The Nikkei Way
Jakarta recently welcomed the most anticipated newcomer to its dining and lounge scene: the three-storey restaurant and bar, Henshin. Located on the three top floors of
The Westin Jakarta – the tallest hotel in Indonesia, Henshin proudly presents the brilliant talent that is Chef Hajime Kasuga, a third-generation Japanese descendant from Peru, to helm the kitchen. Staying true to his roots, Kasuga brings Nikkei cuisine – a combination of Japanese and Peruvian flavours – to the city, with dishes like Nikkei ceviche, tuna tiraditos and the signature Henshin roll with foie gras, fried shrimp, spicy crab meat roll and indonikkei sambal.
Begin in style on the 67th floor, where you can find a cool and edgy lounge, leading to an outdoor bar area boasting unrivalled views of the city. Order one of the crafted cocktails to go with the view and curated music from Henshin’s house DJs. The sashimi bar – designed with unique natural stones – awaits those who want to get tasty light bites.
Head upstairs to the 68th floor for the ultimate Nikkei dining experience. The two open kitchens make for a fantastic spectacle, just in case you get bored admiring the Jakarta skyline – if that’s even possible. If you want to up the ante a notch, bring your VIPs to the 69th floor, where two private dining areas await – accommodating 12 and 20 guests respectively.
With a cool design that combines traditional elements with contemporary creativity, the unique umami flavours of Nikkei dishes by Kasuga and a view to die for, it’s only a matter of time before Henshin makes it to the top of everyone’s list.