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.
Bentara Budaya, Jl. Palmerah Selatan 17, Jakarta 10270, Tel: (62)(21) 548 3008, (62)(21) 549 0666, Fax: (62)(21) 536 99181. Movie, paintings, book fair etc. 
Center Cultural Francais Jakarta /Pusat Kebudayaan Perancis, Jl. Salemba Raya 25, Jakarta 10440, Tél .: (62)(21) 390 8585 Fax.: (62)(21) 390 858. . Movie, drama, music show, paintings etc.
CP Artspace Gallery, Jl. Suryopranoto 67A, Jakarta 10160, Tel.: (62)(21).344 8126, fax.: (62)(21) 385 3208. . Fine arts, paintings etc.
Goethe Institute, Jakarta, Jl.Sam Ratulangi 9-15, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 2355 0208, Fax.: (62)(21) 2355 0021. . Movie, drama, music show, poem etc.
Ismail Marzuki Park, Jl. Cikini Raya, Central Jakarta. Tel: (62)(21) 3193 7325, FAX : (62)(21) 3193 4720. . Art gallery, dance, drama, music shows, planetarium etc
Italian Institute of Culture Jakarta, JL. Hos Cokroaminoto, 117, Menteng, 10350 Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 392 7531, (62)(21) 392 7532, Fax.: (62)(21) 310 1661. . Movie, drama, music show, paintings etc.
Japan Foundation Jakarta, Jl. M.H. Thamrin 24, Jakarta Pusat 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 3192 4308, Fax.: (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.
Mon Decor Gallery, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 1, Blok B 13 - 14, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 629 9660, (62)(21) 629 9661, Fax.: (62)(21) 625 0900. . Fine arts, painting etc.
National Gallery of Indonesia, Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14, Jakarta 10110 - Tel.: (62)(21) 3483 3955, Fax.: (62)(21) 381 3021. . Fine arts, paintings. Near Monas.
National Library, Jl. Salemba Raya No. 284 Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 310 1472. . Books, video, movie, audio tapes, CD, poem etc.
Jakarta Art Building/Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (GKJ), Jl.Gedung Kesenian 1, Jakarta 10710, Tel: (62)(21) 380 8283, (62)(21) 344 1892, Fax: (62)(21) 381 0924. . Ballet, dance, drama, music shows etc.
Komunitas Salihara, Jl.Salihara No.16, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan 12520, Indonesia, Tel: (62) 21 789 1202 . Theatre, movie, dialog, music show etc
Development Movement/"Gerak Pembangunan", Jl. Cut Mutia. This statue commemorated the start of 5 years development plan (PELITA) on April 1, 1969. This statue is often called "sack running".
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.
Farmer Statue/"Pak Tani dan Bu Tani", Jl. Prapatan Menteng. Created by Matvei Manizer and Otto Manizer (from Russia). This statue commemorated the struggle for Independence by Indonesian farmers and their family. Near Aryadutta Hotel.
General Soedirman, Jl. Jendral Sudirman. This statue commemorated the guerilla war against Dutch occupation led by General Soedirman in Jogyakarta (1948-1949).
Hermes, on Harmoni Bridge. This old statue is a lucky charm of Karl Stolz, a successful Dutch businessman in Jakarta. He donated the statue to Dutch government in 1930.
Arjuna Wijaya is a statue of Arjuna and Krishna riding horse chariot, the scene taken from Mahabharata epic. Located at the southwest corner of Medan Merdeka, in front of Indosat building and water fountain roundabout. Created by Nyoman Nuarta.
Monas up close and personal
National Monument (Monumen Nasional, often abbreviated Monas), Lapangan Merdeka (BRT Monumen Nasional), Gambir; Tel.: (62)(21) 384 0451. A towering 137m-tall obelisk with 35 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. Entry to the monument costs Rp 1100 (including Rp 100 "insurance"!), open 9AM to 3PM daily. Note that only the north entrance, via a poorly signposted pedestrian tunnel, is currently open.
