Shanghai Blue 1920

By The Jakarta Team

Shanghai Blue 1920 is a chic restaurant and bar owned by the Tugu Group, who possesses various hotels and restaurants in Indonesia. The objective of the bar is to bring you back to the golden era of Shanghai (apparently in 1920 was the time to be there…). I give a 10/10 for the settings, really beautiful and impressing. The food is a mix of Chinese, Betawi and Peranakan, that of the first Chinese migrants who came to Indonesia. It is excellent and creative, but very expensive: At least Rp. 150,000 per person with wine.

There is a live band playing old jazz tunes almost every evening, with a focus on Mandarin Jazz. Occasionally, you also have guest singers and musicians. You can check their website for more information.

Shanghai Blue is quite exceptional in Jakarta and I think that if you have one evening to spend here, this is one of the restaurants I would recommend going to.

Schedule of music performances:
Tuesday night: Swing Jazz + Cantonese Jazz Pop
Wednesday night: Swing Jazz
Thursday night: Bossa + Cantonese Jazz Pop
Saturday night: Rumba

Contact details:
Shanghai Blue 1920 Jazz Lounge & Restaurant
Jalan Kebon Sirih 77-79
Tel: +62-21 391 8690

The pictures were taken from Shanghai Blue 1920 website. The restaurant is open from 11AM to 11PM everyday.

2 comments to '' Shanghai Blue 1920 "

  1. Right, Shanghai Blue is 10/10 for the setting
    I am impressed on how the interior is set, I get the feeling of going back to old times. There is belly dancer on Fridays. Garth

  2. love this place .... very classic.