Did you know that when in the rest of the world, the word Sake refers to the Japanese fermented rice alcoholic beverage, did you know that in Japan, sake refers to all alcoholic drinks in general? including beer, wine, and liquor. In Japan, if you’re trying to ask for Sake, the word is Nihonsu, or translated as ‘Japanese Alcohol’. Here are our recommended places in Jakarta to enjoy your favorite cup, or bottle, of sake.
Sake+ is both a sake bar and izakaya that specializes in sushi, robatayaki, yakitori and chef’s omakase, a multi-course tasting menu prepared by the chef. The open kitchen bar area diners closer to the action inviting guests to watch their selected dishes being prepared using high-quality ingredients sourced fresh daily from around the world.
Jalan Senopati No. 54 RT. 007, RW. 005, Selong, Kebayoran Baru
Phone: (021) 7250002
2. Senju Omakase & Sake
Senju Omakase & Sake Bar focuses on high-quality Omakase menus and is armed with prominent sake collection reserved inside its decorative cold storage. Senju provides a dashing atmosphere with its warm-minimalist lighting, quirky ceiling decoration and a combination of blackwood furnishing.
Plaza Indonesia, Lantai 3, L3#119
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, Central Jakarta
Phone : +6221 2992 4222
A modern Japanese restaurant in SCBD area that offers authentic Japanese cuisine prepared with a modern accent, derived from seasonal produce and artisanal sourced ingredients. Beverages will include a variety of sake & wine selections by the bottle or by the glass. The bar will offer carefully selected specialty cocktails.
Fairground – SCBD Jl. Jend.Sudirman Kav. 52-53 LOT 14
A favorite of Japanese expats in Jakarta, Kaihomaru serves great quality sushi, sashimi and classic Japanese fare and a Sake bar.
City Walk Sudirman, Lt. 1 F No. 21, Jakarta
Jl. Melawai 6 No. 23, South Jakarta
Yellowfin Sake Bar & Kitchen provides a dedicated Sake shop with over 100 brands in the collection and continues to expand. The food speaks originality with complex ingredients, presented in a modern way, and the interior focuses on original village style Japanese design with modern lines.
Phone: +6217220394 +6281319518962
Hours: Sun – Thursday 11:00-01:00 • Friday – Saturday 11:00-02:00
6. Yoshi Izakaya
In Yoshi Izakaya, Japanese cuisine styles are beautifully interpreted with the freshest and finest ingredients flown in from Japan and the region. The menu is complemented by a sake list that will ensure that the finishing touches to a truly memorable dining experience are achieved.
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said kav. X-0 Kuningan, Jakarta 12950
Phone: (021) 5268080
7. URO Japanese Dining & Sake Bar
The URO is one of the casual restaurants and located on the ground level with the combination of JHL Solitaire style and harmonious dining experience with Japanese Concept. We take pride in cooking delicious traditional Japanese dishes including the “All You Can Eat Shabu” and Teppanyaki. The URO accommodates 80 guests in table setting and a perfect place to enjoy handcrafted Sushi Sashimi, homemade Tempura, and exquisite Udon. Relax in the cozy and intimate Japanese atmosphere with friends and family by enjoying your lunch or dinner with a delicious dish of Japanese freshly made Sushi Sashimi with a glass of Sake in a warmly quiet environment.
JHL Solotaire Gading Serpong
Jl. Gading Serpong Boulevard, Curug Sangereng, Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Banten 15810
Hours: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: (+6221) 39503000
Dive into the crux of modern style Japanese teppanyaki and a wide selection of sake at FŪJIN, Gunawarman Senopati. The very essence of FŪJIN is to apply traditional Japanese’s art of service, ‘omotenashi’ – where thoughtfulness, dedication, meticulous attention to details are key elements.
Jl. Gunawarman No.21, RT.4/RW.3, Selong, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 27513838
As the best Nikkei restaurant in Jakarta, Henshin certainly offers a wide selection of sake. Along with its large sake collection, the place also presents various cocktail creations made of some best sakes from Japan. Enjoy the lavishness of sake while overlooking the cityscape at its rooftop.
Level 67, 68, 69 The Westin Jakarta
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22, Jakarta
P: (+6221) 27887768
Japanese premium restaurant OKU at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa. OKU offers a modern take on Japanese dishes combined with traditional flair. Adjacent to the restaurant, the bar and lounge offer the same laid-back ambiance. It is here that diners head for relaxing pre-dinner cocktails or enjoy a post-dinner drink in a cool, jazzy and Zen-inspired setting. Stocked with a wide array of premium sake, whiskeys, and other spirits, it’s the perfect place for that post-work pick-me-up or an afternoon sip.
P: (+6221) 23583896
11. Kushi Musubi Sachi
Kushi Musubi doesn’t have the largest sake selection, but it surely has one of the best places to get an authentic Sake experience. Pair your sake or sochu with their selection of authentic Japanese street food and yakitori (skewered meat) as well as the traditional fares such as sushi, sashimi, agemono, tempura, teppan, otsumami and oshikuji.
Phone: (021) 25558673
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