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Mars Spa (Grand Indonesia + Pondok Indah)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Mars Spa is a massage parlour for male only. It is cheap and relatively clean, with services similar services to  Delta Spa or MyPlace . It is a recommended for those looking for a massage near Sudirman or Thamrin area. It is a cheaper alternative to  Fortune Spa . Mars is build on 4 floors. On the first floor, you have small spa facilities like jacuzzi and sauna. On the second floor, there is a lounge with about 20 girls. Half of them are "plus plus" therapists while the other ones are prostitutes. Above are rooms. The price for 90 minutes massage in a standard room is 190,000rp, in deluxe room 250,000rp and in the VIP room 280,000. You must add a tip for the girl at the end. If you want to sleep with one of the prostitute, you must take the all inclusive package for Rp700,000. The basic rooms only have a curtain so you can hear people having sex next to you. About once a month, they have special party in their lounge. I visited when they had naked girls dancin

The Playground Restaurant Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Playground is a themed-restaurant located on the 4th floor of Plaza Indonesia. It is occupying an alley, not a proper, individual space. For this reason, it is suitable for people-sighting, but certainly not for a more intimate occasion like a date. Chicken Kiev Strawberry Juice I had the Chicken Kiev at Rp85,0000++. What they brought me was small and it tasted average. No need to make a long comment about it. I also had a strawberry juice which was rather tiny for Rp40,000++.

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurants

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I visited the original branch of Bebek Tepi Sawah in Ubud a few years ago. I was disappointed at that time as it was expensive, overcrowded with groups of tourists, and the taste was really unexceptional. I blacklisted it in my mind and considered it a tourist trap. In the past few years, the brand has opened outlets everywhere in malls in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali. I thought that the management may have changed and that it would be worth having another try. I did so in Beachwalk in Kuta. My first impression was not too good. I was greeted by an apathetic waitress that I felt I was bothering. She gave me the menu and left. It took me 10 minutes to get another waiter, more friendly, to come to me and take my order. The menu features all kinds of Indonesian and International dishes with a large choice of drinks. It is so big that I cannot imagine the team in the kitchen is able to prepare them all correctly. Since Bebek Tepi Sawah means "the duck from the ri

Byblos Bistro (Pondok Indah Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Byblos is a pub/bar located in the new Pondok Indah Mall 3. It recently changed owner, from an Italian guy behind the Planet Hollywood to an Indonesian. The place is very comfortable, especially with some large sofas you can never move away from. The service is friendly, you also have 1 or 2 Public Relation ladies, which seemed to be selective about the guests they would talk to. I only had a Bintang (65,000rp), but it also has a full Pub Fare menu (Pasta, Pizza, Burgers, Asian Favourite, etc). From what I could see on other tables, the food portions seemed generous. Byblos was not too crowded when I arrived at 6pm, but slowly it got busier. For a monday night it wasn't too bad.

Gran Magnolia Spa (PIK, Pondok Indah)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
  Gran Magnolia Spa is a clean / affordable massage parlour for man only. It is located in Pantail Indah Kapuk, in Pluit. The spa opened just recently and I haven't visited it yet. The information I could gather about it so far: The facilities include a whirlpool, a sauna, a lounge, and various thematic massage rooms (Hawaiian, Egyptian, Cosmic, Library... see photos of the rooms below). When you choose a thematic room, the masseuse will also wear a special uniform matching the style of the room. The prices are currently at 118,000rp for 90min in Deluxe and 168,000rp in VIP room, but this is because of the Soft Opening. The normal ones should be double of that. There is also a Magnolia Spa in Pondok Indah which offers similar services with Delta , but cheaper. We can expect that Gran Magnolia in PIK will be the same. Please comment if you visit. Gran Magnolia Spa and Men's Health Club (PIK) Jalan Pantai Indah Utara 2 Komplek Ruko Galeri Mediterania No. N8K

Monolog Coffee (Pondok Indah Mall, Street Gallery)

By Nyoman →
 Monolog Coffee PIM  Monolog Coffee Front Bakery  Monolog Coffee Drinks Menu  Monolog Coffee Food Menu   Monolog Coffee Bar Counter  I went to Monolog Coffee in Pondok Indah Mall. This Coffee place is located at the very end of "The Street", the Dining area of Pondok Indah Mall which closes at 12:00 PM. I have been attracted by a nice Bakery at the entrance with mostly Croissants and some American Pastries like Cheese Cakes or Carrot Cakes.

PEPeNERO (Jakarta and Bali)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
PEPeNERO is a chain of Italian restaurants in Bali and Jakarta. They are almost copies of the Trattoria restaurants, so you can read my review about it also. I visited the PEPeNERO in Menara Karya, during lunchtime, and it was packed with both locals and expats. If you come with a group of people, I think you should always book in advance. The menu is large, written in Italian and English. Prices for a starter is around Rp50,000++, for main dish around Rp80,000++, and for a pizza around Rp50,000++. 

