The must try places if you visit Jakarta City!

Are you visiting Jakarta for the first time? or where should you take your VIPs guests in Jakarta?
Here are the places that you should go or take your guests to dine & drink.

1. Visit rooftop or sky bars in Jakarta

2. Definitely must visit one of these TUGU GROUP outlets…

Travel back to the times of ancient kingdoms and thousand-year-old legends. Blending a private collection of hundreds of priceless antiques and artworks with majestic landscapes, staying at Tugu is a romantic journey through the true soul, history and culture of Indonesia.

tugu kunstkring jakarta

Tugu Kunstkring Palais ( The ex-Buddha bar)

Art and Cultural Venue, Restaurant, Tea lounge, Wine bar and concept store.
The restaurant will be officially open to the public on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Jalan Teuku Umar No. 1
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, 10350, Indonesia
Tel +62213900899 Fax +62213900898
Email: [email protected]



Dapur Babah Élite specializes in Babah Peranakan cuisine featuring original recipes derived from the cross-cultural marriage of Chinese settlers and native Javanese women that emerged in the colonial area. The recipes and ingredients have been thoroughly researched from around the island, creating a medley of classic Peranakan specialties.
Jl. Veteran I / 18 – 19 Jakarta Pusat . Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 7060 2256, 385 5653
Fax: +62 21 385 3040
[email protected]



The cuisine of Lara Djonggrang has been inspired by the royal journeys through the regions during the times of the King Hayam Wuruk, who held the reign of the Kingdom of Majapahit at the beginning of the 14th century. Nagarakrtagama chronicled the King’s expeditions to cover Pajang (1353 AD), Lasem (1354 AD), Lodaya (1357 AD), 1359 AD (Lumajang), and 1360, 1361, 1363.
Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4 Jakarta Pusat . Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 315 3252, 316 0288
Fax: +62 21 316 0488
[email protected]



Next to Samarra is Warong Shanghai Blue 1920, which brings back to life the story of a streetside warong, owned by a Chinese immigrant and his Jakarta wife, in the harbor of Sunda Kelapa in Batavia (now Jakarta) in the early 20th century. Warong Shanghai features old barber chairs, 1920s movie posters, old glass jars and Shanghai art deco furniture.
Jl. Kebon Sirih Raya 77-79, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 3918690, 3920384
Fax: +62 21 3918675
[email protected]


3. Dine in Kota tua – Cafe Batavia

Historical, colonial, and classic. That’s your first impression when you enter 200-year-old building on the northwestern corner of Fatahillah Square. Batavia Cafe is the second oldest building in central Jakarta after the Fatahillah Museum. Besides offers you climactric atmosphere, Batavia Cafe provide a variant types of Westen and Asian cuisine.
Come and visit Cafe Batavia and step into 19th century Jakarta during the colonial era.
Monday to Thursday = 8.00 AM – 12.00 AM (Midnight)
Friday = 8.00 AM – 1.00 AM
Saturday = 7.00 AM – 1.00 AM
Email : [email protected]
Website :

3. Dine in Indonesian fine dining restaurants


Jl. H Agus Salim, no. 128, Menteng. 021 392 8892.
Under the management of Penang Bistro, this place. offers delectable local dishes and seafood inspired by the region’s culinary wealth that embodies the richness of South East Asian and Indonesian Flavors. The decor combines the architectures of traditional houses of various ethnic groups across the country, such as the Balinese, Javanese and Sundanese. Area: Central Jakarta

More Indonesian Fine Dining Check HERE


5. Must drink and party in Jakarta at …


Shangri-La Jakarta, Kota BNI 1st Floor. Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.1, Jakarta. Tel: (021) 3048 8535
The most popular bar, must check out the band!
Step into a New York underground bar and restaurant in the heart of Jakarta. Designed with exposed brick and wood paneling, B.A.T.S. offers oversized portions of linguini, Caesar salads, pizzas and steaks. B.A.T.S. also serves up live nightly entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Very popular among expatriates.


Graha BIP. Jl Gatot Subroto 23. Tel. 62-21-5206789
Popular with young socialites and is packed on Wednesdays and weekends. Dragonfly has hsted some of the world’s best DJs. Expect to pay through the nose for your drinks. Dress code: collared shirts for men.


Plaza Indonesia, 6th floor, no. E02-03, Jl. MH Thamrin, kav. 28-30. 021 3983 8257, 021 3983 8258.
Created by the people behind Rustique restaurant, Immigrant boasts a simple yet effective menu. Pizza, pasta, steaks, tapas, and an all-day breakfast menu are available between 11.30am – 11pm. After that, it transforms itself into a lounge/club that keep the beats coming well into the wee hours of the morning. Area: Central Jakarta

X2 Club (with Equinox, Vintage, Ego Ultra Lounge, Pier9)

BIG place with many clubs, mostly younger crowd though.
Plaza Senayan, 4th & 5th Floor, Senayan Square Complex
Phone number: +6221-5725559-60

Colosseum ( Ex-K7)

Enter Colosseum; the finest entertainment arena that spans over 1,000 sqm. Colosseum starts the quest by flaunting its size. Think you have seen high ceiling before? Try 16 meters. That’s right. 1,000 square meter of floor area with 16 meters ceiling. This allows us to present an angle you can’t find anywhere else in town: balcony view of the stage. Then comes one masterpiece as the main event.
Colosseum Club / 1001 Hotel
Jn. Kunir No. 7 West Jakarta,Indonesia 11110
Tel: 021-690-9999

Check more party places in Jakarta here

6.  Visit Kemang for dine, drink and shopping 

7. See also 101 Things to do in Jakarta city

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