Kitchenette - Senayan City

2/16/2014 Soya Yanagawa 1 Comments

I always admire how Ismaya Group packaged their F&B outlet. Their concept and attention to details really makes my jaw drop.

Founded in 2002, The Ismaya Group is a market leader in conceptualizing, developing and operating an exclusive yet diverse group of restaurants and bars in the region. Each of their establishments is unique and memorable. Their proven performance makes Ismaya Group to be a leader in building strong and everlasting lifestyle brands globally in the lifestyle & hospitality industry.

Ismaya Group's philosophy is to providing a distinctive concept in a unique location with an emphasis on excellent food, superior service, and genuine value. 

To find it more about Ismaya Group, you can read their company profile HERE.

Let us take a look at their Kitchenette Restaurant & Crêperie at Senayan City. Kitchenette's concept is to create a social space, in form of a restaurant/café that portrays the experience of dining inside a kitchen of a friend whose family members love to cook.

That is why I am not going to waste this opportunity to take pictures as much as I want, when I got there.

I really Love how they presented a kitchen atmosphere into their dining area. Their ample space is full of kitchen cabinet, kitchen equipments, and kitchen accessories, integrated with a bit of ‘structured messiness’. The space is also cozy, ‘homey’, and casual. It portrays the friendly atmosphere that you feel when entering a friend’s house/kitchen. This concept works throughout the day - from brunch and all throughout lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, to late night social drinks.

With wooden panel and antique tile, Kitchenette successfully bring the cozy and homey atmosphere. 

Kitchenette Restaurant & Crêperie were divided into 2 areas. For smoker customers you can sit on the outdoor area. Do not be afraid with the heat from the outside, Kitchenette provide a several ceiling fans so you still can feel a breeze and will not make you dehydrated.

I can imagine sitting there with my friends, eating our dinner, have a great moment chatting, while enjoying easy listening music from Kitchenette's audio.

Just like I said above, Ismaya Group is a very detail oriented! You can see how they decorate their outlet. Every space, every corner and every shelf, they have put a lot of interesting trinkets. Kitchenette successfully portrays the friendly atmosphere that you feel when entering a friend’s house/kitchen.

Kitchenette serves a diverse kind of dish. You can find Italian pastas, Spanish tapas, Japanese teriyaki, Indonesian Nasi goreng and many others. The most important thing on Kitchenette's dish is all of the dish that they served was handcrafted with organic buckwheat flour, natural ingredients and a dash of love. They also proudly use organic omega-3 eggs.

On this occasion, I just want to inform you about their upcoming new menus.

Baja Fried Fish Tacos  IDR 75,000
Baja Fried Fish Tacos with Avocado & Homemade Salsa

The prototypical fish taco originated in Baja California, Mexico, and the preparation referred to in this country as “Baja-style” is similar to what you might find on the Mexican peninsula. It usually involves deep-fried white-fleshed fish, shredded cabbage, and a creamy white sauce.

This colorful dish is screamed for its freshness. I really like its textures, so rich and diverse. The crunchiness from the fish and fresh vegetables was combined perfectly with Kitchenette's homemade salsa and avocado.

Chicken Dobladitas IDR 69,000
Shredded chicken flour tortillas with green chili sauce

The next dish on the appetizer list is Chicken Dobladitas. Two-folded tortilla with shredded chicken inside, accompanied with mayo and green chili sauce makes this chicken dobladitas is something that you cannot resist. This cute appetizer from Kitchenette is so rich with texture and flavor. I really love the chicken, so tender and juicy! With beautiful presentation and a flavor that fit with our tongue, Kitchenette is successfully bring this Mexican dish into restaurant quality.

Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles with Chilli Butter & Maple Syrup IDR 89,000

When I look at this dish for the first time, one thing that pops into my head was to taste this food as soon as possible. I really admire Kitchenette's braveness to exchange the carbohydrates with waffles.

The presentation of this dish is quite unique and deceiving. The ice-cream-look-a-like at the top of this dish actually was a chilly butter. The southern fried chicken was put between the waffles and served with BBQ sauce and maple syrup.

Actually I am not the biggest fan of this dish. I just thought that the sweetness from the maple syrup is overpowering the dish. I rather choose to taste the BBQ sauce a little bit stronger than the maple syrup.

The chicken was battered and then deep-fried, the battering adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior. I do really like the crisp and the crunchiness, but for a dark brownish coating chicken, the taste was a little bit too modest.

Grandma's Chicken Casserole with Creamy White Wine Sauce IDR 110,000

The next dish on the main menu list is Grandma's Chicken Casserole with Creamy White Wine Sauce. A casserole, from the French word for "saucepan", is a large, deep dish used both in the oven and as a serving vessel; The word is also used for the food cooked and served in such a vessel, with the cookware itself called a casserole dish or casserole pan.