An observation platform perched atop the monument offers stunning views of Jakarta and cool breezes on a hot day. Combined entry ticket Rp 5100. 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.
Getting there: The main gate of Monas is located across the "Balai Kota" stop of Transjakarta Busway (Line II - note: this is the stop for the bus departing from Harmoni Central Busway).
Prince Diponegoro, Surapati Park, Jl. Diponegoro, Jakarta Pusat. This statue commemorated the rebellion against Dutch occupation (1825-1830), led by Prince Diponegoro from Kingdom of Mataram, Jogjakarta.
Welcome To Jakarta/"Selamat Datang", on HI roundabout. This statue commemorated the return of Indonesian government from Jogjakarta to Jakarta on December 28, 1949. Created by Edhi Sunarso, designed by Henk Ngantung, a former governor of Jakarta.
Adam Malik Museum, Jl. Diponegoro 29, ☎ +62 21 3193 7403. 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. Opening hours: 10AM-1PM.
Museum Nasional, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat no.12 (BRT Monumen Nasional, Monas, Transjakarta Busway stop Gambir, Line I), ☎ +62 21 3868172, +62 21 381 1551 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +62 21 3447778), . Tu-Fri 8:30AM-4PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-5PM and closed on Mon 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.Admission charge: Indonesian residents: Rp 5,000, foreign visitors: Rp 10,000.. edit
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: 9:30 am 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 extension 46.
Proclamation Museum, Jl. Pegangsaan Timur 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 during Dutch occupation (1700-1945). Statues, hearse, and a beautiful park.
Blitz Megaplex Grand Indonesia, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Lt.8, Jl. MH Thamrin No.1, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 235 80 200. 11 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 25,000 - 50,000 for regular, Rp. 80,000 for Satin Lounge.
Fortune Spa, Jl KH Mas Mansyur 13, Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21) 572 2151.
Herb Aroma & Spa, Jl Jend Sudirman Kav 1 Wisma 46 Kota BNI Lt 2, Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21) 570 1906.
Mandara Spa, Alila Hotel, Jl. Pecenongan kav 7-17, Central Jakarta, Tel (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 Spa, Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim 133, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (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.
Emporium, Jl. 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 Cafe, Plaza Indonesia L2#EX-07, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 13, tel. (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).
Body Gym, Jl Angkasa 1 Golden Boutique Hotel, Jakarta 10720, Tel.: (62)(21) 6255555.
Celebrity Fitness, Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 Plaza Indonesia Lt 2, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 31926495, Jl Boulevard Kelapa Gading Raya Mal Kelapa Gading Unit 25 Lt 1, Jakarta 14240, Tel.: (62)(21) 45853856
Cempaka Fitness Centre, Hotel Grand Cempaka, Jl.Letjen Soeprapto, Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 4260066 extension 7141. Aerobic classes, treadmill, step-machine.
Afterhour, Sarinah Building 2F, Jl. Thamrin, tel. +62-21-39832047 . 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.
Atrium Senen Plaza, Senen 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 Dua, Jl. Mangga Dua Raya, Central Jakarta 10730. Computer and electronic products. Restaurants. Next to Le Grandeur Hotel.
Harco Mangga Dua, Jl. Mangga Dua Raya, Central Jakarta 10730. Computer and electronic products.
Harmoni Plaza, Suryopranoto St. 2, Gambir, Jakarta 10130.
Istana Pasar Baru, 58 - 64 Pintu Air Raya St., Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10710. Tel.: (62)(21) 380 6511. Clothes, shoes, bags.
ITC Cempaka Mas, Letjen. Suprapto St., Sumur Batu, Kemayoran, Jakarta 10660. Tel.: (62)(21) 42900900. Getting there Transjakarta Busway Line II "Cempaka Mas"
ITC Roxy Mas, KH. Hasyim Ashari St. No. 125, Cideng, Gambir, Jakarta 10150, Tel.: (62)(21) 630 5001
Jakarta Design Centre (JDC), Jend. Gatot Subroto St. Kav. 53, Petamburan, Tanah Abang, Jakarta 10260. Tel.: (62)(21) .Furniture, interior, decoration, building materials.
