January 27th, 2012
BLOWFISH holds an acclaimed status within the Jakarta nightlife scene as one of the outstanding venues in the city. Combining a stunning contemporary design with an innovative, modern Japanese sushi cuisine, BLOWFISH evokes an intriguing and luxurious atmosphere of indulgence and pleasure. Located in the “lifestyle” zone of a prestigious office tower development in the heart of Jakarta’s CBD, BLOWFISH is the venue of choice for the young affluent generation of Jakarta residents looking for an evening of stylish dining, and then later in the adjoining Lounge- an exuberant clubbing experience in the striking, glamorous environment created by the modern, edgy Japanese design. The Lounge features both local and international guest DJs, with RNB being the most played music style.
BLOWFISH is owned and operated by the same group behind other mega-popular Jakarta venues including the famous DRAGONFLY night club, and SOCIAL HOUSE.
Circular booths at the front section of the restaurant
BLOWFISH is accessed through the ground floor of the City Plaza building at the rear of Wisma Mulia. A front reception counter takes care of both BLOWFISH and the adjacent lounge venue PURO. The sleek, minimalist entrance leads into the main restaurant space- a long “L” shaped room with circular booths at the front of the room, and a long row of tables lining the wall further into the room. Dark polished timber flooring, contrasts with the rich timber furnishings and carved wood wall panelling. The feature ” bamboo” wall that extends the entire length of the room casts a subdued red glow throughout the space creating a warm seductive atmosphere. The signature, oversize timber abacus, feature as space dividers and further evoke the Oriental theme of the interiors. At the far end of the room- an exquisite, lighted onyx sushi counter extends in front of the semi-open kitchen. Further seating at tables and a private room complete this section.
The eminently stylish, Japanese themed design, evokes an intriguing and luxurious atmosphere of sophisticated dining and pleasure.
Restaurant tables- looking towards entrance
The sushi counter with lighted onyx
Semi-private section at rear of the restaurant
The Drinks menu at BLOWFISH features a large selection of Cocktails, as well as a comprehensive selection of premium spirits- with special bottle promotions on selected brands of whisky, vodka and cognac. The Wine List features vintage Red and White wines from the premier global wine districts, and selections of vintage and N/V champagnes and sparkling wines.
The Cocktails are highlighted by “BLOWFISH Signatures” such as Geisha Martini; Mango Crush; Pear Creme Truffle and Finger Licking Tiramisu. Other cocktail specialties include “Stick Drinks” such as Cuban Mojito; Mandarin Press; and Sashima Snow Kitten. And “Fancy Martinis”- Lychee Martini; French Kiss; and Tokyo Fling.
TROPICAL PEACH- vanila infused vodka, peach liqueur, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice and peach syrup
HONEYDEW COOLER– Absolut vodka, banana liqueur, honey infused honeydew, coconut, fresh lime and simple syrup
FINGER LICKING TIRAMISU- Baileys, espresso, mascarpone, vanila cream, chocolate hazelnut, served with shortbread
The innovative Japanese cuisine created at BLOWFISH is the creation of Executive Chef Hugo Adrian. Originally from Spain, he developed his passion for modern Japanese sushi cuisine whilst working in Japanese restaurants in California. Blending Western ingredients with the traditional style and methods of sushi cuisine, he has created at BLOWFISH an innovative assemblage of dishes that provides a memorable culinary experience.
The menu features a large selection of the restaurant specialties- Sushi Rolls and “T’wisted Nigiri” (which are all flame seared and finished with salt and citrus.) Other menu items include Small Plates of appetizers; Kamameshi– rice casserole dish with meat, fish and/or vegetables cooked in a traditional iron kettle; Kitchen Mains– with beef, chicken, salmon teriyaki, tempura sets, beef sukiyaki etc; and Ramen- Udon- Soba– noodle dishes.
DRAGON ROLL- Shrimp tempura roll with sushi rice, topped with unagi and avocado
YAMAMOTO ROLL- Salmon, Foie Gras, crab meat, rolled with chopped shrimp and sauted with butter, topped with angry mayo and tobiko
HOTATE & FOIE GRAS NIGIRI– sauted Hotate and foir gras topped with caramelised apple
Section of the main bar at the Lounge
The Lounge area at BLOWFISH is a large space that seamlessly flows off from the restaurant entrance. The modern Japanese inspired design draws on elements of traditional Japan- with rows of illuminated large sake barrels a feature display behind the bar, and the extensive use of an Oriental palette of red and golden tones. The feeling is luxurious, with a dark sensuality and edginess. A stunning overhead mural of a “yakuza” tattooed female back references an element of mystery and intrigue. The Lounge holds regular special events, which are publicised through the BLOWFISH Facebook Page.
The Lounge- main interior space, with DJ booth, lighted bench tables and lounge seating
Bar in the main Lounge room- with lighted sake barrel display
The ceiling of the Lounge features a stunning photographic mural
BLOWFISH- Kitchen & Bar
Address: Ground Floor,City Plaza at Wisma Mulia, Jln Jend. Gatot Subroto no.42, Jakarta 12710. Indonesia
Reservations: + 62.21.5297 1234
Opening Hours: Kitchen
Monday to Thursday 11:30 am ~ 02:30 pm and 6:30 pm ~ 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am ~ 02:30 pm and 6:30 pm ~ 11:00pm
Saturday 06:30 pm ~ 11:00 pm
Wednesday to Saturday 09:00 pm ~ 03:00 am
Dress Code: Smart casual attire strictly enforced
Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/blowfishjakarta