7 Best Thai Food in Jakarta


June 7, 2016 . Food & Drink

Thai food is arguably the most popular Southeast Asian food in the world, with restaurants even in the smallest of cities throughout the globe. For its many similarities with many Indonesian food, especially for the use of ingredients, Thai food is also widely acceptable by Indonesians’ palate. In Jakarta you can find many Thai restaurants that are just as good as an actual culinary trip to streets off Bangkok or its top restaurants. Here is a list of our favourite Thai restaurants in the city!

1. Face Bar & Lan Na Thai


An upmarket, modern Asian bar, and restaurant. The restaurant – Lan Na Thai, has been known as one of Jakarta’s finest Thai restaurant. Their Executive Chef Mrs. Noppawan Supanong, uses fresh ingredients and delicate preparations to create the quintessential tastes of Thai cuisine. Housed in one of Jakarta’s most strategic locations behind the HI Roundabout, this spot has long been a popular place among expats and tourists in Jakarta.

Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja no. 85 Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +622131925037
Everyday | 10am – 1am
Website: face-jakarta

2. Tom Tom Kitchen


A thai restaurant serving all the classics, with some modern twists here and there. The ambience is young, rustic, and the seats are usually packed. A good option if you happen to be strolling around Grand Indonesia. The portion and price is quite good too.

Grand Indonesia Mall, Lantai 5, West Mall, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta
Phone: 021 23580412
Ruko Garden House, Blok A No. 30, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Phone: 021-29033388
Hours: 10am-10pm
Facebook: Tom Tom Kitchen 

3. Chandara

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Chandara is not like ordinary Thai restaurant you visit. Entering Chandara for the first time, you are transported to exotic lands of the Thais. The restaurant’s beautiful interior reflects the harmonious simplicity and classical elegance. Taste Chandara’s rendition of authentic thai food such as the Massaman Curry, Goong Up Wunsen (shrimp noodle claypot), and the refreshing Poo Nim Yam Som O (spicy pomelo salad with soft shell crab)

Plaza Indonesia, Level 1 Unit E 18, E 19 T, Jakarta
Phone: 021 2992 3775

Plaza Senayan, Level P4 Unit CP 414, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 572 5342
Hours: 10am-10pm

4. Thai Alley


Thai Alley is designed as a street food concept, decorated with bright colours, wooden furniture, and brick wall accent with road directions. Thai Alley appears like a piece of Thai  escape inside the mall. The eatery offers unique and delicious Thai cuisine and the drinks are also good.

Pacific Place, 5th floor, SCBD, Jl. Jend Sudirman, South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 57973600
Hours: 11am – 10pm
Facebook: ThaiAlley

5. White Elephant


From the people behind Jittlada, White Elephant presents the finest Thai cuisine with a modern twist served in modern and comfortable surroundings. The sumptuous entrees, fiery Thai flavors and a wide assortment of exotic desserts will definitely excite your palate.

Kota Kasablanka, Ground floor, Food Society, Jl. Casablanca Raya, Tebet, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 29488686
Kemang Village Mall, The Avenue of Stars, Ground floor, Jl. Pangeran Antasari, Kemang (outdoor seating available)
Phone: (021) 29056836
Cilandak Town Square, Gf Unit B036 Jl. TB. Simatupang kav 17 Cilandak Barat
Phone: (021)75920367

 6. Ying Thai

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Thai restaurant with trendy atmosphere and a pretty affordable price point too. Fans of pork rave about their pork knuckle, served with spicy and fragrant fish sauce.

Ruko Crown Golf Blok B No. 8 – 9, Pantai Indah Kapuk
Phone: +6221 29525756

7. Jittlada


The Jittlada Restaurant Group offers authentic Thai cuisine, as the royals of Thai would dine, and some signature creations. From a selection of appetizers, seafood, curries, rice dishes, and beautiful desserts, there’s something for everyone.

Ciputra World, Lotte Shopping Avenue, 3rd floor, Jl. Prof Dr Satrio, Karet, Jakarta
Phone: 021 29889321
Senayan City, Lower Ground Floor, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: 021 72781396
Grand Indonesia Mall, 3A floor, Sky Bridge, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta
Phone: 021 23580573
Facebook: jittlada.thaicuisine | Website:jittlada


Source: whatsnewjakarta

8 Recommended Coffee Spots in Bandung


June 5, 2017 . Food & Drink . Travel

Not only in Jakarta, Bandung also has a thriving coffee scene, whether you’re looking for specialty coffees, an awesome brunch, or just a place to hang out during your Bandung excursion. Get your coffee fix in one of these coffee shops:

1. Noah’s Barn


A popular coffee shop that blends and roasts their own beans. The newer branch in Jl. Dayang Sumbi, has a spacious with indoor and semi-outdoor seating area. Also holds occasional free cupping and workshop for public.

