Published on Saturday, 27 August 2011 14:17
Written by webmaster
Gahyo is among the best Korean restaurants in Jakarta, with two locations, in Sudirman (SCBD) and in Kelapa Gading. I only tried the first one, which I heard had a better reputation than the second. I arrived in the late afternoon and the restaurant was still empty. But by the time I left, it was starting to fill up with mostly Korean clients. On weekends, I would advise you to book in advance.
The decoration is rather basic, but it feels authentic. You have different sitting areas: Normal tables, tatami or private areas. Each table has its own ventilation system to avoid cooking smells.
Gahyo specializes in Korean barbeque, with some recommended specialties, among which the Teuk Yangyeum Galbi (Marinated boneless beef prime rib, Rp198,000++), that a famous expat magazine once voted the best dish in Jakarta.
I ordered Grilled Ox Tripe (Teuk Yang Gui, Rp155,000++) and Seolrungtang, a soup with beef and noodles. I was unhappy with that dish because I had asked for something with plenty of fresh vegetables, and I got the exact contrary. When I inquired about desserts later on, the waiter obviously didn't understand what I said but instead of trying to hear me, he nodded and left. This gave me the impression the service was a bit unprofessional.
|Teuk Yang Gui (Rp155,000++)
When you order meat in Gahyo, it is always grilled in front of you. The Ox Tripe was delicious, but the portion too small for its price. You have to take another dish at least if you want to be full. The Seolrungtang was a boring dish, without any flavours and I don't recommend it.
Overall: I was disappointed with Gahyo, especially after being told it was the best Korean restaurant in Jakarta. To be fair though, I don't think I've enjoyed a sample of their food large enough. For this reason, it is probably best visiting it with a group of friends and share a few dishes.
Everyday, from 10.30am to 11.00pm
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,
Kav 52-53 Lot 6, Kawasan Niaga Sudirman SCBD Sudirman, South Jakarta
Phone number +62-21 5289 7044
Fax: +62-21 5289 7541
Facebook: Gahyo Korean Food Also in Kelapa Gading:
Sport Mall KG Blok A 26-27 Jl. Raya Kelapa Nias HF3 Kelapa Gading
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