Fancy some omakase for lunch or dinner? Experience the Japanese food art at Senju Omakase and Sake, a heaven for sushi lovers in Jakarta.
Do you know what the word “Omakase” actually means? It’s Japanese for “I’ll leave it up to you”. When it comes to your meal, some people may think that it’s quite a gamble to do so; how can you just pay and leave the chef to serve you anything he wants? But that’s the actual art of the experience – not knowing what to expect and what you’re about to eat. But let us tell you, all the guessing really pays off, especially when you’re having your omakase experience at Senju Omakase and Sake in Jakarta.
Tucked away on the 3rd floor of Plaza Indonesia, Senju Omakase shares a space with Senju Teppanyaki, but this part of the Japanese restaurant specialises in serving omakase meals. Omakase typically consists of up to a dozen courses of sushi and many more, but if you don’t feel like eating too much, Senju has a mini omakase option that you can choose. Unlike the usual ones, the dishes are not served one by one, but instead served all at once on a platter, giving you the freedom to eat whichever you want to eat first.
Their Kyoto Omakase – a mini portion of the meal that we think is not really that “mini” after all – consists of appetizer, sashimi, sushi, maki rolls, mini don and dessert. To start, we had their delicious Cawan Mushi and Salmon Belly Sashimi. They were then followed by eight different sushi, which are Toro or fatty tuna, Hirame or olive flounder, Kanpachi or amberjack, Tai or red seabream, Unagi or eel, Botan Ebi or shrimp, Hotate or scallop and the best of them all, the Salmon Belly Foie Gras, which is torched and served with black caviar. If you want an even more exciting experience, sit at the bar so you can watch the making of your sushi right in front of your eyes at the open kitchen.
If they are still not enough for you, don’t worry because they still have Beef and Ebi Mix Maki Rolls, along with Mini Chirashi Don. This is not your typical Chirashi Don though, because just like its name suggests, it comes in a mini portion inside a cocktail glass. The omakase also includes dessert, so choose from either Mix Fruits or Panna Cotta with Ice Cream to close the meal on a sweeter note. We recommend the last one though, because who can really resist ice cream as dessert?
If you’re wondering whether or not you’re going to spend a lot of dough for Senju’s omakase meal, there’s another good news for you, because this not-so-mini omakase dish is only IDR 750,000! Yes, that’s far less than the other ones that are typically priced at over a million rupiah. And when you’re at a sake bar (it’s called Senju Omakase and Sake, after all), don’t miss their wide selection of sake to kick your Japanese meal experience up a notch!