Serving: Specialty coffee and a range of Asian & Western meals.

Jl. Dayang Sumbi No.2, Lb. Siliwangi,  Bandung Phone: (022) 82526451

Jl. Laks. M. U. Nurtanio (Garuda) No. 39, Bandung

Phone: (022) 6013215 | IG: @noahsbarn

Mon – Fri : 8am – 10pm

Saturday : 8am – 11pm

2. Two Hands Full


Inspired by their trips to Melbourne, Berlin and Copenhagen the owners of Two Hands brought the art of coffee to their Bandung home in 2013 by roasting their own small batches of green coffee. Stop by and pair your freshly brewed coffee with their awesome breakfast collection.

Serving: Specialty coffee. All day breakfast, light bites. Serves pork.

Location: Jl. Sukajadi 198A, Bandung  40161

Phone: 0878-8022-8222 | Website: thfcoffee | IG: @thfcoffee | FB: thfcoffee

Hours: 7AM-8PM

3. Kozi Lab


Located in three different spots in Bandung, all of them sport rustic warehouse style attracts young instagrammers from all over Bandung (the original one in Jl. Gudang Selatan, is quite actually housed in an army warehouse) . They are very serious about the coffee too. Manual or machine, make sure you share and hear their stories as you go through the precious beans that they offer.Serves:Specialty coffee, machine manual & brew. Depending on branch: simple meals, both Indonesian (lontong sayur, bubur lodeh, etc) and comfort western food. Cakes & pastries. 

Jl. Gudang Selatan 22, Bandung Hours: 11am – 9pm

Jl. Bukit Dago Utara, Bandung.  Hours: 8am – 9pm

Jl. Terusan Halimun 50, Bandung.  Open 8am-8pm

IG: @kozi.lab

4. Jack Runner Roastery 


Warm and chic place in Ciumbuleuit, the northern side of Bandung, where they roast and blend their own coffee.

Serves: Indonesian, Asian and some western entrees and bites. House-roasted specialty coffee, manual and machine brewed, milkshakes, tea.

Location: Jl. Ciumbuleuit No. 42A, Bandung

Phone: 022-82065678

Hours: 10 AM-11PM

Whatsapp: 0895351543885

5. Lacamera


Serving: specialty coffee, especially West Java single origin, manual or machine brew. Breakfast, Asian, and Western menu, dessert.

Jl. Naripan No.79, Kb. Pisang, Sumur Bandung

Hours: 9.30AM-1AM

Phone: (022) 4210200 | Website:lacameracoffee | FB: Lacamera Coffee

6. Sejiwa Coffee


A modern minimalistic and artistic coffee shop which large windows will ensure great sunlight warming you all day long.Serving: Specialty coffee, all day breakfast & lunch, Pan-Asian favorites, healthy smoothies, desserts. Serves pork.

Jl. Progo No.15, Citarum, Bandung

Hours: 7AM–12AM

Phone: 0823-1717-1515 | FB: Sejiwa-Coffee

7. Blue Doors


A rustic little place whose little blue door charms coffee heads from all over Bandung and Jakarta. A family friendly place for coffee with breakfast/brunch.Serving: Specialty coffee, breakfast/brunch menu.

Jl. Gandapura No.61, Merdeka, Sumur Bandung

Hours: 9AM–10PM | FB: bluedoorscoffee | IG: blue_doors

8. One Eighty Coffee


A stylish cafe with a unique outdoor area where you get to dine while dipping your feet in an ankle length pool for a splashing fun.

Serving: Coffee-based drinks, other drinks (juice, premium tea, etc) desserts, western Asian selection, breakfast select, sandwich, Pizza, etc.

Jl. Ganeca No.5, Lb. Siliwangi, Coblong, Bandung

Hours: 8AM–12AM

Phone: 0822-1800-0155 | IG: oneeightycoffee

Source: whatsnewjakarta

12 Best Korean Restaurants in Jakarta


March 2, 2018, Food & Drink

Korean eateries of all sorts have sprung up in Jakarta in recent years. With so many to choose from, it can be baffling for both Indonesians and foreigners seeking an authentic taste of Korea. Here are some of the best Korean restaurants around Jakarta:

1. The Grill $$$


A classy Korean and Japanese BBQ restaurant with authentic flavour; we love thefresh and high quality cuts of meat that will make you drool as soon as it gets to your table. Accompanied with soups, salads, curries and savoury sauces, with a friendly and quick service (some of the best around).Check out also their weekday special lunch packages.

