SKYE is the latest venue opened by the Ismaya Group, and for this reason, we can guess it will be the place to be in Jakarta for at least the next 3 months. 

The Menara BCA has 57th floor and is 230 meters high. Located on its 56th floor, SKYE's main attraction will obviously be the view over the city's skyline. The history of rooftop bars and restaurants in Jakarta has shown mixed results, with most places now closed (Vertigo, Kampus, Pure, Cilantro, etc...). I wish more success for SKYE.

At the time of writing, SKYE is probably the most spectacular venue in Jakarta and this is why I recommend you to try it. Expect a fancy crowd, and of course sky-high prices...
SKYE Jakarta
Menara BCA - 56th Floor
l. M.H. Thamrin No.1, Jakarta
Phone: +62-21 2358 6996

More information (this is where I got the pictures):

Website (not working yet): http://www.ismayagroup.com/skye
Twitter: SKYE 56
Facebook: SKYE MENARA BCA

137 comments to '' SKYE Bar & Restaurant (Menara BCA) "

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  1. I'm not normally a fan of Ismaya group venues, but they really outdid themselves this time...

    Singapore and Bangkok have plenty of these outdoor rooftop bars and it was time Jakarta had its own..

    I went to SKYE yesterday, the crowd was great, so many hot girls and socialites. Did try the food but the cocktails were great and the view really, really amazing.. Top recommendation for me in Jakarta...

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  2. can i know the price range?

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  3. They are divided into 2 section :
    - Dining
    - Outdoor bar

    The outdoor bar's price aren't bad. still reasonable i think.
    foods start from 50k up
    beers start from 45k up
    Reasonable for a good view in my opinion.
    Btw, make sure you bring a jacket, cause its cold in the inside and very windy on the outside.

    Haven't try the dining yet, but from what i've heard it's "sky high".
    rumor has it for 6 person, minimum spending is IDR 6 mil (don't know if this is true or not)

    Still, a very highly recommended place, since there aren't much places in jakarta that offer a view like this.

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  4. I wonder how much the blogger earns with all those reviews on his blog. He must earn a lot of money!

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  5. I went to Skye last thursday, the guy I went with said that we should NEVER eat there because the food tastes so bad. Prices are pretty reasonable and theres quite a big selection of food, however the service is so poor! My friend complained 5 times, we had to wait over 30 minutes for drinks and then got given the wrong drinks, the staff where afraid to approach us because they didnt speak english well! We ended up having to talk to the south african manager at the venue. However the drinks did taste good! and the view was amazing! In skye's defense, after we complained the manager did everything under the sun to keep us happy, handled the situation well!

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  6. These guys are loosing money...It takes 20 minutes to get a drink when I drink my drink in 5 minutes (so they are loosing money)
    Also they need some aircon on the outdoor terrace....Other than that its a great place....

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  7. Just went there yesterday..I had a so so choco pie bar as a dessert with small portion..although my friend had a plate of Smores (which is actually pretty rare in Jakarta) and it tasted great! Maybe I was just unlucky on that choco pie bar..the view is awesome tho'!

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  8. Will come back again for sure =)
    Love the place, the crowd and the atmosphere ..
    The taste of food is really great

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  9. Pls advise phone number to reserve. I have tried all number but none of it worked out.

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  10. This should be a good and professional restaurant but soooo difficult to get them on the phone. Tried to call the above number, but she only gave me answer "indeed the phone is difficult to be reached, and better for you to come there" not a solution at all.

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  11. I would recommend the resto to hire a better PR or at least a nicer and helpful one.. the current one makes my ear rings of annoyance.. Pretty PR alone wont help your business buddy.. she should be helpful (AT THE VERY LEAST).. i am very surprised for a fancy resto not to up its customer service.. fully book cannot make reservations.. cannot even add one more chair cos the table is in a triangle shaped.. pheww.. once is enough..

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  12. bad service , they are loosing their business, i think they are not member of ismaya group

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  13. I was at SKYE yesterday for a late lunch with my friends, and after the meal we wanted to take some pictures outside at the skye bar/lounge.. , when we got there, the lady at the door said that my friend who wears a "jilbab" (head cover) was not allowed entry because there is a regulation prohibiting anyone wearing a "jilbab" to enter after 6 pm ..., funnily enough we could clearly see one lady wearing a "jilbab" seated at a table inside., showing how inconsistent and ineffective the regulation is.
    It is also a very discriminating and offensive regulation to have at what is supposed to be a high end and international restaurant

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    1. The regulation is there to protect perfect hollier than thou Moslems from sin and temptation....

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    2. "regulation prohibiting anyone wearing a "jilbab" to enter after 6 pm"

      The jilbab person "enter" before "6pm" and stay there for hours and hours.

      regulation said "enter", once you're there you can stay there. ;)
      so, jilbab: go there before 18:00 and stay inside as long as you want.

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  14. its wise not to go there within 6 months of opening before they fine tune everything..

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  15. after certain calls, i finally found out their available phone number for reservation:
    081218517520

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  16. Waduh kecewa & susah sekali ya mau makan di skye resto.ko kita yang repot ya, mau reservasi aja susah di tel.lsg ke resto 522 5285
    diminta lsg tel 081218517520 ...di hub.i ga bisa ga aktip, belum makan disana aja pelayannnya kurang bagus & mengecewakan, Receptions nya aja kurang respon padahal kita mau makan & bayar...mending cari tempat lain deh yang jauh lebih baik & mengahargai custumer nya.

