I'M AT FUSHIMI INARI!
Nah, just kidding! But now you can snap your ootd without having to fly so far! It's KANPAI! Yep, the Japanese way for saying "CHEERS!", and the place is as cheery as it sounds!
If you happen to not be convinced and think that this is a place that is only well designed and does not offer anything of value, you gotta think twice. I mean, haven't you tried their other two projects? They're called Sushi Hiro and Sushi Go. BOOM! No further explanation needed!
The main difference is that this is the place to drink (hence kanpai! because it's more than just itadakimasu!) although they also highlight their succulent Japanese selection!
So here's the peek! I find their "drink responsibly" and "parental advisory" texts on the wall intriguingly funny as the more they tell, the more we won't, because reverse psychology that's why! Place is not so family oriented because they've got Hiro for that already, especially on the 2nd floor where it's neon lights all the way with smokes!... Cigarette smokes!
I like how they mix and match their furniture color as I find it playful yet contemporary with a good twist! You can easily find them from the street as they use glass on their front walls. LOVE.
Hottest menu of the year, YAASSH, I love how they released this issue! Their editorial content is yet to be updated with more selection, so stay updated!
Bonus: bowljob tips inside :p
I'm not sure if I have to be impressed from my designer side or as a food blogger, because it's the very definition of a job well done!
Write drunk, edit sober. Hemingway put it best, and they do it best.
Why don't we have a light drink on daylight? :)
BAA BAA NA NA IDR 50K
Best milkshake I've had in a while! No further explanation needed, because it's all just about the ingredients. Rich!
PARDON MY CHOCO
Blended with ice cream yet strangely refreshing, a great mix of texture and flavor!
BANZAI OKONOMIYAKI IDR 58K
It's just... heavenly. Forget about all the so-so okonomiyaki you've ever tasted and try this for a size! Oh, speaking about size, don't be surprised at their light bites portion, because they all assume you're here for a good time not a full tum!
It's not floury, in fact it's flowery with real flavor!
BUTA BARA SALAD IDR 28K
When pork gets dressed up well... So yeah, they sell pork in this place and for you who love it, try this and feel less guilty about it!
TEBASAKI AGE IDR 55K
Kinda makes me recall Bonchon, but better! Although in the menu it mentioned about it being spicy, yet it still tastes more sweet to my palate.
NEGITORO AVOCADO BAGUETTE IDR 80K
Fresh raw fatty tuna, avocado, and ikura. SO perfect! You might or might not love dipping it with baguette, but why not try something new?
TAKOYAKI CROQUETTE IDR 55K
Fried takoyaki with mixed seafood inside that makes you feel like you're putting the sea in your mouth! Say goodbye to conventional TAKOyaki, it's more like UMIyaki!
SUPER KANPAI IDR 50K
Comes in 4, this one is deep fried roll with mozzarella, beef floss, crabstick and tanuki. Maybe a more predictable flavor, but classic fusions are there for a reason! Each piece is a bit too big for me, but if you love size...
BUTA KAKUNI IDR 65K
This tastes more Chinese than Japanese to be honest! It comes in a big piece but it didn't taste overwhelmingly fatty, which is really good as they're harmonized in flavor!
From left to right: SEXY BEEF SHIOYAKI IDR 35K, TEBA GYOZA IDR 22K (chicken wing filled with gyoza stuffing), KISS MY BOOM IDR 20k
Kiss my boom has this bacon layering a quail egg, tasty and smoky!
and sexy beef shioyaki is sexy just for all the good reason.
CHICKEN NAMBAN IDR 85K
The only thing that let me down about this is its small portion :( it's soft, sweet, yet savory. Bursts of flavor in your mouth!
TSUKUNE TAR TAR IDR 24K & TSUKUNE CHEESE IDR 24K
All the tsukunes here is shaped like sausages!
My favorite one is their cheese though. Period.
CRAZYLICIOUS RAMEN IDR 65K
This dry ramen uses types of pork and it's CRAZY GOOD. It lives up to its name and all I can say is don't forget to mix it up first. Just trust me on this.
BEEF YUZU TRUFFLE IDR 90K
Truffle oil used to cook rare steak and yuzu sauce? I don't think I need to describe its flavor. Some things need only be imagined through visualization!
I. am. so. satisfied. CHEERS, KANPAI!!!
There's always a room for dessert!
OVOMALTINE TOAST IDR 80k
Before anything, let me tell you that this one is worth every penny. I kinda prefer the bread cubes under the ice cream to be toasted along with the outer part, but this is already really good as is. This tastes buttery, rich, so filling!
PHOTO CORNERS ALERT!!! SNAP SNAP SNAP!
Words to live by!
KANPAI! NO RULESPantai Indah Kapuk (PIK)
Ruko Garden House Blok B no. 25Jakarta Utara 14470
Monday - Sunday : 11:00 am - 14:00 pm & 17:30 am - 22:00 pm