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Central Jakarta/ Jakarta Pusat is in Jakarta. The head of government in Central Jakarta is a major ("walikota"). There are 8 sub-districts ("Kecamatan") in Jakarta Pusat: Gambir (Post code: 101XX), Tanah Abang (102XX), Menteng (103XX), Senen (104XX), Cempaka Putih (10510, 10520, 10570), Johar Baru (10530 to 10560), Kemayoran (106XX), Sawah Besar (107XX).

The population of Central Jakarta is 880.744 people. The total area: 48 sq. km. The density is 18.292 people/sq. km.

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Landmarks[edit]

  •    Arjuna WijayaJl Medan Merdeka Barat (southwest of the Monas). A statue of Arjuna and Krishna riding horse chariot, the scene taken from Mahabharata epic. Created by Nyoman Nuarta.
  • Development Movement (Gerak Pembangunan), Jl. Cut Mutia. This statue commemorated the start of the 5-year development plan (PELITA) on April 1, 1969. This statue is often called "sack running".
  •    Farmer Statue (Pak Tani dan Bu Tani), Jl. Prapatan (near Aryadutta Hotel). Created by Matvei Manizer and Otto Manizer (from Russia). This statue commemorated the struggle for Independence by Indonesian farmers and their family.
  •    Freedom of Irian Jaya (Pembebasan Irian Jaya), Lapangan Banteng (near Hotel Borobudur and Ministry of Finance). This statue commemorated the freedom of Irian Jaya (West Papua) from Dutch occupation in 1963.
  • General SoedirmanJl. Jendral Sudirman. This statue commemorated the guerrilla war against Dutch occupation led by General Soedirman in Jogyakarta (1948-1949).
  • Hermeson Harmoni Bridge. This old statue is a lucky charm of Karl Stolz, a successful Dutch businessman in Jakarta. He donated the statue to the Dutch government in 1930.
Monas up close and personal
  •    National Monument (Monumen Nasional, often abbreviated Monas), Lapangan Merdeka (BRT Monumen Nasional), Gambir (only the north entrance, via a poorly signposted pedestrian tunnel, is currently open.),  +62 21 384 0451. 8AM-3PM, except the last Monday of the month. A towering 137m-tall obelisk with 50 kilos of solid gold shaped into flames up top, this is the most famous landmark in Jakarta. The monument was commissioned by Sukarno in 1961 to celebrate Indonesia's independence, it was completed in 1975 after his death and is consequently known irreverently as Sukarno's Last Erection. The 1 sq km Medan Merdeka (Freedom Square) plaza/park around it was created by bulldozing a squatter community. Museum Rp 5,000, observation desk Rp 10,000.
    • An observation platform perched atop the monument offers stunning views of Jakarta and cool breezes on a hot day. Be prepared to stand in line for 1 to 2 hours, especially if arrived late and/or on a weekend.
    • National History Museum (Museum Sejarah Nasional). In the basement of Monas — look for the small staircases leading down from the outside — is a collection of dioramas depicting the struggle for Indonesian independence from a firmly revolutionary point of view. More amusing than educational, but entry is free with your Monas ticket.
  •    Prince DiponegoroSurapati Park, Jl Diponegoro. This statue commemorates the rebellion against Dutch occupation (1825-1830), led by Prince Diponegoro from the Kingdom of Mataram, Jogyakarta.
  •    Welcome to Jakarta statue (Selamat Datang), Bundaran HI. This statue commemorates the return of Indonesian government from Jogyakarta to Jakarta on December 28, 1949. Created by Edhi Sunarso, designed by Henk Ngantung, a former governor of Jakarta.

Museums[edit]

  • Adam Malik MuseumJl. Diponegoro 29 +62 21 3193 7403. 10:00-13:00. The late Adam Malik is a former Indonesian vice president, the president of UN general assembly (1971) and journalist. Beautiful collection of Asian porcelain, art, and cameras.
  •    National Museum (Museum Nasional), Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat no.12 (BRT Monumen Nasional, Monas, Transjakarta Busway stop Gambir, Line I),  +62 21 3868172, +62 21 381 1551fax: +62 21 3447778, e-mail: . Tu-F 8:30AM-4PM, Sa-Su 8AM-5PM, closed on Mo and public holidays. Has a fine collection of stone Hindu sculptures and cultural artifacts from around the region, as well as an impressive treasure room filled with gold items. Look out for the elephant statue at front, a gift from the King of Siam (Thailand) in 1871. The Gold room is closed 1 hour before the museum normal closing time. Indonesian residents Rp 5,000, foreign visitors Rp 10,000.
    • National Museum Tours. The Indonesian Heritage Society conducts tours of the museum at following times: ** English: 10:30AM every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30PM every Thursday, 10:30AM every second Sunday and last Saturday of every month. ** French: 9:30AM every third Wednesday of each month. ** Korean: 9:30AM every first Tuesday and third Saturday of each month. ** Japanese: Tuesday: 9:30AM every Tuesday and Saturday ** Guided tours in German Dutch and French can be arranged by calling the Indonesian Heritage Society Office at Museum Nasional ? +62 21 381 1551 ext 46.
  •    Presidential Palace (Istana Merdeka), Jl Medan Merdeka (in front of the Monas square). Sa-Su, 9AM-4PM. Along with the Negara Palace and others minor buildings, it forms the Presidential Palace complex. Built in 1796 as a mansion for a Dutch businessman,, it became the center of the Dutch administration during the 19th century, and the residence of the president Sukarno after the Independence. As of 2014, the Palace doesn’t seem to be open for public. free.
  •    Proclamation MuseumJl. Proklamasi 56. On August 17, 1945, Soekarno and Hatta proclaim the Independence of Indonesia at 56, Pegangsaan Timur Street. There are 2 giant statues of Soekarno and Hatta.
  • Taman Prasasti (Gravestones museum), Jl. Tanah Abang I Tanah Abang. Gravestones of famous people who died during the Dutch occupation (1700-1945). Statues, hearse, and a beautiful park.
  • Textile MuseumJl. Aipda KS. Tubun 2-4 +62 21 560 6613. Batik, Kain Tenun and Songket, which are famous and beautiful styles of Indonesian cloth.