King Plaza, Pintu Air V St. No. 53, Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10710. Clothes, shoes, bags.
Mangga Dua Electronic Plaza, Mangga Dua Raya St., Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10730. Computers and electronics.
Mangga Dua Mall, Arteri Mangga Dua, Central Jakarta 10730, Tel.: (62)(21) 601 7771. Computer and electronics products.
Menteng Plaza, Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto No 79, Menteng, Jakarta 10310.
Sarinah, Jl. MH. Thamrin 11. Central Jakarta, Tel: (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.
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. One of the biggest shopping complex in Jakarta. Features high end department stores "Seibu" and "Alun-Alun Indonesia", a large food court in the bridge connecting the West Mall and the East Mall, and a unique zoning based on "Crossroads of The World".
Surabaya Street, a famous flea market located in Central Jakarta. Art, antique and souvenir shops. Favourite place for bargain hunters. Beware of pickpockets.
Pasar Baru, 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. Getting there: Take the Transjakarta Busway Line III and alight at "Pasar Baru" stop.
A&W, Gunung Agung, Jl. Kwitang, Jakarta Pusat. Tel.: (62)(21) 310 1844. American fast food. Menu: pancake, root beer, burger, fried chicken. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.
Frankfurter Hotdog, The 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.
Popeyes, Jl. Agus Salim No. 19, Tel : (62)(21) 391 0417.Cajun chicken and seafood restaurant. Menu: fried chicken, shrimp, calamari, fillet, sandwich. Price: approx. US$ 4/person.
Izzi Pizza, Jl HOS Cokroaminoto 122, Tel.: (62)(21) 314 7220. . Italian restaurant. Menu: pizza, pasta, salad, steak, hainan chicken, tom yan. 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 Pisa, Jl. Gereja Theresia 1, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 3928568. Italian restaurant. Menu: salad, pasta, spaghetti, pizza, sandwich, Opening hours: 10.00AM - Midnight. Price: approx. US$ 9/person.
Spaghetti House, Plaza Indonesia, lower basement, Tel.: (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.
Beppu Menkan, Plaza Indonesia EX, Tel.: (62)(21) 315 8501. Japanese noodle restaurant. Menu: gyoza, tofu, prawn, ramen, udon, tempura, teriyaki. Price: approx. US$ 7/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.Rp7500 - Rp80000. edit
Bee Bim Bab, Plaza Indonesia, Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 EX 35-36 Lt 1, Tel.: (62)(21)-3157518, 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.
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 GM, Jl. Sunda 9, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (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$1-2). Open 10AM-3PM, 4:30PM-9:30PM daily, except Sundays 8AM to 3PM only.
Panda Express, Plaza Indonesia Level 3 #S9 Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30 Jakarta 10350. Tel.: (62)(21) 3107178. Fax: (62)(21) 330278. International fast food. Menu: teppanyaki, korean, soto, mimosa steak, singaporean food. Opening hours: 10.00AM to 10.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 7/person.
Pondok Laguna, Jl. 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.
Bu Tjitro, Jl. Kalilio 11, Tel.: (62)(21) 4211301, Jl. Veteran I/23, Tel.: (62)(21) 3456727. 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 Senayan, Jl. Tanah Abang II/76, Tel.: (62)(21) 384 7270, Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto 78, Tel.: (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 Garden, Plaza Indonesia 1st Fl., Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 3107575. Plaza Senayan, South Jakarta. 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 Solo, Jl. Samanhudi no. 57, Pasar Baru, Tel.: (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.
Filly, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 73, Kompleks Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (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.