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  17. nice scenery... I went there and spent no dime just to check out the place. :)

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  18. Kok banyak negatif statement ya...apa ini resto baru buka? Jd mgkn masih cari2 gmn selah buat jd resto bgs

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  19. best place to celebrate this coming new year i think...definitely will go there ! jakarta rocks !...cheers~~~from KL

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  20. I had a bad day at skye. I went to have dinner with my friends last tuesday. My other friend brought her niece with her. Before we had dinner inside the restaurant, we were planning to go see the outdoor/lounge at first. But my friend's niece couldn't get through the lounge for some reason, just because she was wearing jeans and sneakers. The girl (Wiwid) who was standing at the lounge said you have to be dressed up if want to go inside. Well we understood with their rules, but I was surprised when someone else came in with jeans and the sneakers as well. And some other girl only with sport dress (tennis dress). Wiwid let them in,.. What the hell??? What kind of regulation is it? I talked to Wiwid and I can tell how she handled the costumer was very BAD, she walked away while I complained. Not good food at all, too expensive compare with other nice restaurant with a good taste.
    And using the under age policy?? Common, it is not going to work in Jakarta, as we know, who like to hang out mostly are teenagers. Well good luck for skye!

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  21. Tempatnya keren bgt, viewnya bagus, Tapi memang Usher-ushernya (cewe cewe mursida itu) sangat sangat sombong. belagu, dan sangat ga pantes untuk melayani tamu. Just Suggest, untuk mengganti Usher atau PRnya. baru mau masuk saja sudah bikin emosi, dengan muka mereka yang sangat ga friendly dan jutek bgt. Seperti Blue Grass di epicentrum, semua pelayannya dan ushernya sangat sopan dan friendly.

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  22. If you guys want to call for reservation but it busy just text me or make a reservation a week before or 3 days before. My name is Fadly and im one of the supervisor here inside the dining area. And here's my number

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  23. Nice place. Hostess service is bad though. Ismaya needs to train these people to give better service or get better people.

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  24. Awesome place with good vibes and great view. Expensive as expected, but it is really not worth it because of the service. The service is TERRIBLE. They are fairly new and still haven't figured out anything. I recommend going at least once but be prepared to have your order messed up, or wait 30 minutes for a simple vodka with tonic.

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  25. great place. awesome view with a very poor service plus the foods taste bad.
    just ok place for you to hang out and chill. Best if you wait for another few months, it wont be as crowded as now.

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  26. Today i called to Skye for reservation. It was not that hard to get online with them, BUT i was disappointed by the way the receptionist answer my queries. She sounded in a hurry and the music background was quite disturbing me hearing her explanation. The way the receptionist answered was considered not polite enough for such a hip n high class restaurant. I ended my conversation with no clarity of how to do reservation, coz she once said for outdoor seat, i did not have to do reservation. It did not make sense. Will i really get seat when i reach there tomorrow (sat nite)?

    Skye does need to train their hostess, receptionist, and staffs. Otherwise, people will come only once to try but will not get positive experience.

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  27. Yeahh...THE MOST WORST service ever.. Dont know why the boss still dont know how worst the staff is..especialy the pr name widi caca en wulan..the worst pr ever seen at the most luxury place like that..its like a disaster by itself..if they still had that kind of pr i guaranty it wont be long..sorry i really disapointed with those 3 'girls' no manner at all

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  28. Service really bad !!
    Receptionist really rude

    Better go somewhere else

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  29. Nice view and music. That's it.
    And the general manager... He's an real ass&^^&#

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  30. Don't come again, hope their bussiness bankrupt 'cause the way of their service.

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  31. You pay for view... but you don't pay for the service and the food...
    View ++++
    service ---------
    food --

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  32. Went there last week and it was the worst experience in my life until now. Specially knowing that you gonna spend your money there the service can IMPROVE big time! Reservations can only be done either one week upfront or if they know you (than it can be done 5 mins before arriving) One BIG bloody shame!
    Place is nice, views are great but if this is the way the owning group wants to compete with Singapore Rooftop bars n lounges They might wanna spend a little money and send their staff over to look and learn!
    Service is LAZY and BAD, food was drained with frying oil and taste-less.

    For sure if they keep on this so called service and dinner they're bound to be closed before years' end...

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  33. As with other comments above, staff need to be retrained or replaced here, especially on the door.

    After being impressed on my first visit, I tried to go for a second visit with a friend on mine. My friend got rejected at the door on account of not wearing a collared shirt (he was in a nice v-neck for the record and was allowed into all other "high class" venues we visited that night without question).

    I would have been ok with this if it was not for the fact that the bar was visibly full of others in similar t-shirts (indicating discrimination or inconsistent application), and the written door policy said that collared shirts were required as opposed to "preferred". Of course pointing these facts out to the girl on the door (in Indonesian) got me nowhere.

    Needless to say I won't be in a rush to go back.

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  34. I read each testi from the top, 90% complain about the service....where's the rest manager or bosss maybe?? Give some comment please??
    I was go the, the bad thing I remember was when my friend bring camera slr and want to take pic, the staff came and not allow due to the regulation ?@!?@!? Haizzzh what's going onnn there ???
    Plese management concern about all customer complain.