Art and cultural centres[edit]

  • Japan Foundation JakartaJl. M.H. Thamrin 24, Jakarta Pusat 10350 +62 21 3192 4308fax: +62 21 3192 5460. Library, video, music. Japan Foundation often held cultural events, exhibitions at Nikko hotel, across the street, in front of the embassy.

Do[edit]

Cinema[edit]

  • Atrium 21Atrium Segitiga Senen, Lt. 4, Central Jakarta +62 21 386 7830. 4 screens Rp. 15,000 - 25,000.
  • Blitz Megaplex Grand IndonesiaGrand Indonesia Shopping Town Lt.8, Jl. MH Thamrin No.1, Central Jakarta +62 21 235 80 200. 11 screens. Rp. 25,000 - 50,000 for regular, Rp. 80,000 for Satin Lounge.
  • Cinema Surya M2Mangga Dua Square, Lt. 3. 3 screens. Rp. 25,000.
  • Djakarta Theater XXIJl MH Thamrin 9, Central Jakarta +62 21 315 4382. 2 screens Rp 15,000 - 25,000.
  • Metropole XXIJl. Pegangsaan 21, Central Jakarta +62 21 3192 2249. 6 screens Rp. 15,000 - 25,000.
  • Plaza Indonesia XXIPlaza Indonesia Extension Lt. 6 +62 21 398 38 779. 5 screens Rp. 15,000 - 35,000.
  • Studio XXIPlaza Indonesia EX Lt. 2 +62 21 314 9921. 4 screens Rp. 25,000 - 50,000.
  • Studio XXI The PremierePlaza Indonesia EX Lt. 2 +62 21 314 9921. 2 screens
  • TIM 21Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jl. Cikini Raya 73, Jakarta 10330 +62 21 3192 5130. 4 screens.

Spa[edit]

  • Casanova SpaGolden Boutique Hotel, Jl. Angkasa 1, Kemayoran +62 21 625 5555.
  • Herb Aroma & SpaJl Jend Sudirman Kav 1 Wisma 46 Kota BNI Lt 2, Jakarta 10220 +62 21 570 1906.
  • Mandara SpaAlila Hotel, Jl. Pecenongan kav 7-17, Central Jakarta +62 21 231 6008, ext 3 or 4. Treatment: reflexology session, decleor facial, waxing, body scrub, milk, jasmine or coconut bath , herbal steam, floral bath, and aromatherapy massage. Price: moderate
  • Taman Sari Royal Heritage SpaJl. KH Wahid Hasyim 133, Central Jakarta +62 21 314 3585. Facilities: executive room, single treatment rooms, Vichy shower, villa spa, 33 paradise capsules, 2 hydrotherapy rooms, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, gymnasium, meditation room, multi purpose room, indoor swimming pool.

Nightclubs[edit]

  • EmporiumJl. Pecenongan, Central Jakarta. One of Jakarta's countless dodgy karaoke-disco-spa-massage lounges, but from the upper end of the spectrum and with some English-speaking Filipina staff. Grab a bunch of friends and book a private karaoke room for a night out Indonesian-style; two bottles of Remy Martin cognac (the drink of choice) cost a cool Rp 880,000.
  • Hard Rock CafePlaza Indonesia L2#EX-07, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 13 +62 21 3199 0164. In most of the world the HRC is synonymous with rock'n'roll kitsch and overpriced hamburgers for tourists, but Jakarta's is famous as a place to party and it gets packed on weekends. Recently reopened at a new location and, moan the old-timers, not the quite the same anymore (although there are still long queues to get in on weekends).

Karaoke[edit]

  • Cosmos Korean KaraokeJl Jend Sudirman Kav 9 Ratu Plaza, Jakarta 10270 +62 21 571 0847.
  • New StardustJl MH Thamrin 11 Ged Sarinah Lt 14, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 314 6601.
  • Pharaoh KaraokeJl Kramat Raya 73-81 Hotel Acacia Ground Floor, Jakarta 10450 +62 21 390 3030.
  • Studio 21 KaraokeJl Angkasa 1 Golden Boutique Hotel, Jakarta 10720 +62 21 625 3333.
  • Zen KaraokeJl MH Thamrin Kav 3 Menara Thamrin Lt 8, Jakarta 10340 +62 21 230 3078.

Discotheque[edit]

  • M2000 DiscothequeJl. KH Samanhudi 11-A, Pasar Baru, Jakarta 10710 +62 21 385 6580.
  • Monster DiscothequeJl. Blora 19, Jakarta 10310 +62 21 3143961.
  • Morgans DiscothequeJl. Senen Raya 135 Plaza Atrium Lt 1, Jakarta 10410 +62 21 3442828.
  • Musro DiscothequeJl. Lap Banteng Slt 1 Hotel Borobudur Jakarta Lt Dasar, Jakarta 10710 +62 21 384 2050.
  • New Stardust DiscothequeJl. MH Thamrin 11 Ged Sarinah Lt 14, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 314 6601.
  • StadiumMangga Besar, Kota.

