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“Very disappointing experience”
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Ranked #729 of 7,856 Restaurants in Jakarta
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Setiabudi
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very disappointing experience”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Went there for a corporate dinner and the menu has been selected by the committee ... I didn't have any problem with that. So we all sat at our respective tables, nice setting, good ambiance, nice background music - looked like a perfect setting.

There was a rolled paper with ribbon, containing available dishes to choose from (just like on a flight) : appetizers, main course and desserts. One of my mates at the table was not familiar with the menu and asked a server to explain it to her, the server had this "long" face and bored expression and replied in an off-hand manner. It really bothered me, we didn't want to be "sucked-up" - but at least he could have shown a little courtesy, couldn't he ??

Thank God not all of the servers had this attitude - we're only unfortunate to have him at our table! Anyways, when we tried to choose our desserts there were 3 choices of : cream brulee, tiramisu and sesame ice cream. So, we ordered one each and came the response from the server that the sesame ice cream was not available, and had not been available for weeks he elaborated. Helloooo .... then why did you put it on the menu? So we revised the order into 2 cream brulee and 1 tiramisu. When the order came, we looked at 2 familiar cream brulee and one *green-thingy* in a clear glass. We asked our server what it was and he replied "you ordered tiramisu, right ? That's tiramisu" - oh my .... all of my life, the tiramisu am familiar with is the ones with coffee-rum-drenched cake layered with mascarpone. So ..... my colleague asked wonderingly why was it green. Haughtily our server replied: that's our signature green-tea tiramisu , that's what we serve here and no other tiramisu. Really!!!....... couldn't you just put a little effort on your customized little menu and wrote: green-tea tiramisu instead ? Coz not everybody is green-tea lovers ..derr .....

I think everybody would think twice about recommending this place to others - especially if you have to pay over-priced meals with sh***t treatment,

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank forrestfern
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Gilbert, AZ
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food, great entertainment”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

The food was fairly decent for Japanese food, but the service was less than stellar. As in most Indonesian restaurants, the staff are extremely slow - expect as much as 10-15 minutes to be served a beer in the restaurant area, even with no other tables seated.

The bar was great fun, however - people at Blowfish dress to impress, and the DJ was spinning some great tunes the one night I went. Recommended for a good night out!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Cameron R
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Food!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

their Fusion Sushi is great!
had fish, soup and sushi, and all were done to perfection.
really good food all around - highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
Thank Flashpacker_Dubai
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant, Annoying Bar”
Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Blowfish the restaurant is a good place to eat if you've never been clubbing there the previous night(s). The food is good, nothing too extraordinary, but everything tasted good.

The service was slightly subpar. Our order came out longer than expected and we had to ask for the bill several times.

The bar was a different experience all together. They didn't play as many new songs as they did older songs and the place is almost always packed in the weekend, which is good for the bar, but annoying to the customers trying to find some space to dance. The bartenders, however, were very friendly and treated me even better after some tip.

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1 Thank Smilelaughread
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very nice Japanese food in Tendean”
Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

This is a very good option to eat a very nice Japanese food on the business district.
The sashimi and sushi are very good.
I recommend to try the Salmon Lovers Bento.

Thank Corbellini
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