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Mojo Bar + Kitchen (Jakarta)

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It is only recently that I discovered Mojo Kitchen & Bar. It is small and unpretentious, similar with Treehouse in Kemang. It has a great location at the intersection of Jalan Senopati and Jalan Kertanegara, one of the most expensive residential areas in Jakarta. They have great music, a cozy atmosphere, and a menu featuring Korean, Californian and Mexican dishes. I didn't try any of their food though, only a cocktail. Please comment if you have been there. Overall : Recommended for a drink after work. Mojo Bar & Kitchen Jakarta Jalan Kertanegara No. 70, Senopati South Jakarta, Indonesia

City Seoul (Korean Japanese food)

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City Seoul is a Korean and Japanese restaurant located in SCBD Sudirman, not far from the famous Gahyo , a Korean BBQ joint. It is a modern-looking, dim-lighted venue, but it lacks some warmth and originality. There is almost no decoration, and if they had not installed windows in the private rooms, you would confuse it with a prison cell. We tried the Bul Nak Jun Gol, a soup with beef, octopus, vegetables, tofu and a spicy sauce (Rp280,000++ for 3 people) and some Makizuchis (Rp15,000 each). The food took quite a while to be served, maybe because it was in the middle of the afternoon, but the wait was worthwhile.

Gahyo (Korean Barbeque)

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Gahyo is among the best Korean restaurants in Jakarta, with two locations, in Sudirman (SCBD) and in Kelapa Gading. I only tried the first one, which I heard had a better reputation than the second. I arrived in the late afternoon and the restaurant was still empty. But by the time I left, it was starting to fill up with mostly Korean clients. On weekends, I would advise you to book in advance. The decoration is rather basic, but it feels authentic. You have different sitting areas: Normal tables, tatami or private areas. Each table has its own ventilation system to avoid cooking smells. Gahyo specializes in Korean barbeque, with some recommended specialties, among which the Teuk Yangyeum Galbi (Marinated boneless beef prime rib, Rp198,000++), that a famous expat magazine once voted  the best dish in Jakarta. I ordered Grilled Ox Tripe (Teuk Yang Gui, Rp155,000++) and Seolrungtang, a soup with beef and noodles. I was unhappy with that dish because I had asked for something with

The Grill (Korean BBQ Restaurant)

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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++)

Kahyangan (Shabu-Shabu Restaurant)

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  Kahyangan has to be one of the most expensive Asian restaurants in Jakarta. It is part of Nikko Hotel, near the Hotel Indonesia roundabout. I read a few reviews on internet about this place, but I imagine the journalists didn't actually pay for their meals. If you eat there for free, it is a great place indeed. You have an incredible view over Jakarta, attentive staff (though they can be pushy to make you order more) and stylish design. Bring a date here and she should be really impressed.

The Koreana (Korean food)

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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.

Pyongyang (North Korean Restaurant & Karaoke)

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  I discovered Pyongyang thanks to a reader's comment on this blog who described the place as the best Korean restaurant in Jakarta. While it may be exaggerated, Pyongyang is still a must-try, off-the-beaten-track dining venue, mainly because this is probably the closest you'll ever get to experience North Korean culture. Pyongyang is not unique to Jakarta: It is a chain of restaurants, operated by the North Korean government, with branches all over Asia. They have been accused of being used for money-laundering, and you cannot help but wonder about the freedom of their imported, North Korean staff (read this wikipedia article for more information " Pyongyang (restaurant chain) ".