Fitness Centre[edit]

  • Acropolis Fitness Center4/F Sheraton Media Hotel, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 3, Jakarta 10720 +62 21 626-3001fax: +62 21 626 3011.
  • CLUB ODISEUS, Aryaduta HotelJl Prapatan 44-48, Jakarta 10110 +62 21 23521234. Facility: wallyball (squash), jacuzzi. Price: approx. US$ 12/person
  • Body GymJl Angkasa 1 Golden Boutique Hotel, Jakarta 10720 +62 21 625 5555.
  • Celebrity FitnessJl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 Plaza Indonesia Lt 2, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 31926495.
  • Cempaka Fitness CentreHotel Grand Cempaka, Jl.Letjen Soeprapto, Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta +62 21 4260066 ext 7141. Aerobic classes, treadmill, step-machine.
  • Odiseus FitnessSahid Jaya Hotel, Jl Jend Sudirman Kav 86, Jakarta 10220 02157578989.
  • Physique HealthJl MH Thamrin Mandarin Oriental Hotel Lt 5, Jakarta 10310 +62 21 3192 4812.

Golf[edit]

  • Dukuh Golf JakartaJl Benyamin Suaeb blok D/9A, Dukuh, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta +62 21 654 0503.
  • Kemayoran Driving RangeBKDR Club House X APC Tower Blok C-7 Bandar Kemayoran, Central Jakarta +62 21 421 7314.
  • Padang Golf MerahJl Babakan Dukuh XXX Bl B/3-4, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta +62 21 654 5486.

Bowling and Billiards[edit]

  • Manggala Wanabakti Bowling CenterJl Jend Gatot Subroto Ged Manggala Wanabakti Wing C Bl IV/Suite 5, Jakarta 10270 +62 21 570 3246.
  • AfterhourSarinah Building 2F, Jl. Thamrin +62 21 398 32047. Dark, smoky, loud and popular pool parlor, packed with punters and pool girls in low-cut jeans. Order food from Chili's next door, or beat one of the house champions for a free bottle of Jack Daniels.
  • Kemakmuran BilliardJl. Kh Hasyim Ashari 24, Jakarta 10130 +62 21 6341836.
  • Miami BilliardJl. Cikini Raya 11 &13 , Jakarta 10330 +62 21 31923573.
  • Q BilliardPlaza Indonesia Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 EX , Jakarta 10350 +62 21 3147277.
  • Sari BilliardJl. KH Wahid Hasyim 8-A, Jakarta 10340 +62 21 3926038.

Buy[edit]

Shopping Malls[edit]

  • Atrium Senen PlazaSenen Raya St. No. 135, Senen, Jakarta 10410. Getting there: Take the Transjakarta Busway line II and alight at the "Atrium" stop (note that this is a stop for buses departing from Pulo Gadung).
  • Dusit Mangga DuaJl. Mangga Dua Raya, Central Jakarta 10730. Computer and electronic products. Restaurants. Next to Le Grandeur Hotel.
  • Harco Mangga DuaJl. Mangga Dua Raya, Central Jakarta 10730. Computer and electronic products.
  • Harmoni PlazaSuryopranoto St. 2, Gambir, Jakarta 10130.
  • Istana Pasar Baru58 - 64 Pintu Air Raya St., Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10710 +62 21 380 6511. Clothes, shoes, bags
  • ITC Cempaka MasLetjen. Suprapto St., Sumur Batu, Kemayoran, Jakarta 10660 +62 21 42900900. Getting there Transjakarta Busway Line II "Cempaka Mas"
  • ITC Roxy MasKH. Hasyim Ashari St. No. 125, Cideng, Gambir, Jakarta 10150 +62 21 630 5001.
  • Jakarta Design Centre (JDC)Jend. Gatot Subroto St. Kav. 53, Petamburan, Tanah Abang, Jakarta 10260. Furniture, interior, decoration, building materials.
  • King PlazaPintu Air V St. No. 53, Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10710. Clothes, shoes, bags.
  • Mangga Dua Electronic PlazaMangga Dua Raya St., Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10730. Computers and electronics.
  • Mangga Dua MallArteri Mangga Dua, Central Jakarta 10730 +62 21 601 7771. Computer and electronics products.
  • Menteng PlazaJl. HOS Cokroaminoto No 79, Menteng, Jakarta 10310.
  • SarinahJl. MH. Thamrin 11. Central Jakarta +62 21 322008. The first department shop in Indonesia. 24 hours McDonald, Batik, souvenirs. Getting there Transjakarta Busway Line I "Sarinah".
  • Plaza Indonesia (also known as Sogo after its anchor tenant), Jl. MH Thamrin No. 28-30 (BRT Bunderan HI), Central Jakarta. The standard-bearer of swank, but no longer the only game in town. Well located at the very center of Jakarta, but good luck finding anything not imported (and priced to match). Good food courts and a well-stocked Periplus bookstore in the basement. Cinema. The eX annex is a popular nightspot featuring Hard Rock Cafe and F Bar. Next to Grand Hyatt Hotel. On HI roundabout.

Duty Free Shops[edit]

  • Citra Indoguna SemestaJl Suryopranoto 1-9 Delta Bldg Bl A/15 Lt 1-3, Jakarta 10160 +62 21 380 1752.
  • Melati BhaktiJl RP Soeroso 26, Central Jakarta 10330 +62 21 319 25736.

