Blessed with a countless number of Japanese restaurants to choose from in the city means privilege. But it also means we have to be extra selective, depending on what we are craving and seeking. Aoki is most famous for their shabu-shabu cooked in a paper bowl. The last time I was here, I also had their dry sukiyaki, which I loved!
At Aoki, the top foods I’d recommend are, variably and not in any particular order, the shabu-shabu, dry sukiyaki, crab hand roll wrapped in soy wrap, and Japanese spaghetti. Off the top of my head that’s what I recall but do ask the servers for specific recommendations–you’ll find more selections not yet mentioned here.
I wanted something simple and familiar so I opted for the Chicken Teriyaki. I was expecting a wetter dish, so it was just okay, although the meal as a whole was decent and well put together. My favorite Chicken Teriyaki is by far still the one at Keyaki.
One commendable thing about Aoki is that the food is consistently well-made and feels clean. Although it’s probably not a restaurant I’d frequent everyday, it’s on my list when I’m craving something tasty but somewhat healthier and for sure when I’m wanting something warm and soupy, and for more special occasions. Expect to spend in the range of 150-500K per person or more, depending on the order. Enjoy!
Tofu in savory miso sauce topped with scallion and salted fish
Unagi Sake Maki
Avocado / Unagi / Salmon Sashimi / Asparagus / Tobiko / Soy Wrap
–Try their crab asoy wrap hand roll as well!
Waka Zen (Chicken Teriyaki)
Fried Breaded Chicken / Mashed Potatoes / Fish Floss / Miso Soup / Rice
Thinly sliced US Beef / Veggie Mix / Miso Soup / Fish Floss / Rice
Spaghetti / Mushrooms / Seaweed
Jl. Mahakam I No 6
Blok M, Jakarta Selatan
Gran Mahakam Hotel Basement Level
T. (021) 7209966
Lunch: 12 PM – 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6 PM – 11:30 PM