MidPlaza 2, Lower Ground Floor | Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Jakarta
Phone: 021-5706210
Facebook: The Grill Midplaza

2. Gahyo $$


Established in 2005, Gahyo has made it to the top list of most recommended Korean restaurant in Jakarta, especially for their korean barbecue. Their signature dishes : Daechang (Marinated Large Intestine) and Teuk Nyang Nyeum (Prime Beef Marinated in Special Sauce) Gahyo also provide a wide selection of beverages, such as, traditional Korean drink, fresh juice, beer & soju.

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.52-53 Lot.6 Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 021- 52897044


3. TOBAK $$$


Tobak means “original” in Korean. True to its name, the restaurant serves only authentic Korean dishes, unlike other places that make the food sweeter or offer a less spicy cuisine in an effort to satisfy local clientele. An eclectic list of over 40 Korean dishes adorns the menu, from Korean barbecue to grilled fish to stews. Famous for the 15 different banchans (side dishes), make sure you have enough space for the main course!

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.30, RT.1/RW.6, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Phone:(021) 7203642/7251135
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–10PM

4. Bornga $$$


Created by Executive chef Jong Won Paik, Bornga is one of Korean’s most popular barbecue joint that’s not only famous in its own country, but also in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, and here in Indonesia, serving high quality meat and authentic Korean taste. Serves Pork.

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 24, Rawa Barat Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
Phone: 021 7396229/021 7233024

Jl. Bulungan Raya No. 14,Blok M, Jakarta
Phone: 021 29306849

Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Phone: 021 29704981 ext:773

5. Gojumong $$


Gojumong has one of the most extensive and authentic korean menu around, with a pretty affordable price tag too. Both on weekdays and weekends, the place is usually crowded with Korean expats that dine and drink the night away, indicating its authenticity.

Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 7-9 Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 021-72796709

6. 88 Korean Kitchen $$


A humble korean restaurant in Senopati, 88 Korean Kitchen serves what we think the best Korean style Fried Chicken. Most of the menu served in big portions with affordable price. It is a great place to meet up with friends over lunch and dinner. Pair your food with soju or beer to make the experience complete.

88 Korean Kitchen
JL senayan blok S no.16, Jakarta
Phone: 021 7223077
Hours: 11am – 12 am

7. Chung Hae Soo San $$$


Another great Korean restauant in Senopati area, Chung Hae Soo San popular for their seafood dishes! The seafood menu variation is overall impressive, offering choices that we can’t find anywhere else in Jakarta. They also serve high quality meats. This is a great place if you want to try different kinds of authentic korean food.

Chung Hae Soo San
Jl. Senopati No.49, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 5278721
Hours: 11am – 10pm

8. Cheongdam Garden $$$

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Cheongdam Garden serves one of the best Korean barbeque in town with plenty of free side dishes. It can get a little pricey, but they offer premium ingredients and great services. Besides the grill menu, you will find many other authentic dishes such as gimbab, ramyon, and mandu.

Cheongdam Garden
Jl. Senopati No. 43C, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 5212522
Hours: 11am-11pm

9. Mapogalmaegi Korean BBQ $$


A korean BBQ franchise with over 450 stores in Korea. It has an interesting method of DIY barbecue, where around the edges of the grill, there’s a ‘ditch’ filled with egg mix and that will slowly cook and to be eaten with the meat. Quite an interesting take of korean BBQ. Serves pork

Ruko Crown Golf, Blok A No. 11, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara
Phone: 021-29525760
Hours: 12pm-10pm

10. Chung Gi Wa $$


A grill yourself korean restaurant with a considerable more affordable price than similar restaurants in Jakarta. Offering the staple imported beef and also pork cuts for grilling, that you can let the servers do if you don’t feel like doing it yourself.

Gandaria City, Ground floor
Kota Kasablanka, UG Floor
Graha Purnawira POLRI, Jl. Dharmawangsa III No. 2, Jakarta
Phone: 021 7261924
Open: 10am-10pm

11. Seorae $$


The street lines on the floor, the k-pop music in the background and the mouthwatering smell of barbecued samgyeopsal will transport you to the streets of Seoul. Other than the barbecued meat, you can also find other korean favourites and the frozen beer, perfect to cool of the BBQ heat! (Serves Pork)

Ruko Garden House, Blok B No. 19, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara
Phone: 021 29033389
Hours: 11am-11pm

12. Kimchi Grandma $


An authentic all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with a wide selection of meat from high grade wagyu Beef, Woo Sol (ox tounge), Samgyupsal (pork belly), Mok Sal (pork neck), Spicy Chicken Bulgogi, Hangari, Skewer, Japchae, Jokbal, and many more.

Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Jakarta Utara
Phone: 021 29704981
Hours: 11am-11pm

Source: whatsnewjakarta