Markets[edit]

  • Surabaya StreetSurabaya Street. A famous flea market located in Central Jakarta. Art, antique and souvenir shops. Favourite place for bargain hunters. Beware of pickpockets.
  •    Pasar Baru (Take the Transjakarta Busway Line III and alight at "Pasar Baru" stop.). An open market opened since the Dutch colonial era in 1820. Famous in Jakarta for selling textiles, sporting equipments, shoes, cameras and accessories (Remember to bargain hard!). For numismatic lovers, this is also the place to go to. Tens of sellers display their collection of old Indonesian currency and also currency from around the world (Also remember to bargain hard!). Pasar Baru is also home to the Indian community living in Jakarta.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

Western:

  • A&WGunung Agung, Jl. Kwitang, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 310 1844. American fast food. Menu: pancake, root beer, burger, fried chicken. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.
  • Frankfurter HotdogThe Plaza Semanggi, Central Jakarta +62 21 2553 6246. American fast food. Menu: frankfurter, bratwurst, winner, mask hotdog, corizo, hamburger, tafein, salad, friezz. Price: approx. US$ 5/person.
  • PopeyesJl. Agus Salim No. 19 +62 21 391 0417. Cajun chicken and seafood restaurant. Menu: fried chicken, shrimp, calamari, fillet, sandwich. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.
  • WinnerJl. Cideng Timur 40, Jakarta 10160 +62 21 6322052. European restaurant. Menu: sausages, chicken katsu, cordon bleu, bratwurst, steak (hotplate). Drinks: calipso, tropical green, pink guava, lychee, milk shake. Price: US$ 5/person.

Italian:

  • Izzi PizzaJl HOS Cokroaminoto 122 +62 21 314 7220. Italian restaurant. Menu: pizza, pasta, salad, steak, hainan chicken, tom yam. Drink: frozen coffee, spirits, beers, wine. Live music performance on weekend. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 8/person. They also have free WiFi with a meal purchase. It seems quite fast.
  • Kafe PisaJl. Gereja Theresia 1, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 3928568. Italian restaurant. Menu: salad, pasta, spaghetti, pizza, sandwich, Opening hours: 10.00AM - Midnight. Price: approx. US$ 9/person.
  • Spaghetti HousePlaza Indonesia, lower basement +62 21 310 7181. Italian restaurant. Menu: salad, seafood, pasta, lasagna, spaghetti, sandwich, pizza macaroni, risotto. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 10.00PM. Price: US$ 9/person.

Japanese:

  • Beppu MenkanPlaza Indonesia EX +62 21 315 8501. Japanese noodle restaurant. Menu: gyoza, tofu, prawn, ramen, udon, tempura, teriyaki. Price: approx. US$ 7/person.
  • Hoka Hoka BentoJl. Sabang +62 21 4287 7717. Japanese restaurant. Menu: ekkado, chicken katsu, sukiyaki, beef yakiniku, shrimp roll, tori no teba fried ebi. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.
  • Sumo Sushi (SUMO SUSHI - Kelapa Gading), Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading Raya (Across the road from Kelapa Gading Sport Club. The second stall when you enter parking area of Apartment Wisma Gading Permai),  08121103949. 18:00 - 23:00. A lot of sushi menu variance in a food stall. Also serves tempura, teriyaki, udon, tepanyaki. Cafe tenda lot 27. Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading Raya Rp7500 - Rp80000.

Korean:

  • Bee Bim BabPlaza Indonesia, Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 EX 35-36 Lt 1 +62 21 315 7518. Korean restaurant. Menu: kalbi, bulgogi, bokum, fried rice, bab jun, noodles, soup, kimchi. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 7/person.

Chinese:

  • Bakmi Gang Kelinci.
    • Jl. Kelinci Raya No. 1- 3, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Pusat (Pusat Bakmi Gang Kelinci), Phone: 35 22288, 997 22288, 70 100 100.
    • ITC Kuningan, Jembatan 2 Lt. 4, Blok BS No. 6, Jakarta Pusat, Phone: 5793 8280
    • Johar, No. 6E Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Phone: 3901 712 / 9511 6400
    • Kemayoran Gambir Expo Blok C, Jakarta Pusat, Phone: 98966434
  • Bakmi GMJl. Sunda 9, Central Jakarta +62 21 390 3018. One of Jakarta's most famous noodle joints, now with franchises in shopping malls across the city. The best-known dish is bakmi pangsit goreng, with chewy bakmi noodles, a topping of chicken and mushroom and a deep-fried wonton dumpling on top. Dishes Rp10,000-20,000 (US$1-2). Open 10AM-3PM, 4:30PM-9:30PM daily, except Sundays 8AM to 3PM only.

Indian:

  • Komala'sSarinah Building, Jl. MH Thamrin 11, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 390 3533fax: +62 21 390 3534. Indian fast food. Menu: dosai, utthapam, idly, vadai, fried rice, paneer, mushroom, tandoor, baiji. Opening hours: 10.00AM- 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.

Oriental:

  • Panda ExpressPlaza Indonesia Level 3 #S9 Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30 Jakarta 10350 +62 21 3107178fax: +62 21 330278. International fast food. Menu: teppanyaki, korean, soto, mimosa steak, singaporean food. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 10.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 7/person.

Seafood:

  • Pondok LagunaJl. Batu Tulis Raya No. 45-47, Central Jakarta. Seafood restaurant. Simultaneously big and noisy yet outdoors and peaceful, this popular seafood joint is packed every night of the week with punters queuing up for their famous grilled fish (gurame goreng) and fried tofu with shrimp (tahu kipas). Wash it down with an improbably tasty glass of cucumber juice (es timun) and enjoy the bill, which won't be much more than Rp. 50,000 per head. Cards accepted, but no reservations.

