Cranky Crab has been opened for a few months and they finally had their Grand Opening followed by the opening of Cranky Bar.
Basically there are two area inside Cranky Crab, first is restaurant area opened from 11am to 10pm (weekday) or 11 pm (weekend) and then the new funky Cranky Bar opened from 4pm to 1am (weekday) and 3am (weekend). Every weekend they have live acoustic performing from 7pm-10pm.
Cranky Crab is located not very far from Mall KelapaGading at Boulevard Raya street KelapaGading North Jakarta area, it is in the same building with Samudera Rasa and Happy Puppy.
Second floor of restaurant area have 4 VIP rooms, each rooms can fit maximum 20pax with karaoke facility. For bigger party, two VIP rooms can be combine, with maximum capacity of 40pax. They have special menu package base on number of people. This VIP rooms are great for corporate events, arisan and birthday party.
The restaurant area has a very cute ship ornaments with relaxed environment while the bar area has a huge glass walls and more funky decoration. Of course you all know where AnakJajan sat rite? Yess, of course besides the glass wall for extra natural light to be able to give you all inviting and tasty looking pictures 🙂 Let’s get the food talk started.
Mix Bag 1 with Asian Addict Seasoning (Medium Spiciness) IDR 110k
Mix Bag 1 consist of crayfish, clams, mussels, shrimps, corn, sausage and potato as for the seasoning there are 3Louisiana style sauce selection that are Asian Addict, Lemon Pepper Junkie and Garlic Madness.
We love the Mix Bag because we can taste a lil bit of everything in one shot, all of the ingredients are fresh and cooked well.The portion itself was quite big, AnakJajan suggest you to share it for 2 or 3 persons.
AnakJajan’s Mix Bag 1 was seasoned with Asian Addict sauce, it was a rich savory kinda sauce with generous amount of black pepper in it.
As for the spiciness, there are 4 levels available: non spicy, mild, medium and cranky, we opted the medium level, there was some serious spicy kick but still in tolerable level for me.
Cranky Flying Beer, Citrus Mojito & Green Fairy IDR 39k
Cranky Bar serves plentiful selection of beer including local to worldwide beer. AnakJajan tried their unique Flying Beer with beer bottle served upside down. Citrus Mojito is more refreshing with the use of lime while Green Fairy is more fruity with kiwi flavor in it, both of them are equally delicious and recommended.
MudCrab with Black Pepper Sauce
Crab are available in 3 size: medium (6 ounce at IDR 220k), large(8 ounce at IDR 350k) and extra large (1kg plus price depend on the weight), besides the 3 western sauce selection, Cranky Crab also provides 5 types of Indonesian Heritage Sauce: KepitingAsap, Angsio, SausTiram, Saus Padang and Black Pepper.
Crab was super fresh and sweet, it tasted even better with sweet savory rich blackpepper sauce, hmmm fingers licking good!!
Fishnet Fries IDR 19.9k
To go with your seafood, you can have rice, sweet corn IDR 15k, steam/ friedmantao IDR 15k, crispy seasoned fries IDR 19.9k. Being ‘AnakKentang’ of course AnakJajan ordered fries. We had Fishnet Fries served with chili sauce and mayo.
Gyu Tan Don IDR 58k
One of Cranky Bar special dish is the famous Gyu Tan Don, catered from Melbourne kitchen. Rice bowl topped with thinly sliced beef tounge was quite tender with a nice springy texture and seasoned well with savory kind of sauce. You can request the level of spiciness (non-spicy, spicy, medium and cranky) or add scrambled egg for IDR 10k to make it perfect.
The reason why they are having Gyu Tan Don is because the owner of Cranky Crab, used to live in Melbourne for 7 years and she always craved for the Gyu Tan Don back then. Having sister who love to cooked, with her magic hands, finally fellow Melbournians could enjoy the closest flavor toMelbourne Gyu Tan Don.
Batter-Fried Squid Tossed with Salted Egg IDR 48k
Samudera Rasa is located in the same building with Cranky Crab and being on the same group of company, you can easily order any menu from Samudera Rasa at Cranky Crab or vice versa. This Batter-Fried Squid is very special it was crunchy and well cooked, unlike the usual deed fried battered squid they add salted egg yolk giving it an extra kick of savory flavor from the salted egg making it very hard to resist. Me likey!!
Kaci-Kaci Grilled Fish IDR 14.9k/ounce
Unlike any usual grilled fish with unhealthy burnt part, Samudera Rasa has a very special way to grill their fish, they wrap the fish with leaves and then grilled for 20 minutes to produce a juicy tender well grilled fish without any burnt part, customer could choose one from 4 different types of Makassar style sauce.
AnakJajan had our fish with ricamerah, parape, ricakuning and samudera-rasa sauce, each and every sauce has its own characteristic it’s hard to decide which one our favorite. Btw customer also can get freeflow of sambal dabu2 set self served at sambal corner.
Batter-Fried Boxfish (Kudu-Kudu Fish) IDR 18.9k/ounce
Meat from Kudu2 fish was cut into small pop corn bite size, battered and deep fried. The fish was tender inside with a nice non greasy crunchy batter outside, taste even better when you dip it in to their homemade sweet spicy that has a bit sour kick to balance the fried fish.
Btw, Cranky Crab and Samudera Rasa is located in the same building with Happy Puppy, you can easily find the building because it is decorated with flashy colorful LED lights you can easily spot it from a great distance. Let’s Jajan!!
Cranky Crab &Samudera Rasa
Gedung Samudera Rasa
Boulevard Raya Blok QF 1 no.1
KelapaGading, North Jakarta
Phone: (+6221) 45843837
Restaurant: 11.00 – 22.00 (weekday) or 23.00 (weekend)
Bar: 16.00 – 01.00 (weekday) or 03.00 (weekend)
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