It wasn’t on our plan to dine at Tokyo Connection at Bandung Indah Plaza even though it was connected from our hotel, Hotel Aryaduta. By plan of providence, we ended up dinning at the shopping mall which was the most convenient option as it was rainning.
Despite an Indonesian colleague highly recommended Tokyo Connection, I never plan for it as there are many more exciting option to be explored.
The entire design gave off the modern British interior vibes with both cushy sofa seats and normal dinning tables.
As it is a Japanese restaurant, the offerings on the menu are Ramen, Don and Sushi. Nothing surprising.
Kick-start our dinner with Soft Crab Kaarage (IDR 35k). It was within our expectation.
As it was raining, a bowl of hot piping Ebi Tempura Ramen (IDR 35k) was best for the cold rainy weather. A pity it was full of disappointment. Nothing come close to the authenticity of the true Japanese Ramen. It was very much like a bowl of Instant noodle.
Next the Yaki Udon (IDR 45k) was equally unsatisfying. Taste was flat with only saltiness.
Lastly, the Original Beef Teriyaki (IDR 35k), another disheartening dish. It is very much an Indonesian adapted dish. Tokyo Connection did not use the Japanese short grain rice.
We got 2 hot drinks Ocha Hot (IDR 12k) & Hot Chocolate (IDR 24k).
If you are expecting to savour authentic Japanese dishes at Tokyo Connection, you will be disappointed. Nothing come close. It is very much Japanese dishes interpreted in Indonesian culture.
Lt. 1 (Jl. Merdeka No. 56), Bandung Indah Plaza, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Daily 1000 to 2200
By Car, Taxi or Uber