Traditional:

Javanese:

  • Bu TjitroJl. Kalilio 11 +62 21 345 6727. Traditional Javanese restaurant. Menu: gudeg, grilled chicken, soup, fish, prawn, salad. One of the best Gudeg (rustic stew of young jackfruit) restaurant in Jakarta. Opening hours: 09.00AM to 08.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.
  • Sate Khas SenayanJl. Tanah Abang II/76 +62 21 392 8763. Traditional Maduranese/Javanese restaurant. Menu: soup, salad, fried rice, seafood, chicken and beef sate (thin strips of grilled meat threaded on skewers, with peanut sauce). Drink: juice, ice blended coffee. One of the best sate restaurant in Jakarta. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 10.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 7/person, except crab US$ 14.
  • Spice GardenPlaza Senayan, South Jakarta +62 21 3107575. Traditional Javanese restaurant. Worth a special mention, this upscale food court has been done up to resemble a cluster of rustic kaki lima, only with air-con and without the cockroaches. Indonesian choices from all across the archipelago, plus token Japanese and Korean options. Meals from Rp. 20,000. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 09.30PM. Price: approx. US$ 5/person.
  • Wong SoloJl. Samanhudi no. 57, Pasar Baru +62 21 3800448. Traditional grilled chicken. Menu: grilled chicken, fried fish, prawn, tom yam, salad. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 10.30PM. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.

Manado:

  • FillyJl. Cikini Raya No. 73, Kompleks Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta +62 21 31936535. Traditional North Sulawesi/Manado seafood restaurant. Menu: fish, prawn, salad. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 09.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 8/person.

Mid-range[edit]

Western:

  • California Pizza KitchenPlaza Indonesia Lt. 1/21, Jl. Thamrin Kav. 28-30 +62 21 3107667. Italian fast food restaurant. Menu: soup, salads, pizza, pasta, focacia sandwiches. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 11/person.
  • Chili's2nd Floor, Sarinah Building, Jl. MH Thamrin,Jakarta +62 21 314 6587fax: +62 21 314 6907. Mexican restaurant. Menu: fajitas, nachos, tortilla, pico de gallo, steak BBQ beef ribs, sandwich, salad, grilled chicken/beef, ribeye and prawns, pablo rice. Drinks: margarita presidente, gold tequila, trisec, cointreau, brandy. Opening hours : 11AM - 10:45PM. Price: approx. US$ 18/person.
  • DomusVeteran I/30-32, Central Jakarta +62 21 344 7288fax: +62 21 384 4644. Italian restaurant with cigar smoking lounge. Menu: pizza, spaghetti, fish, dal nostro caminetto a legna, dolci dessert. Cigar: Cuban and Dominican. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 12/person.
  • Gandy SteakhouseJl. HOS Cokroaminoto 90, Menteng, Jakarta. Tel. (021) 310 2542. European restaurant. Menu: steak, grilled chicken, seafood. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 21/person.
  • Tony Roma. American restaurant. Menu: salad, soup, steak, BBQ, ribs. approx. US$ 22/person.
    • Jln K. H. Wahid Hasyim, No. 49/51, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 384 5511fax: +62 21 315 0754.
    • Jln Jend Sudirman, Ground Floor, Panin Bank Centre, Jakarta 10270 +62 21 720 2735fax: +62 21 720 2744.

Middle East:

  • Ali K. Baba (Beirut Restaurant), Jl. H Agus Salim 57, Menteng, Central Jakarta +62 21 3193 8147. Reasonably authentic and affordably priced Lebanese eats, with bonus points for the bizarre decor of Arabic weaponry and plastic scenes of green rural idyll. Rp.50000 will get you one main dish or two mezze to share.

Japanese:

  • Chikara-TeiJl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11 (Mid Plaza), Central Jakarta +62 21 574 4318. Cavernous Japanese eatery with a sumo theme and portions sized to match. Caters squarely to Japanese businessmen with a huge menu covering everything from sushi to deep-fried pork cutlets. Set meals from Rp. 50,000++.
  • KikugawaJl. Cikini Raya IV No. 13, Central Jakarta +62 21 315 0668. Established in 1969, Kikugawa is probably the oldest Japanese restaurant in Jakarta. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine in simple Japanese house athmosphere. A la carte and set menu dishes are available with price range from Rp.20,000 to Rp.90,000. The owner is Japanese-Indonesian couple and had also established "Bengawan Solo" Indonesian restaurant in Tokyo.

Chinese:

  • Chinois BistroMidPlaza 1, B1 Floor. Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Jakarta 10220 +62 21 570 0550. Chinese restaurant famous for roasted duc. Menu: soup, seafood, hotplate, claypot, salad, fried rice. roasted duck. Opening hours: 11.30AM - 10.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 16/person.
  • Summer PalaceJl. Cikini Raya 58, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 390 4640. Chinese restaurant. Menu: soup, chicken hainan, duck, noodle, salad, beef. Price: approx. US$ 22/person.

Indian:

  • Ganesha Ek SanskritiBRI II Building 9th Floor, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 44-46, Jakarta 10210 +62 21 571 9415. Indian restaurant. Menu: kebabs, vegetarian food, biryani rice, pulao, breads, gulab jamon. Opening hours: 12.00-15.00, 18.30-22.00. Price: approx. US$ 8/person for lunch, dinner about US$20 to get a decent meal.

Thai:

  • Tamnak ThaiHOS Cokroaminoto (Menteng), Jakarta Pusat +62 21 392 3000. Thai restaurant. Menu: salad, soup, prawn, lobster, squid, crab, asparagus, fish, sapo soya bean curd, fried chicken, duck, grilled beef. Opening hours: 11.30AM to 03.00PM, 05.30PM to 10.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 22/person.