Domus, Veteran I/30-32, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 344 7288 Fax.: (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 Steakhouse, Jl. 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, Jln K. H. Wahid Hasyim, No. 49/51, Jakarta 10350. Tel.: (62)(21) 384 5511. Fax: (62)(21) 315 0754. Jln Jend Sudirman, Ground Floor, Panin Bank Centre, Jakarta 10270. Tel.: (62)(21) 720 2735. Fax: (62)(21) 720 2744. American restaurant. Menu: salad, soup, steak, BBQ, ribs. Price: approx. US$ 22/person.
Ali K. Baba (aka Beirut Restaurant), Jl. H Agus Salim 57, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Tel.: (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.
Chikara-Tei, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11 (Mid Plaza), Central Jakarta, tel. +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++.
Kikugawa, Jl. Cikini Raya IV No. 13, Central Jakarta. Tel: (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 availabe 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.
Summer Palace, Jl. Cikini Raya 58, Jakarta Pusat. Tel.: (62)(21) 390 4640. Chinese restaurant. Menu: soup, chicken hainan, duck, noodle, salad, beef. Price: approx. US$ 22/person.
Ganesha Ek Sanskriti, BRI II Building 9th Floor, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 44-46, Jakarta 10210, Tel.: 5719415. 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$20 to get a decent meal.
Penang Bistro, Jl. Kebon Sirih Raya No. 59, Central Jakarta, tel. (021) 3190 6000 and Jl. Pakubuwono VI #2, South Jakarta, tel. (021) 7260303. Asian food include tasty if not particularly authentic versions of Penang dishes from Malaysia, served in one of Jakarta's newest and hippest spots with sleek, atmospheric lighting, interior garden and a full-wall waterfall. Main courses mostly in the Rp 20-50,000 range. Open daily from 11AM to 10PM.
Chili Bowl, Taman Ria Senayan East End Building Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Jakarta 10720. Tel: (62)(21) 570 3703, Fax: (62)(21) 574 6755. Seafood restaurant. Menu: soup, shark fin, fish, prawn, crab, fried chicken, kung pao, bean curd, salad, noodle. Opening hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM. Price: approx. US$ 12/person.
Mudita, Jl Batu Ceper Raya No. 7. Tel.: (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.
Nurani, Pangeran Jayakarta Center Blok H, Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta No. 8-9. Tel.: (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.
Olive Tree, Nikko Hotel, Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59, Jakarta 10350, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 2301122, Fax: (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).
Shang Palace, Hotel Shangri La, Kota BNI,Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21) 570 7440, Fax : (62)(21) 570 3533. Chinese restaurant. Menu: Shark Fin, Scallop Seafood, Fried Sliced Beef with Kailan, Chao Zhou Dumplings with Shrimp Paste, Crab Stick and Crab Meat Filling.
Baby Buddha, Midplaza 2 (ground floor), Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Tel.: (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++.
Lara Djonggrang, Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4, Menteng, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (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.
Oasis, restaurant with the famous rijsttafel, Jl. Raden Saleh Raya Jakarta 10330 Tel. (62) (21) 3150646, Fax. (62) (21) 337131. Dutch/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.
Absolute Cafe, Jl Jaksa No.5, - Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(021) 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 Hour, Sarinah BuildingLt. 2, Jl.MH Thamrin No. 11 - Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 39832047, Fax.: (62)(21)39832048. . 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.
Bacchus, Midplaza Intercontinental Hotel, LG Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11, Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21)2510888. Fine wine bars and bistro. Opening hours: 04.00PM to 01.00AM.
Burgundy Bar, Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 Grand Hyatt, Jakarta Lt 4, Jakarta 10230, Tel.: (62)(21) 3901234. 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.
Cazbar, Jl Mega Kuningan E3.3, unit A1, Jakarta, Tel.: (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 Bar, Jl Lap Banteng Slt 1 Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta 3rd Fl, Jakarta 10710, Tel.: (62)(21) 3805555
CJs Bar, Jl Asia Afrika Hotel Mulia Senayan Lt Mezzanine, Jakarta 10270, Tel.: (62)(21) 5747777. Dance, clubbing. Young crowd, affluent, live music show. Opening hours: 05.00PM to 02.00AM. Price: splurge.
