Restaurants Review

October 02, 2012

Due to lack of free time, this is just a quick review of a few of the restaurants that I have visited. I'll write what I ordered if I still remember, and post pictures that I took. Will update frequently, so bookmark this!
*Note that these are all my honest opinions and all the prices are Indonesian Rupiah. Example: Tea(20) means Rp.20.000.
$-cheap, $$-affordable, $$$-moderate, $$$$-expensive, $$$$$-real expensive.

The newest rooftop restaurant by Ismaya Group. It's in the 56th floor of Menara BCA. The food was okay. Love the scenery though.

See more pictures here:
Menara BCA - 56th Floor
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 2358 6996
Twitter: SKYE 56

2. Asia
Located in Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuningan. Went here 2 times and doesn't like the food. Little variety of food.
Ritz Carlton Hotel
Jl. DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav.E.1.1 no.1
Mega Kuningan
Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 2551 8888
Fax: +62 21 2551 8889

3. The Cafe
Located in Mulia Hotel. Love the food. Love all the food except the weird drinks :P. The desserts are all delicious too! Been here for about 5 times.

The Cafe
Mulia Hotel
Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan
Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 5747777
Fax: +62 21 5747888

4. Orient 8
Located in Mulia Hotel. The place has a nice design, great for taking pictures. Asian and French food. Little variety of food. I went here 3 times already for birthday parties.
Orient 8
Mulia Hotel
Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan
Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
Phone: (62-21) 5753278

5. Edogin
It's a Japanese restaurant located in Mulia Hotel. Very nice place. Good food. The sushi, teppanyaki, and tempura are so yummy!
Mulia Hotel
Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan
Jakarta 10270, IndonesiaPhone: (62-21) 5753274, 5747777

6. Lucy In The Sky
Located in Fairground, rooftop garden concept. Bad service. When I came there's only like 3-4 employees and so hard to call them. The food took so long too. But I like the fact that some of the ingredients for some food are self-grown.
Lucy In The Sky
Kawasan Central Business District
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Lot.14
Kav 52-53, Jakarta Selatan
Indonesia, 12190
Phone: 021-515 2308
Office: 021-515 2309

7. Otel Lobby
Located near to Epicentrum Mall, a hotel's lobby concept. When I first entered the restaurant it really looked like a hotel's lobby. Love the atmosphere, warm lightning and the decor! The food was superbly delicious too, although a bit pricey. The steak was delicious although the portion is so small. The appetizers were great too! Ordered Braised Wagyu Shank(145), Beef Wellington(145), Rib eye(175), Organic Beef Tenderloin(145), Otel Fries with 3 dipping sauce(35), Wagyu cheese burger roll(45), Toblerone puff(35), Chocolate Souffle(35), Chamomile Tea(20), and Lemon Honey Ginger(20).
Otel Lobby
Jl.Epicentrum Tengah
southgate entrance
the Annex Building of Bakrie Tower - Kuningan
Jakarta Selatan 12940

8. Loewy
Went here on my birthday. Love the place, the food was great. Tried few dishes. Didn't like the food that I ordered but love the food that my friends ordered. We ordered Chicken Wellington(75), British Beef Curry(75), Tenderloin Steak(285), Sakura Sakura Tea(25), Earl Grey Tea(25), Classic creme brûlée(40), Fruit Tart(25).

Oakwood Condiminions
Lingkar Mega Kuningan
Jakarta, 12950
Telephone:  +62-21- 2554 2378

9. Playground
Located in Plaza Indonesia Mall. This place is always crowded. Love the playground concept, the swing seat, the. The foods are delicious too. Went here quite often with friends. Love the pasta and the bill's place is so cute it's like a book with a piece of paper(bill) inside.
Plaza Indonesia
Jalan Mohammad Husni Thamrin Kav 28 -30
Jakarta, Indonesia

10. Bluegrass
Located near Otel Lobby(Epicentrum). Delicious food, love the decor! The walls are made from rocks, the lights are not light(dark) gives us a warm feeling. Went here with my family and we ordered Caesar Salad(70), Baby back ribs original(195), Grilled Sirloin(195), Big daddy(500), Baby back ribs bbq(195), Lychee Ice Tea(25), The haka(40), Bluegrass sunrise(40), Bluegrass lychee bread pudding(60), and Devil's food cake(55).
Kompleks Rasuna Epicentrum
Jalan HR Rasuna Said
Jl. Epicentrum Tengah
Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan
Phone number: +62-21 2994 1660

