South Beauty (Chinese Restaurant)

By Jakarta100bars
South Beauty is a chain of Chinese restaurants, very popular in China for their Sichuan food. They opened their first international branch in Jakarta at the beginning of 2011 and positioned it as an upmarket venue.

I visited South Beauty at lunch time, but i think it is the kind of restaurants you should go to during the evening as the atmosphere is cosy and dim-lighted. As you can see on the pictures, the interior is quite spectacular, with lights and furniture selected to impressed the visitors.

The menu is very long, and interesting to read as many of the dishes are not usually seen in restaurants (at least the ones i go to): Sea cucumber, shark's fin, abalone, etc... But choosing was difficult since everything was extremely expensive:  Only the accompanying dishes cost less than Rp100,000... I tried a few things: The spicy and sour black fungus (Rp35k++), the braised e-fu noodles with mushroom in abalone sauce (Rp38k++) and the stewed beef with pickled bamboo sauce (Rp108k++).
Stewed Beef with Pickled Bamboo Sauce (Rp108k++)
My first surprise was that it was very spicy! It was difficult to finish the mushrooms for that reason, even though the taste was perfect. I enjoyed the rest, but I've had better Chinese food before at much lower prices.
Overall: South Beauty serves excellent food in a stylish venue. I recommend you to try it once at least, but you must be ready to spend a lot of money. I paid Rp250k for my meal and I didn't even try any of their specialties. If you want to do South Beauty the right way, expect to pay at least Rp400k for a full meal.

Opening Hours:
Everyday, from 11.30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm

South Beauty Restaurant Jakarta
Thamrin Nine-Podium, Upper Ground unit E, F
Jl. M.H. Thamrin 10
Central Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 29937227

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SouthbeautyJKT
Website (global): South Beauty Chinese Resto Group

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1 comment to '' South Beauty (Chinese Restaurant) "

  1. Chinese restaurant that's sounds great.!! :haha
    since 2001 I never again to go there...That's I'm really miss it...:D

    salam kenal,