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  35. wawww.......so many complain....ckckckckckkckkkk.........

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  36. As with other comments above, whether we enjoy the food and service in a restaurant is purely subjective, after all. One person’s over-boiled cabbage is another’s ambrosia. Just because someone doesn't likes it, does that mean we will? Let’s face it, some of you were acting like Michelin inspectors (if you know what i mean). and by the way I've been there, can't wait to come back. Love the place, the crowd and the atmosphere .... especially the outdoor lounge
    The taste of food is really great.

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  37. Always had a good time at Skye Restaurant..! Everything was perfect..,For sure will recomended to all friends..we will coming back! Keep rocking Skye.. ;)

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  38. Went to Skye last week. Tried the Paella at the dining, and it tasted heaven!!! it was Ooomph!! The Dining area allows customer with Jeans/casual attire, but the Lounge has its own dress code. The only time you're allowed in when wearing jeans is when you know someone working there, so you'd get like special access :D

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  39. skye is like any other Indonesian run place, so they same joke with ''upselling ''bottles when you obviously asked for a just a mixer with glass!!! single /double means you over pay for the cheaper house pouring with out a taste.I brought clients from Vietnam to impress them with the new venue, I ended up fighting with staff about the quality of the drinks. Good impression of Jakarta ?

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  40. I read all the comment is full of complaining.. terrible how the management didn't solve this problem.. Plan for Jakarta tomorrow and i didn't choose this venue, i think too afraid to ruin my 2 days only trip.

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  41. BLOODY TERRIBLE SERVICE, ENOUGH SAID.

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  42. Please skye management can explanation about all complain. Cos actually im afraid to tryin go to this place.. Regards

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  44. can my 4 year old daughter accompany me??????

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  45. why mostly comment are negative??? where is the management ???

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  46. I'm taking my expatriate friends there tomorrow and i'm sort of skeptical about it since too many complaints confessed by quite a lot of people. But i guess i should give a shot? For the record, we are all students and is it still affordable for such people like us? :D

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  47. I went to Skye for a friends birthday. She had booked a table in the outdoor area. I must say the decor and view were very nice. However like most of the other people that commented, the staff and food quality isn't so great, nor are their inconsistent rules. It was very hard for all my friends to find our table because the staff didn't seem to point them to in the right direction. The food selection for the outdoor area was very limited. Though some dishes were nice, the food shouldn't be so expensive, cuz it was only average. I brought a camera and I was able to snap a few shots of the view. The next time my friends and i wanted to take pictures they said no one was allowed to bring semipro camera's in and that I couldn't use it to take pictures, but a normal digital camera was fine. ?? one of my friends who was married wanted to come with her husband and baby. but when we asked if the baby could enter, they said that children under 14 or 15 weren't allowed on the outdoor area. so my friend came came alone, and her family had to stay home. really what's the matter with having children out there? overall it was a nice evening, but it was ruined by these limitations that are totally unnecessary.

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  48. Wow! I (Indonesian female 27 yo) was there in the early of September, on weekdays and it was packed with a fancy crowd - expats, pretty Indonesian girls / socialites, and the young executives -
    Seeing lots of negative comments about the place especially the service, I am quite surprised as I didn't get that at all. Well, I didn't even know if they are either friendly/nice/helpful/well-trained OR bad/lazy/arrogant/discriminate, as I only made contact with the staff when I made my order. I ordered that dragon fruit cocktail, and they served me for only 10 mins. The cocktail came in a medium size martini glass, it tastes unique as I never thought that dragon fruit can be the ingredient for a margarita kind of drink. We also ordered a choco pie bar, the taste was not really a stellar as we know that we wanted to enjoy the place, ambience, and spectacular view, good taste of the choco pie bar would be a nice bonus. My other friends ordered a kind of milkshake with crushed oreo on top, watermelon juice, and iced cappucino. The total for all that we had to pay was nearly 550K. As of the unfriendly PR, I honestly didn't get that. They just asked if I have made any reservation, and I said no but I have a group of friends (all Indonesians age of 25-27) who already at the outdoor lounge area. One of them even escorted me to find my friends. Overall, I had a nice experience. We took some pics, no problem at all. Even the waiter lent me his lighter until we left the place. Consider it was just my lucky day? I don't know. I will go there again this Friday, 28th of Sept with a different group of friends. This time will be only Indonesian ladies, and we want to check once again to see if it was just my lucky day or I always get luck at SKYE :)

    PS: I emphasize once again that we are all Indonesians, no expats, and we are not a socialites look a like at all. So we actually had no particular reason whatsoever to be prioritized. I am also not working at Ismaya Group or representing anyone nor certain community :)

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  49. I was at Sky Bar last week, had Mexican wrapps they were really bad, I would have not gave them to a dog. But the venue is really nice shame about the food though. Dave from UK

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  50. I was at Skye Bar last week and have no complaints. Admittedly it was late at night. The views are spectacular. I have a dinner booking there for tomorrow night so will report back on the experience - good, bad or indifferent. Interestingly though, as a Jakarta expat, I have been to many Ismaya venues, and find the levels of service to be consistently poor, and the problem of staff with limited English skills is pretty common at their venues, especially compared with places like Loewy and Union, which are both highly professional (and run by the same guy).

