Jakarta, Indonesia. Arasseo is named after a Korean word for ``I understand``. This gem of a bar has been able to charm the people of Jakarta through its new approach to Korean cuisine since its establishment in January 2015.
Arasseo refers a hang-out place in a different term: intimacy. To eat, drink and commune. The idea of this bar was born in the course of trying to describe those intimate times spent with friends when the conversation flows naturally, good food and drinks are participatory and the ambience represents a vibrant and warmth space.
To offer an alternative concept of enjoying different varieties of soju & good Korean food with a unique approach and to make the entertaining feels more natural are the main goals of Arasseo. The space where the bar is debuting permits a reinterpretation through Mediterranean lenses, instead of being purely Korean. It features contemporary brick walls that are all painted in white and also comprises of stone that is originated from highlands in Korea. Unpolished furniture with natural feel makes up most of the seating options and traditional fabric from Korea called ``Pojagi`` is also another element in Arasseo`s space.
The bar showcases authentic Korean flavors. Arasseo pays respect to the classics. It sticks to homemade Korean recipes and offers shareable portions served in multiple courses, allowing you to enjoy each of its glorious arrays of spicy, stir fry and steamy dishes blazing hot out of the kitchen. The food here is as close as you can get to springtime in the park, starting with its Jap Chae, Korean style sweet potato noodles, and Useol, grilled beef tongue with rice balls. It does not stop there, as the chef also wants you to pay a good attention to dishes like Cheese Chicken, sizzling chicken bulgogi with homemade sauce and mozzarella cheese, and Yukhoe, traditional beef tartare with homemade dressing. These might seem unusual to the traditional Korean cuisine, but these two were certainly met with ``why didn`t we think of that first?`` facepalm.
Soju to Korea is what Sake is to Japan, and what Vodka is to Russia. While soju is traditionally consumed straight, here at Arasseo, fruits are blended with soju and served in slushy form, all presented in a ceramic jug. Another renowned Korean cocktail that is also showcased at Arasseo is the infused Rice Wine, commonly known as Makgeolli. Having recently become popular again in Korea, it is made from a mixture of fermented rice, wheat and water. It has a mild and slightly tangy flavor that makes it a perfect pair to the flavor-bursting Korean meals.
Here at Arasseo, the drink masters focuses on the sweetest taste lift of the beverage by infusing the drink with a range of fruit flavors from mango and peach to melon and bubblegum. Arasseo, located at Jalan Senopati 6 in the heart of Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, serves dinner from Monday to Sunday, 6 pm to 12 am. It will be open for lunch from 11 am onwards starting March 1st 2015. For reservations or more information, please call 021 27510187.
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Jl. Senopati No.16 ,Jakarta 12110 (patokannya PAO-PAO)
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|Sun||11:00 - 18:00|