Flavor Updates: Luscious Lobsters (Nishimura, Shangri-La Jakarta)

Lobsters, langoustines, yabbies, and name it whatever you like but bottom line is that they’re all delicious crustaceans! An interesting yet indulging initiative is currently being introduced for a very limited amount of time at Nishimura as the eminent Japanese restaurant of Shangri-La Jakarta. Yup, it’s all about lobsters a la Japonés dishes, ladies and gents!

Lobster Sashimi
Lobster Sashimi

To note, it was my very first encounter with a live lobster made into sashimi. While it was pretty terrifying, even for me, to see its remaining faint moves, but I decided to honor the lobster by savoring it while served fresh. Well, it was one interesting experience of a lifetime for me although I will consider whether I would like to relive the moment again. Don’t mind me for that. 😀

Grilled Lobster
Grilled Lobster

On the other hand, I considered the grilled version as the best part of my lunch there. It was sweet, but was made to be both fulfilling and appetizing all the way, while also possessed a very Japanese taste thanks to the miso paste alongside the garlic.

Also, another majestic part of the lunch was the very flavorful miso shiru made from the lobster I had before for the sashimi. Now, this is definitely the very part where I want to relive again and again in the future!

Lobster Kamameshi
Lobster Kamameshi
Salmon, Tuna, and Kanpachi Sashimi
Salmon, Tuna, and Kanpachi Sashimi

Great additions that came afterwards were the classic kamameshi with lobster meat, which was a real treat for everyone, and a refreshing magic spell from salmon, tuna, and kanpachi made also into sashimi.

It’s always a pleasure to meet the homey Nishimura and the duo Chefs Chomei and Shingo’s tantalizing Japanese cuisine creations. Next time, his creations will be somewhere around Roasted Bonito with Vegetable Salad to Grilled Wagyu Beef Steak with Demiglace Sauce, and the “Turf and Sea” Spicy Miso Soup in Hot Pot. Sounds good!

Limited time promotion only (until September 29, 2013)


Not halal-certified
Some menu suitable for vegetarians

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta – Kota BNI – Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta – Indonesia
T: +62.21.2939.9580

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.30 am – 2 pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 10.30 pm


Pricing: IDR 300,000 – IDR 500,000 / person



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