October 9th, 2016. It’s always happy to hear about new place. I knew that they will be a new restaurant in Central Park Mall. I kinda waited for them to inform me about the opening. One day, I got their email. Yaaaay, finally. And funny thing, Darius at the same time told me about this place. He really wanted to go there. So, why don’t we go there together? Gyoza Bar.
MIDTOWN GROUP is Proud to announce the opening of GYOZA BAR, a Modern Japanese Fusion specializing in Gyoza and Japanese style Cocktails – The first of its kind in Indonesia.
Located at Tribeca in Central Park Mall, GYOZA BAR was conceptualized by two best friends – Chef Sambas (MIDTOWN CORPORATE CHEF) and Chef Andy Ho (GYOZA BAR’s EXECUTIVE CHEF), both of whom have had more than 15 years of successful careers in various award winning restaurants in North America, such as À L’Os (Montreal), L’Atelier (Montreal), Morimoto (Philadelphia) and Yoshimoto (New Jersey).
It’s a unique place because they called it bar, but it’s more like a cheerful place. For me, Bar usually dark and mysterious. But this bar, is very cute with swing chair, colourful murals, adorable pillows, etc. Well, maybe, they wanna be different from any other bars. 🙂
GYOZA BAR aims to introduce the Japanese custom of pairing Japanese Whisky or Sake with Gyoza in an idealic, relaxing and homey setting. Our specialty and authentic Gyozas will include Mexican Spicy Chicken, Chicken Truffle, Salmon gyoza, Shrimp, Vegetarian and Classic Pork Gyoza, Modern Tamagoyaki and Comforting Made House of Sushi.
6 pcs gyoza mixed between pan grilled chicken gyoza and chicken truffle, topped with spicy mayo, mozzarella, jalapeno and tobiko
It’s one of the best gyoza I’ve ever tried. Soft and fluffy with a little hint of crispy texture. Full of flavour and very well-seasoned.
Tori Karaage 39k
Japanese style fried chicken
Tori Corn Pottage 29k
Creamy Japanese Chicken corn soup with green tea oil
Love it. It’s creamy, sweet and very thick. It’s maybe too thick and too creamy, but it’s okay for me. Served with fried breadstick, you should dip it into the soup while it’s hot. Delicious.
Pottage is a thick soup or stew made by boiling vegetables, grains, and, if available, meat or fish. It was a staple food from neolithic times to the Middle Ages.
Gyoza Bar Roll 85k
Shrimp tempura, cucumber, spicy aioli, scallions, avocado with mentai salmon on it
Everything with mentai is the best. So, should I say more? Crunchy texture. Not too big size, so you could swallow it without hesitation whether it will fit to your mouth or not hahahahaha. Recommended!
Aioli or aïoli is a Mediterranean sauce made of garlic and olive oil and, in some regions other emulsifiers such as egg.
Bao Bun 30k
Braised pork belly with our homemade bun
Fluffy bun with sweet pork belly. But I prefer they make it more interesting in the presentation.The pork belly is too small. Huft. Let’s make it bigger LOL. But, the taste was superb.
Sumo Salad 56k
Combine chicken with romaine lettuce, carrot, corn, cabbage and ginger soy dressing
Beef Kimchi Nabe 65k
Thin sliced beef hotpot with homemade kimchi
When I saw this one, I thought it will be super spicy. Turned out, it’s quite flavourless. I think it needed more spices. Too bad, because I put so much hope to this one. It’s really a promising dish. We told the chef, and he thanked us for being honest. He will review this dish later.
911 Yaki Soba 65k
Stirred ramen noodle with shrimp and little bit taste of hell
Super spicy. I tried a little bit, and gave up. Hahahahaha.
Spam Me Baked Rice 65k
Spam, cheese, corn, edamame, egg and rice
My most favourite. Tasty, savoury, delectable, heavenly, appetizing, luscious, and everything with the same meaning of delicious. Combination of spam, cheese, egg, rice. OMG! I was very happy. It will be on my list for my next visit. It was richly spiced and flavorful. Most recommended!
Silky Tofu 39k
Homemade almond flavoured tofu with caramel sauce
I thought it will be super smooth like a pudding. Turned out it’s like jelly. It’s good because it’s not super sweet. Very nice for someone who wanna reduce overly sweet dessert.
Black Sesame Bread Pudding 55k
Black gamma (sesame seeds) covered bread pudding
De-li-ci-ous. It’s not overly sweet. Perfect texture. We loved it!! The aroma of black sesame is addicting. The additional meringue was a genius touch. Yes, because I love meringue!! LOL! Super duper recommended!
Japanese Farmer 90k
Dry gin, Orange curacao, Earl Grey syrup, Orgeat syrup, Fresh lemon juice, Aromatic Bitter, Tonic
Love it. Gin and Tonic never failed me.
Orenji Cinnamon 40k
Charred orange, Strawberry fruit, Orange juice, Cinnamon syrup, Earl Grey syrup
It’s good but I prefer the Japanese Farmer. LOL.
Thank you Gyoza Bar. Congratulations for the opening.
Central Park Tribeca Ground Floor
Jl. Letjen. S. Parman No. 28
Tanjung Duren Selatan