Wednesday, January 4, 2017


When it comes to Japanese food, I am kinda picky. I don't mind having all those fresh sashimis, high quality grilled meat, but sometimes I just have to have sushi rolls to indulge my palate. As you know, Japanese food in Pantai Indah Kapuk area is getting serious. Sushi Hiro, Sushi Sen, Tajima, they all have those good quality of Japanese food and I am quite pleased with them. One addition to Japanese food at PIK won't hurt though. Here comes Akatama. 

Akatama has ita clean white decoration delivering the luxurious modern ambiance. The atmosphere somehow is too glamorous for PIK avenue, kinda intimidating, telling us that they're serious in this industry. It's quite spacious with bunch of sofas on the corner. The staffs are friendly as well. Good start. 
Welcoming you with miso soup for each person on the table. So thoughful, aren't they?


A fresh start to my palate! Fresh lettuces, cuts of carrot, and fresh salmon sashimi with roasted sesame dressing, if I'm not mistaken. Love the combination of it all. Too bad the portion is way too small for a salad-sucker like me.


I have this grilled mushrooms, chicken wings, beefs, and grilled chicken. Everything is good and tender. I love the sweet seasoning that wraps all the skewers. The chicken and beef are also tender and really enjoyable. I even ask for additional portion of their mushroom.

Tasty bowl with tenderly cooked beef, sprinkled with fried onion on top. Portion is quite generous. This one can be your choice when you want something comforting and play safe.

Eight big chunk of sushi rolls with layers of salmon, tempura and crunchies inside. Love the combination of it all. I also love how they maintain the authenticity by only giving small amount of mayo.


My kind of favorite sushi roll! Fresh and tasty unagi on top, crunchy tempura inside, delicious Japanese rice. Love how the combination of it all meet my palate. Again, they do not give overwhelming sauce on the sushi roll, so that the original flavor is still right on point.

Tasty crunchy ebi, veggies, sweet potatoes dipped in light tempura sauce. I do enjoy it, but I prefer to have more intense sauce of tempura.

Overall Akatama at PIK Avenue is quite enjoyable. Selection of menus are quite vary, delicious sushi, fresh sashimis, and tasty skewers. I love the ambiance so much I can spend hours here. The thing is, the portion is quite small but I do understand they want to keep it affordable. So best of luck for you!

PIK Avenue, Ground Floor unit E5
Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
Opening Hours : 10am-10pm

Best regards,
Jessica Christy Limanjaya

Monday, January 2, 2017


Writing for this one-day-old coffee shop in Puri Indah area, West Jakarta. I am happy to announce that another coffee shop is popping up around my neighborhood: CALIBRATE coffee specialist. 
So I know about Calibrate from my friend who's a fan of coffee, living in my neighborhood too. As you know coffee shop in West Jakarta is limited in quantity: Simetri, Say Something, Crematology, and Koultura. I can't be any happier to give it a try.  Lucky me, today is the first day they open for public.

Among the Jakarta heat, Calibrate offer a very good ambiance with its rustic and grayish atmosphere. I never knew blue and gray could be a good combination until I see theirs. I can say that I love the spacious coffee shop, the friendly barista (turns out I met him once at Turning Point and He Brews), the instagenic wall. They're still improving here and there during this month so to reach a perfect grand opening next month.

Don't you just love the ambiance they have?


Recommended by the barista, I have the Market Lane beans. I have to say I like this cup of latte. The consistency is on point, layers of milk and espresso blend in a really good way, complementing each other. This one may be my favorite cup of latte around my neighborhood at the moment.
I also have their flat white, which is very pleasing too. The mixture of steamed milk and espresso are waking me up, nudging every cells on my brain to be productive.
While their mocha is pretty enjoyable too, coffee and chocolate are very balance, both are there without any domination on one side.

Keep the coffee as your friend.

Overall I am satisfied with everything Calibrate has on their first day. I am looking forward to try their brunch menu, which is gonna be ready around their grand opening week. For now they're just serving croissant on the display. I can see Calibrate can be the next 'it' spot in Puri Indah neighborhood, Best of luck for you!

jl. Puri Kembangan, 9EF, 2nd floor. (aligned with Simetri Coffee Roaster and Mie Aloy Puri)
West Jakarta

Best regards,
Jessica Christy Limanjaya