Bersih Sehat chain (Massage Traditional)

By The Jakarta Team →
Bersih Sehat is one reliable address to get good value traditional massages in Jakarta. More affordable than some places like Taman Sari Spa, a 2 hour massage will cost you around 200,000 rupiah. Clean facilities and welcoming service. Once again, it is not a sex spa. How does it work? After paying, you will go to a large room where they have about 10 other people getting their massage. Don't worry, there are curtains between everyone so you cannot actually see anyone (but you can hear some noise). Then, you take off you clothes and keep only your underwear. You wrap a towel around your waist, and the massage can start. Bersih Sehat massage girls will usually press you quite hard, so if you prefer a soft massage, you should mention it. At the end, you can take a shower. Don't forget to leave a tip since it is the main source of income for your masseuse (Rp50k is good).  They have different locations in Jakarta:

Bureau (Gastro Pub Pondok Indah)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Bureau is a bar and restaurant ("gastro-pub") located in Pondok Indah Plaza 2, next to PEPeNERO and De Hooi . In spite of its French name (meaning "office" or "desk"), it serves a mix of continental dishes . You have grilled steaks, ribs, lamb chops, served with french fries or pastas for instance. The only typical French dishes on the menu could be the Duck L'Orange (Rp87k++), the Mussels Marinara (Rp65k++), the snails (Rp35k++), the Foie Gras (Rp135k++) and for desserts, the Crêpes (Rp27k). It has two floors: The small bar downstairs , perfect for an after-work drink or a meal, and the bigger room upstairs , with a DJ booth an dancefloor space that may be used for bigger parties.

Delta CD's Club (Pondok Indah)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Delta CD's club opened on January 14th, 2011. It is owned by the Puri Group , famous for its massage parlours (see review Delta Spa ).

De Hooi Cafe (Pondok Indah Plaza)

By The Jakarta Team →
An excellent bar, De Hooi was not in our listing until now only because it is located a bit far from the center, in Pondok Indah, where we seldom venture. In this part of town however, it is easily the most popular and the most happening bar, attracting a good mix of both expats and locals, in an easy going and welcoming atmosphere. Many regular customer crowd the bar and it seems like most patrons know each other already.. Live music , free-wifi, and a good menu featuring American, Indian, Dutch, Indonesian food (you can take a look at it here: De Hooi menu part 1 , part 2 , part 3 , they do delivery). If you live in Pondok Indah, this is the place where you want to go to have fun.

Delta Spa (Different branches in Jakarta)

By The Jakarta Team →
Delta Spa is probably the most famous men spa in Jakarta and also the best. It is not a sex spa though: You will always get a plus-plus, but nothing more... Another similar chain of men spas in Jakarta is My Place . The masseuses in Delta Spa are usually experienced and skillful, much more than in many other more expensive massage parlours. Yet, the prices have almost doubled in the past five years, and it is no longer a cheap venue. It will cost you around 600,000rp for a 3 hour massage + the possibility to use the facilities for the whole day (jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, fitness equipment). Perfect way to end up a week-end of clubbing on sundays. Opening Hours: Depending on the branches, but usually everyday from 11am to 11pm. Call them first to make sure. List of Delta Spa branches in Jakarta: Delta Spa Harmoni Harmoni Plaza, Bl B 12 - 12 A unit 36 - 38 Jl. Suryopranoto No. 2, Jakarta Phone: +62-21 6358-3777 Fax: +62-21 6386-6079

The Duck King (Chinese Restaurant)

By Thibaud (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.

Garuda Padang Restaurant Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Padang restaurants are countless in Jakarta, and you may find one in almost every street of the city (for new comers and tourists, Padang is the name of a city in Sumatra). Most of the Padang restaurants are small street food stalls or simple "rumah makan" (basic restaurants), and unfortunately many expats can be reluctant to try this kind of establishment because the hygiene is not up to their standards. The Garuda food chain is a good way to experience Padang food because their venues are clean and comfortable, while the general atmosphere and the prices remain close from that of the original Padang food concept. After seating, the waiters will bring you about 15 different dishes, the most common ones, but you can also ask for more specific ones. Then you will be charged only for what you eat. Padang food is quite hot, though it's not, as many people think, the spiciest cuisine of Indonesia. If your stomach is fragile, ask for a lot of rice, ayam goreng bumbu, sa

Kafe Betawi (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (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:

Martha Tilaar Spa (Many locations in Jakarta)

By The Jakarta Team →
Martha Tilaar spa is a popular place to get traditional massages in Jakarta. Excellent service, welcoming staff, nice balinese/javanese setting and not so expensive (though more than average), I recommend it. It is a huge chain so you can probably find one near where you live. There is an upmarket version called Dewi Sri Spa too. The pictures above were taken from Dewi Sri Spa facebook fan page here . You can find the location of Martha Tilaar spa and the contact number on their website here: Jakarta Martha Tilaar spa location .

Mitra Sehat Spa Massage

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I haven't been to Mitra Sehat spa, but from the information I could gather on the internet, it is similar with Bersih Sehat Spa: Good massages are provided without an extra service (no handjob), except maybe if you can negotiate with the girl. Cheap. Mitra Sehat Wijaya Jl. Wijaya II Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Tel: +62-21 720 2121 Mitra Sehat Pondok Indah Plaza 2 Pondok Indah , Blok BA No.41 Jl.Metro Pondok Indah , Jakarta Tel : +62-21-750-6868

Moscatly Roof Garden Lounge (Pondok Indah)

By The Jakarta Team →
Moscatly is a three-storey dining venue with a restaurant on the first floor, a lounge on the second, and a nice roof-top garden on the third. For the clubber, the main interest will be to check the live performances on Wednesday and Friday. When I was there they had some sort of an old-school RnB singer and it was pretty laid-back. Only problem is the place is far from the center of Jakarta. Moscatly Jakarta Jl. Metro Pondok Indah UF21