Omakase-Style Restaurants in Jakarta
Japanese food is a cult favorite. From Ramen to Sushi and Gyudon, there is just an endless variety to choose from. But have you ever heard about omakase-style dining? Originating from Japan, omakase-style means we leave it up to the chef to make whatever specialty dishes they want for us, allowing them to utilize their creative freedom on giving customers an unforgettable dining experience. With that said, there is no fixed menu available. Therefore don’t be surprised that when you visit an Omakase-style restaurant as the food you were served last week is not the same/unavailable right now. Finding authentic Omakase-style restaurants in Jakarta might be a bit tough, but we’re here to help you.
Here are our recommendations on 5 authentic omakase-style restaurants in Jakarta that you need to check out:
Nestled under Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, OKU is one of the best Japanese omakase-style restaurants in Jakarta. Led by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa (a.k.a Chef Kaz), OKU has an omakase-style dining service with a unique twist. OKU proves its quality by only serving the best and authentic Japanese menus. All their seafood is sent twice a week all the way from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, which makes the tastes of the dishes from OKU very fresh and authentic. The atmosphere at OKU helps you relax so that you enjoy one of the best Japanese cuisines in town.
Japanese food with great taste and zen ambiance. Went to OKU for my birthday dinner, and I really love the foods.– A sample review in Zomato
Address: Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310.
Social Media: @okujakarta
Contact: +6221 23583896
Price: Starting from Rp1.300.000 / person`
Opening hours: 12.00 – 15.00; 18.00 – 22.30 (Monday to Sunday)
All the way from Japan, this omakase-style restaurant is now available at Grand Indonesia shopping center, Jakarta. Tatemukai, a famous omakase-style restaurant that is led by Chef Tate-san, who will present authentic Japanese specialties that will surprise you. The menu served is very diverse, ranging from sushi, wagyu beef, seared salmon, and many more. And keep in mind that all food that is served to you will be a surprise because this is omakase-style dining!
Came here for dinner on a wednesday evening. Place is very quiet, maybe around 8 people present including us. Omakase dinner was good, i think it was better last time. Liked the foie gras toto sashimi, botan ebi, scallop and especially lobster was very good. Service is great.– A sample review in Zomato
Address: Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Fashion District 3A No.02, Jalan MH.Thamrin No.1, Menteng, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310.
Social Media: @tatemukaijkt
Contact: +6221 23581807
Price: Starting from Rp2.600.000 / person
Opening hours: 10:30 – 22.00 (Monday to Sunday)
3. Sushi Ichi
Experience the authentic taste of Japan through omakase-style dining at Sushi Ichi, the famed Michelin – starred Tokyo restaurant in Jakarta led by Chef Masakazu Ishibashi. Nestled under Pullman Hotel Jakarta, Sushi Ichi has the most outstanding service out of all the Japanese restaurants in town. Sushi Ichi is the only Japanese restaurant that gets its fish every single day all the way from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan, so there is no need to doubt the freshness of the food here. This restaurant is closed every Monday because the Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Sundays, and keep in mind that this restaurant is by reservation only. So make sure you make a reservation first!
The food is so fresh and amazing! Maybe the only place in Jakarta where I can taste fresh wasabi right after the fruit shredded. Chef Jun Nagano was friendly and considerate. He asked me whether I want more rice in the sushi or not. Awesome! A true 5 stars restaurant with 5 stars service and servings.– A sample review in Zomato
Address: Pullman Hotel, 2nd floor, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 59, Gondangdia, Menteng, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350.
Contact: +6221 39835850
Price: Starting from Rp2.800.000 / person
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 – 14.00
Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 16.00 – 21.30
4. Senju Omakase
Located inside Plaza Indonesia, Central Jakarta, Senju Omakase is a Japanese restaurant with varied menus such as teppanyaki, donburi, sashimi, sushi, and Omakase-style. Here you can order omakase service, and sit at a long marble table while watching the chef mastering your dishes while you guess what kind of sweet surprise will be served by the chef for you. The omakase course ranging from appetizer, assorted sashimi and sushi, cooked dishes, soup, and dessert will fill your tummy right away!
High-quality Japanese restaurant, nice ambient, fresh n creative blend of sushi, crunchy yet soft tempura, amazing prawn teppanyaki.– A sample review in Zomato
Address: Plaza Indonesia, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350.
Social Media: @senju_omakase
Contact: +6221 29924567
Price: Starting from Rp1.200.000 / person
Opening hours: 11.00 – 22.00 (Monday to Sunday)
5. 71st Omakase
71st Omakase is one of Jakarta’s hidden gems. Located in Cikajang, Senopati, South Jakarta, many people say it’s a little bit hard to find this restaurant because it doesn’t look like a typical restaurant. But once you enter, the cozy ambiance welcomes you and prepares you for an authentic Japanese dining experience. The founder of this omakase-style restaurant actually first opened this branch in New York, at 71st Street Queens to be exact. Not getting an advanced visa to stay longer and continue their business there, they decided to return to Indonesia. And finally, they opened the 71st Omakase restaurant in Cikajang, Senopati.
Omakase-style dining at 71st brings authentic Japanese flavors through the sweet surprises served by the chef, which, of course, will amaze you beyond words. This restaurant provides both omakase-style and a la carte service. For omakase-style dining, you need to reserve at least one day before your dining date.
A delightful 12-course dining experience with heavenly food in legit every single bites! It might looks small but on the 6th course my tummy feels like its gonna explode and its barely halfway done!– A sample review in Zomato
Address: Jl. Cikajang No.68, RT.13/RW.6, Petogogan, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170.
Social Media: @71stomakase
Contact: +62 857-7071-7171 (Call and WhatsApp)
Price: Starting from Rp900.000 / person
Opening hours: 18.00 – 22.30 (Monday to Sunday)
There you have it, 5 omakase-style restaurants in Jakarta that you can try!