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108 Club (Previously known as Illigals Hotel & Club)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Update July 2018 : Illigals just changed its name to 108 The New Atmosphere . I haven't visited yet as I'm not in Indonesia at the moment. I will write about it around August/September. From what I've heard, it's pretty much the same as before. I think the change is only a way for Illigals to keep a lower profile. Until I review 108 Club, you can read my old review of Illigals: Illigals Hotel and Club is the new BIG one stop entertainment venue in Jakarta, and it replaces the old 1001 , which used to be one of North Jakarta's most crazy place (the "sashimi sex" night club in the book Jakarta Underground). To have it name Illigals is somehow a huge provocation and a sign that some people in Indonesia can do pretty much anything they want. I don't know who the owner of Illigals is, but I can imagine he is very well protected. The owner of 1001 also has Mille's and Millennium , that also have quite a reputation for being ecstasy factori

Grand Paragon Karaoke, Hotel, Mall, Club (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Update 2 January 2017: There was a fire in Paragon Hotel and it is closed at the moment. The Grand Paragon is a complex located on Jalan Gadjah Mada, opposite to Illigals . It is mostly famous for having one of Jakarta's most popular naughty luxury karaokes. It is similar with Malioboro , Sun City or Alexis .

Stadium (Jalan Hayam Wuruk) CLOSED

By The Jakarta Team →
Update May 2014: The Jakarta City Administration has closed down Stadium following the death by overdose of a policeman who partied there. Best disco in Jakarta for me, Stadium can be extremely crowded on week-ends and for special events . It has four flours, each supposedly with different themes but tribal techno/progressive is dominant. Stadium is big enough to get you lost and so dark you could not recognize your mom if she was dancing 1 meter away from you.

Hunan Kitchen (Chinese food)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Hunan Kitchen is one of the best value-for-money Chinese restaurants I found so far in Jakarta. It specializes in Sichuan cuisine, best known for its use of spices, herbs and plants. Located in Glodok, Jakarta's Chinatown, in a gloomy street full of massage parlours, bars and karaokes, it is also walking distance from Jayakarta Hotel and Hotel Mercure Kota. It is quite authentic I thought. Actually, there are a few other Chinese restaurants in the area, and after my positive experience in Hunan Kitchen, I intend to come back and try some of them. Hunan Kitchen looks new from the outside, and it seems quite popular with the Indo-Chinese community. Inside, there isn't anything fancy, but it is clean. You also have an army of waiters, efficient and friendly. The menu contains a great variety of dishes , and you would have to be very picky if you don't find something you like. Apart from the usual dishes made of chicken, beef, pork, fish or duck, you also have tur

Abuba Steak Restaurants

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Abuba Steak sounded to me like Abuja Steak, the capital of Nigeria, so I had a strong feeling against this restaurant before visiting it... Fortunately, it was a great surprise and a place I recommend to everyone, excluding vegetarians. The outside doesn't look so great and would need some painting. The inside is similar to that of a warung, basic but clean, with some posters of meat ads. You have about 30 tables, and 1/4th of them were taken when I visited. Many people seemed to complain on internet about the smoke of cigarettes, but in the Abuba I visited, in Wahid Hasyim, no smoke at all since there is a private/closed room for smoking. There is also a small musholla for praying in the back... My only concern was that the AC was not functioning very well, so it was a bit hot for eating. Click on the picture to see the menu

Berlian Massage Parlour (Panti Pijat)

By The Jakarta Team →
Berlian Panti Pijat massage parlour famous for one reason, it is one of the few in Jakarta to offer body to body massage with soap (or soapy massage), similar to those provided in Thailand. It is about 150 meters north of Stadium on Hayam Wuruk, near the crossroad with Jalan Mangga Besar. Berlian Jakarta Massage Parlour Jl. Hayam Wuruk 144 Bl A/27 Taman Sari, Jakarta Barat Indonesia 11160 NB: The pretty girl on the pic is not from Berlian.

