I mean, what kind of review? what for? I can't anyway, since there really is nothing much to write about the New Abuba..
Yes of course siih, they do have this fancy new building which is located right across Ikan Bakar Cianjur, Cipete.
the menu? it's still the same, a one-sided laminated sheet of size A4 menu. steaks list on the upper part, drinks on the bottom, and that's just all. no additional menu, no fancy2 drinks, nothing out of the ordinary compared to their old menu list. they are even stingy enough to actually keep their old beef cuts posters hanging by the (new) walls.
the steak options were also podo'-podo' wae: sirloin - tenderloin; their version of local and NZ, lamb chop, grilled salmon, etc.. everything they've already served way back when they're still grilling in the old ABUBA yang ampe berasep2 ke tengah jalan itu. oh yeah. ada wagyu sih (if that'd count as new)
Ohya, one thing about Abuba dining-experience is; they have this extensive pilihan of seasoning that you can add-up to your serving plate. whether it's the bbq sauce, the-very-friendly-to-our-tongue sambel abc, heinz' something sauce, pepper, tabasco, etc2 bahkan gw ampe gak inget.. klo di itung-itung, at the end of the day we are liking the New Abuba, milady and I. with parking that large, Abuba membuka diri ke lebih byk orang, dan of course jd less-ngerepotin buat traffic jl. cipete. The tables? wew- yang gw liat aja nomernya sampe 57 gituh, itupun di belakangnya masih ada space guedde banget kayak di pesantren (soalnya temboknya ubin warna ijo. norak banget dah)
So personally I think it's great that ABUBA rejuvenate themselves, the image, the building, the everything; they even have branches in Kelapa Gading etc now. The building was somewhat still up-to-date (walau architecturally rada gak puguh), and even without any air-conditioning by their front lounge, I've found it was still acceptable since they're compensating it with a very good interior ideas & finishing (Yes, mr./ms.-Abuba's-interior-designer, I did notice the details on the pillars and the ceiling). Also, the old posters and the original menu came to be a classic thingamajigs that I value most off of their barbecuing spirit originality.
If they still have more money I hope they'd keep the old Abuba (place) intact, still grilling, but limiting it's customer to their tablecount and serves dine-in only. you know, -though economically might be very inefficient- just for the sake of 'ol times..
~Overall, Thumbs up for Abuba!
ulang tahun yah, sayang..
PS: oh yeah; the toilet was clean & sophisticated. themes almost like QSmokehouse only larger and more mirrors. a 8,5 out of 10. ~I think black is the new trend for Restaurant's toilets these days.
so much for NOT doing review, hehehe