Kahyangan has to be one of the most expensive Asian restaurants in Jakarta. It is part of Nikko Hotel, near the Hotel Indonesia roundabout.

I read a few reviews on internet about this place, but I imagine the journalists didn't actually pay for their meals. If you eat there for free, it is a great place indeed. You have an incredible view over Jakarta, attentive staff (though they can be pushy to make you order more) and stylish design. Bring a date here and she should be really impressed.

If you pay from your own pocket though, you may feel the food is outrageously expensive. The shabu-shabu here will cost you at least twice as much as in any other high-end Korean restaurants in Jakarta, but I doubt you'll feel any difference in taste. Actually, when I compare with another one I visited a few weeks ago, The Koreana, Kahyangan was clearly not as good.
I ordered an appetizer (I forgot the name, but it was with smoked salmon and cost Rp115,000 with taxes) and the least expensive of their shabu-shabu (for 2, Rp575,000 with taxes), with US beef. The one with Grade 9 Wagyu beef costs almost Rp1,5M for 2. Drinks aren't cheap as well: An orange juice is Rp70,000 and a Bintang Rp65000.

Overall: The location and atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing, but the food extremely expensive and unimpressive. If you don't have money to burn, just go for a drink at least once. Avoid it if you are allergic to snob people.
Operating hours:
Everyday from 11.30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 11pm.

Kahyangan Shabu-Shabu Restaurant
Hotel Nikko Jakarta, Lobby Floor
M.H. Thamrin No. 59.
Jakarta Pusat
DKI Jakarta - Indonesia

Phone number: +62-21 230-1122

8 comments to '' Kahyangan (Shabu-Shabu Restaurant) "

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  1. Waouh nice view! Empty though...

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  2. kemahalan ini tot restoran tai

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  3. Not Shabu-Shabu side facing Thamrin roundabout,
    but Teppan-yaki side too is Sky-Rocket-High in price,
    Starting from Rp 1 Mil for 2 as minimum, up to Rp 2 Mil for 2 hopefully maximum.
    Unfortunately taste can not follow as high as price...
    JAP

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  4. this is not Korean Restaurant. Japaness restaurant.Too too expensive.

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  5. Expensive with mediocre taste. Try Chae Sun Dang at Jl. Wijaya I next to Optic Melawai, it is unbeatable in taste and reasonable in price.

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  6. Is this place still in existence? Coz the hotel was already renamed into Pullman.

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  7. Many years ago, I went to this resto just because of curious for what people said as the very good shabu-shabu in town. But it turned out to be disappointed. The price was not worth at all for a simple basic vegetable. At that time with price less than Kayangan I could enjoyed really good quality shabu-shabu at Shabu Kou which unfortunately closed after 1998 riots. That's the best shabu-shabu I ever had, since than unable to find another one which as good as Shabu Kou among large number of Japanese resto in Jakarta nowadays.

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