Cuba Libre, Jalan Veteran Satu, No. 32, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 3446703, Fax: (62)(21) 3844844. 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 Bar, Plaza Indonesia L1-2#EX, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 13, Central Jakarta, tel. (62)(21) 31909079. 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 Bar, Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 EX 37-38 Lt 1, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 3151874. Next to Sogo/Plaza Indonesia.
Grand Manhattan, Jl Lap Banteng Slt 1 Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta Lt 1-3, Jakarta 10710, Tel.: (62)(21) 3842223
Gumarang Bar, Jl KH Wahid Hasyim Hotel Ibis Tamarin, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 3912323
Oak Room, Nikko Hotel GF, Jalan MH Thamrin 59, Jakarta 10350, Tel. (62)(21) 230 1122, Fax.: (62)(21) 314 3631. A wine bar with English club atmosphere. Drink: fine wine, liquor, beers.
Tiga Puluh, Le Meridien 1F, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 18-20. Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21) 2513131, 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.
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).
2 BR Apartment Rental (Budget accomodation), Kalibata, . This 2 bedroom apartment is owned by a local and is located 5 minutes away from the Kalibata station. Clean and Furnished. Comes with TV, refrigerator and a kitchen. Close to markets and eateries.edit
Bali Hotel, Jl. 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. edit
Six Degrees Hostel, Jalan Cikini Raya 60 B-C, Menteng (beside Texas Chicken), ☎ +62 (0)21 3141657, . European-style hostel opened Nov 2011, efficiently run with superb amenities/extras. A welcoming respite if Jaksa does not appeal. Starting Rp120,000 for dorm. email: email@example.comRp.120,000. edit
Puri Casablanca, Jl. Puri Casablanca No.1 Kuningan, ☎ (021) 30038888, . 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.edit
Redtop Hotel, Jl. Pecenongan 72, ☎ 62-21-3500077, . A four star hotel. Rooms mostly have panoramic city views.edit
Atlet Century Park, Jl Pintu Satu Senayan, Tel.: (62)(21) 571 2041, Fax: (62)(21) 571 2191. . Class: 4 Stars. Inside Senayan sports complex. Complete sports facility.
Studio One Residence, Jl. Talang Betutu No. 15, ☎ 021 - 314 0777, . edit
Alia Cikini, Jl. Cikini Raya No.32, Tel.: (62)(21) 316 4444, Fax. (62)(21) 392 8640. . Class: 2 Stars.
Cipta Hotel, Jalan 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 breakfastedit
Gren Alia Cikini, Jl. Cikini Raya No.46, Tel.: (62)(21) 230 3000, Fax. (62)(21) 315 1354. .
Ibis Arcadia, Jalan K H Wahid Hasyim No 114, Tel.: (62)(21) 230 0050, Fax.: (62)(21) 230 0995. . Class: 3 Stars. Accept ISIC card.
Sofyan Betawi, Jl. Cut Meutia 9, Menteng, Tel.: (62)(21) 390 5011, Fax: (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.
Triniti Hotel, Jalan Pembangunan 3 No. 4, Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta), Jakarta, Indonesia 10130, ☎ +62 21 633 1111, . edit
Aston Atrium, Jalan Senen Raya 135, Tel.: (62)(21) 344 2828 Fax.: (62)(21) 344 2929. . Class: 4 Stars. Next to Atrium Senen Mall.
The Acacia Jakarta, Jl. 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. edit
Pasar Baru, Jl. Pasar baru selatan no.6, Tel.: (62)(21) 345 0280, Fax.: (62)(21) 385 3843. . Class: 1 Star.
Sofyan Tebet, Jl Dr Soepomo S.H., ☎ (62 21) 829 5691, . Although operates based on the Islamic Sharia principle, it's generally no different than other hotels, with the exception of all Halal ingredients for food and no alcoholic beverages.edit
Ibis Mangga Dua Jl. P. Jayakarta No. 73, Tel: (62)(21) 625 0101, Fax: (62)(21) 625 0505. .
