31 October 2016

AKATAMA SUSHI PIK AVENUE


Do you guys remember our post about Coffee Lounge? Well, this is from the same owner, Rebecca, so it's no wonder that the interior is similar. That classy grey hue-ish type and this new restaurant is named Akatama Sushi, located at PIK Avenue Mall, near Starbucks!



Totally love their interior design!! Looks very luxurious and fancy without going over the top, plus Rebecca herself is a beautiful lady inside and out! Such a humble person that you just can't dislike, curious? Then just visit Akatama, she and her sister will always be here until the restaurant has settled down. You'd probably guess who the owners are, just look for 2 gorgeous Taiwanese! XD


Though the place looks like this, the prices here are pretty affordable, ranging from IDR 12K to IDR 150K. The one in the IDR 150K category is the unagi sashimi, very reasonable, right? The sushi comes in 2 pieces per plate and they also serve main courses, like bento and udon as well!


Came here not on lunch hour, so it's no wonder the place is deserted, especially because PIK Avenue is still new. At weekend however, they're always a full house! Yeah!



Other than sushi, they also emphasizes on their sake and beer with this cool bar area!





Help! I can't stop taking shots of the gorgeous interior! Literally amazing from any angle!



BUBBLEGUM STRAWBERRY MILK IDR 50K
Even their beverage is served in a cute jar! Feel so girly just by being here..lol! The taste is also suitable for ladies, beautiful mix of bubblegum and strawberry. Love how it's very balanced! Even though it's strawberry, you won't find this sour at all but super sweet!


Let's eat!


KUSHIAGE MORIAWASE IDR 35K
Do you know what's the difference between kushiage and kushiyaki? Well, though both are skewered, kushiage is deep fried foods, whereas kushiyaki is grilled foods! In this Kushiage Moriawase there's tori, shitake, and onion with a dipping sauce that taste like tempura sauce on the side!


Love how the breaded flour doesn't dominate but balanced, so it's not disappointing at all!



SALMON ABURI SOUP IDR 30K
I think this is similar to miso soup but they replaced the tofu with salmon. It's good and doesn't smell at all. Perfect for those who can't eat raw salmon!


SOFT SHELL CRAB ROLL IDR 48K
See?! Isn't this just super affordable?! There's 8 pieces in this set. The sushi rolls here ranges from IDR 35K, which is the Spicy Roll to IDR 110K, which is the Dragon Roll and all comes in 8 pieces. Such a good bargain!



Try eating it with that yellow sauce, it'll make it much better and flavorful!


SASHIMI MORIAWASE IDR 95K
This is so FRESH!! Like super fresh! No comment on this, it's perfect! Hope that they'll maintain this quality!




SALMON ABURI MENTAI (2PCS) IDR 30K
Yeap, the all time favorite salmon mentai! It's salmon with mentai sauce, what can ever go wrong? Though the taste is very predictable, it's a no complain zone!



IKA KARAMARI IDR 25K
For those who don't know, ika means squid, so this is literally, fried squid..lol! Topped with mayonnaise and tobiko to make it Japanese! :P


As always, I love the presentation of everything here. Cute and unique! Though for this one, the portion is just too cute that I could just eat it in 1 bite..lol! Well, it IS an appetizer, so I guess it's forgiven!



CYUKA KURAGE IDR 22K
Jellyfish salad that you'll find not only in Japanese restaurant but also Chinese, so you can probably guess how it tastes. There's no special seasoning whatsoever!


This one is not yet available on the menu. It's scallop with mayo and it's hell'a good!!


The foods are mostly good and fresh, which is the main key of a sushi house! If you're looking for a fulfilling meal, I'd recommend going for their bento though, cause the sushi is small in portion, so you'll have to order a lot if you want a full meal!



TEMPURA MORIAWASE IDR 55K
Also a favorite here! Too bad the ebi is a bit bland, even with the dipping sauce! If you're a strong flavor lover like me, then I'd suggest dipping it in soy sauce instead..lol!


There's ebi, squid, onion, shitake, and other greens in this moriawase!



TAIWAN NIGHT MARKET SNACKS BRAISED DISHES (SPICY) IDR 99K
So, you're probably confused of why the Taiwan dish in a Japanese restaurant but because Rebecca is a Taiwanese, she wanted to implement Taiwan's special snack. Might be out of place but it's definitely worth the try!


I guess this is like Sekba with a more light flavoring and without the soup. In it is; tofu, fish cake, potato, and mushroom, usually paired with beer. I personally loved it and something new, I don't think I've ever find this in Jakarta, so try it guys!


Congratulations Rebecca for the opening of your new restaurant! Wish you a lot of success in F&B and I know you're a good person and good people will always come through! God bless!



Akatama Sushi & Grill
PIK Avenue
Ground Floor, Unit E5
Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara 14440
021-22570866

Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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