Dear fellow tasters,

Grand Indonesia Shopping Town has a new All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant and several times had I passed through the entrance withholding dropping saliva until one day my friend asked me to go there and try it out.  With a price tag of 250k rupiahs before tax (a 20% opening discount is still offered, netting 225k/pax), the variety of menu options and good food quality proved to be a worthwhile cause.

The menu book offers a diverse range of menu – though some of them are unavailable – from appetizers such as salad, sashimi, sushi, chawan mushi, fresh water eel (unagi kabayaki) to various teppanyaki choices: beef, lamb chop, oyster, veggies, tiger prawn, and many more.  There are two menu that can only be ordered once (one piece per person); they are the french lamb chops and the garlic oysters.  The lamb chops tasted delightful, grilled with a thin crust and topped with garlic and onion.  The oysters also prepared similarly and tasted pretty yummy.  One thing noted is that the onion/garlic flavour was a bit overwhelming for both menu.  Other menu options such as sashimi, sushi, tiger prawn, beef enoki, steak, and others can be ordered many times.

One disappointment on our side was that the waiting time can be frustating.  When we first entered the restaurant, there was not a big crowd and we were served pretty fast but by the time more customers were coming in, we became a bit exasperated at how long our orders were arriving at the table.  Some of our orders also never appeared, especially the banana flambe dessert that’s supposed to be their specialty.  Our only consolation was the constantly apologetic waiting staff and I would really recommend that any tasters desperate to try this restaurant should come when the place is less crowded.

The taster’s notes:
Favorite dish – the french lamb chop
What to order next time – still curious about the banana flambe dessert
Food rating – 3 star
Price rating – $$
Ambiance rating – 2 star
Service rating – 2 star

twitter: @Tairyoindo


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