Another authentic Japanese cuisine!! Whoop whoop! It's another one from the lovely Little Tokyo and this one is called Kashiwa. It might be a bit hard to find the place cause their only signage is that little wood on the photo above. After you've found the signage, just go up the stairs!
This place is much more crowded than Izakaya Taichan but I guess that's because we went here at 8ish and Izakaya at 11ish. You can immediately see that most of the customers here are actual Japanese!
2 types of tables are provided here, the tatami or the normal table. Unfortunately, we didn't get to sit on the tatami table cause the place were just so crowded!
You'll find that most writings are in Japanese. Don't worry though, the menu has an English translation of it and by the way, all the dish here only costs IDR 28K!! I'm not kidding! Well, you'll find that some of it would be overpriced and some are very affordable!
MAGURO YAMAKAKE IDR 28K
As expected, they're super fresh and that's all you really need when it comes to sashimi! Wouldn't expect less from a restaurant that is always flooded with actual Japanese people, there must be a reason why this place is popular with them, right?
CHEESE HAMKATSU IDR 28K
It's good, just that I was not expecting it to just be deep fried ham and cheese..lol! Nevertheless, you can't expect less from ham and cheese, only this might be a bit overpriced? For me, it is!
Look at those melted cheese!!
SYAKE SHIOYAKI IDR 28K
Loved it!! Love how the how fish was very well-seasoned, there won't be a bite where it's not flavorful! It didn't smell fishy as well, not for me at least, but even if it does for you, just add the lemon and it should be fine!
ISHIYAKI BIBINBA IDR 28K
Don't really know why there's a bibimbap in an authentic Japanese restaurant but I guess this just shows that, Japanese people also enjoy Korean foods! Now, I love this, just not the part we're the rice are all burnt in the bottom of the bowl thing, though it's normal for bibimbap to be like that, especially if they used a hot-stone bowl to serve!
See the pretty color! Just makes my mouth water!
KAWA IDR 28K
A bit too expensive for chicken skin, huh? Well, at least it tasted great! You have to eat it with the miso paste though, or it will just taste like any other chicken skin you'll find in a street food!
CORN CREAM CROKETTE IDR 28K
Have never tried cream croquette before, so this was my first and I officially fell in love! From the start, I like corns and potatoes, so to have them mixed into 1 and in a creamy texture as well, it was heavenly!
MOMO IDR 28K
Same thing that goes with the kawa, only for this one, the price is actually normal. Taste-wise, good, but you need the miso paste, since you can find this in any Japanese yakitori shop!
KAISEN OKONOMIYAKI IDR 28K
The highlight of today!! This super thick okonomiyaki! This has got to be the best okonomiyaki that I've ever had! Not only is it thick, but it also has a generous amount of toppings and fillings, so it's not just all egg! The sauce and mayonnaise on top were the best part! On top of that, it only costs IDR 28K!! :D
Told ya! I wasn't lying when I said it was super thick, right?
JUMBO EBIFRY IDR 28K
You've tried tempura? Then it's time to step up the game, Jumbo Ebifry! Lol! I seriously can't stop laughing at this menu, though it's actually good! The meat was very tender and with a crispy outer, the perfect balance! Love the thin layer of batter, which means it's all meat there!
Arigatou gozaimashita! That's what the first line of writing says, I don't know about the next one though! Maybe you guys can help me? :p All I know is the smiley face and I know that's the face we're making after dining here!
Jl. Melawai 8 No. 2A
Blok M, Melawai
Jakarta Selatan 12160
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 05:00 pm - 11:30 pm