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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.

Get in[edit]

Gambir Station services Central Jakarta, with overnight trains to and from Yogyakarta and other parts of the island.

Damri busses can be taken between Gambir Station and CGK Airport.

Get around[edit]

Walking is difficult as heavy traffic and unpaved sidewalks (many with open sewers and other holes) discourage pedestrianism.

Local Trains can be taken around the area.

See[edit][add listing]

Art and Cultural Centre[edit]

  • 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. [1]
  • Center Cultural Francais Jakarta /Pusat Kebudayaan Perancis, Jl. Salemba Raya 25, Jakarta 10440, Tél .: (62)(21) 390 8585 Fax.: (62)(21) 390 858. [2]. Movie, drama, music show, paintings etc.
  • CP Artspace Gallery, Jl. Suryopranoto 67A, Jakarta 10160, Tel.: (62)(21).344 8126, fax.: (62)(21) 385 3208. [3]. Fine arts, paintings etc.
  • Goethe Institute, Jakarta, Jl.Sam Ratulangi 9-15, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 2355 0208, Fax.: (62)(21) 2355 0021. [4]. Movie, drama, music show, poem etc.
  • Ismail Marzuki Park, Jl. Cikini Raya, Central Jakarta. Tel: (62)(21) 3193 7325, FAX : (62)(21) 3193 4720. [5]. 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. [6]. 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. [7]. 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. [8]. 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. [9]. Fine arts, paintings. Near Monas.
  • National Library, Jl. Salemba Raya No. 284 Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 310 1472. [10]. 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. [11]. Ballet, dance, drama, music shows etc.
  • Komunitas Salihara, Jl.Salihara No.16, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan 12520, Indonesia, Tel: (62) 21 789 1202 [12]. Theatre, movie, dialog, music show etc
  • Bartele Gallery Those interested in the history of Southeast Asia and Indonesia may enjoy a visit to the Bartele Gallery, browsing endless treasure in the drawers and outstanding beauty of antique maps displayed. Jalan Kemang Raya 29A, Kemang / (+62) 21 7190087 /


  • 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 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.
  • Forestry Museum, Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jl. Gatot Subroto, Senayan, ☎ +62 21 5703246 Fax:+62 21 5701147. [13].
  • 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 (, fax: +62 21 3447778), [14]. 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 free tours [15] 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.
  • Textile Museum, Jl. Aipda KS. Tubun 2-4, ☎ +62 21 560 6613. Batik, Kain Tenun, Songket.

Do[edit][add listing]


  • Atrium 21, Atrium Segitiga Senen, Lt. 4, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 386 7830. 4 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 15,000 - 25,000
  • 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.
  • Cinema Surya M2, Mangga Dua Square, Lt. 3. 3 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 25,000
  • Djakarta Theater XXI, Jl MH Thamrin 9, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 315 4382. 2 screens. Ticket price: Rp 15,000 - 25,000
  • Metropole XXI, Jl. Pegangsaan 21, Central Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 3192 2249. 6 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 15,000 - 25,000
  • Plaza Indonesia XXI, Plaza Indonesia Extension Lt. 6, Tel.: (62)(21) 398 38 779. 5 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 15,000 - 35,000
  • Studio XXI, Plaza Indonesia EX Lt. 2, Tel.: (62)(21) 314 9921. 4 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 25,000 - 50,000
  • Studio XXI The Premiere, Plaza Indonesia EX Lt. 2, Tel.: (62)(21) 314 9921. 2 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 50,000 - 100,000
  • TIM 21, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jl. Cikini Raya 73, Jakarta 10330, Tel.: (021) 3192 5130. 4 screens. Ticket price: Rp. 10,000 - 15,000


  • Casanova Spa, Golden Boutique Hotel, Jl. Angkasa 1, Kemayoran, Tel.: (62)(21) 625 5555.
  • 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).


