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Mars Spa (Grand Indonesia + Pondok Indah)

By Jakarta100bars →
Mars Spa is a massage parlour for male only. It is cheap and relatively clean, with services similar services to  Delta Spa or MyPlace . It is a recommended for those looking for a massage near Sudirman or Thamrin area. It is a cheaper alternative to  Fortune Spa . Mars is build on 4 floors. On the first floor, you have small spa facilities like jacuzzi and sauna. On the second floor, there is a lounge with about 20 girls. Half of them are "plus plus" therapists while the other ones are prostitutes. Above are rooms. The price for 90 minutes massage in a standard room is 190,000rp, in deluxe room 250,000rp and in the VIP room 280,000. You must add a tip for the girl at the end. If you want to sleep with one of the prostitute, you must take the all inclusive package for Rp700,000. The basic rooms only have a curtain so you can hear people having sex next to you. About once a month, they have special party in their lounge. I visited when they had naked girls dancin

The Playground Restaurant Jakarta

By Jakarta100bars →
Playground is a themed-restaurant located on the 4th floor of Plaza Indonesia. It is occupying an alley, not a proper, individual space. For this reason, it is suitable for people-sighting, but certainly not for a more intimate occasion like a date. Chicken Kiev Strawberry Juice I had the Chicken Kiev at Rp85,0000++. What they brought me was small and it tasted average. No need to make a long comment about it. I also had a strawberry juice which was rather tiny for Rp40,000++.

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurants

By 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

Byblos Bistro (Pondok Indah Jakarta)

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Byblos is a pub/bar located in the new Pondok Indah Mall 3. It recently changed owner, from an Italian guy behind the Planet Hollywood to an Indonesian. The place is very comfortable, especially with some large sofas you can never move away from. The service is friendly, you also have 1 or 2 Public Relation ladies, which seemed to be selective about the guests they would talk to. I only had a Bintang (65,000rp), but it also has a full Pub Fare menu (Pasta, Pizza, Burgers, Asian Favourite, etc). From what I could see on other tables, the food portions seemed generous. Byblos was not too crowded when I arrived at 6pm, but slowly it got busier. For a monday night it wasn't too bad.

Gran Magnolia Spa (PIK, Pondok Indah)

By Jakarta100bars →
  Gran Magnolia Spa is a clean / affordable massage parlour for man only. It is located in Pantail Indah Kapuk, in Pluit. The spa opened just recently and I haven't visited it yet. The information I could gather about it so far: The facilities include a whirlpool, a sauna, a lounge, and various thematic massage rooms (Hawaiian, Egyptian, Cosmic, Library... see photos of the rooms below). When you choose a thematic room, the masseuse will also wear a special uniform matching the style of the room. The prices are currently at 118,000rp for 90min in Deluxe and 168,000rp in VIP room, but this is because of the Soft Opening. The normal ones should be double of that. There is also a Magnolia Spa in Pondok Indah which offers similar services with Delta , but cheaper. We can expect that Gran Magnolia in PIK will be the same. Please comment if you visit. Gran Magnolia Spa and Men's Health Club (PIK) Jalan Pantai Indah Utara 2 Komplek Ruko Galeri Mediterania No. N8K

Monolog Coffee (Pondok Indah Mall, Street Gallery)

By Nyoman →
 Monolog Coffee PIM  Monolog Coffee Front Bakery  Monolog Coffee Drinks Menu  Monolog Coffee Food Menu   Monolog Coffee Bar Counter  I went to Monolog Coffee in Pondok Indah Mall. This Coffee place is located at the very end of "The Street", the Dining area of Pondok Indah Mall which closes at 12:00 PM. I have been attracted by a nice Bakery at the entrance with mostly Croissants and some American Pastries like Cheese Cakes or Carrot Cakes.

PEPeNERO (Jakarta and Bali)

By Jakarta100bars →
PEPeNERO is a chain of Italian restaurants in Bali and Jakarta. They are almost copies of the Trattoria restaurants, so you can read my review about it also. I visited the PEPeNERO in Menara Karya, during lunchtime, and it was packed with both locals and expats. If you come with a group of people, I think you should always book in advance. The menu is large, written in Italian and English. Prices for a starter is around Rp50,000++, for main dish around Rp80,000++, and for a pizza around Rp50,000++. 

Bersih Sehat chain (Massage Traditional)

By The Jakarta Team →
Bersih Sehat is one reliable address to get good value traditional massages in Jakarta. More affordable than some places like Taman Sari Spa, a 2 hour massage will cost you around 200,000 rupiah. Clean facilities and welcoming service. Once again, it is not a sex spa. How does it work? After paying, you will go to a large room where they have about 10 other people getting their massage. Don't worry, there are curtains between everyone so you cannot actually see anyone (but you can hear some noise). Then, you take off you clothes and keep only your underwear. You wrap a towel around your waist, and the massage can start. Bersih Sehat massage girls will usually press you quite hard, so if you prefer a soft massage, you should mention it. At the end, you can take a shower. Don't forget to leave a tip since it is the main source of income for your masseuse (Rp50k is good).  They have different locations in Jakarta: