Wilshire is a new restaurant located in one of the hippest nightlife areas in Jakarta, in the Foundry 8 (SCBD). It is just next to Canos, Blue Monkey and Empirica. All nearby restaurants have a very similar design and they are hard to differentiate. As the Foundry 8 is only a temporary location (it should be destroyed in a few years), I imagine that each venue only wants to invest the minimum to look good enough.

Wilshire is simply designed if we compared it with Loewy, Union or E&O, but it is elegant and comfortable. The main original feature is the copper sticks display hanging from the ceiling, a great and inexpensive idea to decorate the room!

The two owners are Indonesians. Mrs. Hanna Tjhin is focusing on the operations and Mrs. Dolly Chia is the Chef (she had classes at Le Cordon Bleu's culinary school). Both are former alumni of the University of Southern California which is popular among upper-level Chinese Indonesians. It probably helped them to attract the right crowd upon opening: Even though Wilshire is still new, it manages to be quite busy with trendy/rich Indonesians, particularly on weekends.
Braised Beef Quesadillas (Rp99,000+21%)
Flaky Apple Pie (Rp75,000+21%)
The menu is interesting as it features many personal creations and not just all the standards dishes that can be found everywhere in Jakarta. I was not in a daring mood though and I went for an easy one, the Braised Beef Quesadillas (Rp 99,000+21% tax and service). For a dessert, I had the Flaky Apple Pie (Rp75,000+21%). The prices are higher than average, but the food tasted pretty good which is rare in this city. 20% less on my final bill and it would have been perfect.
Overall: Wilshire is a fine new restaurant, worth trying on the weekends just before going to one of the clubs in SCBD. The food I tried was good, the menu is varied and the service professional. The main downer is that it is quite expensive. If you are looking for a restaurant with good value for money, this is not the place for you.

Wilshire Restaurant Jakarta
The Foundry No. 8, SCBD Lot 8 (a second venue is planned to open this year in Mega Kuningan)
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav 52 – 53
South Jakarta

Note: They will relocate soon to Senopati:
Phone number +62-21 5140 1018
Check their menu here: Menu of Wilshire Jakarta

Opening Hours:
Everyday from 11am to midnight (until 1am on weekends)

1 comment to '' Wilshire Restaurant Jakarta "

  1. Wilshire has moved to Senopati where Yeyo used to be... They also have 3rd Avenue Bar there...