Le Grandeur Mangga Dua (formerly Dusit Manga Dua), Jl. Mangga Dua Raya, Tel: (62)(21) 612 8811, Fax: (62)(21) 612 8822. . Class: 4 Stars.
Quality Jakarta, Jl. Jayakarta No 70, Tel.: (62)(21) 601 9864, Fax.: (62)(21) 601 9876. . Class: 3 Stars.
Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta, Jl. Prapatan No. 44 - 48, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia, ☎ +62 21 2352 1234, . 325 rooms and suites with spectacular city view. Spa, shiatsu, and sauna.edit
Hotel Aryaduta Semanggi, Jl. 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.edit
Grand Cemara Hotel, Jl. 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. edit
Le Grandeur Jakarta, Jl. Mangga Dua Raya, Jakarta 10730, Indonesia, ☎ (62-21) 612 8811, . 350 room business hotel edit
Aston Sudirman Hotel. Jalan 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, Tel. (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. Rooms US$80 and up. . Class: 5 Stars. Good location.
Le Meridien, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman · Kav 18 - 20 · Jakarta 10220, Tel: (62)(21) 251 3131, Fax: (62)(21) 571 1633. . Class: 5 Stars. Good location.
Shangri-La, Kota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta 10220, Tel: (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.
Mulia Jl. Asia Afrika, Jakarta 10270. Tel: (62)(21) 5747777. Fax: (62)(21) 5747888. . Class: 5 Stars. Near Senayan sports complex and parliament building.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta (formerly Jakarta Hilton) Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, 10270, Tel: (62)(21) 570 3600, Fax : (62)(21) 570 3089. .Class: 5 Stars. Vast, beautiful garden, complete sports facility. Next to Senayan sports complex and Jakarta Convention Centre.
Mandarin Oriental, Jl. M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta 10310, Tel: 62(21) 3983 8888, Fax: 62(21) 3983 8889. . Class: 5 Stars. On HI roundabout. Next to UK embassy. Near Plaza Indonesia.
Sari Pan Pacific, Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 6, Jakarta 10340, Tel: (62)(21) 390 2707 Fax: (62)(21) 390 4815. . Class: 4 Stars. Good location.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta 10350, Tel: (62)(21) 390 1234, Fax: (62)(21) 390 6426. . Class: 5 Stars. On HI roundabout. Next to Plaza Indonesia, Sogo, Ex Plaza.
Pullman Hotel Jl. MH Thamrin 59 Jakarta 10350, Tel: (62)(21) 230 1122 Fax : (62)(21) 314 5079. . Class: 4 Stars. Right across Plaza Indonesia.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Tel: +62 21 2358 3800  JL. MH Thamrin No.1, Jakarta 10310, The first luxury hotel in Jakarta before bearing the name "Kempinski", which also gave its name to an iconic roundabout facing it. Part of the "Grand Indonesia shopping town" complex. Features a German Paulaner brewery and restaurant.
Borobudur (formerly Borobudur Inter-Continental), Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta 10710, Tel : (62)(21) 3805555, Fax : (62)(21) 3806533. . Class: 4 Star. Near Banteng Field, ministry of Finance. Great sport facility.
Sheraton Media Hotel Jl. Gunung Sahari 3 · Jakarta 10720, Tel: (62)(21) 626 3001, Fax: (62)(21) 626 3011. . Class: 5 Stars.
Gran Melia Jakarta Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X-0 Kuningan Jakarta Indonesia 12950, Tel: (62) 21 5268080, Fax: (62) 21 5268181. . Class: 5 Stars.
The Kuningan Suites Jalan Setiabudi Utara, Kuningan, Jakarta, Indonesia 12920, Tel: (62) 21 526 0260, Fax: (62) 21 526 0285. . Class: 4 Stars.