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H5 (Howdy Hello Hola Hey Ho!) Level 5 Grand Indonesia

By Jakarta100bars →
H5 (Howdy Hello Hola Hey Ho!) is a restaurant with a complicated name. I had to ask the waiter where I was because as I wanted to write my review, I could not find the name of the place The name could be a reference to Happy 5, which is the nickname for a party drug in Malaysia ( Nimetazepam ). Since H5 is owned by the OPCO group , behind the nightclubs Domain and Embassy , it would not be impossible. OPCO is also the owner of some popular restaurants like Yellow Fin or Portico .

Jill in MarketBar (Jakarta)

By Jakarta100bars →
Jill in MarketBar is a restaurant located on the Level 5 of Grand Indonesia. It  is named after its owner, Jill, also behind two similar venues in Jakarta: MarketBar in Lippo Mall Kemang and MarketBar in Kota Kasablanka (see below for more details). The menu features mostly Western dishes, the kind you could find in a restaurant in Australia or England. In particular, I noticed they have "Fried Mars Bar", which I only saw in those countries before. They also serve all the most common Asian dishes. I asked for a Vietnamese Baguette sandwich but I was brought the Fish & Chips. As the waitress was friendly, I didn't say anything. My Fish & Chips was not too expensive (under 100,000rp), but it was very ordinary. The design is ok but I would not go back to Jill in MarketBar for eating. In the same area, I would recommend to you instead H5 or Ismaya Catering Co .

Tom Tom Thai Restaurant

By Jakarta100bars →
Tom Tom is a Thai restaurant located on Level 5 of Grand Indonesia Mall. I decided to eat there because it seemed modern and chic from the outside. It is also closing at midnight instead of 10pm for most restaurants in Grand Indonesia. The food was not too expensive and its presentation was attractive, but unfortunately the taste is very far from what you could have in Thailand. I had a Green Curry (Rp 48k++) which had no spices at all (it tasted a bit like Opor Ayam if you know it). My friend had a Pad Thai (Rp 58k++) which was bland as well. The supposedly "Fresh" orange juice (Rp 30k++) was probably not 100% fresh (or it was done with local ones).

Djournal Coffee (Grand Indonesia Mall)

By Nyoman →
  Djournal Coffee Bar is a Coffee place located in Grand Indonesia Mall. This Coffee place belong to the Ismaya Group, owner also of Social House , SKYE Bar & Restaurant (Menara BCA) and DragonFly Club (Graha BIP) . You will easily find Djournal Coffee since it is located close to the main West Mall Entrance of Grand Indonesia. But you will definitely get lost in Grand Indonesia Mall since it is quite big ! This place is a good alternative to Starbucks but with a more trendy side. The prices will be the same as in Starbucks though. Good service and pretty crowded coffee place. I would recommend it for the terrace, facing Plaza Indonesia Mall entrance. There are 2 other Djournal Coffee at CILANDAK TOWN SQUARE Main Lobby and SUMARECON MAL SERPONG GF.

Casa d'Oro (Hotel Kempinski)

By Jakarta100bars →
  Casa d'Oro, along with Toscana in Kemang has the reputation of being one of the best Italian restaurants in Jakarta for upscale, fine dining. Located in the 5-star Hotel Kempiski, Casa D'Oro doesn't have a very impressive setting, except for the stylish glass-window wine cellar in the middle of the main room. On the day I visited, a Tuesday, the restaurant was empty except for my table and another expat couple. The service was professional and helpful, but a few minor errors were made (wrong knife, confusion in the plates, etc..). I cannot say I was amazed by the food I tried (Codfish for Rp268,000++ and Black squid pasta for Rp168,000++). It was excellent home cooking, but for the price, i would have expected something more creative. Without wine, your minimum bill in Casa d'Oro will be Rp350k to Rp400k, and I don't think this is good value compared to the other Italian restaurants in Jakarta .

Chicken Master (Grand Indonesia)

By Jakarta100bars →
Chicken Master specializes in Dim Sum and Chinese cuisine, with some very typical dishes such as the "braised whole pigeon", the "braised whole abalone" or the "shark's fins". The setting is very simple, almost boring, and for a Sunday night, the place was quite empty compared to nearby competitors in Grand Indonesia ( Jun Njan was packed). The waiters were very friendly but they didn't seem to be very well trained. Nevertheless, the prices in Chicken Master are similar to those of much better restaurants: A meal will cost you from Rp60k if you stick to a noodle soup to well-over Rp100k if you take a more elaborate dish.

The Duck King (Chinese Restaurant)

By Jakarta100bars →
I've never been a fan of large restaurant chains, but since more and more restaurants in Jakarta open a new branch as soon as they have a little success, it is hard just ignoring them. The Duck King, and its premium version "The Grand Duck King", is a medium to upscale restaurant that you will find the more often in malls in Jakarta but also in other Indonesian cities (the one I tried was in Bandung). It is always quite full because the prices are competitive and the service is professional. You can feel all employees have been trained and that their smiles are not as spontaneous as they look. The clients are quite diverse: Expats, Indonesians and also many Chinese. If you visit on Friday/Saturday night, or any other busy day, you may want to book a table in advance because it is always full.