  • Cosmos Korean Karaoke, Jl Jend Sudirman Kav 9 Ratu Plaza, Jakarta 10270, Tel.: (62)(21) 5710847
  • New Stardust, Jl MH Thamrin 11 Ged Sarinah Lt 14, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 3146601
  • Pharaoh Karaoke, Jl Kramat Raya 73-81 Hotel Acacia Ground Floor, Jakarta 10450, Tel.: (62)(21) 3903030
  • Studio 21 Karaoke, Jl Angkasa 1 Golden Boutique Hotel, Jakarta 10720, Tel.: (62)(21) 6253333
  • Zen Karaoke, Jl MH Thamrin Kav 3 Menara Thamrin Lt 8, Jakarta 10340, Tel.: (62)(21) 2303078


  • M2000 Discotheque, Jl. KH Samanhudi 11-A, Pasar Baru, Jakarta 10710 , Tel.: (62)(21) 3856580
  • Monster Discotheque, Jl. Blora 19, Jakarta 10310 , Tel.: (62)(21) 3143961
  • Morgans Discotheque, Jl. Senen Raya 135 Plaza Atrium Lt 1, Jakarta 10410 , Tel.: (62)(21) 3442828
  • Musro Discotheque, Jl. Lap Banteng Slt 1 Hotel Borobudur Jakarta Lt Dasar, Jakarta 10710 , Tel.: (62)(21) 3842050
  • New Stardust Discotheque, Jl. MH Thamrin 11 Ged Sarinah Lt 14, Jakarta 10350 , Tel.: (62)(21) 3146601
  • Stadium, Mangga Besar, Kota.

Fitness Centre[edit]

  • Acropolis Fitness Center, 4/F Sheraton Media Hotel, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 3, Jakarta 10720, Tel.: (62)(21) 626-3001, Fax: (62)(21) 626 3011.
  • Arcici Sport Centre, Jl. Cempaka Putih Barat 26, Jakarta Pusat 10520, Tel.: (62)(21) 421 3475, Fax (62)(21) 420 0858. [17].
  • 'CLUB ODISEUS, Aryaduta Hotel, Jl Prapatan 44-48, Jakarta 10110, Tel.: (62)(21) 23521234. Facility: wallyball (squash), jacuzzi. Price: approx. US$ 12/person.
  • 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.
  • Odiseus Fitness, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jl Jend Sudirman Kav 86, Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21) 5739185
  • Physique Health, Jl MH Thamrin Mandarin Oriental Hotel Lt 5, Jakarta 10310, Tel.: (62)(21) 31924812


  • Dukuh Golf Jakarta, Jl Benyamin Suaeb blok D/9A, Dukuh, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 654 0503.
  • Kemayoran Driving Range, BKDR Club House X APC Tower Blok C-7 Bandar Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 421 7314.
  • Padang Golf Merah, Jl Babakan Dukuh XXX Bl B/3-4, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 654 5486.


  • Manggala Wanabakti Bowling Center, Jl Jend Gatot Subroto Ged Manggala Wanabakti Wing C Bl IV/Suite 5, Jakarta 10270, Tel.: (62)(21) 5703246


  • 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.
  • Kemakmuran Billiard, Jl. Kh Hasyim Ashari 24, Jakarta 10130, Tel.: (62)(21) 6341836
  • Miami Billiard, Jl. Cikini Raya 11 &13 , Jakarta 10330, Tel.: (62)(21) 31923573
  • Q Billiard, Plaza Indonesia Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 EX , Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 3147277
  • Sari Billiard, Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim 8-A, Jakarta 10340, Tel.: (62)(21) 3926038
  • Tatos Billiard, Jl. Jaksa 38, Jakarta 10340, Tel.: (62)(21) 3911391

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Shopping Malls[edit]

  • 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".

Duty Free Shops[edit]

  • Citra Indoguna Semesta, Jl Suryopranoto 1-9 Delta Bldg Bl A/15 Lt 1-3, Jakarta 10160, Tel.: (62)(21) 380 1752.
  • Melati Bhakti, Jl RP Soeroso 26, Central Jakarta 10330, Tel.: (62)(21) 319 25736.


  • 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.

Eat[edit][add listing]



  • 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.
  • Winner, Jl. Cideng Timur 40, Jakarta 10160. Tel.: (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.


  • Izzi Pizza, Jl HOS Cokroaminoto 122, Tel.: (62)(21) 314 7220. [18]. 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.
  • Hoka Hoka Bento, Jl. Sabang, Tel.: (62)(21) 3193 4343, Menteng, Tel.: (62)(21) 3193 0829, Golden Truly G. Sahari, Tel.: (62)(21) 421 9529, Atrium Senen, Tel.: (62)(21) 386 2880. Mall Mangga Dua, Tel.: (62)(21) 612 9229, Plaza Cempaka Mas, Tel.: (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, [19]. 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.


