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July 2, 2014 | JAKARTA, Japanese & Korean Cuisine, South Jakarta, With Pork


Back in February, I visited a restaurant called The ORI at Lotte Shopping Avenue. Not long after that, I saw the place was closed, so I didn’t post this review. But several weeks ago, when we went to Lotte Avenue for dinner, I noticed that the place has reopened, so I decided to share that review.

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The ORI Smoke Barbeque Bistro is a Korean restaurant specializing in Korean smoked duck barbeque. That day, we went to Lotte Avenue solely to try that. The interior is quite interesting, dimly lit with nicely designed entrance, the seating area is devided into two sections: smoking section at the back of the restaurant and non-smoking section at the front with raised tatami-floored table. So long story short, we ordered ORI Bossam (smoked duck with vegetables and fresh bossam kimchi) 190K. After that the banchan (반찬;) arrived. Not too many varieties but adequate, though nothing stood out taste-wise. The Ori Bossam came with a very nice presentation, just like what they showed in the menu book. Accompanied with three types of sauces and a small plate of kimchi. It tasted really good. The meat was sucullent, flavorful. I wrapped the meat with the lettuce, garlic & chili slice, and topped it with a dollop of sauce. I’ve forgotten what kind of sauces they served, but I remembered that they complemented the meat well.

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Overall it was a nice dining experience, the price was a bit on the high side, but it was worth it. I hope we can be here again to try their other delicacies.

The ORI Smoke Barbeque Bistro
Lotte Shopping Avenue 3rd Flr
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav 3-5 Karet
Kuningan, South Jakarta
ph. +62(21) 29889398

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