Jun Njan Chinese Seafood Restaurant

By Jakarta100bars →
Jun Njan (meaning "Always remember your roots") is a chain of traditional Chinese seafood restaurants with branches all over Jakarta. The one I tried is located in Grand Indonesia, and I don't know if the quality of the food in this restaurant is the same than that in other places. The menu list is extensive with a mix of various chinese dishes, with a focus on seafood. I thought the cost of the food was fair, given that the restaurant is located in one of Jakarta's most luxurious malls. Jun Njan was not very crowded when I was there, but it is rare: It is usually very busy and sometimes noisy. Not a good set for a quiet or romantic dinner... Contact details:

Kafe Betawi (Jakarta)

By Jakarta100bars →
Kafé Betawi is a chain of Indonesian food restaurants located in various malls in Jakarta. I tried the one in Plaza Indonesia. Their concept is to sell typical street food dishes in a clean and cozy atmosphere. The prices are low, especially for malls and they are usually popular venues to eat probably for this reason. We had a few dishes in Kafe Betawi:

Katsusei (Japanese Restaurant Jakarta)

By Jakarta100bars →
Katsusei is a Japanese upmarket restaurant, part of a Japanese chain, which specializes in "tonkatsu" (breaded, deep fried meat cutlets, normally from pork). I won't pretend to be a specialist since i had never tried it before, but I found it excellent. It is pretty much gourmet junk food, because even though they use top-quality, imported ingredients, it remains a fat and unhealty dish. Cutlets (picture from Katsusei facebook group)  My main problem was not the taste but the price. One menu set will cost you up to Rp200,000, and it is quite expensive for what you get I think. Because of this, I recommend this restaurant only if you are a true fan of Japanese food, and of course of Tonkatsu. Personally, I will not go back and consider my visit a one-time luxury treat.

The Koreana (Korean food)

By Jakarta100bars →
The Koreana is a Korean restaurant located just behing Grand Indonesia Mall, in Central Jakarta. It is within walking distance of Plaza Indonesia, Hotel Kempiski, Hotel Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental Hotel. We visited Koreana on a Saturday afternoon. It was empty, but this is not surprising considering it was 4pm. The restaurant looks functional, with barely any decoration. It doesn't feel like the place you want to bring a date, or where you would hangout all afternoon with your friends. The food was good though.

Marché Senayan

By Jakarta100bars →
Marché Senayan restaurant is a venue that should not be taken seriously. It is a mix between a restaurant, a supermarket and Disneyland. The concept is to re-create an open-air market in Switzerland, where you can buy your food at a specific stall, and then eat it.. It is not a place to have a date or a business lunch, but if you have kids, they will love it. The designers did a really good job and they paid great attention to details. It's quite expensive (150k to 200k for a meal) and the food is average but worth knowing!   Update July 2011: Marché also open a branch in Grand Indonesia. Here is a picture: Marché Senayan Plaza Senayan Unit CP 500 5th Floor Jl. Asia Afrika No.8 Jakarta, Indonesia, 10270 Phone: +62-21 - 5790 5856 Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday:11:30 am - 10:00 pm Friday - Saturday:11:30 am - 11:30 pm Sunday:11:30 am - 10:00 pm Facebook: Marché is part of a chain, for more inform

Ninety Nine (Grand Indonesia)

By Jakarta100bars →
After Cork&Screw , Loewy , Potato Head and Social House , Ninety-Nine (99) is the new chic place in Jakarta (in November 2010). If you want to be surrounded by rich Indonesians and expats, this is where you should go. Since the restaurant is located in the middle of Grand Indonesia, expect it to be full, especially on weekends. Ninety-Nine is actually an offshoot of the Ranch Market, a supermarket popular with expats specializing in premium, imported, and sometimes organic products. The restaurant maintains that quality reputation and offers some simple dishes using the best ingredients. To me, most of the food is American junk food, but they have some specialties from other countries such as tortillas, noodle soup, pizzas or nasi goreng. It's not always as healthy as it claims to be, but at least it tastes good.

Social House (Grand Indonesia Mall, Jakarta)

By The Jakarta Team →
Updated 2019: Social House is currently under renovation. In the meantime, you can check Paulaner Brauhaus which is just one floor above. Social House is a restaurant and bar with a nice view of Plaza Indonesia's roundabout. The atmosphere is supposed to be the feel-like-home type, but it is actually one of the hippest venues in Jakarta, so you don't feel that comfortable. Many celebrities and models come here, literally dozens of them on any weekend night. I tasted the pizza there and it was not worth what I paid for it: It was very small and not well-cooked. Drinks are very expensive as well.