Say hi to Sushi Matsu, a new Japanese restaurant in Menteng you will love for their affordable and delicious sushi
Japanese dining spots are a dime-a-dozen in Jakarta, from the fantastically fusion to the traditional. But when it comes to satisfying our never-ending fix for sushi and sashimi, truth-be-told our wallets can take a toll. Luckily there’s Sushi Matsu, the casual modern new Japanese restaurant where bang-for-your-buck slivers of fresh fish, donburi, and other Japanese delicacies are perfect for the lunchtime crowd.
Conveniently situated in front of Hotel Cemara in Menteng, Sushi Matsu has a zen-like atmosphere that makes you want to stay as long as possible. Its clean, modern interiors remind you of a humble and homey Japanese eatery. Diners can choose to sit at tables indoors or outdoors, or, opt to get front row seats to the sushi bar where you can watch your order being assembled right in front of your eyes.
Sushi Matsu is characterised by their unique sushi “plates”, which resemble a wooden house and a mini staircase that make eating sushi a lot more fun – and Instagrammable too, of course. Among their sushi, our favourite is their Beef Aburi Yakinikuzushi. Fans of beef will agree with us on this: their aburi sliced beef – served with melt-in-your-mouth salmon roe and flying fish roe – is perfectly cut and juicy. For a more unique type of sushi, don’t forget to try their Duck Spoon Set. Just like its name, each sushi comes in a duck spoon. There’s a total of eight different sushi that you can choose for the set, but our favourites are their Scallop Aburi Mayo and Amaebi Aburi Mentai or broiled sweet shrimp with Ikura or salmon roe. If you love salmon roe or tobiko, you can even get a spoonful of these two roes for this set too!
For more fulfilling dishes, you will want to get their Matsu Chirashi, which comes with nine different kinds of fresh raw fish, and the must-have Truffle Gyudon. You can never go wrong with the last one though, which makes a perfect dish for lunch with their juicy beef, onsen egg and garlic chips. During lunch time, you can also get their Teishoku Lunch Set with various options from Salmon Teriyaki and Saikoro Steak to Gindara Shioyaki and Chicken Katsu Teishoku. After all, if you’re looking for affordable yet delicious sushi and Japanese dishes in the heart of Jakarta, Sushi Matsu is indeed the place to be.
Sushi Matsu, Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim No. 69, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 314 7587
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