Blackened Wagyu Tongue (395k) 7/10 Tongue had incredibly soft and juicy texture, as expected from being cooked for 12 hours, sadly they were kind of tasteless. My favourite parts were the sauces, which includes the herbs chimichurri, tomatillo salsa and aji verde
Chori Queso (135k) 7.5/10 This was mostly cheese vs brussel sprouts imo, the chorizo and mushroom were nice but kinda got overwhelmed by the cheese. Not bad for appetizer but a bit too heavy for me.
Mexican Street Corn (90k) 7/10 The baby corns had nice crunchy texture thanks to the crispy quinoa, however the flavour was kinda lacking. I know there’s supposed to be cheese and chili flakes but I couldn’t really taste it.
Chuddos (100k) 7/10 Look very cute but taste wise it’s just like you standard churros. The goat cheese dulce de leche and hot cacao champurrado sauces were amazing though, I would buy them separately if I could hahaha. 5/10 for the churros but 9/10 for the sauces.
Creme Brulee (85k) 4/10 The most underwhelming dessert here despite the intagramable presentation. Sadly in our case the top tasted very burnt (maybe because they press the iron for too long?). Expecting more of cheese like taste since they use Athan cheese but it was milky instead.
Truffle Cream Gnocchi (175k) 6.5/10 Love the sauce and how strong the truffle was. Problem was with the gnocchi… they did a good job browning the exterior, however the insides were too soft and mushy.
Spicy Rigatoni Meatballs (185k) 7/10 Personally enjoyed thus more vs the gnocchi since pasta was al dente. Think the pasta could have tasted better had the meatball chunks been bigger. Also, it wasn’t spicy enough for me.
Double Cut Rib Eye 600gr (1.350k) 6/10 We requested medium rare but steak came with uneven doneness ranging from rare all the way to medium… Taste wise it was alright, rib eye has never been my favourite cut. The salsa verde and red wine sauce made it more enjoyable
Pork Belly (245k) 5.5/10 It was alright, fat to meat ratio was off for my taste. Highlight was more so the roasted potato vs the roasted pork belly. The salsa verde didn’t really work with the pork belly tbh.
Honey Brie (175k) 5/10 It was just standard for me. Cheese could be stronger and could not taste any of the red wine. Pizza dough was just okay. Prefer Braud/Mozzeria honey pizza.
Calf’s Sweetbreads (225k) 7.5/10 A unique dish that in my knowledge are only served here. Tasted a fair bit like foie gras but slighty grittier. Bonus for not being as fatty.
Aloyau de Boeuf 500 gr (850k) with Peppercorn Sauce (40k) 7.5/10 I didn’t really expect much from the steak as my experience in patty and sons left a lot to be desired, however I was pleasantly surprised. Well done on the dry aged steak, juicy and meaty. Fries were really good as well.
Tonnarelli (150k) 6/10 Pasta with truffle butter. Portion was tiny but the homemade pasta was yummy. Better to share as this got really heavy past the second bite.
Chicken Rotisserie (145k) 5.5/10 Pretty average dish vs the other. Chicken was juicy but dish was lacking flavour. Personally I had to dip it to the peppercorn sauce to enjoy it.
Visited this place as they have some unique coffee beans from Australia (ONA and codeblack). While my cappuccino was quite nice, I definitely felt that my manual brew was over extracted. Matcha latte is just okay. They are doing collaboration with lemon 8 until 20th June (there’s some promo going on I believe?)
French Toast (95k) 8/10 The lemon filling was refreshing and really differentiate this french toast vs other offerings in Jakarta. Generous amount of fruits and berry coulis as well. If you are someone who usually dislike french toast for being too sweet I think you’ll like this since it’s more tangy and sour. The ice cream and vanilla chantilly gave nice dose of sweetness. An unexpected finding in this cafe for sure.
Salty Maple Pancake (95k) 6/10 Pancakes were denser and drier than expected. Servings were very generous (you got 3 stacks) but ratio vs the toppings were off. Flavour wise, the maple actually complemented the savoury notes from the bacon, hollandaise, and egg. It’s just you end of running out of toppings by the time you get to the second and third pancakes😅.
Egg Benies (85k) 4/10 My least fav since I felt like it was very average. The croissant was a massive letdown as it was neither buttery nor flaky, tasted like one of those free croissant bread you get in planes or hospital. Hollandaise was fine but they put too much on, dousing both the croissant and greens underneath. I did like that they gave us two perfectly runny eggs vs just one.
So-Cal Deluxe (S - 80k) 8.5/10 Tuna, salmon, kyuri, kani salad, edamame, avocado, onion, tobiko, wakegi, and cilantro on top of sushi rice. Love how light the ponzu and goma oil were. Generous amount of fresh salmon and tuna (can’t say that about other poke bowl brands in Jakarta). Amazed by how good their avocado was, just at the right consistency and creaminess. On my first visit the base was just like regular white rice, fortunately when I went back they already fixed it into proper sushi rice.
