The Senopati-Gunawarman-Wolter Monginsidi triangle in the upscale neighborhood of Kebayoran Baru has made it as Jakarta’s trendiest area with the most numbers of new and exciting dining and drinking spots coming up every other month. We list some of the must visit places to check out in the area, either for dining, drinking, and anything in between.
Turkuaz, one of the most authentic Turkish restaurant, was named after Mediterranean oceanic blue colour, which is also reflected in their beautiful interior that is adorned with trinkets and decorations directly flown from Turkey.
Chef Sezai Zorlu is one of the most experienced turkish chef in town, and with this restaurant of his, he brings in what he knows best, ottoman cuisine prepared with Ingredients are specially imported from Turkey and Middle East. After a hearty meal, which are all prepared by hand, and many with wood-fire oven, round-off the meal with a selection of sweet Turkish desserts as the must-try is the popular Baklava, baked layers of fillo pastry with butter and pistachio sweetened with original homemade syrup and Rice Pudding.
Best for: lovers of culinary adventures, an exotic night out with your best friend or lover.
Jalan Gunawarman No. 32 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 021 7279 5846 or 021 7279 5853
Sundays to Thursdays : 11.30am – 10.00pm
Fridays and Saturdays : 11.30am – 11.30pm
Eve of Public Holiday : 11.30am – 11.30pm
2. Branché Bistro
This bistro is as attractive from the outside, as it is on the inside. Branche blends industrial chic with French sophistication. Sunlight coming through the large glass ceilings, highlights the bronze and dark interior as well as the furniture. The menu is dominantly French, but there are also a few selections of Indonesian, Indian and Asian cuisine. The bar does get livelier through the night too.
Best for: casual dinner, hanging out, pre-clubbing drinking
Jalan Senopati No. 33, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
3. Sofia at The Gunawarman
This place boasts a 21st century neo-classical inspired design with high ceilings, liberal use of wood and leather furniture, mixed with modern pattern and definitely a unmistakable luxurious air. Expect to sit next to who’s who in Jakarta, from celebrities, socialites to politicians when you dine here. But don’t get fooled too quickly, despite the maseratis and ferraris parked up front, the menu is casual and the portions are hearty.
Best for: Casual brunch with friends, and a lot of instagram OOTD shots!
Jl. Gunawarman No. 3, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110
Phone: 021 22770007
4. Three Buns
With two sites currently operating in Jakarta and Singapore, Three Buns redefines the neighborhood burger and cocktail joint with a more upscale crowd. Their menu of burgers are the creation of Chef Adam Penney, brought from London, made with home made sauces, pickles and even ketchup!. On the side, the wings, fries, crafted cocktails, home made sodas, are a must try.
Best for: Burgers, casual lunch with friends
A bar celebrating alternative cultures & phenomena, LOLA is an eclectic venue involved in Tiki Cocktail, southern-style dinner, marginal music, and exotic ventures. The hidden bar is open from 6PM until late, serving wide smiles, soothing music, and delicious meals and drinks for the exhausted. Must try drinks: Their Diablo Popsicles, The Cocobongo, and Cane Treasure, all served in tiki-themed mugs.
Best for: drinking with friends, with heavy bites on the side
Lola – Espiritu y Libacion
Jl. Gunawarman no. 21 Senopati
Jakarta Selatan Indonesia 12110
Phone: +62 21 27513500 / 600