11. Pesto
Pesto is an Italian Restaurant located in UOB near Grand Indonesia mall. Went here with a friend of mine for lunch. Love the decoration, the seating spot that we picked was great too since we can see the city view from the window beside us.
ANZ Square, UG Floor  
The Podium, Thamrin Nine  
Jl. Thamrin No. 10, Central Jakarta
Phone Number: +62-21 299 37320

12. Bistro Baron
Baron Bistro is a French restaurant located in Plaza Indonesia next to Kitchenette. Went here for about 3 times with my friends. Great for hangout and chit-chat with friends. Love the place since the place is a copy of a chic Parisian bistro.

Bistro Baron
Plaza Indonesia Extension
Level 1, Unit E20-21
Jl. Thamrin, Central Jakarta
Telephone: +62 21 2992 3505
Website: Bistro Baron French Restaurant Jakarta

13. Gahyo
Gahyo is my family's favorite Korean barbeque restaurant. We went here almost once a week. Located near Pacific Place mall. The place is always crowded, filled with korean clients, so if you want to go here book in advance. 
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, 
Kav 52-53 Lot 6, Kawasan Niaga Sudirman SCBD Sudirman, South Jakarta
Phone number +62-21 5289 7044
Fax: +62-21 5289 7541
Kelapa Gading:
Sport Mall KG Blok A 26-27 Jl. Raya Kelapa Nias HF3 Kelapa Gading
Phone 021-2850-7600

14. Hard Rock Cafe
Located inside EX near XXI theatre. Filled with foreigners and usually there's live band. Went here with friends for dinner.
Hard Rock Cafe
Plaza Indonesia
Entertainment X'nter, 2n floor
Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 13
Phone number: +62-21 3199 0164 or +62-21-3199 0160

15. Esina
Yakiniku Garden Esina is located near XXI Plaza Senayan. This japanese restaurant is always crowded on weekend. The meats are delicious. You can find many high quality meat in here. I've went there many times. Ordered Namuru(49.600), 2 Tanshio(98.200*2), Jo Tanshio(162.000), Wagyu Karubi(135), Wagyu Jo Roast(180), 5 Rice(16*5), 2 Ishiyaki Bimbimbab(72*2), 4 Ocha(43.200).
Plaza Senayan 4th Flr.
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Jakarta
Phone: (021)57852767

16. Kitchenette
Located in Plaza Indonesia next to Bistro baron. Owned by Ismaya Group(Dragonfly, Blowfish, Social House, SKYE). Always crowded. The food was fine.

Plaza Indonesia Extension Lantai 1
Jl. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Phone number: +62-21 2992 3580
17. Pizza e birra
Located near Amazing World at Plaza Indonesia. Went here couple times. Good place for hanging out with friends. Also owned by Ismaya Group.
Pizza e birra
Plaza Indonesia
Lantai 5, Unit E 22
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30

18. Grand Cafe
Located in Hyatt Hotel. Love the food. Went here for my friend's birthday.
Grand Cafe
Hyatt Hotel 
Jalan M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
21. Benihana
Located at Grand Indonesia mall. Went here for dinner with a friend of mine. Great place for hang out and parties since the place is large. Moreover it gives a japanese village kind of look and quite romantic.
Grand Indonesia Mall
Jalan Mohammad Husni Thamrin 1

22. Seoul Korean Restaurant
Located at Emporium Mall near Kopitiam. Serves korean food. The food was okay. I ordered kimchi jjigae, 2 bulgogi, samgyeopsal, ox tongue, and bibimbap. The samgyeopsal was bad. I've always love samgyeopsal, but the one in this restaurant: DISLIKE! I don't know why but it tastes different, unlike any other samgyeopsal.
Seoul Korean Resto
Emporium Mall
Jl. Pluit Selatan Raya, Kawasan Cbd Pluit, Blok S - 6

23. Collage
Located in Pullman Hotel. Went here 2 times for my friend's birthday parties. Little variety of food but the place is nice!