  • Bakmi Gang Kelinci [20],
    • 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.


  • Komala's, Sarinah Building, Jl. MH Thamrin 11, Jakarta 10350, Tel.: (62)(21) 390 3533, Fax.: (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.


  • 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.



  • California Pizza Kitchen, Plaza Indonesia Lt. 1/21, Jl. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Tel.: (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's, 2nd Floor, Sarinah Building, Jl. MH Thamrin,Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 314 6587, Fax: (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.
  • 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.

Middle East:

  • 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.


  • Chinois Bistro, MidPlaza 1, B1 Floor. Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Jakarta 10220, Tel.: (62)(21) 5700550. 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 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.


  • Tamnak Thai, HOS Cokroaminoto (Menteng), Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (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.


  • 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.

Ice Cream and Pastry[edit]

Ice cream:

  • Baskin and Robbins, Plaza Indonesia, Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 314 3377. Golden Trully, Jl. Gunung Sahari No. 59 Jakarta, 10610. Tel.: (62)(22) 420 5621. [21]. Ice cream parlor.
  • Haagen Dazs, inside Sogo Supermarket, Plaza Indonesia Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28 Jakarta Pusat Tel : (62)(21) 3906021. Ice cream parlor.
  • NZ Natural, Plaza Indonesia, Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Central Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 310 7665. Ice cream parlor.
  • Ragusa, Jl. Veteran I/10, Central Jakarta, Tel.: (62)(21) 384 9123. Italian ice cream parlor.


  • Caramia, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 31-C, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 380 7415.
  • Holland Bakery, Jl. Cikini Raya 65, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 315 2223. Local bakery chain.
  • Mon Ami, Jl HOS Cokroaminoto 76-78, Menteng, Jakarta 10350. Tel.: (62)(21) 3193 4243. Jl. Tanah Abang II/76. Tel.: (62)(21) 386 0244. Jl. Salemba Raya 57. Tel.: (62)(21) 3100 114. Local bakery chain.
  • Regina, Jl. H.O.S Cokroaminoto 72, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(21) 390 0237. Local bakery chain.
  • Saripan Pacific Bakery & Deli, Jl MH Thamrin no 6, Central Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 323707 ext 2914. Great cake, cheese twist.

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List of Bars:

  • Absolute Cafe, Jl Jaksa No.5, - Jakarta Pusat, Tel.: (62)(021) 319 09 847, [22]. 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. [23]. 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.

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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 (fan room Rp.70,000-100,000, aircon from Rp.150,000) 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, [24]. 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, [25]. 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: Rp.120,000.  edit
  • Bloem Steem Hostel, Jl. Kebon Sirih Timur N174, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. clean and relaxing atmosphere, with a garden in the frontyard, and a restaurant in the opposite site run by the same owner. deals possible for longer stay. free Wi-Fi signal available in the reception area. starting Rp.70,000 for single room with fan.  edit



  • Puri Casablanca, Jl. Puri Casablanca No.1 Kuningan, (021) 30038888, [26]. 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
  • Best Western Grand Palace, Jalan Benyamin Suaeb Blok A5, Kemayoran, Jakarta 14410, Indonesia, +6221 6585 3888, [27]. Best Western Grand Palace in Kemayoran presents the finest amenities of an airport accommodation. With its 100 rooms equipped with air-conditioning, en suite bath with shower, mini-bar, Wi-Fi internet access, non smoking rooms and LCD TV with satellite/cable, it will make the times spent apart from exploring the city more pleasant and worthwhile. Best Western Grand Palace provides excellent facilities like lagoon swimming pool, bar, lounge, restaurant, gym, spa, safety deposit boxes and meeting rooms. Services like massage and spa, laundry service, 24-hour room service, babysitting, concierge, car park and shuttle service are also available.  edit


  • Redtop Hotel, Jl. Pecenongan 72, 62-21-3500077, [28]. A four star hotel. Rooms mostly have panoramic city views.  edit

Tanah Abang:

  • Atlet Century Park, Jl Pintu Satu Senayan, Tel.: (62)(21) 571 2041, Fax: (62)(21) 571 2191. [29]. Class: 4 Stars. Inside Senayan sports complex. Complete sports facility.
  • Millennium Sirih, Jl. Fachruddin No. 3, Tanah Abang, Tel. : (62)(21) 230 3636, fax: (62)(21) 230 0880. [30].
  • Studio One Residence, Jl. Talang Betutu No. 15, 021 - 314 0777, [31].  edit


