A big foodie, that's us. When you finished get all dressed up, what's next? Our favorite thing to do is dining out. Jakarta has so many great restaurant to offer; things are always ever-expanding here. For those of you who's always on the search for most talked-of-the-town culinary hot spot in the scene, we got just the thing. Scroll down to see the our top pick this week: the coolest places to hang out and dine in. Tastiest treats with the most amazing ambiance, guaranteed!
JUNI BAR & LOUNGE
Located in the same building as "Afterhour" Cikini is where JUNI lies. Freshly opened in April, JUNI is definitely a restaurant that we would call 'a hidden gem'. On weekends, the bar and lounge often hosts DJ and live music in a spacey floor plan divided by two areas: outdoor and indoor. Don't forget to give their Matcha Soufflé a go when you're there, live-changing!
Jl. Cikini Raya No.16, Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
A good place to chill and relax, Social Affair has opened many branches in Jakarta; PIK Avenue, Aeon, and Kelapa Gading Mall, to name a few. Recently, the bakehouse known to be a 'Croffle Pioneer' welcomes new guests in Senayan City Mall. With their signature sage green interior and homey ambience, Social Affair will instantly be the go-to hangout spot for the mall' visitors.
Senayan City Mall
Jl. Asia Afrika, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat
White Collar brings an intimate eatery in the heart of SCBD with a selection of international fusion comfort dishes. Their menu consists of pastas, steaks, soups, and Asian fares. Another standout is the clean white aesthetic with minimalist design - making it an ideal casual spot for both lunch and dinner.
Fairgrounds, SCBD Lot 14
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52 – 53, SCBD, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Manzo means 'beef' in Italian. The modern steakhouse is established by Chef Ramadhani Bongso located inside the bustling Pondok Indah Mall Street Gallery. The place serves to give out a fun-dining experience with the coziest ambience and unique art pieces. When it's time to wind down and release some steam, go to their terrace and check with their staff for special deals on Beer and Cocktail.
Street Gallery Pondok Indah Mall
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah III B, Kebayoran Lama, Jakarta Selatan
EMILIA CUCINA ITALIA
Tucked away in a warm neighbourhood spot, Emilia Cucina Italiana serves Italian comfort food with a modern twist that made a great pair with their wide beverage choices: Wine, Cocktail, Gin, Single Malt, Beer, and many others. Mediterranean style osteria adorned with classic fairy lights, red awning, and wood-fired pizza stove just sitting in the front door - waiting for you to come in.
Jl. Jl. Biduri Bulan No.03, RT.6/RW.1, Grogol Utara, Kebayoran Lama, Jakarta Selatan
You deserve a good meal to cheer on. While you're there, take a snap or two to show everyone what a good time you're having and what kind of banger outfit you got on. Which one of these restaurants intrigued you the most? Let us know what you think. Sharing is charing!