Malaysia:

  • Penang BistroJl. Kebon Sirih Raya No. 59, Central Jakarta (021) 7260303. Asian food include tasty if not particularly authentic versions of Penang dishes from Malaysia, served in one of Jakarta's newest and hippest spots with sleek, atmospheric lighting, interior garden and a full-wall waterfall. Main courses mostly in the Rp 20-50,000 range. Open daily from 11AM to 10PM.

Seafood:

  • Chili BowlTaman Ria Senayan East End Building Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Jakarta 10720 +62 21 570 3703fax: +62 21 574 6755. Seafood restaurant. Menu: soup, shark fin, fish, prawn, crab, fried chicken, kung pao, bean curd, salad, noodle. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 12/person.

Vegetarian:

  • MuditaJl Batu Ceper Raya No. 7 +62 21 380-6739. Vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Menu: tofu, tempe, spring rolls, gado-gado, salad, soup, mushroom. Opening hours: Lunch 09.00 - 14.30, Dinner 17.00 - 21.00. Price: approx. US$ 14/person.
  • NuraniPangeran Jayakarta Center Blok H, Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta No. 8-9 +62 21 6000236. Chinese vegetarian restaurant. Menu: tofu, tempe, soup, salad, mushroom. Opening hours: 09.00AM to 09.00PM (daily). Price: approx. US$ 13/person.

Splurge[edit]

Japanese:

  • Olive TreeNikko Hotel, Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59, Jakarta 10350, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 2301122fax: +62 21 3143631. Menu: sushi dan sashimi, robatayaki, tempura, sukiyaki. Japanese food buffet. Opening hours: lunch (10.30-14.30) and dinner (18.30-22.30).

Chinese:

  • Shang PalaceHotel Shangri La, Kota BNI,Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta 10220 +62 21 570 7440. Chinese restaurant. Menu: Shark Fin, Scallop Seafood, Fried Sliced Beef with Kailan, Chao Zhou Dumplings with Shrimp Paste, Crab Stick and Crab Meat Filling.

Thai:

  • Baby BuddhaMidplaza 2 (ground floor), Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 +62 21 5707774. Open 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6-11PM daily. Restaurant, bar and lounge with slick, minimalist, modern Thai design and, more surprisingly, very authentic food. The humble pad thai (Rp 75,000) not only looks like a work of art, but tastes like the real thing, and you can wash it down with a selection of Thai rice whiskies. Rp. 200,000++.

Traditional:

  • Lara DjonggrangJl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4, Menteng, Central Jakarta +62 21 315 3252. Old house named after a legend from Prambanan and retrofitted with the contents (and roof!) of a 300-year-old temple in Semarang, serving up pompously self-styled "imperial Indonesian cuisine" at Rp 50-70,000 per dish. The staff will be happy to show you around if it's quiet, be sure to check out the gorgeous Lara Djonggrang room.
  • Oasisrestaurant with the famous rijsttafel, Jl. Raden Saleh Raya Jakarta 10330 +62 21 315 0646. /Indonesian restaurant. Beautiful old house with paintings, and tribal arts. Menu: rijstafel, veal served in a cream sauce with mushrooms, crabmeat, and asparagus. Live music. One of the best restaurant in Indonesia. Opening hours: 07.00PM to 10.00PM.

Ice Cream and Pastry[edit]

Ice cream:

  • Haagen Dazsinside Sogo Supermarket, Plaza Indonesia Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28 Jakarta Pusat +62 21 390 6021. Ice cream parlor.
  • NZ NaturalPlaza Indonesia, Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Central Jakarta +62 21 310 7665. Ice cream parlor.
  • RagusaJl. Veteran I/10, Central Jakarta +62 21 384 9123. Italian ice cream parlor.

Bakery:

  • CaramiaJl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 31-C, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 380 7415.
  • Holland BakeryJl. Cikini Raya 65, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 315 2223. Local bakery chain.
  • Mon AmiJl HOS Cokroaminoto 76-78, Menteng, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 386 0244. Jl. Salemba Raya 57. Jl. Tanah Abang II/76" phone +62 21 386 0244. Jl. Salemba Raya 57" phone +62 21 3100 114. Local bakery chain.
  • ReginaJl. H.O.S Cokroaminoto 72, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 390 0237. Local bakery chain.
  • Saripan Pacific Bakery & DeliJl MH Thamrin no 6, Central Jakarta +62 21 323707 ext 2914. Great cake, cheese twist.

Drink[edit]

List of Bars:

  • Absolute CafeJl Jaksa No.5, - Jakarta Pusat +62 21 319 09 847. Free play 9ft pool table, big screen Tv, Live sports, excellent pub food, Budget priced beers! Opening hours: 4.00PM to Late.
  • After HourSarinah BuildingLt. 2, Jl.MH Thamrin No. 11 - Jakarta Pusat +62 21 39832047fax: +62 2139832048. Facility: a pool (billiard) venue with 2 bars, 20 excellent pool tables and a lone snooker table. Two floors. Opening hours: 12.00PM to 02.00AM.
  • BacchusMidplaza Intercontinental Hotel, LG Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11, Jakarta 10220 +62 212510888. Fine wine bars and bistro. Opening hours: 04.00PM to 01.00AM.
  • Burgundy BarJl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 Grand Hyatt, Jakarta Lt 4, Jakarta 10230 +62 21 390 1234. Bar with burgundy (dark shade of red) decoration. The special drink from this bar is called "burgundy crush". Opening hours: Su-Th - 5PM to 1AM, F-Sa - 5PM to 2AM. Facility: live jazz performance, cigar smoking room. Drinks: fine wine, frozen vodkas, spirit, martini, Caipirinha, Caipiroska etc. Snack: temaki rolls, foie grass. Price: splurge.
  • CazbarJl Mega Kuningan E3.3, unit A1, Jakarta +62 21 5764582. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, free Wi-Fi, billiards, darts, sports cafe. Saturday night ladies night with live music. Close to Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Gran Melia
  • Churchill BarJl Lap Banteng Slt 1 Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta 3rd Fl, Jakarta 10710 +62 21 380 5555.
  • CJs BarJl Asia Afrika Hotel Mulia Senayan Lt Mezzanine, Jakarta 10270 +62 21 574 7777. Dance, clubbing. Young crowd, affluent, live music show. Opening hours: 05.00PM to 02.00AM. Price: splurge.
  • Cuba LibreJalan Veteran Satu, No. 32, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 3446703fax: +62 21 384 4844. Latin cigar bar next to Domus Italian restaurant. Facility: extensive selection of the best Cuban cigars, 2 private rooms, dance floor, latin music. Opening hours: 06.00PM to 11.00PM.
  • F BarPlaza Indonesia L1-2#EX, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 13, Central Jakarta +62 21 319 9079. Super-stylish bar/club with DJ spinning nonstop and Fashion TV on all the walls, and an expensive fusion restaurant downstairs for quieter moments. Draft Bintang a mere Rp 25,000, but this is the kind of place that calls for a strangely named cocktail — if the Flaming Gorilla Tits (Rp. 80,000) isn't your scene then go for a well-mixed Kamikaze (Rp 55,000).
  • Gelato BarJl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 EX 37-38 Lt 1, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 315 1874. Next to Sogo/Plaza Indonesia.
  • Grand ManhattanJl Lap Banteng Slt 1 Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta Lt 1-3, Jakarta 10710 +62 21 384 2223.
  • Gumarang BarJl KH Wahid Hasyim Hotel Ibis Tamarin, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 391 2323.
  • Oak RoomNikko Hotel GF, Jalan MH Thamrin 59, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 230 1122fax: +62 21 314 3631. A wine bar with English club atmosphere. Drink: fine wine, liquor, beers.
  • Tiga PuluhLe Meridien 1F, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 18-20. Jakarta 10220 +62 21 251 3131. The Jekyll and Hyde of Jakarta's nightclubs: as you step in, you'll find a stylish, quiet, well-lit wine bar, but behind the double doors lies a dimly lit and noisy nightclub packed with girls. The live bands are, however, a notch above the average. Rp. 75,000 cover on weekends.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Jalan (street) Jaksa as well as nearby Jalan Kebon Sirih at the northern end of Jaksa and Jalan K H Wahid Hasyim at the southern one are Jakarta's main backpacker hangout, with numerous low-priced hostels (dormitory bed from Rp.30,000, fan room Rp.60,000-80,000, aircon from Rp.100,000) as well as some mid-range hotels. Whilst the area itself has a laid-back feel (which may be what attracts backpackers), it's not worth hanging around at the expense of seeing greater Jakarta. The area is just south of Gambir station (where DAMRI buses from the airport also arrive/depart every 15-30 minutes) and now fairly accessible on the busway (Sarinah stop on line 1, just walk 200-300 m to the right from the southern end of Jl. Jaksa).

  • Bali HotelJl. K H Wahid Hasyim, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (half way from the southern end of Jaksa to Sarinah; good option if you want a budget place in this area but outside of Jaksa itself). Balinese-designed rooms are a bit basic and without a window but are big for that price range; TV and air-conditioning are available. However, the bathroom is shared and is not too clean. Internet-connected computers and printer are available in the "lobby" on entrance. Rp.100,000.
  • Six Degrees HostelJalan Cikini Raya 60 B-C, Menteng 314 1657. European-style hostel opened Nov 2011, efficiently run with superb amenities/extras. A welcoming respite if Jaksa does not appeal. Starting Rp115,000 for dorm. Rp.115,000.
  • Bloem Steen HomestayJL Kebon sirin timur no 174 (Just off JL Jaksa.),  3192-5389. 18. fan single/double rooms with outside bathrooms. Nice front terrace. Rp60.000/80.000.
  • Wisma Delima.JL Jaska 5 3190-4157. fan. dorm beds/single/double rooms with outside bathrooms Rp35.000/70.000/80.000.
  • Borneo HostelJL Kebun Sirih Barat Dalam 37 (Just off Jl Jaksa.),  021-341-0095. fan single/double rooms with share/own bathrooms. RP100.000/130.000.
  • Memories Hostel.JL Jaksa 17 021-316-2548. fan and a/c double rooms with own bathrooms. Rp80.000125.000.

Mid-range[edit]

Kuningan:

  • Puri CasablancaJl. Puri Casablanca No.1 Kuningan +62 21 300 3888. Is a serviced apartment offering short and long accommodation, located is very strategic from all location and offers comfortable living near business centers and public facilities.

Gambir:

  • Redtop HotelJl. Pecenongan 72 62-21-3500077. A four star hotel. Rooms mostly have panoramic city views.

Tanah Abang:

Menteng:

  • Cipta HotelJalan Kyai Haji Wahid Hasyim No. 53, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10350 62-21-3904701. air-conditioned rooms with comfy beds, a telephone, mini-bar, refrigerator, and a writing desk and chair along with complimentary bottles of mineral water and daily breakfast
  • MarcopoloJl. Teuku Cik Ditiro 19 +62 21 230 1777fax: +62 21 310 7138.
  • ParagonJl. Wahid Hasyim 29, Menteng +62 21 391 7070fax: +62 21 316 0715. A Beautiful boutique hotel. Class: 2 Stars.
  • Sofyan BetawiJl. Cut Meutia 9, Menteng +62 21 390 5011fax: +62 21 3902747. A hotel which has adjusted its operational principles to comply with Islamic Sharia principles of Sharia. Open for Moslem and non-Moslem guests. Halal ingredients are used for food and beverage and no alcohol on the premises.