The unique thing from this dish is they deep fried the chicken. So it gives a wonderful crisp and crust.

I do really like this dish, so creamy and delish. Love the richness of the textures from the chicken, carrot and zucchini. The savory creamy sauce taste so delicious, but I am struggling to find the white wine's taste.

Rocky Road “Flourless” Cake IDR 49,000

Why "Flourless"? A flourless cake is a type of cake made from aerated chocolate custard, flourless chocolate cake is also popular for gluten-free diets. Rocky Road is a type of dessert made up of milk chocolate and marshmallow, which is usually served in individual portions.

Kitchenette's rocky road was accompanied with vanilla ice cream and chocolate paste and caramel. Because this dessert doesn't use any flour, the texture is quite dense but moist and gooey. It taste marvelous when you eat it with the vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake 69k

Chocolate lava cake is a popular dessert that combines the elements of a flourless chocolate cake and a soufflé. On this cake, you can find the melting chocolate inside the firm cake's exterior.

Kitchenette's chocolate peanut butter lava cake was served on a cup and accompanied with a vanilla ice cream. I don't know, but I don't really like its textures. It taste good, but the texture is too liquid.


Rustic Chocolate Strawberry Cake IDR 59,000

For a slice of rustic chocolate strawberry cake, you will be indulged by its sweet and refreshing taste. Indeed, the chocolate cake was a little bit dry. But the strawberry cream makes it perfect. The combination between chocolate bitterness and strawberry sweetness, the sponge cake dryness and creamy moist is something that worth to try.

Homemade Italian Profiteroles IDR 49,000

A profiterole or choux à la crème is a French dessert choux pastry ball filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream. This is my most favorite dessert on Kitchenette. i really love the perfection that you can find on its textures and flavor. The sweetness is not overwhelming. Completed with the whipped cream, chocolate paste, caramel and choco powder, makes this dessert is something that you cannot ignore.

Chocolate Brownie IDR 45,000

I often to tell my friend that I don't like chocolate, I LOVE chocolate! I am so enthusiast to try this beverage. Actually, I do really like the chocolate taste and the dense texture from this beverage. But I have noticed that there is a weird aftertaste after I drink it. But eventually the weird aftertaste gradually decreased. So After a while, the weird aftertaste is already gone.

Strawberry Gingerbread 45,000

For strawberry lovers, you have to try this beverage. Kitchenette combined strawberry and gingerbread with perfection. It is not just the beautiful looks, but it has a warming and indulging aftertaste from the gingerbread.

Orange Creamsicle IDR 45,000

This one is my most favorite beverage that Kitchenette serves. The strong taste from the orange combined perfectly with the milk cream. The taste somehow is refreshing and delicious. Really adore this beverage.

Red Velvet IDR 45,000

For the last beverage, Kitchenette serves us with their Red Velvet. This sweet red velvet beverage has an unique flavor, there was a hint of savory, bitter and sourness. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with grated cheese, for you who have a red velvet addicted, this beverage is a must try!

The Maid’s Nasi Goreng with Spicy Seafood, Fried Egg and Chicken Satay IDR 85,000

This The Maid’s Nasi Goreng with Spicy Seafood, Fried Egg and Chicken Satay was ordered by one of the food blogger. Even though Kitchenette put "spicy" on its name, but for you who doesn't like spicy food, you can ask them not to give chili or something spicy.

Actually it is quite good! The nasi goreng was seasoned well and the satay is incredible. Too bad the portion is quite disappointing. Oh, They also serve it with fresh vegetables.

Charcoal Grilled Marinated Octopus with Spanish Paprika Potatoes IDR 90,000

Last but not least is Charcoal Grilled Marinated Octopus with Spanish Paprika Potatoes. You can smell the charcoal scent from this octopus. I really like the tender of the octopus that Kitchenette serves. It is really hard to cook the octopus, but Kitchenette has done it perfectly.

My fellow food-blogger told me that it was bland and tasteless, but what do you expect from octopus meat? I actually kinda love it. It taste perfectly complementing the octopus. They completely shows that the octopus indeed the champion on this dish.

Well, that is it folks. My experience when I go to Kitchenette with my fellow food blogger. Have a great day y'all and Godspeed.

Kitchenette Restaurant & Crêperie
Senayan City, Ground Fl.
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta

Phone: +62 21 2932 9250
Instagram: K1TCHENETTE

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing :)
    It's been awhile since my last visit to Kitchenette. Would love to try the Grilled Octopus some time!

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