, tempting you with their exotic culinary skills. Chef Wang Shi Pu is a gold medalist in the hot dish category in the 6th World Championships of Chinese cuisine and chef Kunihiro Oki Ono from Osaka has been teaching the secrets of Japanese cuisine to aspiring chefs all over the world, including Barcelona and Madrid.
True to their roots, Wang and Echo ensure the atmosphere at Way is always friendly and the service is efficient and the helpful waiters are happy to talk you through both the Chinese and Japanese menus. The Chinese menu offers a good choice of starters with crispy spring rolls, salads and soups, followed by a wide range of fish, prawn, duck, beef, pork and chicken dishes, including all the favourites such as sweet and sour pork, chicken with almonds and beef in black bean sauce as well as crispy duck, all served the special ‘Way’ way. New for 2012 are the Langostinos de Dragón and special curries with duck, beef or chicken. Main course prices start at €7.60. Also new are the ‘plancha’ specialities with an aubergine casserole and beef, noodle and satay casserole and Chinese specialities such as tofu and salt and pepper squid.
Renowned for its healthy qualities, the Japanese menu has been extended for 2012 with Way Recommendations and House Specialities. To start there is the famous Miso soup, a selection of the freshest sashimi at €15.00 for 12 pieces and sushi such as hosomaki, nigiri, california maki, dragon and tempura rolls, all prepared to order from €12 for 8 pieces New for 2012 is the Temaki made with salmon, tuna, crab stick, avocado and masago roe. Other options include interesting prawn, fish, chicken and beef options as well as the new house specialities, which need to be ordered 48 hours in advance and include a wonderful duck tasting menu at €60. Other speciality dishes, also requiring 48 hours notice, include Japanese Kobe beef fondues and a traditional Chinese hot pot (ask Wang for more details).
The set menus offer excellent value for money with a choice based on the number of people and amount of food included. The standard menu for four people at €40.00 or six people at €60.00 cannot be beaten for quality and value. Likewise, the Menu del Dias with both Chinese and Japanese options, served Monday to Friday and ranging from €10 to €15, are a great way to sample a tasty Chinese selection or some delicious Japanese sushi, accompanied by a chilled glass of wine, beer or soft drink – a perfect lunch at any time of year.
The desserts focus exotic fresh fruits, including banana fitters, and ice creams and there is a selection of well priced national wines to suit all tastes and budgets. A children's menu is also available.
There is live music most nights, adding another dimension to the oriental cuisine. Booking essential at weekends and during the high season.
A take away service is always available with home delivery until 21.00 hrs within Mahon and the surrounding areas of Es Castell, Sant Lluis and Sant Climent (10% discount for orders collected from the restaurant).
Way is open every day all year round from 12.00 noon until 16.00 hours and from 19.00 (18.30 during July and August) until midnight. www.restauranteway.com.