If you’re keeping up with my blogs, you’ll notice that this isn’t the first time I visited Alila Hotel Jakarta. After Vong Kitchen and Le Burger, I’ve developed quite a fond experience with the 5 star hotel restaurants.
Tonight, I stepped up my game and went to the 25th floor. Walking in Hakkasan is like walking inside another dimension. As the elevator door opens, blue light greeted me, as well as the friendly hostess, and I was taken to my table straight away. Noone can deny the attraction of this circular interior restaurant. You can’t miss the gorgeous bar set in the center as well as the chilled wine cellar companion. Beyond that was the breathtaking view of SCBD area. Suffice to say that the UK based franchise restaurant, is well-presented. As this is a Cantonese dining, you can expect to see traditional Asian cuisines with modern touch.
I started my dinner with the Supreme Dim Sum Platter (IDR 398.000): Pretty arrangement of Scallop shui mai, Seabass dumpling, Truffle har gau, Lobster crab dumpling. The dim sum are pretty spectacular looking with dominant looking black-gold Seabass dumpling. Flavor wise, I personally love the Truffle har gau the best.
Crispy Roasted Chicken with garlic and sesame (IDR 298.000): Simple roasted chicken, a little dry but fragrantful.
Stir Fry Black Pepper Rib Eye with Merlot (IDR 428.000): Succulent and strong flavored, melt in tour mouth beef cubes. Delicious!
Tofu, Aubergine, and Mushroom claypot (IDR 158.000) : Classic style vegetarian pot, good quality, average taste.
Last but not least, I ordered Chocolate Peanut dessert (IDR 128.000) for my birthday pal, it was literally a giant Peanut shaped chocolate, with custard, salted caramel and chocolate sauce. Over the top, fun and perfect for chocolate addicts.
First time impression? Love Hakassan’s service and atmosphere. I honestly can’t judge much about overall of the food with only a few dishes to share. But the experience was definitely rewarding and cathartic.
Alila Hotel, Lot 11, 25th Flr.
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Phone : 6281 2921 68001
Opening Hours :
Mon – Thur & Fri
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6 PM – 11 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 11:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM