Hiromi Nishimura opened the first Nishimura restaurant during 1985 in Hong Kong. A few years later, Nishimura expanded its business by offering franchise and management opportunities in China and Asia Pacific. Today, Nishimura also operates the Japanese restaurants at a number of Shangri-La and Traders hotels.
Within the group, Nishimura can be found at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing; Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou; Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian and Traders Fudu Hotel, Changzhou. In Indonesia, there is a Nishimura restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya, and the latest addition has just opened in Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
Nishimura brings a touch of freshness to Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. Not only serving traditional Japanese cuisine with authentic and imported ingredients, Nishimura also offers Japanese fusion delicacies to add a more contemporary taste for the delight of guests.
A number of fusion dishes can be found in Nishimura Jakarta’s Kaiseki Fusion Course Menu – a range of set menus covering appetiser, soup, sashimi, boiled dish, tempura dish, grilled dish, rice dish and dessert. There are also fusion appetisers such as Salmon Skin Cracker and Chicken Cracker, Lobster Miso Soup, Foagura Chawanmushi or Steamed Egg Custard with Foie Gras, and Broiled Spicy Salmon Roll.
In Japanese cuisine, cooking is not only about the taste, but it is also an art where food presentation is considered as important as a delicious taste. Nishimura continues this philosophy by serving its dishes in a way that pleases the eye as well as the taste buds.
Japanese Chef Hideki Chomei leads Nishimura at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. Chef Chomei specialises in kaiseki dishes or Japanese course menus. Different from Western culinary culture where a complete meal comprises appetiser, main course and dessert, Japanese kaiseki commonly contains eight courses – appetiser, soup, sashimi, nimono (boiled dish), yakimono (grilled dish), agemono (deep fried dish seperti tempura), main course (rice dish) and dessert. Nishimura serves a selection of set menu dishes in several categories from the Kaiseki Course Menu (in traditional and fusion selections), Dinner Set Menu and Teppanyaki Course.
Nishimura also serves a wide range of sushi and sashimi choices, from salmon, tuna, scallop, shrimp and squid to eel or unagi; sushi roll selections like Tuna Roll and Deep Fried Prawn Roll, to Nishimura Speciality Rolls such as Dragon Roll, California Roll, Salmon Skin Roll, Spider Roll and Broiled Spicy Salmon Roll.
Other Japanese dishes are available at Nishimura, including the hotpot selection, which is ideal to be shared by two, Teppanyaki à la carte choices, rice specialities, a selection of noodles (soba and udon), deep-fried and tempura dishes, grilled selections and vegetarian dishes.
Aside from the main dining room, Nishimura provides three types of private dining rooms: three tatami rooms (each accommodating up to eight people), three teppanyaki rooms (each accommodating up to 10 people) and two Western-style private rooms (each accommodating up to eight people). The sushi bar is available for those who seek privacy when enjoying their favourite meals.
Nishimura at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta opens daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and from 6 to 10.30 p.m. for dinner. For information and reservations, please call the hotel’s restaurant reservations centre at (62 21) 2939 9562 or click here.