Salmon Mentaiko Inari IDR 35K
Normally I love my inari to be simple and even without any fillings, usually it already tastes good, thanks to the sweet and tasty skin. I tried the Salmon Mentaiko one and it was like another fusion sushi put inside the skin, very tasty and delicious. However, I think that good inari sushi means a super fat, stuffed skin and this one didn’t deliver as the rice wasn’t too much resulting in a lumpy inari sushi.
Yakiniku Bibimbab IDR 89K
A bed of Japanese rice with beef, egg, paprika, cooked on hot nabe bowl with yakiniku sauce. Another selection from Sushi Groove is the so-called bibimbab, which I find a bit ridiculous since their theme is Japanese, why do they have to include some Korean dishes here? The beef was okay in taste but not enough slices, cooked with egg and paprika, it was easily overkilled by the strong taste of paprika. Rice was kept warm thanks to the bowl and some parts can be a little burnt, which gives nice aroma and crunchiness. Not the best one definitely, but not totally bad.
Golden Gate Roll IDR 59K
Fresh salmon and avocado roll topped with fresh tuna. Always love salmon and avocado combination, and this one actually was much better because it was topped with decent tuna slices. Not much sauce involved, so we could taste the freshness of the ingredients to the max. Love it!
Beef Mozu Bibimbab IDR 89K
Thinly-cut beef slices cooking on a bed of sizzling fried rice topped with mozzarella cheese. This rice bowl was actually quite good, although tasted a bit bland, some chili powder and drop of soy sauce can do the trick. The beef was plain looking, not the prettiest thing ever, but it surprisingly was good. The mozzarella cheese was nicely melted on top of the beef and rice, gave a different western taste to the whole bowl.
Three Amigos IDR 55K
This fusion roll contains salmon, tuna, crab stick and seaweed as the main ingredients and it was actually very good combination. I don’t really like how fusion sushi in Indonesia are made when they are using too much sauces like mayonnaise or cream cheese, but in Sushi Groove, we have many options that don’t use those at all. This one is not an exception and I totally enjoyed the refreshing ingredients that they used.
Chicken Curry Udon IDR 69K
Whenever I have difficulties choosing what to eat in Japanese restaurants, usually I go for something curry because most all the time, curry dishes never fails, at least for me. This dish turned out so good, with nicely cooked udon: good texture, soft enough yet chewy, and the curry was bold and fragrant. Loved the seaweed on top too, gave extra crunchiness!
Scallop Yakimeshi IDR 55K
This had to be one of the most fascinating dishes that night because it just looked so right and beautiful in any angle (hard to take photos though, because of the plate). The fried rice was green in color, cooked with scallop bites and garlic, very delicious, indeed! There was also chopped garlic all over the rice, and I just loved the aroma! Served with dango and egg slices, this dish was totally a winner and although I wished they would somehow upgrade the portion, it’s still one of recommended dishes if you happen to visit this outlet.
Flying Fish Roll IDR 59K
Crunchy unagi roll topped with fresh tuna and inari in a sweet and spicy sauce. Again, another fusion roll with simplicity. Loved the crunches combined with the soft, fresh tuna; sauce was a bit spicy but gave a nice twist to the roll.