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  51. Further to my previous post, I went back to Skye Bar last night with my girlfriend and had another great night. First, we had a light dinner at the restaurant. We selected from the Japanese menu and had no complaints. The food was good and the wine list is excellent and well priced by Jakarta standards. We then moved to the bar area, which was crowded, but again the staff were attentive. I did not really pay attention to other drink prices as we were able to select a second bottle of wine from the restaurant wine list. Prices were about 700,000++ for a Moss Wood SSB and 600,000++ for a Grosset Riesling. By Australian standards, these are both upper scale white wines and the prices are comparable to restaurant prices in Australia. Given the prohibitive taxes on wine in Indonesia, I was really quite surprised by how competitive the prices are, especially given that it is such a high class venue. And of course the views are spectacular. As an overall package, this would have to be one of Jakarta's top venues, and I have been to most of them! I suspect some of the service issues raised by earlier posters on this site have been addressed by management. Sure, the food is not "spectacular" - if you are after top shelf food, go to Amuz or Emilie. But I don't think this is what the Skye Bar aspires to, and it is reflected in the pricing. In my view, neither the food nor wine is expensive when all is taken into account. An excellent night out, helped by being with such a beautiful woman of course!! One final note: those looking for Adam will find plenty to choose from in the bar area! But hey, it's Jakarta, and that's only what you'd expect. And it's fair enough for them to have a strict dress code - anywhere of this type will do so, and there will always be some inconsistencies in how it is applied

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  52. The spell check substituted Adam for ayam in my earlier post! You all know what I mean!!

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    1. Poor u that thinks every beautiful girls are ayam...go back to your country u bas***d

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  53. Just at in Skye I think im gonna be sick, weres the bucket!! Ow dear hire a real Chef and stop penny pinching serving poor qaulity meat, Greeds gonna get ye, Gordon Ramsbottom, friend of Gordon Ramsay

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  54. right now i'm as a citizens locally very annoyed the sound of that SKYE ! that like waste of sounds effect!like disco room without the doors!

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  55. they have an announcement board to look fashionable now . it's like judging book by its cover .. ( from my point of view ) nonetheless , it's a great place to hang out ..

    see my review about SKYE & any other restaurants here :

    http://xhottypottyx.blogspot.com/2012/10/skye-dine-in-sky.html

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  56. in need of a good dj playing proper music that fits the vibe of the place. :)

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  57. So first impression of Skye was good, only went in the lounge area, after all the reviews I gave the restaurant a miss, view was fabulous, we used an enthusiast's camera :) to take some pictures which turned out nicely.
    Drinks we stuck to the beer, not that i'm cheap just it was this kind of night. Prices are european/middle eastern level ~£7 $10 for a drink or more so no drama really. Music was ok, For that type of venue I would personally prefer something more Hed Kandi/Chillout but the RnB vibe was fine. I will go back again with some friends for sure if only to start the night with that view!

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  58. I wÉnt to SKÝE yesterday with a friend of mine. I already know about the regulation applies after 4pm. For men : fashionable attired required,no shorts,no sandals,no torn down sneakers,no tank tops,collared shirt preferred. So I well prepared :d

    But when I had a dinner there.. I have BAD Experience.

    "SON in the Law" have a poor taste. Its like an ommelette but its too oily and the Curries I ordered too sweet and salty. And also the appetizer so BAD. I'm not order for dessert since d Greentea Latte I ordered can't compared with S***B***S my favorite. So I won't to order ice cream.

    For 2 main course, 1 appetizer, 1 greentea and 1 glass of wine they cost me at 550K and I spend 360K for 2gls of Juice, 1 ginger Mojito and 1 el dieblo.

    Overall.. This my experience!!

    View= 9/10
    Food= 5/10
    Service= 7/10
    Cocktail= 7/10

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  59. I went to Sky over 25 times I guess, so I think I have something to add which is not based on a one time experience. In general I would say the place is great and a must visit when you stay in Jakarta. I always bring my business friends and relatives here and they enjoy the views, drinks and the beautiful (female) crowd, mainly Chinese by the way.
    I agree that the service is far below what you may expect. It takes long before you can order and it takes forever before you finally get your drink. Last Tuesday the bar reached for me their lowest point; 11 PM I couldn’t order red wine any more. No stock, sold out……an upscale bar out of red wine…no further comments.
    Too bad that a nice place like this has such poor service.

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  60. bad services and ushers! rude and unfriendly.........does it worth with the price that I've paid for? come on, Skye management

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  61. poor service and PR

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  62. i found it strange that Ismaya is organizing the Jakarta Culinary festival whilst their food is way below standard to be called culinary at all??Does it say about the poor culinary standard of Jakarta?
    I found Face bar,Union and Cork and screw cheaper and have better quality drinks

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  63. I went to SKYE last night with friends, the view in outdoor was awesome, the music was good and good place to hang out or just drink and have a dinner I think :). But yes some waiter there didnt gave good service but overall not too bad lah ...

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  64. What a joke after every bad comment a good one, cmon Skye bar improve the food instead of getting some poorly paid muppet to write good comments on here for you! just fix the food its crap!

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  65. Can i take a baby elephant to Ske bar and will it have to wear a shirt?

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  66. oh my god, so many people have bad comment about this place..i just think twice for come....not good idea for spend my time in that place...

