LEGEND OF NOODLE PANTAI INDAH KAPUK (PIK) - JAKARTA

Today marks the soft-opening of the Legend of Noodle in Pantai Indah Kapuk! Yes you Northies might not need to take the trip down to Senopati just to have their famous Jjajangmyeon.

Their outlet is located at the new clusters area right after you make a right turn from Burger King, you’re going to see this huge “Legend of Noodle” sign, especially during the night as it will shine.
It was packed for dinner time and I came with my beloved foodie friends to experience this new place and what they had in store. We were on the waiting list, but it didn’t take long for us to be escorted to our tables on the second floor, yes they have two stories here, the whole building could accomodate more people than the original branch in Senopati.

Here’s something I want to tell you guys, a short story.

So I was really bursting and wanted to go to the toilet, then after finishing and went back outside (we were still on the waiting list), I took a peek to their live kitchen and saw how they made the jjangmyun. I immediately told my friend, Natasha that I already had a bad feeling about this dinner, the jjangmyeon just looked sad and pale, it might sound very crazy to explain and I know I told you so many times that you shouldn’t judge something based on how it looks, but in certain cases you just have this sort of faith because you’re so used to have it on that default serving, and you know you'll end up believing your instinct.

There were only 8 available menus and they were printed on this paper table mat, but they will add in more options by time. I was sad to find out that their Haemul Sujaebi and Naengmyeon was not ready since I was craving for something soupy. The 8 available menus are Haemul Jjampong (IDR 80k – spicy noodle soup with seafood), Jjajangmyeon (IDR 55k – steamed noodle with blackbean paste and vegetables), Bokem Jjampong (IDR 150k – spicy noodle with seafood), Wang Don Katsu (IDR 70k – breaded pork cutlet with their special homemade sauce, jjampong soup and salad), Tangsuyuk (IDR 160k – fried pork/chicken served with sweet & sour sauce), Sichuan Tangsuyuk (IDR 170k – fried pork/chicken served with Sichuan style spicy sauce), Kanpunggi (IDR 250k – boneless fried chicken glazed in sweet garlic sauce), and Kanpung Saeu (IDR 250k – deep fried breaded shrimp glazed in sweet & spicy sauce).

We ordered three dishes to share: Tangsuyuk, Jjajangmyeon and Bokem Jjampong, and unfortunately none was impressive. My instinct was very right and we were utterly disappointed with the Jjajangmyeon as it was very different with the one in Senopati. The dish seemed like it was lacking sauce while the Senopati one was very generous and “black”, the noodle was just slightly overcooked, and I remember the one in Senopati had this generous pork chunks given and it’s almost none here, I don’t know if they apply different policy here as when I looked at their menu, there wasn’t any description on the menu about the pork chunks, but honestly man when you skip the pork chunks you know you’re going to disappoint a lot of people LOL.

Tangsuyuk – IDR 160k
Their Tangsuyuk was heavy on the batter but little on the meat and for me personally, I expected the sauce to really live up the flavor, but turns out the sauce was just mild, lacking that extra kick and sweet-sour characteristic, and for IDR 160k, it’s really not worth it.


Bokem Jjampong – IDR 160k

Their Bokem Jjampong was too spicy for my liking it burnt a little! The spiciness really overpowered the savory and tasty flavor, overall just made this dish to be underseasoned. We did add in a lotta soysauce to this dish to live up the flavor, however, I gotta give it to them for the generous seafood tho, although they REALLY need to pay attention to the clams as they forgot to clean the “hair”, don’t expect any picture!

Jjajangmyeon – IDR 55k
Just when you think the sauce was generous enough, you might probably haven’t been to the one in Senopati, actually the seasoning was quite okay, it’s just that the amount of thick black bean sauce will cover the whole noodle with sauce, and that should be the main idea!



I have been to many restaurants during their soft-opening, so I wasn’t expecting a service that’s out of the world good. They seemed like they were not really ready and needed to do better time management among the kitchen staffs and the waiters. The orders didn’t took us very long, but those small requests such as bowls, spoons and ice-cubes came on the third call, honestly, they came so late that we finished all the food already as we were very hungry.

I was left unsatisfied with my dinner, but again, it’s the soft-opening days, and to make the review fair, I need to make second or third visit to Legend of Noodle PIK, and normally that would take me 2-3 months from now. Price wise, it’s just slightly more expensive here, probably just 10-20k more expensive. Update will be posted, thank you for reading.

Legend of Noodle PIK
Jalan Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk

Dresscode: casual
Average spending for two: IDR 250k
Wifi: Yes


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