Club 36 - Gogo dancers & Strip club (Hotel Jayakarta)

By The Jakarta Team →
Club 36, the bar of the Jayakarta hotel is a small club, with house music and RnB, one of the most popular and the best in its type in Kota. It has gogo dancers that go topless (Thai and Chinese) and they go completely naked occasionally. Club 36 is very crowded with the Chinese community. It's a good place to go even during the week because you will never be alone there. You can do karaoke also (36 rooms) with one of the dancers or other "companions". Pretty cool place, and it's open late as well (5AM) so it's nice to stop by when coming from South Jakarta, before starting hardcore Kota clubbing!

Fajar Kitchen (in MyHotel, Hayam Wuruk)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Fajar Kitchen is a Chinese restaurant located in the ground floor of MyHotel, on Jalan Hayam Wuruk. It has a large sign visible from the outside saying it has been opened since 1958, and this is the main reason why I visited. Unfortunately, the restaurant looks very modern now. Apart from the nice open kitchen, there is nothing worth writing about concerning the design, which is cold, impersonal, and lacking charm. After seeing the setting, I already knew this was not a venue I could recommend so I only ordered some light dishes, with the idea of eating somewhere else later.

Furama (Restaurant in Jalan Hayam Wuruk)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Furama is an affordable Chinese restaurant , specializing in Cantonese and Hakka cuisine. Established since 1978, it is very popular among the Chinese community in Jakarta. They also have a ballroom for weddings. Furama relocated on Jalan Hayam Wuruk a few years ago, and it is now much more modern, probably a bit too much. They have large boards everywhere advertising the restaurant promotions ("all you can eat Dim Sum for Rp53,300++"), making the place look like a fast-food. I wouldn't advise coming there for an intimate dinner, in particular a date. I visited Furama after midnight, and at that time only Bubur (rice porridge) was available. I had the Bubur Pitan, and added a plate of grilled Pork and grilled Duck. I didn't keep the bill, but I remember the total was approximately Rp100,000. Compared to another Bubur I had in Kamseng restaurant, the one in Furama tasted much better. The Duck and Pork was more average, probably because of the ingredient

Garuda Padang Restaurant Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Padang restaurants are countless in Jakarta, and you may find one in almost every street of the city (for new comers and tourists, Padang is the name of a city in Sumatra). Most of the Padang restaurants are small street food stalls or simple "rumah makan" (basic restaurants), and unfortunately many expats can be reluctant to try this kind of establishment because the hygiene is not up to their standards. The Garuda food chain is a good way to experience Padang food because their venues are clean and comfortable, while the general atmosphere and the prices remain close from that of the original Padang food concept. After seating, the waiters will bring you about 15 different dishes, the most common ones, but you can also ask for more specific ones. Then you will be charged only for what you eat. Padang food is quite hot, though it's not, as many people think, the spiciest cuisine of Indonesia. If your stomach is fragile, ask for a lot of rice, ayam goreng bumbu, sa

Kamseng (24h Chinese Restaurant)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Kamseng restaurant is the equivalent in North Jakarta of Dim Sum Festival in the South: Opened 24 hours, it is filled with party-goers and clubbers from nearby entertainment venues. My boss once told me about a place near Hayam Wuruk nicknamed the "wh*res' porridge", and now I think he was talking about Kamseng. If you go there late, you'll understand why. After trying a few restaurants in the area, namely Hunan Kitchen and Lac Mei Che , I had high expectations, but what I tried there was nothing more than a busy warung serving cheap, yet average food. Kamseng has a lot of waiters, but it is so busy you could get more attention in a McDonald's during rush hour. If you are looking for a nice, quiet dinner, this is not the place.

Kartika Massage Parlour Panti Pijat

By The Jakarta Team →
Kartika Panti Pijat is a famous massage parlour, in the end of a dirty street, in Jakarta's naughty red light district. It gain a reputation for having soapy, body-to-body Thai massages, that can be performed by one or two girls. Similar venues include Berlian and Halomas . Kartika Jakarta (150 meters from Stadium when going North) Hayam Wuruk #114 Taman Sari, Jakarta Barat Indonesia 11160

King of Thai (Thai Restaurants)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
King of Thai is a casual dining restaurant located in various malls in Jakarta and specializing, you guessed, in Thai food. They are usually quite small, with minimalist decoration: Nothing could remind you of Thailand apart from a few photos. At lunch time, it should be crowded so do make a reservation if you come with a group. My experience there was limited to their much-praised Mango Salad (Rp26,000++) and the Roast Duck with Rice (Rp42,000++). Both dishes were satisfying considering the price and the location, in Plaza Indonesia. The only thing that really bothered me was the noise coming from the bowling alley next door, so I advise you to visit the place only for quick eats alone or with friends. Roast Duck with Rice (Rp42,000++) Mango Salad (Rp26,000) Overall: Recommended for casual, affordable meals in malls. Opening hours: Everyday from 10am to 10pm

Laluna Spa (Batu Ceper)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Massage parlour in North Jakarta. Info needed, please comment.

Maha Massage Bar (Hayam Wuruk, one street before Stadium Discotheque)

By The Jakarta Team →
Massage bar. Exactly the same as Tin-Tin. Therefore not really a bar: You order a drink, a mamasan brings you a girl, and you go upstairs to have sex. Jakarta, and especially Kota has hundreds of similar places, but they're not so interesting to talk about... Exactly the same as Tin Tin. It's on one of the street parallel to Stadium nightclub, when you walk north to mangga besar.

ML Disco (or Moonlight/Moonlite Disko) (Hayam Wuruk)

By The Jakarta Team →
Moonlight disco is the only gay club in Kota ( Stadium is mixed). For a newcomer, it will certainly feel dangerous and scary. It was very hot when I visited but apparently, they bought A/C to replace the fans. The crowd is a weird bunch, like often in gay clubs: Gays, bisexuals, lesbians, lady boys, etc... from all ages and classes. I recommend you to go there with someone you trust and to keep an eye on your glass at all time. There are very few foreigners so expect to receive a lot of attention. Moon light is not opened every night but Wednesday, Friday and Saturday should be fine. Be aware that many guys inside are prostitutes. Drugs (ecstasy) is everywhere too. I have a bad photo of the building taken during the day but it's better than nothing (you should be able to read ML Diskotik):  

Monggo Mas (Night Club Jakarta)

By The Jakarta Team →
One of the worst clubs in Jakarta. Completely dark, aggressive, with loud Techno music, drugs aplenty and prostitutes everywhere. You have to try it once. It has two ambience: A Dangdut place in the lower lever, and up the stairs, a Kota hard house club. Monggo Mas Disco Jl Hayam Wuruk 111, Jakarta (one street after Stadium) Phone number: +62-21 6391431 I discovered a second Monggo Mas, in Kelapa Gading (see photo):

Pad Thai (Mangga Besar)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Pad Thai is a discreet Thai restaurant in Mangga Besar.  It is not a fancy venue but it looks modern and cozy, with some posters on the wall reminiscent of Thailand. As with most restaurants in this area, the food is cheap and good-value. For a full meal with drinks, Rp50k should be enough. Pad Thai specializes in Tom Yum and Kwetiaw, with some Indonesian dishes such as Nasi Goreng. We tried a bit of everything:

Sun City Luxury Club (Jalan Labu, 6th floor of Mall Lindeteves)

By The Jakarta Team →
Sun City is one of the newest night clubs in Kota and to my knowledge one of the most luxurious. For those who think there are only crappy, seedy discos in this part of town, I strongly encourage you to come to Sun City and see for yourself. The night club is actually part of a bigger entertainment complex, featuring a hotel (mainly rooms for short-time sex actually), a spa , a karaoke (see photos above), a ballroom and a Chinese restaurant .