Friday, June 3, 2011

Hachi Hachi Bistro

Hachi Hachi Bistro is my favorite sushi place! But noted that I loved fusion sushi a lot more than nigiri sushi. Some true sushi lovers might call fusion sushi as "fake sushi." heck I couldn't careless. Initially, I could not stand eating raw food at all, but with the help of other cooked ingredients (a.k.a fusion sushi), I was able to enjoy some sushi. Hail to the fusion sushi =)

I believed Hachi Hachi Bistro first opened in Surabaya. They had two branches in Jakarta located in Mall Taman Anggrek, and later opened in Central Park. The only downside of Hachi Hachi was both Jakarta branches were located in Grogol area, and I avoid driving around that area for its heavy traffic.

I went to the one in Central Park on a weekend night. It was not as crowded as the one in Mall Taman Anggrek, which usually would take about 30 minutes to get a table. It was full but the table was ready almost straight away.

Iidako (Baby Octopus) - Rp 9k and Inari (Tofu) - Rp 7k

Despite my long speech about fusion sushi vs nigiri sushi above, I actually loved some nigiri sushi. Inari and Tamago was one of them. Unfortunately, they ran out of tamago, so I got the inari instead. My cousin ordered the baby octopus. One of the thing that I like about ordering nigiri sushi in Hachi Hachi Bistro was we can order it in a piece. Meanwhile, most restaurants required you to order a portion, which usually consisted of two pieces.

Gindara Steak - Rp 45k
My cousin, who was a regular, ordered the Gindara for us to share. It came with a bowl of rice. The Gindara Steak was his favorite dish. I was always picky about ordering fish because well, it smelled fishy if it wasn't cooked well. However, this one was super delicious! The fish was smooth and well seasoned. Love love it.

Salmon Dip - Rp 39k & Black Dragon Roll - Rp 41k

The Salmon Dip was basically California roll topped with salmon or tuna, depended on what you pick, served with the cheesy dip. We picked salmon since I did not like raw tuna. I was reluctant when my cousin ordered the Salmon Dip since I did not really catch the idea of dipping my sushi to cheese dip as described in the menu. However, the supposedly cheese dip was actually crunchy batter mixed with cheese and mayo, I believe. and oh boy the dish was heavenly! The dip was awesome I really loved it!!

And you couldn't go wrong with Dragon Roll, since its main ingredient was ebi tempura and unagi. Both were my favorites. The Black Dragon Roll has ebi furai, cream cheese, crunch topped with unagi, more crunch, sweet sauce, and tobiko. I usually hate cream cheese in my sushi, but I loved this one. The taste blended perfectly.

Hot Ocha & Potion No. 8

My cousins ordered hot ocha while I got the Potion No. 8. The name caught my attention at first, but I also loved what were in it. It was actually green tea ice cream, cookies, milk, caramel, and ice blended together. Loved it! The waiter also said that it was one of the most ordered drinks.

Hachi Hachi Bistro was my favorite. The food was superb and well priced. I would dine here more often if only they have more branches in different area other than Grogol. Even with the super heavy traffic, it was worthed, though :)

Hachi Hachi Bistro
Central Park, Lower Ground
Jl. Letnan Jenderal S. Parman Kav. 28
Jakarta Barat
Ph: (021) 5698 5592

Mall Taman Anggrek
3rd Floor, Unit #311
Jl. Letnan Jenderal S. Parman Kav. 21
Jakarta Barat


  1. my fave is spicy seafood yaki udon and calamary tempura for appetizer, my mom's fave are baked salmon roll & miso soup.

  2. @NiyaOke: Definitely will try those next time. Thanks for your suggestions, Niya :D I really love the cheese dip of the Salmon Dip. However, everything there was delicious to me!


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