Right here is one of the Jakarta's most recognized seafood restaurant, award winning Layar Seafood needs no introduction. Just opened years ago and gain unstoppable crowd every single day. Offering the wide array of deliciously tantalizing dishes such as Salted Egg Squid and Hong Kong Steam Groupa that comes in tasteful settings and fresh presentation is what to expect from them. Even all the menus are wallet friendly and affordable. Such the hottest deal in town.
Tucked away in West Jakarta as a magnificent culinary destination in the capital, this space own a generous space that capable of handling 100+ people at the same time. Guests can bring along their family, colleagues or even business partner for a satisfying meal here. As you enter the dining area, the minimalist table settings and warm vibes would be visible followed by quick service all the time. It only takes 15 minutes until your food is ready. However, since the venue would be packed with the long queue on weekend, reservation is necessary.
You must start the meal with their Cumi Goreng Tepung (IDR 58.5K / S$ 5.85) or known as Fried Calamari. A perfectly cooked squid coated with thick layer of crunch and served with a side of chili. The chewiness of that protein is exceptional followed by the right crispiness level of it. Since the portion is not that big, usually people share this menu with 2 - 3 people max. If you are a big group, better order 2 portion directly for time-saving.
Moving into the crowd favorite called Kepiting Soka Lada Garam (IDR 76K / S$ 7.60). Golden pieces of soft shell crab encased in a thick deep-fried crust and seasoned using salt and pepper. Once you bite it, there would be a fine crunch sensation followed by the juiciness of that meat. Paired this with a couple of steam rice, then your meal is perfect. Kindly ask the staff for availability since this menu is easy to sold out.
Layar Seafood also is known for its Gurami Asam Manis (IDR 77K / S$ 7.70). The freshly cooked groupa bathed in rich sweet and sour sauce results in robust flavor. Crispy, moist and tasty absolutely there. For the best experience, make sure to have this while it warm. Even 5 pieces for each individual would never be enough.
Entering the popular entree called Udang Telur Asin (IDR 63.5K / S$ 6.35). Since the hype of salted egg dishes has spread across the globe, Layar Seafood has created their own signature creation in that class. The succulent prawn bathed in rich salted egg sauce would never go wrong. Such a comforting meal. Especially when it goes hand-in-hand with steam rice.
Cumi Telur Asin (IDR 63.5K / S$ 6.35) also deliver a good flavor and decent texture all the time. If you feel fried calamari is too banal, this menu can be the option. A thick layer of salted egg sauce is the key point here while the crispiness of that battered squid also interesting. Chewy and unbelievably flavourful. Do order this and see how people react after try this, for sure happy face would be there.
To perfected your dining experience, a side of veggies is necessary. Just order a plate of Tauge Ikan Asin (IDR 31K / S$ 3.10) that certainly simple and delicious. Pour some chili for extra flavor.
Then, for the beverage, be sure to try Es Jeruk Manis Murni (IDR 29K / S$ 2.90), a refreshing glass of orange juice that certainly made from scratch or Es Teh Manis (IDR 11K / S$ 1.10) as a local delicacy. Both is all time favorite here. Unless, you are an alcoholic drink junker, some cold Heineken Beer (IDR 73K / S$ 7.30) also available.
Reputation never lies. Serves the wide array of seafood menus that has been set in remarkable flavor and presentation is great for any occasions. Perhaps, this is what to expect from Layar Seafood. Especially each menu comes at affordable prices and each individual can afford this. One of the best restaurant in Jakarta for sure.
Jl. Pesanggrahan Raya No. 80, Puri Indah
Nearest area: Puri Indah, Kedoya, West Jakarta
RSVP: (+62) 21 58 907 223 / (+62) 21 58 907 224
11.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
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