Amidst the diverse array of restaurants spanning various cuisines, finding a truly rare gem such as a Greek restaurant can be a delightful challenge. While Greek cuisine may not be as prevalent as other culinary offerings in Jakarta, the allure of Greek cuisine promises to transport diners on a gastronomic journey to the sun-kissed shores of Greece, offering a taste of Mediterranean flavours.
Yialos Grill & Souvlaki - Jakarta's Premier Greek Mediterranean Dining Experience
Nestled within the vibrant Senopati area of Jakarta, lies a culinary gem that has captured the hearts and palates of diners seeking an authentic taste of Greece and the Mediterranean. Yialos Grill & Souvlaki stands proudly as the premier Greek-Mediterranean restaurant in Jakarta.
Yialos in Greek means "shore" or "beach." It often refers to a place's coastal area or waterfront, such as a seaside promenade or harbour. And, Yialos Grill & Souvlaki evokes images of a seaside setting or a place offering Greek cuisine, especially with a focus on seafood and meat-based dishes. Diners can expect flavourful meals made from the finest and freshest ingredients.
While the iconic imagery of white and blue colours often associated with Greece, particularly Santorini, is widely recognized, Greek culture and cuisine extend far beyond this visual aesthetic. In this different case, Yialos Grill & Souvlaki exudes a warm ambiance. It is enveloped by the cosy and homey atmosphere of a traditional Greek taverna nestled along the shoreline. This depiction resonates with Greek dining experiences, where conviviality and hearty, flavorful dishes take the center table for sharing and savouring a variety of flavorful dishes.
The vibrant Watermelon Salad (Karpouzi Salata) presents a refreshing start to any meal. Succulent watermelon cubes offer a burst of sweetness, beautifully complemented by the creamy saltiness of feta cheese. Fragrant mint leaves lend a refreshing herbal note, and the indulgent touch of truffle balsamic glaze delicately drizzled over the vibrant medley.
For the savoury starter, Spanakopita Loveboat introduces a creative twist on traditional Greek flavours. This innovative dish features a baked Greek pizza-style crust as the vessel, providing a satisfyingly crispy base. Then, it is topped generously with a vibrant spinach and quattro formaggi medley. Each bite delivers a harmonious wonder of creamy cheeses and earthy spinach.
Halloumi Saganaki is perfectly pan-fried halloumi to golden perfection. The halloumi retains its distinctive squeaky texture while boasting a crispy exterior. The crowning touch of honey lemon sauce imparts a delicate sweetness and citrusy zing.
Veggie or Beef Moussaka is a delight that reimagines the classic Greek dish with a flavorful twist. Layers of tender eggplant and potato are skillfully interwoven with creamy mozzarella cheese. What sets this rendition apart is the rich ragout from veggie or beef, which infuses each bite with depth and complexity. We bet you just can't stop digging in when the first bite commences.
Another of Yialos Grill & Souvlaki's mainstay dishes is Lamb Souvlaki. Crafted from succulent, marinated premium Australian lamb gyro, the meat is encased in soft pita bread and adorned with crisp lettuce, juicy tomato slices, and zesty onions. What truly elevates this souvlaki to a league of its own is the creamy tzatziki sauce that envelops each mouthful, imparting a refreshing tang and a burst of herbaceous freshness.
When it's time for a heavier meal, indulge in a feast fit for a Greek god with Meat Platter (Mix Grill), a delectable assortment of grilled delights that features a mouthwatering ensemble, starting with succulent grilled marinated chicken, boasting tender meat infused with aromatic herbs and spices, the savoury richness of lamb gyro that is thinly sliced and perfectly seasoned to perfection, followed by the aromatic lamb kofta, each bite bursting with the robust flavours of the Mediterranean.
Complementing these savoury delights is a vibrant salad, paired with pillowy soft pita bread and the aromatic Yialos Fragrant Rice. There is more to fully experience the finest dish to share. An array of delectable condiments, including creamy Tzatziki, tangy Mustard Aioli, and zesty Chimichurri become the perfect accompaniment to enhance the flavours.
If you're a seafood enthusiast, Grilled Octopus (Chtapodi Sti Schara) with a secret house dressing is an absolute must-try. This dish tantalizes the taste buds with tender, charred octopus that is expertly grilled to perfection, achieving a delicate balance between succulence and smokiness. What sets this dish apart is the enigmatic house dressing, a carefully crafted blend of secret ingredients that elevates the flavour profile to new heights.
Another culinary excellence comes from Spalomprizola, also known as Ribeye Steak. Fashioned from a generous 300 grams of premium Angus ribeye boasting a marbling score of 4, this succulent masterpiece is a mouthwatering melt-in-your-mouth experience with every bite. The portion is accompanied by a vibrant side salad and crispy fries. But the true pièce de résistance lies in the indulgent mushroom sauce, what a rich and velvety accompaniment.
During the month of love, celebrate love with Yialos Grill & Souvlaki's special Double Date Delights, a Valentine's package crafted for four! Delight in a culinary journey filled with romance and flavour as you savour each moment together. Here's what's included in the package. The tender and juicy Ribeye Steak offers a melt-in-your-mouth experience that will surely impress lovebirds. Yialos Meat Platter offers a delightful assortment of premium meats, perfect for sharing and adding a touch of luxury to your romantic evening. Pink Hummus, a creamy and flavorful hummus made by adding a special touch of beetroot to elevate the classic dip to new heights of romance. And then the superstar Cheesy Vodka Rose Mafalda which features mafalda pasta smothered in a decadent of pink sauce, mozzarella, and vodka. It's so exquisite!
The package is also accompanied by the aromatic Garlic Pita Bread to complement your meal. To end the meal with a sweet note, Molten Heart Cake can be your ideal closure. This irresistible molten heart-shaped chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce is a divine treat with luscious lava chocolate inside that oozes out with every decadent bite.
Priced at IDR 340.000++ per person, the Double Date Delights package offers an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates the magic of love. It's available until the end of February to create cherished memories with your special someone.
Yialos Grill & Souvlaki's special Valentine's Day cocktails are crafted with a blend of sophistication and charm. These exquisite libations are a delightful fusion to celebrate your romantic experience.
Sip and savour The Gentleman as you toast to love and romance this Valentine's Day. With its delightful combination of charms and effervescent sparkle, The Gentleman is crafted from gin, orange juice, lemoncillo, passion fruit syrup and spumante. Couple the sublime cocktail with another special The Ladies, a delightful concoction crafted from vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, lemon juice, and sparkling rose wine.
All the special Valentine's Day cocktails are priced at IDR 130,000 ++, so raise a glass and indulge in the enchanting evening with your significant other.
Yialos Grill & Souvlaki
Jl. Cikatomas 1 No. 26, Jakarta 12180
Phone: +62 811 8507799