Sushi has been a popular choice for locals especially because it very much resembles what Indonesians eat regularly, rice with something else as company. And nowadays, although there are so many Japanese and local restaurants serving various kind of sushi, finding a good sushi place with affordable price sometimes can be a bit tricky. I’ve found some affordable (or even cheap) ones in Jakarta, with super bad quality ingredients and teeny-weeny sizes, so I usually stick to the mainstream ones.
Last week or earlier, I went to this recently-opened shopping mall in Bintaro called Bintaro Jaya Xchange Mall, and when looking for a dinner, I decided to stop by this sushi place named Haikara Sushi. The outlet was still new during my visit, but they already have other outlets spread around South Jakarta (Barito) and some other areas. The place is not big but they have both indoor and outdoor seating areas, with the sushi counter in the middle. The tables are small and chairs aren’t the most comfortable ones, but at least they do the job. XD
Menu varies from sushi and sashimi (both original and fusion), ramen and udon, rice menu, and also some kids bento. Prices are very affordable to the point of cheap in term of sushi, starting from IDR 10K to 60K only! And we thought we couldn’t expect too much about the taste, size, or the quality, but boy, we were wrong! We ordered quite a lot and along the way we couldn’t help but ordering more and more, LOL! It’s not that kind of incredibly delicious sushi but for their prices, those were amazingly good, honest.
|Korokke IDR 12K|
|Salmon Gunkan IDR 12K|
|Salmon Maki IDR 14K|
|Salmon Sushi IDR 15K|
|Hana Sashimi IDR 39K|
|Unagi Sushi IDR 35K|
|Sushi Moriawase A IDR 60K|
|Volcano Roll IDR 20K|
|Salmon Skin Maki IDR 14K|
|Spicy Tomoko IDR 23K|
|Wakame Maki IDR 20K|
|Neko Bento IDR 23K|
|Bento Set B IDR 35K
Rice + Gindara Teriyaki + Fried Chicken Wing + Stir-fry veggie + Salad
|Tori Katsu Ju IDR 24K
Great portion with decent seasoned chicken and egg!
|Yakimeshi Salmon IDR 22K|
|Yakimeshi Salmon – underneath the rice, it was a fried egg|
|Crunchy Salmon Roll IDR 24K|
|Fried Tuna Roll IDR 24K|
|Salmon Spicy Green Roll IDR 18K|
Overall, we think that Haikara Sushi serves decent sushi and other Japanese food in general. The main highlight is that their prices are so cheap that some of them don’t even make sense to me, in a good way I will definitely come back and hopefully the quality doesn’t degrade as time goes by!
*All prices are subject to 5% service charge & 10% government tax
** The Food Escape team are not paid whatsoever for writing this post.