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  67. I just plan to have dinner on wed anniv at Skye this end of Nov, that's why I came here to see the comments.. Mmmm I think I'd better find another place after read 97% negative comments

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  68. How about take this spot for the 17th birthday partyy????

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  69. i dont recommend you to celebrate ur 17th birthday party at skye. its not about the price, but the service. the service is terrible. i guarantee you will not get a "good" service in here. food was not delicious, drained with frying oil.

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  70. SKY(BAR) IS THE ONLY THING WORTH GOING TO WITH SEATING, A VIEW OF JAKARTA AND DRINKS TOGETHER. You dont go to a bar for good food. Service is always bad at any BAR. You have to have someone handling this in your group- duh!
    As long as the drinks are OK and there isnt so much gula in the mix drinks then the place is fine.

    Stop complaining and keep the place alive. Its one of the only MELLOW nightlife view place that Jakarta has to offer as attraction.

    If your poor or too rich stay at home and save money or look out your own window!




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  71. Oh yea- I must add (from above) that my Major complaint is the retarded hostesses/greeters/security who are all stupid and think there so special. They should be fired and replaced with nice people that let everyone in who is nice AND look nice- LEARN FROM BANGKOK....

    A pair of old dirty dress shoes are not better than my brand new Air Jordans.

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  72. OMG...just went through to every negative comments and I had to think twice to go there for my partner's birthday.........I knew most of the Ismaya's resto are suck in food and service quality .........

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  73. Pretentious pretentious mofos..... Jakarta is full of them. Skyebar is awesome. Appreciate the view. Appreciate the fact you can't get it anywhere else in jkt. AppreciAte the dress code. It's a bar. Change ur attitudes and you'll have more fun you unappreciative MFing shit assed babies.

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  74. i've never been there.but my friends who have gone to SKYE said that the scenery is awesome,but the food sucks and kinda a bit expensive.it's not worthy. and it's hard to make a reservation by phone.she (one of my friends) said that just look other places for eat.if you look for "taste" dont eat at SKYE,but just for hang out with friends and beautiful scenery at night,go to skye.i hope this comment can help

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  75. How bad is the service guys?? To be honest, all of those bad experience makes me curious. I wanna know how retarded they are. Maybe i'll check this venue next weekend

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  76. I had to add to all those bad experiences. I have waited for the day to go to see the view in skye. Me an my friends had dinner in the restaurant and so far the servise was good. The problem was when I want to go to check for the view in the lounge, the receptionist girl disallowed me to get in and not saying the word politely and not answering to my question of which part of my dress that are inappropriate. (For note: I was wearing a nice shirt and already appropriate according me). After I insist, she was then usher me in and say I only have 1 minute. She really look down at me, and can't say the reason exactly.

    For management, u should really train ur receptionist. They are the face of the company. U cannot treat a customer like that.

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  77. I went there last saturday with my date , we didn't eat there so can't comment about the resto , went to the bar area, staff were ok , the view is quite nice ,some DJ music on, the couches were all reserved so be sure u book one if u wanna stay for long time ,we had 2 cocktails for 225repu after tax which is not too bad ,crowd mostly Indo Chinese and westerns it is a nice place to go with ur date or friends , but not to meet or pick up someone just as most high end local venues.

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  78. the food wasnt that good (considering the price) and it wasnt worth it at all. but the ambience was amazing and a doozy place for hangout. but if youre looking for food, dont put your expectation too high cos the meal is just disappointing.

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  79. i agree with all the bad comments. actually i went there to celebrate my birthday with my family so all of us dressed up formally. But when i went inside i saw the receptionist/PR refused to let a teenage couple in because of the way they dressed (i guess they came to skye after hanging out at GI so they had casual outfits).

    the waiters are also rude. they were so ignorant and in a hurry even when the restaurant is not crowded at all. it's like the waiters want us to order, eat, and leave as fast as possible. what kind of service is that??

    receptionists, MIND YOUR MANNERS. You work in a fine-dining restaurant but your attitude is worse than waiters in food courts. At least give a smile, hello n goodbye to the customers. Managers, i hope you get rid of those 3 bitches in the front desk n replace them with better ones.

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  80. no comment on the food though, because almost every fine dining restaurants in jkt needs to improve their food taste n quality.

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  81. Awmsome view, but not too recomended.. And this is me saying -saynosuke. Food so so, drinks well nice, price average to expensive, service.. Mm i dont talk much with any of em. But hey its normal i guess, but i have to agree they need to put up more smile and greetings for a high end place like this.

    I'd say i'll go back for the view, but bot because of the resto itself. Its nice to sit n hang out inthere..

    Hopefully this would set some straight answers for all of u..

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  82. Skye was very disappointing for me, because the rules are not clear for the dress I was rejected for two times.

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  83. Very not recomended place... Expensive place but cheap waiters.... They never clear with dress code so they make they own rule thought they the most expensive and good in dress come on girls wake up we are your customer

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  84. Like many things in Indo, this place is all image. One of a kind view in Jakarta but if you're hungry and wanna eat something good with your chick don't bother. However, if you wanna have some drinks and a light bite, this place is great. Don't complain about price, top of the building restaurants especially in a new highrise in HI is gonna be costly. If you're too cheap, go somewhere else.

