Explore the taste of a rare find: cuisine in Jakarta’s highest restaurant

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(left) On the 67th floor, it is a bar & lounge has views of Jakartas’ skyscrapers. (right) Enjoying snacks as well and cocktail with city skylights view at night, providing a fabulous experience at the Henshin bar & lounge. (photo: IO/Aldo)

IO, Jakarta – Enjoying mealtime with a panoramic view of city skyscrapers is a fine dining experience, especially at Jakarta’s highest restaurant. A clear vision over the horizon without any obstacles interfering with your sight is the best part. Situated in one of the capital’s tallest hotels, Henshin at The Westin Jakarta in Kuningan will give you a different experience from other rooftop bars in Jakarta. Henshin is a multi-level and multi-dimensional culinary destination which will tantalize the guests with spectacular city views whilst enjoying Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.

Upon arriving at the hotel lobby, visitors will be directed to a specially designated lift, that will carry them straight to the 67th floor. Open since July 2017, Henshin perches on the top three levels of The Westin Jakarta and focuses on offering three experiences: lounge & bar on the 67th floor and fine-dining restaurant on 68th and 69th floors. If you are interested in visiting Henshin, make sure you arrive just in time ahead of the sundown to delight your body and mind away from busy daily activities while catching the city twilight. The simplicity of Japanese wooden-style design with contemporary display dominating the interior creates a warm and intimate feeling, as well as decorative floors and vibrant carpeting that provide elegant accents for the entire bar.

Stepping up to the 68th floor, this fine-dining room offers an open kitchen concept that allows the chef to interact with guests through an intimate setting. Guests are free to choose the appetizers kind before savoring a wide range of signature dishes such as Ceviche Classico, a fresh lemon-flavored sea bass with typical Peruvian chilli; as well as other specialties such as Henshin roll comprised of foie gras, fried prawns, spicy crab, unagi and avocado served with typical Japanese-Indonesian sambal.

Another floor up, Henshin provides a private dining area consisting of two exclusive rooms available to accommodate 20 guests in the bigger chamber and 12 for smaller private events. Each floor level has a multifunction room and a banquet area for meetings, gatherings, or corporate events. Serving a typical Nikkei cuisine, kitchen crews are headed directly by Chef Hajime Kasuga, a Japanese-born chef and the third generation of Japanese Peruvian. He eagerly promotes Nikkei dishes to Indonesia with his fellow team from Latin America.

“Here, guests can enjoy the exquisite Ceviches specialties, delicate Tiraditos, simple fresh sushi and sashimi, added with cocktails which exclusively made by Henshin mixologist,” said Executive Chef of Henshin, Hajime Kasuga.

“The characteristic of the Nikkei’s flavor is more on its seasonings, showy and refreshing, because they are basically possessed with a fresh taste of lemon juice and a spicy sensation,” said Hajime.

Ahead of your way to experience Henshin’s best delicacies, various prices range from Rp250,000++ for a meal in the lounge & bar, to Rp300,000++ for the restaurant. As a place that offers a magnificent view and serves rare-find cuisines, Henshin Restaurant earns the highest recommendation from Independent Observer as an ideal weekend destination for you to exploit new heights of fine-dining experience with family or relatives.

(Muhammad Akbar)