Senen:

  • The Acacia JakartaJl. Kramat Raya No. 81 +62 (0) 21 390 30 30. Offers 208 well-appointed rooms and suites, all of which have individually controlled air conditioning, 40 channels of Cable TV, and free High Speed Internet up to 1 MB. Amenities include fitness center/gym, spa, and swimming pool. From USD 75.00.

Cempaka Putih:

Kemayoran:

  • Golden ClarionJl. Angkasa Raya No. 1 +62 21 625 5555fax: +62 21 625 6666. Class: 4 Stars.

Pasar Baru:

  • Classic HotelJl. K.H. Samanhudi 43-45, Pasar Baru +62 21 385 2000fax: +62 21 385 2001. Class: 4 Stars.
  • Sofyan TebetJl Dr Soepomo S.H. +62 21 829 5691. Sofyan Hotel is a conventional Hotel in general, adjusted on several parts of its operational in compliance with the Islamic principles of Sharia. The operation is generally no different from other Hotels, complying with Government Regulations, open for 24 hours without interruption. Open for public, Moslem and Non Moslem Guests. Halal ingredients and materials are used for the food and beverage, the beverages served are free of alcohol.

Sawah Besar:

  • RoyalJl. H. Juanda 14 +62 21 380 4301fax: +62 21 380 4300. Class: 2 Stars.
  • Wiltop Hotel (formerly Mercure Pangeran), Jl. P. Jayakarta No. 44 +62 21 628-7888fax: +62 21 628-9458. Class: 3 Stars.

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel Aryaduta SemanggiJl. Garnisun Dalam No. 8, Karet Semanggi, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia +62 21 251 5151. Hotel Aryaduta Semanggi, with its 57 floors, stands tall in the heart of Jakarta. 300 suites in the heart of Sudirman business center and just next to Plaza Semanggi shopping complex.
  • Grand Cemara HotelJl. Cemara No. 1 +62 21 390 8215. It offers specious and comfortable rooms, all of which have an air-conditioner, a cable television, a mini-bar, and a coffee and tea making facility. Some of its amenities include a Balinese Spa and Massage, a Wi-Fi Internet connection, and a swimming pool. Best rates on official website start at USD 60.00.

Tanah Abang:

  • Aston Sudirman HotelJalan Garnisun Dalam no.8 Karet Semanggi. Five-star hotel with 272 suites and serviced apartments
  • Inter-Continental Midplaza (formerly Kempinski Plaza), Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Jakarta 10220 +62 21 2510888. Renovated rooms are very nice indeed, older ones are still OK. Central location, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and direct access to the Midplaza mall. Class: 5 Stars. Good location. Rooms US$80 and up.
  • Le MeridienJl. Jenderal Sudirman · Kav 18 - 20 · Jakarta 10220 +62 21 251 3131fax: +62 21 571 1633. Class: 5 Stars. Good location.
  • Shangri-LaKota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta 10220 +62 21 570 7440. Class: 5 Stars. Centrally located just off Sudirman, the Shangri-La is one of Jakarta's older luxury hotels, but it has been kept in good shape with modern features like broadband and the wood-panelled colonial-style rooms have aged gracefully. Rooms from US$135.
  • MuliaJl. Asia Afrika, Jakarta 10270 +62 21 574 7777fax: +62 21 5747888. Class: 5 Stars. Near Senayan sports complex and parliament building.
  • The Sultan (formerly Jakarta Hilton), Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, 10270 +62 21 570 3600fax: +62 21 570 3089. Class: 5 Stars. Vast, beautiful garden, complete sports facility. Next to Senayan sports complex and Jakarta Convention Centre.

Menteng:

  • Mandarin OrientalJl. M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta 10310 +62 21 3983 8888fax: +62 21 3983 8889. Class: 5 Stars. On HI roundabout. Next to UK embassy. Near Plaza Indonesia.
  • Grand Hyatt JakartaJl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta 10350 +62 21 390 1234fax: +62 21 390 6426. Class: 5 Stars. On HI roundabout. Next to Plaza Indonesia, Sogo, Ex Plaza.
  • Nikko HotelJl. MH Thamrin 59 Jakarta 10350 +62 21 230 1122fax: +62 21 314 5079. Class: 4 Stars. The best Japanese hotel in Jakarta. Next to HI roundabout. In front of Plaza Indonesia.

Sawah Besar:

  • BorobudurJl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta 10710 +62 21 380 5555fax: +62 21 3806533. Class: 4 Star. Near Banteng Field, ministry of Finance. Great sport facility.

Stay healthy[edit]

Emergency numbers:

Hospital with 24 hours emergency room (ER):

  • RS St CarolusJl. Salemba Raya 41 +62 21 390 4441fax: +62 21 310 3226/315 4185.
  • RS Dr. Cipto MangunkusumoJl. Diponegoro No. 71 Jakarta Pusat +62 21 330808fax: +62 21 3148991.
  • RSU Daerah TarakanJl. Kyai Caringin 7 +62 21 384 2934fax: +62 21 3810149.
  • RS PGI CikiniJl. Raden Saleh No. 40 +62 21 336961fax: +62 21 324663.
  • RS Budi KemuliaanJl . Budi Kemuliaan No. 25 Jakarta Pusat 10110 +62 21 384 2828.

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