Sushi Hiro group just can’t stop with the surprises, can they? Following successful ventures like Sushi Hiro, Sushi Go and Santhai, now they’re adding Kanpai to the list, and I am pretty sure that they’re going to be a hit soon! Kanpai is located just few shops away from Sushi Hiro, both align at Rukan Garden House and should be easily noticeable from the eye-catching exterior and neon lights beaming through the glass! I think the name itself already gave you hint on the concept of this restaurant, yes it’s heavy on the Japanese vibe with Sumibiyaki, Izakaya Bar concept!
Freaky Thirsty – IDR 115k
Refreshing, rather bold with sweet faded aftertaste, it’s made from Irish Whiskey base, with mango, lemon and Sprite. I personally was really fond of this one.
Banzai Okonomiyaki – IDR 58k
Their Banzai Okonomiyaki was surprisingly good! I have never been the craziest fan of okonomiyaki in general but this one was good, generous with the filling, flavorful, saucy even though in terms of sizing, a tad smaller compared to the peers, but since this was meant as appetizer more than main course, it’s okay!
Tebasaki Age – IDR 55k
Crunchy, with moderate sweet and tangy sauce, good but not the most addicting.
Even though I am the conventional Takoyaki guy and would gladly opt for that anytime, this was a unique approach to Takoyaki, the shell was crunchy, the topping and sauce could be more generous tho.
Beef Yuzu Truffle Donburi
Chicken Nanban – IDR 85k
OMFG I fuckin love their Chicken Nanban and if I’m not mistaken, I think this was my favorite menu from the dinner that day, I don’t know whether I am utterly cheap towards Chicken Nanban as I easily fell for this no matter where I ate this, my current favorite is still the one from Izakaya Issei (but the restaurant no longer exist *sad*), but this was certainly on the good list of mine thanks to the perfectly cooked saucy chicken (anyway their style is the less crunchy kind compared to the ones that I had elsewhere), the generous mayo sauce and the twist: PESTO SAUCE! Matchmade in a plate man!
Super Kanpai – IDR 50k
Deep fried Inari sushi topped with beef floss, mayo, tobiko with cheese filling, it was quite a delight on each bite, talk about play of flavors!
Crazylicious Buta Ramen – IDR 90k
This was one of the most highlighted menus here in Kanpai, it’s similar to Sushi Hiro and Sushi Go’s dry ramen, only this time they’re using pork, which in a way, a better option to enhance the flavor, I got the defaultly spicy ramen, but still very tolerable as it wasn’t overwhelming, the minced pork was seasoned nicely that when you mix everything together it almost locks all the elements and flavor together, the noodle itself was on the proper state of cooking, not too soft and soggy but not too firm either.
Negitoro Avocado Baguette – IDR 80k
Another top favorite of mine! This dish consist of raw fatty tuna with avocado and ikura and you’re required to serve it with the thin cripsy baguette as the base (and additional texture), the tuna was so fresh, the ikura gave additional pop and hint of salty and it’s beauitful how the mashed avocado act as a neutralizer for everything, talk about texture, talk about flavor, this was delightful!
Tebasaki – IDR 22k, Kiss My Bomb – IDR 22k, Sexy Beef Shioyaki – IDR 35k
My favorite from the five served was the Sexy Beef Shioyaki for the tenderness and fresh-tangy yuzu dressing and Kiss My Bomb!