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Tangerang Nightlife: Exploring BSD and Serpong

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I've been living in Tangerang for over a month now and I've had a few occasions to visit the bars and nightclubs there. This review will give you a short overview of the nightlife in Tangerang and more precisely in the new cities Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) and Gading Serpong. Note : If you need a hotel, please check Serpong Hotel Deals and Tangerang Hotel Deals  (I make a small commission on every booking but the price does not change for you and it helps me maintain Jakarta100bars). Overview of Tangerang Enigma Nightclub in Gading Serpong

First Lady Massage Parlour (Alam Sutera)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
First Lady is a massage parlour located in Alam Sutera Town Center, a commercial area in front of Living World Mall. It is near La Maestro Spa. They have both traditional and shiatsu massages with a handjob finishing as part of the procedure. The price for the deluxe room is Rp180,000 and for the standard room Rp150,000.

Holycow! Steakhouse And Steak Hotel by Holycow! What Differences?

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
My title was voluntarily misleading. I don't believe there are true differences between both brands as they operate with the same concept. Both are chains of affordable steak restaurants which are lively, colorful and with a viral marketing all about Twitter and Facebook. They offer decent steaks, but it isn't the best imports or the best cooking you will find (except if you take their most expensive cuts). Holycow! was opened by self-trained Chef Afit Dwi Purwanto (who worked previously as a manager on RCTI channel) and his wife Lucy Wiryono, a TV host. So far, they have 6 branches in Jakarta, 1 in Bali and 1 in Yogyakarta. Their menu is short and features Sirloin, Ribeye and Tenderloin steaks from Australia and US. They also serve Wagyu beef. I visited the Bali branch which was very busy in the evening. Most of the customers were Indonesians, seemingly from Jakarta. I had the prime Tenderloin steak (imported from Australia) (91k +12,5% tax and service). I

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurants

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I visited the original branch of Bebek Tepi Sawah in Ubud a few years ago. I was disappointed at that time as it was expensive, overcrowded with groups of tourists, and the taste was really unexceptional. I blacklisted it in my mind and considered it a tourist trap. In the past few years, the brand has opened outlets everywhere in malls in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali. I thought that the management may have changed and that it would be worth having another try. I did so in Beachwalk in Kuta. My first impression was not too good. I was greeted by an apathetic waitress that I felt I was bothering. She gave me the menu and left. It took me 10 minutes to get another waiter, more friendly, to come to me and take my order. The menu features all kinds of Indonesian and International dishes with a large choice of drinks. It is so big that I cannot imagine the team in the kitchen is able to prepare them all correctly. Since Bebek Tepi Sawah means "the duck from the ri

Mariette's House (Alam Sutera)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Mariette's House is a surprising little café located among the rukos (small shops and offices) accross the road from Living World Alam Sutera Mall. They serve mostly coffee, not expensive, and small snacks that I imagine taste average. It is very very quiet, I stayed 3 hours and no customers came in.

Astons Specialties (Bar, Coffee, Grill)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Astons Specialties is a Singaporean chain of restaurants serving Western food and drinks. They have only one location in Indonesia currently, in Alam Sutera Living World Mall (next to Mercure Hotel). I wanted to try this place as I read that its owner wanted to bring "affordable western cuisine" especially steaks to its customers. I was disappointed when I saw the menu because the steaks were certainly not inexpensive: Minimum 130,000rp++ for Prime Sirloin, up to 260,000rp++ for the Wagyu Ribeye Grade 6. These prices are very standards for Jakarta and Astons will certainly not have a competitive advantage on the prices.

Lekker Bekker (Dutch Restaurants)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Lekker Bekker - Home Style Cooking - is a Dutch / Indonesian restaurant chain with locations in Summarecon Mall Serpong, Tebet, and Alam Sutera Mall. They sell Dutch and Indonesian favourites for a reasonable price, and with average quality (to be fair, I only tasted the Bolletjes with Ice Cream 24,000rp). I went to the one in Alam Sutera. The design is cute but very girly and kitsch (plastic flowers, plastic plates hanging on the walls, box of cereals as decoration). The music played was Dutch love songs, which if you are not Dutch are very difficult to enjoy.

Grand Quick Spa (Serpong Alam Sutera)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Grand Quick Spa is located in Serpong and it offers complete facilities including sauna, steam and pool. It belongs to the same group as Foxy Spa and it offers the same services. Please read my review here for more details: Foxy Spa PIK . Grand Quick SPA Alam Sutera Serpong Jalur Sutera, Complex Ruko Element/Spectra Blok B no. 8-10 Phone number: +62 (0) 21 2931 5204 / +62 (0) 2129315203 / +62 (0) 81280240019 / +62 (0) 81294223146 More photos on their facebook page:  Grand Quick Spa

White Hunter Ribs & Steaks (Indonesia)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I tried White Hunter because it is one of the few Western-looking restaurants in Emporium Mall Pluit.  It is next to Han Gang and Incognito, which both belong to the same Medanese owner. I visited around 6pm and it was rather empty. Even worse, no music was playing so I was not sure if it was opened or not. I had a hamburger. The presentation was ok, but the meat was cold and not 100% beef. It really did not taste good. The only thing that saved the place was the staff who was very friendly.