It is safe to say that there’s nothing remotely resembling the feeling of discovering new place to eat and hang out. To escape the hustle and bustle of our hectic lifestyle.
Pantja name has an ethnic ring to it, it’s derived from Sankrit with the meaning “Five”(senses). It just opened for lunch recently after only serving dinner for the past few months of it’s debut. Like many restaurants in Senopati area, this one also provides Valet service for parking.
The two floors brick building has an aesthetic feeling about it. Reminded me of the brownstones buildings we often find in Brooklyn,NYC. Lovely and rustic.
The inside was surprisingly cramp. What the room lacked in size they more than made up for in furnishing. The seats were comfy and classy. The second floor’s suited for bigger party and lounge, sadly I didn’t get to see the upper floor.
The lunch menu was limited but looks impressive.
Sashimi Salad (IDR 245.000): Thinly sliced Hamachi fish and salad with Ponzu dressing. Freshly prepared, good fl
Bucatini (IDR 155.000): Pipe-like fresh pasta that you can sink your teeth into, worked wondrously with Pork Tesa (Pork Ragu sauce), Soft egg and Pecorino cheese. Deliciousness overload!
Lobster Roll (IDR 225.000): Soft freshly baked bread, tasty lobster filling, really wish they put more of those to be honest.
Galbi Jjim (IDR 550.000): This Korean style dish wasn’t really on the lunch menu, but you can ask the chef if they are available. Succulent, strong flavored beef ribs with large bowl of rice and kimchi on the side.
Medjool Date (IDR 75.000): Sticky toffee pudding with Vanilla Ice cream, Orange marmalade and Smoked salt. Nicely prepared, gooey and unapologetically sweet.
Pantja has put itself ahead of one of the best list new restaurants for me personally. Although it’s pricey, the quality and unconventional menu speaks for itself. Let’s wait and see what else they have to offer.
Jl. Senopati No.37
Senopati, South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 521 3010
Mon, Wed, Thur & Sun 11 AM – 1 AM
Tue 11 AM – 5 AM
Fri & Sat 11 AM – 2 AM