Hokkaido vibes in Jakarta, Hokkaido Izakaya in Pavilion Retail Arcade, Sudirman area is seriously a gem for Japanese food lovers especially Hokkaido food.
If you follow AnakJajan Instagram you must be aware that we recently visited our long time bucket list, Hokkaido, one of the major thing we love from Hokkaido is the food, the food game there is seriously another level! Everything was amazingly delicious thanks to Hokkaido’s superb quality of produce and we simply cannot move on from it.
Back in Jakarta, whenever we miss Japan, the easiest cure would be visiting Japanese restaurant, out of many restaurants, Hokkaido Izakaya is certainly one of a kind because not only Japanese food but they specializes in Japanese food made from ingredients imported directly from Hokkaido.
The restaurant is located near Citywalk Sudirman, precisely in Pavilion Retail Arcade next to Tucano’s AYCE Brazilian BBQ & Buffet. Upon entering, we were greeted by warm Japanese restaurant vibes, it feels like we’ve escaped from Jakarta. Judging from the crowd, the food must be legit good because majority of the customers are Japanese.
Sashimi 5 kinds IDR 328k
Famous for their fresh seafood, AnakJajan couldn’t miss the chance of having Sashimi there so we opted for Sashimi Platter with 5 items; Salmon, Maguro (tuna), Chu Toro Maguro (Toro Tuna), Ikura & Oyster-Sea Urchin. It was simply delightful, everything was fresh with amazing texture, our most favorite one would be the Chu Toro Maguro with nice bouncy texture.
Negitoro Minced Salmon & Tuna Handroll (1pcs) IDR 35k
The restaurant serves variety of sushi including my favorite handroll sushi. The presentation is rather unique, we get to wrap the sushi by ourselves. In terms of taste, it was delicious, toppings were fresh, crunchy nori seaweed, and sushi rice with well-balanced seasoning.
Kani Cream Croquette IDR 88k
Deep fried crab cream croquette served on crab shell, it was very smooth and creamy.
Milk Dashimaki IDR 68k
SO SO GOOD!! We can easily say that it’s one of the best dashimaki in town in terms of texture. The milk omelette was so fluffy, moist and warm with just the right creamy taste thanks to the use of Hokkaido milk.
Kara Tsuki Hotate (market price)
Since we miss the taste of Hokkaido scallop so much, we ordered the grilled live scallop. As you can see from the picture, the Hokkaido scallop was huge and of course it tastes amazing, uber fresh with nice natural sweet taste.
Hokkaido Potato Salad IDR 48k
A creamy salad dish that simply cannot go wrong, mix and smash all ingredients together with the pestle to enjoy it.
Salmon Milk Miso Nabe IDR 98k
Warm hotpot like this is perfect for rainy days, the soup was very creamy and milky with smooth and comforting umami taste in it.
Kaki Age Tempura Soba IDR 130k
AnakJajan ordered Soba as well since we saw many customers were having it. It turns out that Soba is one of Hokkaido Izakaya’s specialty, and they made their own soba noodle fresh everyday. We opted for Hot Soba with Kaki-age tempura and we were shocked with the huge portion. It was an enjoyable dish, for extra pleasure, they provide free egg and tempura flakes.
Kurogoma Maze Soba IDR 130k
This is one of a kind dish is seriously a must try! Cold dry soba mixed with unique spicy black sesame sauce. It was savory nutty and very rich, so good and addicting.
Meat Mountain Spicy Hot Pot Small Portion IDR 198k // Regular Portion IDR 358k
This menu instantly caught our attention, as the name suggests the presentation looks like a meat mountain literally. It’s available in 3 options of meat; Beef, Pork or Mixed (Beef + Pork) in 2 options of portion Small or Regular.
Simmered in bold savory sauce with subtle sweet taste, underneath the meat mountain, there are vegetables. The best way to enjoy it is by dipping the cooked meat in fresh egg for smooth creamy sensation, so good!!
Overall, visiting Hokkaido Izakaya simply brings back the good memories we had in Hokkaido. Great restaurant vibes, good variety of options, amazing ingredients, tasteful dishes, Hokkaido Izakaya is seriously a great place to go when you crave for legit Japanese dishes. On lunch time, they have many options of Lunch Set menu with great deal, give it a try and we’re sure you’ll love it.
Pavilion Retail Arcade Lt. Dasar Unit D 01-12
Jl. K.H Mas Mansyur Kav.24, RT.12, RW.11, Central Jakarta
Opening Hours: 11.30-15.00 (Lunch), 17.30-22.00 (Dinner)
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