Flaming Salmon (S - 80k) 7.5/10 Aburi salmon, furikake, crab salad, wakegi, edamame, onion, cilantro, tobiko, negi, and tanuki with sriracha aioli. A creamier version of poke bowl for those of you that likes mentai. Best part was definitely the crunchy tempura bits hahaha. It was enjoyable though eventually got too heavy for me. Maybe they could give option to make it spicier to counter the aioli?
Hawaiian Iced Tea (32k) 7.5/10 It was super hot when I visited and this drink was super refreshing. The strong passionfruit flavour really came through, making it perfect sweet-summer drink to go with your poke.
Foods were average imo. Great ambiance, service, and view for celebration/special occasion if you are looking for Japanese fine dining option that’s not too expensive though.
Wagyu Beef Chirasi (190k) 5/10 Nothing special. Beef did not taste like wagyu to me and the bowl was lacking flavour.
Crispy Salmon Roll 4pcs (115k) 6.5/10 Enjoyable if a bit basic. The crispies on the sides added a nice crunch and you get quite generous slices of salmon.
Unagi Black Roll (95k) 7.5/10 This roll was weirdly the stand out despite me not liking sushi roll in general. The cream cheese with unagi actually tasted good😅.
Sasami Tempura Soba (78k) 5/10 Soba was overcooked and the broth just tasted sweet without umami notes. Chicken tempura was okay.
Yaki Shabu Gohan (158k) 6.5/10 For some reason the beef quality was far better vs the wagyu beef chirasi. Recommend mixing the egg to make it more creamy.
Gindara Grill (288k) 7/10 Fish tasted very buttery and sauce was delish. Took a very long time to prepare though.
Moriawase (198k) 6.5/10 Got 3 different sashimi (2 pieces each). Fresh but slices could be thicker.
Ishiyaki Collagen Ramen (130k) 5/10 The broth was very watery and lacking flavour. Noodles were also overcooked for my taste and lacking that springy texture.
Matcha Tiramisu (55k) 3/10 Too much cream without any other dimension. Matcha taste itself was barely there, lacking any noticeable bitter-earthy notes.
Eihire (98k) 6/10 Dried stingray fin. Pretty unique appetiser but you got very tiny amount.
Garlic Fried Rice (60k) 6.5/10 Dad got this as he wasn’t full yet (portions were on the smaller end here) but it was a pretty good fried rice. Smokey, garlicky, and not clumpy. Reminds me of Tatemukai one.
Mixed Crudo Platter (320k) 7.5/10 Got this as my friend wanted to try out Peruvian menu. Out of the 5 ceviches, I would say the stand outs were the scallop and seabass. The shrimp, tuna, and octopus were b. The platter came accompanied by Peruvian popcorn and giant corn, however both are kinda tasteless on their own since traditionally they’re eaten together with the ceviche.
Cauliflower Steak (110k) 9/10 I’m a big fan of cauliflower in general and this was unexpectedly great (honestly might prefer this over Acta). Nicely charred without going to burnt territory. The toasted hazelnut added nice crunch and nuttiness which offset the creamy cilantro aioli.
Chipirones (110k) 7/10 Deep fried squid ink with aioli and pickled aji charapita. The squid ink was b, highlight was definitely the charapita, they were like those crackly pearls that pops once inside your mouth. Not overwhelmingly spicy but added a nice heat to the dish. Wish they put a lot more though.
Al Pastor Duck (210k) 6/10 Duck meat was succulent but personally I wasn’t a fan of how chewy the skin was, would have been better if it had ben crispy. The pineapple salsa and red sauce were very enjoyable though, wish they put more. We opted for mixed (crispy and soft) tortilla and you got 4 of each.
Siete Leches (75k) 7.5/10 Their take on classic tres leches with 7 different milk components, including a base of milk sponge cake soaked with condensed milk and goat cheese diplomat. My favourite dessert here since I’m a big milk fan in general, the frozen yoghurt and burnt milk crumbs also help to lighten the dish from being too heavy.
Infusion Flight (400k) 5/10 We were very excited to try this seeing as the drinks were made in house and even have tequila fountain. Unfortunately the end results were for the most part lacking, with the flavours being diluted (almost all the fruit based drinks) or off putting (coconut-tequila tasted so wrong). The most decent ones were Hibiscus and Coffee.
Been a fan of their baked goods since PO days. Happy to see them grow and have their offline store. Also took home their sourdough (one of my fav in Indo) and it was consistent with their other branches’ quality.
Banana Nutella Croissant (34k) 9/10 Having tried multiple croissants from Noolstrala, this one beat all of them and became my favourite. Generous fillings and the crispy top layer were so delish I got another one for takeaways.
Mushroom Toastie (65k) 8/10 My friend got this menu for the third time here and I could see why. Deceptively simple in presentation, it nonetheless shone through with the eggs and mushroom highlighting how good their sourdough was.
Nutella Bomb Toast (65k) 7/10 Fluffly, buttery brioche filled with nutella and topped with two scoops of ice cream plus maple syrup🥰. Good option if you are craving something very sweet. Probably more of a special occasion/craving order though since it was very decadent.