[NEW SPOT] Japanese Cuisine Dinner at 3 Wise Monkeys

Not long ago I visited a recently open Japanese Restaurant and Bar, named 3 Wise Monkeys located around Jalan Suryo – Senopati, South Jakarta. The restaurant has a pretty cute symbol, where three wise monkeys are used as the logo of the restaurant. Its logo, and some monkeys with neon color that are hanging on the tree quite draws attention to everyone who pass by the Suryo street. As we all know, three wise monkeys represent something; see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. There are many possible meanings, but certainly, do not have any evil thoughts. Apart from that, they are originated in Japan. That’s why this restaurant focuses on various fusion Japanese food. This two-floor restaurant which just had a soft opening last October 2014 has an open concept space with a capacity of 100 people. On the first floor, we can find a sushi bar. While the first floor is for non-smoking area, upstairs we can find a sake bar and this area is in the smoking area.

3 Wise Monkeys Signboard by Myfunfoodiary Ambience First Floor at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary Kitchen Area at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary Smoking Area at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary Non Smoking Area at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

The combination of modern and traditional atmosphere of the interior looks pretty nice. Japan impression represented by some decorations of Japanese women, origami, and the three wise Monkey image. To accompany our dinner, we ordered some of their recommendation drinks. 3 Wise Monkeys have a few signature drinks, such as Sake Sangria, 3 Wise Monkeys Mudslide, and Young Yakuza. For non-alcoholic beverages, Kiwi Mocktail is a favorite and my recommendation. If you’re a coffee and alcohol lovers, do not forget to try the Espresso Saketini; a unique blend, fresh and light alcoholic between sake and espresso coffee that served cold.

Sake Sangria, IDR 125K

Sake sangria with fruity red wine taste and aromatic peach flavored. So fresh!

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Espresso Saketini, IDR 100K

A unique blend of sake, kahlua, vodka, and espresso coffee. A must try!

Espresso Saketini at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Kiwi Mocktail, IDR 45K

Fresh kiwi muddled with lemon juice, Monin kiwi shaken hard and charge with sprite.

Kiwi Mocktails at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

3 Wise Monkeys Restaurant presents a wide variety of Japanese food with high-quality standards, such as sushi, sashimi, Udon, tempura, and Kagoshima Wagyu beef. That night, we had a traditional Japanese set menu, called Kaiseki Set that consists of interesting small dishes, and for sure, all of them are so delicious!

Zensai (appetizer)

A nice combination of three menus consists of garlic pickles, seaweed salad and fresh avocado wrapped in fresh salmon complete with cucumber slices in it.

Zensai Appetizer at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary Zensai Appetizer at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary 02

Nimono (steam tofu)

Steamed Japanese tofu filled with a piece of eel (unagi), and edamame bean served with sliced mushroom sauce. The tofu has a very soft texture that instantly melts when eaten.

Kikazaru Tofu at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Agemono (fried dish)

Assorted deep-fried dishes that consist of large shrimp, vegetable tempura and fried sushi. Crunchy and delicious!

Tempura at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Mukozuke (Seasonal Sashimi)

Three kinds of seasonal sashimi, all of them are fresh and best eaten with soy sauce and with or without wasabi.

Fresh Sashimi at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Chawan Mushi

This was one of the best chawan mushi (savory egg custard) I’ve ever tasted. It’s very light, a little bit sweet, silky and smooth texture with a clean aftertaste. Sliced chicken, mushroom, ebi and edamame beans on top gives a complex and delicious flavor to it.

Chawan Mushi at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Tome-wan 

Tome-wan means the last meal before continuing to dessert. It can be rice, Udon, or ramen. So when the rice and miso soup are served, it means that’s the end of the kaiseki main course. For this one, they served us with gyutan (beef tongue) and house special salad, along with garlic rice and miso soup. I know beef tongue may not be a common dish, but surprisingly its really good! Juicy and flavorful. It felt like eating beef meat rather than tongue.

Yakimono at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Mizumono (dessert)

Last but not least, here’s the dessert. I’m not sure about the name, because the waiters also was not sure about it. However, the combination of sour flavor from the strawberries and sweet from the chocolate mousse complement each other.

Dessert at 3 Wise Monkeys by Myfunfoodiary

Kaiseki set menu available in two versions, IDR 350.000, -++ and IDR 550.000, -++. But other than Kaiseki, you can find lots of combo platter (ala carte) menu starts from IDR 59K++ (Set menu including soup, salad, and rice), Sushi Roll, Sashimi, Nigiri, Appetizer, Salad, Soup, Grilled options, and Desserts. Overall, we enjoyed all the food! 3 Wise Monkeys is a good option for those who are looking for a good fusion Japanese Food.

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3 Wise Monkeys Japanese Restaurant & Bar Jakarta
Jalan Suryo No. 26, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 021. 2912. 6528/ 021. 9630. 4795
Operating Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 – 23:00
Friday-Saturday: 11:00 – 01:00
Price Range: Rp 50.000,– – Rp. 100.000,-
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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