It's crazy how many new Japanese restaurants are invading Jakarta! Seriously, this is not just us trying to make excuses to put yet another Japanese restaurant here in the blog! :p We personally don't mind, since we love Japanese cuisine but sometimes, too many options isn't really a good thing..or is it? Oh well, this place is called Negiya and it's a house of donburi! For you who don't know, donburi is a Japanese rice bowl dish!
Landing it's quarters in Citywalk, the place is relatively small. Like any other donburi houses, this place is has a fast-food system, so it's 'order at the cashier' and stuff. I used to think that Citywalk is like an abandoned mall, since the only crowded spot's Common Grounds and that's because it's a decent coffee shop. But lately, the place is starting to get more lively and new tenants seems to appear more and more!
The interior is pretty simple, which is expected for a fast food restaurant. Guess you could say that donburi is Japanese's fast food!
Starting off with some fried foods? Why not!
CRISPY EBI FRY IDR 30K
Guess there's nothing really special about this. Tasted ordinary, almost tasteless even but who can ever hate on fried foods? Lol!
CHICKEN KARAAGE IDR 25K
I had better karaages before, though I appreciate the thin layer of flour! Just need to improve the seasoning!
It's spicy but not to the point that I can't take it! The chicken's tender and it's a bit sour from the chili glaze!
MENYA GYUTAN DON IDR 60K (R)
You can order this in regular or large and there's also a set menu choice for IDR 110K. This is their signature menu, so be sure to try this if you decide to visit! The gyutan's really tender and it's really spicy!
MENYA CHICKEN KATSU DON IDR 48K (L)
For this donburi, there's only the large option! Personally, I prefer this than the gyutan, though the egg really need more flavor! They said that the flavor only comes from the sauce but trust me, it's not enough! If they could make the egg more flavorful, it'll be perfect for me!
I really think they could do a better job with the flavor, cause with how it is right now, guess they'll lose to their competitors! Especially since there's not much difference in the pricing, they should at least boost their taste! Wish Negiya the best of luck!
Jl. KH Mas Mansyur Kav 121
Sudirman, Jakarta 10220
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm