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Tartine Restaurant FX Mall

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Tartine is a moderately priced eatery focusing on tartine, a french word for a slice of bread topped with anything eatable (just like a sandwich without a second piece of bread to close it). It is not haute cuisine but it is good enough and creative. Tartine is also very pleasant in its design: Elegant, yet simple and homey. For the price you pay, it is worth it not so much for the food, but rather for the atmosphere, very cozy. Opening Hours: From Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 12am Friday and Saturday: 9am to 2am Live Music from Wednesday to Saturday. Happy Hours: From 4pm to 6pm = 50% discount. Tartine Restaurant Jl.Sudirman Pintu 1 Senayan FX Lifestyle X'nter Lt.FB No 02A.03 Jakarta, Indonesia Phone: +62 21 2555 4222

Bloeming Bar and Restaurant (FX Plaza)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Bloeming could be a nice bar if it was located in Scotland, or at least in Blok M or Jaksa. But to have it here in a mall makes me feel this is just another marketing concept. The design is original though, it looks like the interior of a pirate ship, with some beautiful wooden tables and furniture. The main reason to go to Bloeming is for drinking beer. They have 32 kinds of beer from all over the world, many that you cannot find elsewhere in Jakarta. They also have flavoured beers, which are usually a way to have girls coming too. For around Rp.200,000, you have an all you can drink promo lasting three hours.

Al Nafoura Lebanese Restaurant

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Al Nafoura is the Lebanese restaurant of the hotel Le Meridien. It is a great place to eat, especially for dinner, when the dim-lighting creates an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic date. The food is not as good as in Anatolia , the most famous Middle-eastern restaurant in Jakarta, but the standards remain high for the city. Surprisingly, it isn't too expensive as well. You can manage to eat well for less than Rp200,000 per person, which is quite rare for a 5-star hotel restaurant.

Apero Lounge & Restaurant (Citywalk Sudirman)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Apero is a small lounge and restaurant (Italian food mostly) located in Citywalk Sudirman. The lounge is cozy and intimate, without being too fancy. It is worth trying if you are staying nearby  because they have a large selection of affordable drinks and wine (one draught bintang is Rp30k++). Concerning the restaurant, I tried two dishes from their kitchen and I was not satisfied. We had the Pizza with Beef Pepperoni (Rp40k++), which had almost no taste, and the Salmon de Paris (Rp65k++). The fish did not seem so fresh and the pasta was dry. Here are some pictures: Beef Pepperoni Pizza (Rp40k++)

BATS (Hotel Shangri-La)

By The Jakarta Team →
An all-time favourite of Jakarta's nightlife, BATS is the bar of the  Shangri-La Hotel  in Jakarta. It is the equivalent of BRIX in Grand Hyatt in Singapore .  It is very, very popular among expatriates, especially those who are already married. Easy to know why, considering the number of pretty, sexy girls . But the place isn't just about finding a partner. You can have a lot of fun partying there, because you will easily meet people in a relaxed atmostsphere.

Bibliotheque (Jakarta)

By The Jakarta Team →
Bibliotheque, The Library bar, is an impressive and stylish venue, which made the buzz in Jakarta during the last semester of 2009. Not a great party place but ok for an (expensive) drink. It becomes much nicer in my opinion after 10pm as the formal atmosphere eases up a bit and the DJ kicks in. Be careful, the dresscode is very strict: No short, no torn jeans, no sandals. Expect to pay around 400,000rp for a meal + wine if you decide to eat there. Bibliotheque Bar & Restaurant Jakarta

Bombay Tandoori (Indian food)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Bombay Tandoori is one of the few Indian restaurants I found in Jakarta. It is a modest joint, located on Jalan Satrio (opposite Sampoerna Strategic Square) and could easily be mistaken with a regular warung. Inside Bombay Tandoori, you have two floors with basic furniture and some kitschy decoration. You could be in India that it wouldn't feel more real. The owners are Indonesian-Indian and on the day we visited, all the customers looked Indian too.

Face Bar Menteng

By The Jakarta Team →
Face Bar, part of the Face group, is one of the oldest bars in Jakarta. It is still popular, especially with expats and tourists, in spite of being expensive and even though dozens of similar lounges have opened all around the city. The secret of Face Bar is undoubtedly its interior design, which combines old antiques with more contemporary paintings and sculptures. It is quite small, and there are always some regulars, in particular foreign journalists. There is a pool table too but it is rarely used. There are two fine dining restaurants in the same building, each one with a theme: Lan Na Tai (Thai food) and Hazara (Indian cuisine, reviewed on this blog here ) Face bar is usually a recommended nightlife spot by many magazines/websites about Jakarta. Myself, I like to take my friends there when they come to Jakarta, because it is the kind of venue that would be popular in Europe. Don't expect something very happening though, it is a bar to chill and relax, not to party.

FrontPage

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The oldest Jakarta expats may remember that FrontPage stands where the popular Cinnabar, one of the first modern bar to open in the city, used to be. Frontpage is not making the same buzz, but it is a good address to know because the food is excellent (mainly Indian dishes) and because you have a great selection of wines. The owner is the same than Maroush and Anatolia , both Middle-eastern/Indian restaurants with an excellent reputation. FrontPage Plaza Gani Djemat Jl. Imam Bonjol Kav.76-78 Central Jakarta

Goemon Japanese Restaurant

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Are you looking for the one of the best Japanese restaurants in Jakarta? Pay yourself a little trip to Japan by visiting Goemon, an authentic restaurant located in Wisma Kyoei Prince. Popular with Japanese expatriates, Goemon is not that expensive (less than Rp 100k for a meal) and offers big portions of excellent Japanese dishes. Impeccable service and great decor, a must try if you are a Japanese food lover!

The Grill (Korean BBQ Restaurant)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Grill is a Korean BBQ restaurant in Midplaza, probably one of the best of its kind in Jakarta. It is similar with Gahyo which I tried on the same day (by coincidence). I preferred The Grill, because there is more choice on the menu and the dishes are more affordable. It also looks more stylish and contemporary. We had two dishes: Ishiyaki Tofu Chige (Rp50++) and the recommended Bibimpap (Rp45++). Ishiyaki Tofu Chige (Rp50++)

Hazara (Indian Cuisine)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
  Hazara is an Indian restaurant located in the same building as Face Bar and Lan Na Thai, 5 minutes by foot from Plaza Indonesia. They all belong to the Face group, which owns a few other venues in Asia (Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Pudong), each with a distinctive "ethnic" atmosphere. Hazara was their first restaurant to open, in 1992, and it has remained very popular ever since among expats, travellers and locals. Its excellent reputation comes from both the quality of the food served and from its stylish design/decoration. There are actually two different rooms, quite different: The one inside is dark, with antiques and candles creating a mystical vibe. The one outside (in the veranda) is more ordinary, with large windows and a small garden. For dinner, I advise you to stay inside, and vice-versa for lunch. The menu in Hazara is a mix of North Indian and Middle-eastern dishes. I didn't keep the bill when I last ate there, but from the photo I took I think it was

Ikan Tude Manado Restaurant Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Ikan Tude Manado is a cheap and basic restaurant in Jalan Blora, between Jalan Sudirman and Plaza Indonesia (Pronounce it "tooday"). The food in Tude is manadonese, my favourite Indonesian food, and it is particularly tasty. Very popular, it is packed with Indonesian office workers every day at lunch... Just like in any Manado restaurants, expect the food to be very spicy! The cost for one meal is between Rp. 35k to Rp. 70k.

Indochine Jakarta (FX Mall, Jalan Sudirman) CLOSED

By The Jakarta Team →
 Update May 2012: Indochine is closed and replaced by Privé Club.

Java Wok Restaurant

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Java Wok is a bit hard to find, but worth a try if you work near Sampoerna Strategic Square and need a place to eat in the area The restaurant has a roof, but no walls on one side, so you feel as if you were eating outside. It is only a few hundred meters away from busy Jalan Sudirman, and yet it does not feel too noisy, too polluted or too hot. The fans cool down the air, and the design  is relaxing, with a small fountain and stones on the walls. There is no "à la carte" menu but a buffet of typical Sundanese dishes, a bit like the one you could find in Bumbu Desa restaurants (but cheaper). You need to choose your food first, then sit down and wait for someone to bring it to you. Almost all dishes are spicy but you can always find a few specialties that are not.

Kembang Goela

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
  Kembang Goela is among the most famous Indonesian restaurants in Jakarta. They serve traditional food from all Indonesia, with a focus on Peranakan cuisine (see Wikipedia article here ). I went to this place by accident, so I didn't have my usual camera and could not take very good pictures. Nevertheless, you should see that Kembang Goela looks quite elegant, in particular if you get one of the semi-private rooms. They have some antique colonial furniture, old photographs on the walls, and all kind of flowers everywhere. I don't advise you to eat in the main room though since it is pretty noisy and lacks coziness. We had a few dishes, but I only took pictures for a few of them:
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