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  85. This restaurant is OVERRATED, price is affordable considering other restaurants in the vicinity, BUT their SERVICE IS SO BAD & UNPROFESSIONAL. Food and snacks taste NORMAL, NOTHING special and extraordinary. I gave SKYE a second chance when I visited the 2nd time and its still a disappointment. WONT come for the 3rd time.

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  86. Bad service
    Rude staff
    Bad quality of food
    I can find better quality of drinks in other bar.
    That's it.

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  87. For SKYE you will need your best custom made suits to attract the ladies. I sure will be there, dress to impress to mingle.

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  88. Dear everyone,

    I went twice to Sky. I never really enjoy the service either the food... Even to be honest, pretty disappointed coz it certainly could be better...
    But you should hold a little bit your insulting comments, some respect to the people never kill anyone!!!
    I see most of comment writing in English, so I suppose that you all compare with your country. Hahaha if it is better in your country, why don't you go back there! See, easy to fix your issue…
    Jakarta and Indonesia is a place growing and growing, so as you young child, it will be adult one day. Then don't be surprised then if one day Indonesian bit western people and give back all this anger!!! Personally I feel shame while I read all these comment full of insults!!!
    Internet is not free down for people who wants split their anger‼!
    By the way I'm western Foreigner ...
    @Sky team, you definitely need to improve your service and food, but you can make it as long you keep head up!!!

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  89. Pretentious place, just typical other high end places in Jakarta. I think I will just go back to my warung tegal aja :)

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  90. Pretentious place served by low class biatch who think they are cool sh*t. If you cannot be nice to your customers, then maybe you should work in a jail instead of working in a hospitality industry.

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  91. I was looking for skye phone number, and then I endedup here. Spent 10mins reading these comments, then I decided to look for another place.

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  92. Skye is only good view but not for services..when I was reserved for dinner everything is oke but when I came at skye, damn!!! my reservation isn't available,its so bad.then i complaint to all staff about more 30 minutes I'm still waiting at lounge, because the table already used with other person.crazy! Nothing special taste and not balance with the price and service.good service and satisfied customer is the more important than everything..

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  93. Really disappointed with this resto and bar. The service was so poor and they didn't show good response for they customers. The staffs (guy and lady) who stand in the reservation place, are not friendly to customer, and they should not in their position, really inappropriate, the staff who serve in another restaurant more better than them! It is unfortunate a good view with the bad service.

    I went to this place with my bf and my bff, and we can ensure that our visit will be our first and last visit. This place is not recommended for others. Thanks!

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  94. Ive been to skye many times for some occasions and yes the place is extraordinary, one of the best place to spend, maybe? The service is adequate and i wonder how people get easily upset for minor mistake, i know you pay expensive for savory food and service,, but everytime i went there, they keep improving.... So, i think skye is good place to spend...

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  95. Wow, there are so many complaints here. It scares me to go there.

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  96. are there any hookers in skye bar :))

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  97. All complaints above don't reflect my experiences at SKYE. I had some nice experiences there

    Like to go to SKYE before nightclub in weekends. Staff is willing to propose some interesting clubs if im out of ideas. I don't know where all the bad reactions come from. Maybe you look like arrogant people? When i order food or drinks the staff allways helps accordingly and the drinks are quickly served to your table. Even if you don't tip them, the next time you come they are equally as nice as the last time.(which in itself is quite astonishing in Indonesia)

    I can't argue the food issues because the price/quality isn't that good compared to other 'high end' venues.


    To answer the dirty mind above my post, One of the reasons i like SKYE, there are not so many prostitutes.(maybe there are but at least they don't show off or get obnoxious with you)

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  98. forgot to mention that i'm a foreinger from Europe.

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  99. Have read all the comment here which mostly sounds not satisfied with skye
    Been here weeks ago and though to leave my opinion bout this place to at least give another perspective for those who consider to go there as I Came back here to find a reservations number as I think I'll bring my friend here for fancy dinner (Yes..I absolutely gonna comeback there)
    was there during a lunch time
    Once I popped out from the lift,
    The security great us friendly with a Big smile that doesn't fit Well with his face..lol
    Then weve Been greeted by those 3fam lady on the front
    I Directly tell them that we got no reservation and we would like for a table
    It was raiN ,so we go to the dining area
    one of them escort us to our table
    Everythin Seems good so far
    The things Is,the food should b much better..and won't take that long to come..
    more over those waiters r silly.. he have to call his senior Who speak English only to take our order..
    I'm local (doesn't mean bcoz I speak in English with my friend,I can't speak bahasa )
    my friend r middle eastern
    And we kinda dress up..Cheong Sam for me and shirt for him
    We got no problem to enter and I saw someone in another table r with T-shirt and dirty canvas shoes..ugh..


    P's: if Skye manager or whoever Work there read this comments, please do something if next time there's a bule Guy and his ayam seems to do a foreplay on their table
    Yuck! I lose my appetite.. I'm open minded.. But they kinda do something that gonna make u shout "get a room please!"




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  100. makanannya enak karena ada babinya, pantesan...i like it.

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  101. Spend the evening in Social House for nice dinner and wine. Around midnight go to Skye bar for a drink or two, enjoy the view of the city and anything else you care for. It is a place worth a visit for an hour if you are visiting Jakarta.

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  102. very confuse to go there or no. some say positive, and much tell the negative about that place

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  103. The PR lady is a total ASS! Not very friendly at all! The most incompetent PR person I gave ever encountered...!

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  104. I've never felt compelled to write negative comments but my experience at Skye tonight warrants one. A group of us (age range 30s to 40s, mix of Indonesians and foreigners) wanted to go to the bar to have drinks. We were dressed "smart casual" (or so I thought!) but apparently we weren't on par with Skye's standard of fashionable. We were told by the lady manning the entrance that all the ladies (that's 3 of us, including me) weren't "appropriately dressed."

    Granted, Skye remains the right to refuse customers, but my main issue is the lack of satisfactory answer/explanation. For example, my friend asked the (lady) manager "What's wrong with what she's wearing?" (pointing to me) --- and the lady didn't say anything. Just said that it's not "smart casual evening." And when I asked "So what constitutes 'smart casual evening wear', then?" She said, "Well personally for me, it could be blazers and paired with jeans and heels." WTF?!? Seriously???

    I wore a short layered dress, blazer, tight black pants, and shoes with kitten heels. And a medium-sized clutch. One of the girls wore heels, a tank top, and a short skirt; and the other a long-sleeved batik top, pants, and ballet flats (perhaps the most "under-dressed" one among us?).

    And what REALLY got me pissed off was when she further explained, "Well we have a dress code and it's for a bar, so we need to consider what is appropriate for the bar." And she was looking at me all the while saying that. I wear the hijab, btw. SO -- at that remark, I think my jaw dropped a good few inches. Was she really implying that SIMPLY because I wear the hijab, that's a strike against me being permitted entrance?

    Unbelievable.

    I had had a long day and simply refused to waste my energy getting angry at somebody who is arrogant, disrespectful, and narrow-minded beyond belief.

    Bottom line: I would NEVER go back to Skye unless it was a matter of life and death (i.e. fat chance of that happening!!).

    For those of you still curious about what the "Skye hype" is all about? Meh. Dont' bother. Especially if you've been to high-rise buildings in other countries.

    Restaurants and bars, to me, is first and foremost about good and friendly service. Treating your customers with respect. Not acting PRETENTIOUS. The quality of food and drinks is of course important, but the service would always, always outweigh all other considerations.

    Oh. The ironic thing is, just before we went to Skye, our group had just attended a "smart-casual" dinner hosted by one of the Directors of Bank Indonesia. Hence my British friend's surprise about not being on par with Skye's dress code standard.

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  105. went for a drink and food last night. They serve cocktails with hardly any alcohol in it. Don't make a joke and ask for your next drink more taste, then the put a double one on your bill with a double high grazy prize. Such a shame to make money! I never go again: poor service, poor food.....there are better places in jakarta to hang out.....

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  106. i could not make much comment, what i can only says is "SUCK"

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  107. laginya ga ada kerjaan dateng ketempat beginian...Ga ada penting2nya jg sama tempat beginian...ckckckckckc

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  108. its that true that we have to make reservations like 3days or a week before because of the very crowded place that u wont get any seat without reservation like many said?

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  109. Was planning to go there after work this Friday , but after reading all the negative comments i'm having second thoughts. Haha! Id rather go somewhere else.

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  110. Restaurant yang banyak aturan.. cwe hrus dress up lah.. pas sampai sana gak ada senyum sedikitpun dr PR dan waiters2 nya.. Dear supervisior or boss plis brief your staff how to handle custame with well.. secara qta udah byr mahal bwt makanan dan minuman lo.. tp kalian gk bsa mmberikan pelayanan yg baik.
    verry bad service

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  111. Though the food were never satisfied my tounge or belly..but I have great experience there..surely the SKYE management had improved their service..nice view on top of that..nice ambience though the music was so loud.. gave 6 out of 10 (a big no no for food).

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  112. Definitely never going to skye again!

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  113. I went to check it out. Not really comfortable tables, environment to eat. The outside bar is quite small and not worth the view money. Service was slow even when there were not to many people. I would not go again. The concept is good and i hope others will follow, but they didnt fullfill their potential.

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  114. my 2nd review for this bar..
    hell, i wonder why lot of people complaining about this place, they never give me such a hard time here..
    the 3 ladies on the front r nice even without reservation

    it was full, they place us near the aisle coz theres no "none minimum charge" available in the outdoor area
    its not comfortable indeed
    so we move to the small sofa in front of the pool, they charge 1.5million if im not mistaken
    we had around 9 scotch,cola and around 4 gin,tonic for me, 1 mineral water, 1 their home made cake (with something they serve with baby leaf, they r cute i should admit)
    and it cost us around 2 millions
    wonder is it worthed or not, but u r there to pay for the view anyway

    our waiters im forget his name (sorry, should be give him a good recommendation) is kinda smart even with a poor english, and know what to fill our glass with, without saying our order again and again. and even so caring to set a fan for me bcoz its lil bit hot
    hei! the key for a fast service is to pick one waiters to serve ur table...simple

    i also dont get any problem with the dress code at all~
    my mate use his jeans, t-shirt ,and his sport shoes
    while im in my casual dress n kitten heels

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  115. I went there in september 2013. Even with reservation i had to wait. The food was good. Service took ages. I do not find it an intimate or entertaining atmosphere. Outside area is quite small. Not worth the money they charge, but up to you.

