Saturday, June 13, 2015

KITCHENETTE - Central Park Jakarta

As I said yesterday on the post of Pizza E Birra. Today I will review the neighbor of it, KITCHENETTE.

Little info of it. They are both in the same group named Ismaya Group which focus on hospitality (restaurants). There are still many the others, the reviews will come out about the other members of Ismaya Group (hope so lol).

Since it's stood beside Pizza E Birra, the place have almost the same atmosphere.

The differences are KITCHENETTE serves many type of foods (pasta, fish dishes, etc) while Pizza E Birra focuses on pizza.

Here's the restaurant's appearance

In my visiting that time, I was coming with quite a few people, so the orders were quite many too 

The place was crowded and luckily we only need to wait for couple minutes to get our table and during our visiting, there was a DJ there to play some mashup songs, maybe that's why it was crowded. The songs were great too ! Sometimes, there are some live band playing too :D

We spent some times on the menu and we ordered these.

Description :
Battered John Dory Fish Fillet
Sauteed Garlic Spinach,
Roasted Potatoes
Mediterranean Sauce

As I said in the posts before, most of my order would be a fish dish cause I like fish very much. Here's one right now.

The fish was cooked to perfect and didn't smell fishy at all. Really delicious ! All the food in the plate was seasoned beautifully and yummy. The Spinach was creamy and even didn't taste bitter.

There was sauteed  string beans on it too and it really tasted good too ! Overall, all the ingredients on the plate really fit my taste buds.

Rate : 8.5 / 10

Description :
Half Roasted Chicken
Garlic Butter Sauce
Creamy Potato Gratin

Next, the chicken.

When I tasted the chicken, at first, I thought the breast part would be difficult to eat or even cut because by the look, it was quite meaty. But when I ate it, it didn't taste like what I had thought, the chicken meat was so moist and delicious. The seasoning was perfect.

The potato gratin, it was quite hard to slice. We thought it was a pineapple but when we tried to cut it and tasted. It was potato. Not really delicious though.

Rate : 7.5 / 10

Dish's Name :
Fish n Chips

Fish and Chips. What do you guys think ? "Ahh.. It all tastes the same, fish dipped  in floor and fried to brown color".

Let me tell you this. This KITCHENETTE's Fish and Chips is the best that I had tried among other restaurants' (in my opinion). Want to know why ?


You like fried chicken ?

What if it tasted like one ?

This one was ! The fish fried with the seasoned flour tasted really delicious. I might finish 2 of it. Wanna bet ? LOL..... The fish really tasted the best, my dish even lost its power when compared with this dish. The meat was moist and flavorful. Even the chips, the fries were delicious too. I guessed it was all because of the ingredients the chefs used.

Rate : 8.5 / 10

Description :
Baked Truffle Macaroni & Cheese
Turkey Bacon

This dish. Well, it tasted usual. Nothing quite special to review.

It tasted good and creamy.

If you're not a cheese lover, don't try to eat this alone. You won't finish it (my friend's suggestion).

Rate : 7.0 / 10



We saw on the menu written "Sweet Crepes" with the name mostly girls's name and we were curious of it, so we ordered couple desserts to end our dinner that night.

Dish's Name :
Description :
Roasted Banana
Vanilla Pods, Butter Caramel Sauce
Vanilla Ice Cream

The crepe was so delicious ! I MEANT IT ! The crepe was thin yet when you ate it....... Sorry I can't describe it anymore. It really tasted good LOL..

Our co-author actually ordered this one, but I ate some of his to try how it tasted.

At first, both of us were asking to each other whether any of us wanted the banana (both didn't like banana lol), but when he tried the banana. He said "Hey, it's delicious ! I'm gonna eat them B-)". After he said it, I took a piece of the banana and ate it.

The taste ? Since I didn't like banana. I'm just gonna say that the banana was great ! It tasted sweet and moist. 

Rate : 7.5 / 10

Dish's Name :
Description :
Creamy Cheese Cake
Oreo Cookie Crumbles
Chocolate Sauce

This was mine :D

The crepe tasted like the one above. Not gonna rewrite it again LOL.

The cheese cake tasted good. It had a little sweet and salty taste, but when I ate it with the oreo and crepe. It's really the best.

ANOTHER SUGGESTION : Not a cheese lover, don't eat this alone. Even I'm a cheese lover, after finish eating this, my stomach was bloated -_-

Rate : 7.0 / 10

Last but not least....

Dish's Name :
Nutella Mousse Cake

This dessert was the best out of the best from my other one above.

At first, I asked the waiter of what's the favorite dessert there. He answered this as this cake was newcomers. So I ordered one.

Despite I didn't like any kinds of nuts, I tried it cause I was craving for cake when I saw some of them were displayed beside the cashier.

First bite..... It tasted HEAVEN.... I didn't taste any nuts ! Pure chocolate, and chocolate mousse with the whipped cream above. The waiter lied maybe ? Because on the menu it was written a nutella cake. Well, nutella is made from hazelnut, but hey, it's nutella, everybody likes them including me who hates nut pretty much.

Just a few bites and I had finished the whole slice, except one. The lower layer where the cake stood. I didn't know what it was, it looked like a cracker. I tried it.

When I tasted it, I know it must be the nut because the nut smell was so strong in my mouth. Argh...... I might need to eat this alone I thought :|. Fortunately, my friend wanted it so I gave it to him to eat with the cake :)

Truth to be told, I wanted to order another slice again since it really tasted so good. The reason I didn't do it was because of the price. In my opinion, the price for a slice of this cake was too expensive. (Saying it was expensive, but I might buy the whole cake for my birthday LOL)

Rate : 9 / 10

Overall, this restaurant is really worth to visit. Not only once, but many times cause the food it serves are all good and affordable.

Rate for KITCHENETTE : 8.5 / 10


Location :
Central Park,
Tribeca Park
Jl. Letjen S. Parman
Tanjung Duren