Lit­tLe Ja­pan in Jakarta

Nishimura brings an au­then­tic Ja­panese culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence right to the heart of the city.

Exquisite Taste - - Gourmet | Jakarta - By Runi In­drani

Ja­panese-cui­sine en­thu­si­asts in the cap­i­tal city of Jakarta should head to Nishimura at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta to find an au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ence, from am­bi­ence to flavours. Guests are wel­comed by nat­u­ral stone path­ways over run­ning wa­ter that lead to a bam­boo-roofed aisle, rem­i­nis­cent of a real Ja­panese tea gar­den. Choose one of the pri­vate-din­ing ar­eas, in­clud­ing the tatamistyle seat­ing or tep­pa­nyaki bar. Those with a pen­chant for sushi and sashimi will find the sushi per­fect.

Nishimura serves only the fresh­est and best qual­ity of per­fectly cut sushi and sashimi. Au­then­tic­ity is para­mount at Nishimura, and it's ev­i­dent in the va­ri­ety of Ja­panese del­i­ca­cies served there. Try the fresh prawn tem­pura served with home­made tentsuyu sauce for a hearty start. You can also go big for lunch by or­der­ing the don­buri com­bi­na­tion, a rice bowl lunch set that comes with hanachi­rashi, una don, and ten don served with udon or soba. The King Salmon Zen is a big hit for those who like some­thing more on the savoury side, with juicy king salmon steak and but­ter sauce. Find some­thing sweet in the black sesame pud­ding served with caramel sauce.

The most en­tic­ing of­fer that you shouldn't miss is the wagyu beef course tep­pa­nyaki, which takes the usual tep­pa­nyaki ex­pe­ri­ence to the most pre­mium level. Serv­ing a spe­cial set menu of prawn, scallop, oys­ter, foie gras, king crab or cod, and, of course, wagyu beef sir­loin or ten­der­loin. The set menu also in­cludes the ap­pe­tiser of the day, smoked salmon salad, onion soup, grilled mushroom, grilled veg­etable and fried rice.

If you have a big ap­petite and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the art of Ja­panese cui­sine, you also should try the Kaiseki menu – a tra­di­tional eight-course Ja­panese chef 's se­lec­tion com­pris­ing the whole pack­age of ap­pe­tiser, soup, sea­sonal sashimi, boiled dish, tem­pura dish, grilled fish, rice dish and dessert. All in all, what­ever you Ja­panese-cui­sine pref­er­ence, Nishimura has the best pre­mium dishes to suit your palate.

Wagyu beef tep­pa­nyaki

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