The market for take out sushi in Jakarta is still an open bar. Besides niche Japanese supermarkets and Japanese-themed food court, Furuto Sushi has got to be one of the few that specializes in this field. Currently Furuto Sushi has one outlet at Kota Kasablanka, but rumor has it another outlet is going to open soon at Mal Kelapa Gading.
Although Furuto Sushi never claims to be focusing only on take out, the outline of the Kota Kasablanka outlet clearly says so. No more than 15 plastic chairs, not to mention most of the space is occupied by sushi display and sushi-making area. It is located in LG floor, neighboring other food stalls such as aROMA Gelato. Having said that, the less-than-perfect seating situation doesn’t stop customers from fighting for seats and staying long after their food is finished.
In general, the menu is pretty straightforward. The first display case is filled with individually-wrapped nigiri sushi and hand-roll sushi (temaki). The second display case near the cashier presents sushi sets, snacks like edamame and fresh fruits, as well as simple dessert—think Japanese cheese cake and pudding—on the far right corner. When feeling extra hungry, you can opt for one of the six available donburi. The great thing is there’s something for every level of hunger.
The assorted sushi set comes in numerous variations. The Mix Nigiri Set, for example, is filled with 6 pieces of sushi and costs IDR 49K. We’ve seen more affordable options when compared to the amount of food that you get, but Furuto Sushi is still pocket-friendly. As far as sushi set goes, the quality is also good. The sushi rice, in particular, deserves a shout-out for being nicely infused with vinegar. Just the way it should be.
Similar to other sushi take out places, remember that you have to pay additional fees for soy sauce (IDR 1K each) and chopsticks (IDR 500). Maybe you can bring your own chopsticks, save your money and the planet at the same time? Overall Furuto Sushi is everything you’d expect from a sushi take out place: decent quality, affordable, and available for purchase via ojek. Sushi every day? Why not!
P.S. Furuto Sushi is also featured in our 5 Affordable Japanese Food in Jakarta article.