Pullman Hotel
Podomoro City, Jl. Let. Jend S. Parman Kav. 28

23. Ninotchka
Went here for a garage sale. Small place, small portion of food with cheap price. Worth it! The choco lava cake is a must try!
24. Tony Romas
I've went to all Tony Romas locations in Jakarta. Never fail to amuse me! Delicious food!
Tony Romas
  • PX Pavilion @ the St. Moritz
    1st Floor, Unit 7
    Puri Indah Blvd Block U1
    Jakarta 11610
    Phone: +62-21 5835 1096
    Fax: +62-21 5835 8071
  • Jln. Jend Sudirman, Ground Floor, Panin Bank Centre,
    Kavling No.11
    Jakarta 10270
    Phone: +62-21-720-2735
    Fax: +62-21-720-2744
  • Thamrin Nine Podium, Mezzanine Floor, Unit C JL
    M.H. Thamrin No 10
    Jakarta 10230
    Phone: +62-21-384-5511
    Fax: +62-21-315-0754 
25. Zenbu
Located in EX. Good japanese restaurant with affordable price. Nice place to chitchat with friends. The mozarus are excellent!
Plaza Indonesia Extension level 5
26. Potato Head
Went to Potato Head in Pacific Place and Bali. Awesome restaurant design. Love the decoration. Love the food too!


Potato Head
Pacific Place
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52 - 53 

Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak
Kuta, Bali
27. Sushi Tei
I love japanese food. If you want to eat japanese food with an affordable price then go to Sushi Tei!

Sushi Tei
Available at many malls such as:
Central Park, Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan.
Visit Website for more:
28. Immigrant
Located at Plaza Indonesia. Doesn't really like the food. The food is normal and not worth the price.
Plaza Indonesia
Jalan M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30

29. Luna Negra
Went here two times. The food is delicious. The place is nice but a bit crowded.
Luna Negra
Bapindo Plaza
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 54 - 55
30. Marutama Ramen
The ramen is so gooood! Must try. Located in many malls in Jakarta.
Marutama Ramen
Located in many countries.
Visit website for locations: 

31. Omo! Chicken
Located at Central Park. Went here with a friend of mine. The food is okay. We ordered Combo chicken (35), Chicken 6pcs (40), samgak kimbap (15), korean barley tea (8).
OMO! Chicken
Central Park
3rd Floor Unit 21
JL. Letjen. S. Parman, Kav. 28

32. Hummingbird Eatery
Located in Bandung. Went here with my family. The place is cute, love the design. As the name says, the design is mostly hummingbird. The food was okay. Love the red velvet but not the rainbow cake. For me it's just too much.

Hummingbird Eatery
Jalan Progo 14 (off Jalan Banda – Jonas Photo Studio)

33. Bogor cafe

Located in Borobudur Hotel. Went here for a few times. And yes, for my friend's birthday party. Since I'm not really a fan of Indonesian food, I only ate a small portion of food.  They also have little variety of food.
Bogor Cafe
Hotel Borobudur
Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan, 
P.O.Box 1329

Went to Pepenero at The energy building. Place was nice, the food was fine. The place is quite romantic.

  • Kuningan

  • Menara Karya Building I floor
    Jl. H.R Rasuna Said
    Kav 1-2 Mega Kuningan
    Jakarta Selatan
    tel.(021) 579 44727
    fax.(021) 579 44726

  • Pondok Indah

  • Plaza Pondok Indah 2
    Blok BA 25-26
    Jl. Metro Pondok Indah
    Jakarta Selatan
    tel.(021) 750 0959
    fax.(021) 750 0833

  • The Energy

  • “The Glass bridge”
    Mezzanine Level, The Energy Building
    Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.52-53. SCBD Lot 11A
    tel.(021) 529 64006
    fax.(021) 529 64007

    35. City Seoul
    Located near Gahyo. My family was bored with Gahyo so we tried going to City Seoul which is close to Gahyo. The place is quiet and delicious food. But still, for me Gahyo is still my favorite.
    City Seoul
    Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52 - 53
    Kawasan SCBD

    36. Fonzu
    Went here for a few times. Good quality of food. And very great place to relax and enjoy our meal.
    Wisma BNI 46
    Ground Floor 
    Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1

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