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  116. cukup ok kok..
    Memang dibagi 2 bagian (resto n bar + lounge). dan peraturan yg dibuat untuk bisa masuk lounge mmg masuk akal : hanya untuk yg sudah berusia 19 thn, pakaian formal, tidak untuk yg berjilbab. disitu bar apa jadinya kalau anak2 n yg berjilbab boleh masuk? bukannya itu merusak citra diri sendiri? Service ok, makanan ok. view nya mmg ok, ga ada tempat yg seperti itu di Jakarta.

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  117. I called the reservation today and the reservation really unfriendly.... They should give coaching to their staff about how to give a good service to customer. So Bad, They seems don't care about that.

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  118. Was thinking to make reservations, until I came across friends who advised me not to..I see why, all of these complaints says it all.

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  119. Beberapa bulan lalu dari Skye bersama teman kantor ( 6 pax incl me ) . Dinner di restaurant ( spent about 5 million), dan setelah itu ke lounge dan duduk di sofa ( dengan min spend 1.5 million). Dengan minum beberapa gelas alkohol & cocktail we all spent about 2.5 million. ( Termasuk tempat yang mahal ).
    Over all food was good, drinks also good. Service nya biasa aja. And one point I realize that, SKYE lebih ramah dan mendahului tamu expatriate/ BULE di banding dengan tamu Indonesian. Entah kenapa, apa SKYE berpikir karena bule akan spend money lebih banyak? Nggak juga, padahal Indonesian banyak yang kaya dan mau spend money banyak loh.. Sangat disayangkan banget..

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  120. for cocktails go to Face Bar across the street, had better quality drinks for a reasonable price and music (skye) too loud. view might be nice but smog is not what i like to see

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  121. Had bad experience with Skye's service around 1.5 year ago but today I really miss to see Jakarta's view from above. I was about to break my own promise to never ever visit this place again, but I first try to find out if they are still the same here. So I read the comments. Those reminded me of how angry I was that evening.

    All negative comments that I read here summarized my past experience: rude, snobbish usher/greeter at the entrance (who are too obviously way so much friendlier to 'bule' guys than to Indonesian girls), the long time that I spent to wait for our orders ready, and the only so-so taste of foods.

    It is too bad that apparently Skye hasn't changed. It might still be the place with the best view in town, but the overall service is falls far below many customer's expectation.

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  122. If you don't like Skye, go to Cloud!May 26, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Cloud has a better view than SKYE and the service is much nicer... For me it is the best rooftop bar in Jakarta!

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  123. Horrible place and staff are rude as hell. Dress code applies only to some people. The young manageress thinks no end of herself. Food and drinks are over priced.

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  124. I went to there for lunch with my bf..
    It was really surprising him
    We both love this place so much
    Isn't tooooo expensive i tho that's reasonable with the place and athmosper

    My boo has recommend this place to all his friends in dubai

    We need to visit this place again

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  125. I see a lot of complaints, is there any improvement already?

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  126. よくないクラブだこれー
    皆好きじゃないってこのブログ。
    どしたのこのクラブ???
    サービス悪いのか??? ねぜ?ばかじゃねか???

    俺行ったことないから、分からないです。
    行っても気を見がないなー
    SKYE皆と言われて、残念です!!!

    -Shimada Dimas-

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  127. I was yesterday @ the skyebar.after reading the bad comments here I was a little nervous. what can I say? nice place, great view over jakarta and very good service! I enjoy with my friends this place and for sure, we will coming back!

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  128. This place is shit! Im from Malaysia n Ive been denied entry just because I dont bring my pasport, reason being to validate my age above 18, and I clearly can see other guest just enter the place without any verification! Just because I come with few of my 'non-socialites' Indo friends, we've been judge by our look, hellowwww, Ive been to many places all over the world, n Im pretty sure there is more expensive places than yours, go fuck urself for ur discriminating and offensive regulations! Its nothing to me if ur place just serve dinner about 100 USD per plate, nothing!

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  129. I just reserved my table for this Saturday night. Sadly, most of the comments here are partly true. I called the official number on the website for 3 times until I finally directed to the right person. The first operator was unclear and I dropped my phone on the first 20 seconds. The second operator was even worse, she just hold my phone after I told her that I wanted to reserve. And finally, the 3rd operator found it right. The reservation was fast and easy. All I needed to do was just giving them information on when will I reserve the table, my name and my phone number. Based on my experience, I think not all of the operators are well trained and this kind of service does not match the big name Ismaya has.

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  130. Last night access to the bar, was denied to me and my guests (2 members of a diplomatic mission) by the front staff by rude and impolite manners and different excuses, not suitable to a class bar.

    Nobody of us was wearing sandals, shorts, flip flop, colourful t-shirts and anything mentioned in Sky bar regulation, the 2 staff members, were selecting customers, basing on their own personal criteria, referring nervously that we were not matching the “the general dress code”.

    As far as I know, a general Saturday evening dress code, is a general one, not based on personal “criteria” of the staff and should be applicable to any customer, but as I saw yesterday night, people wearing jeans, colourful shirts, and one under age guy were allowed to access to the bar.

    As far as I know the staff of a class bar, should not deny the access to a customer making him understand nervously that he/she can not understand what is clearly written in the bar regulation because, maybe, he/she in not fluent in English.

    In past, I visited Sky bar with other guests and that I am familiar with its regulation.
    Since the situation created last night was very embarrassing for me and my guests, I don't suggest to anybody to have business discussions at Sky Bar.

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