  • Alia Cikini, Jl. Cikini Raya No.32, Tel.: (62)(21) 316 4444, Fax. (62)(21) 392 8640. [32]. Class: 2 Stars.
  • Cipta Hotel, Jalan Kyai Haji Wahid Hasyim No. 53, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10350, 62-21-3904701, [33]. 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  edit
  • Gren Alia Cikini, Jl. Cikini Raya No.46, Tel.: (62)(21) 230 3000, Fax. (62)(21) 315 1354. [34].
  • Ibis Arcadia, Jalan K H Wahid Hasyim No 114, Tel.: (62)(21) 230 0050, Fax.: (62)(21) 230 0995. [35]. Class: 3 Stars. Accept ISIC card.
  • Ibis Tamarin, Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim 77, Tel.: (62)(21) 391 2323, Fax.: (62)(21) 315 7707. [36].
  • Marcopolo, Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro 19, Tel.: (62)(21) 230 1777, Fax.: (62)(21) 310 7138.
  • Paragon, Jl. Wahid Hasyim 29, Menteng, Tel.: (62)(21) 391 7070, Fax.: (62)(21) 316 0715. [37]. A Beautiful boutique hotel. Class: 2 Stars.
  • Sofyan Betawi, Jl. Cut Meutia 9, Menteng, Tel.: (62)(21) 390 5011, Fax: (62)(21) 3902747. [38]. 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.
  • Sofyan Cikini, Jl. Cikini Raya 79, Menteng, Tel.: (62)(21) 314 0695, Fax.: (62)(21) 310 0432. [39].
  • Triniti Hotel, Jalan Pembangunan 3 No. 4, Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta), Jakarta, Indonesia 10130, +62 21 633 1111, [40].  edit


  • Aston Atrium, Jalan Senen Raya 135, Tel.: (62)(21) 344 2828 Fax.: (62)(21) 344 2929. [41]. Class: 4 Stars. Next to Atrium Senen Mall.
  • The Acacia Jakarta, Jl. Kramat Raya No. 81, +62 (0) 21 390 30 30, [42]. 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

Cempaka Putih:

  • Grand Cempaka, Jl. Suprapto, Cempaka Putih, Tel.: (62)(21) 426 0066, Fax: (62)(21) 426 0022. [43]. Class: 4 Stars.


  • Golden Clarion, Jl. Angkasa Raya No. 1. Tel.: (62)(21) 625 5555, Fax: (62)(21) 625 6666. Class: 4 Stars.
  • Ibis Kemayoran Jl. Bungur Besar Raya 79-81, Tel.: (62)(21) 421 0111, Fax.: (62)(21) 421 1458. [44].

Pasar Baru:

  • Alia Pasar Baru, Jl. Pasarbaru Selatan No. 13, Tel.: (62)(21) 345 1920, Fax.: (62)(21) 350 3129. [45]. Class: 1 Star.
  • Classic Hotel, Jl. K.H. Samanhudi 43-45, Pasar Baru, Tel.: (62)(21) 385 2000, Fax.: (62)(21) 385 2001. Class: 4 Stars.
  • Pasar Baru, Jl. Pasar baru selatan no.6, Tel.: (62)(21) 345 0280, Fax.: (62)(21) 385 3843. [46]. Class: 1 Star.
  • Sofyan Tebet, Jl Dr Soepomo S.H., (62 21) 829 5691, [47]. 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

Sawah Besar:

  • Ibis Mangga Dua Jl. P. Jayakarta No. 73, Tel: (62)(21) 625 0101, Fax: (62)(21) 625 0505. [48].
  • Le Grandeur Mangga Dua (formerly Dusit Manga Dua), Jl. Mangga Dua Raya, Tel: (62)(21) 612 8811, Fax: (62)(21) 612 8822. [49]. Class: 4 Stars.
  • Quality Jakarta, Jl. Jayakarta No 70, Tel.: (62)(21) 601 9864, Fax.: (62)(21) 601 9876. [50]. Class: 3 Stars.
  • Royal, Jl. H. Juanda 14, Tel.: (62)(21) 380 4301, Fax.: Tel.: (62)(21) 380 4300. Class: 2 Stars.
  • Wiltop Hotel (formerly Mercure Pangeran), Jl. P. Jayakarta No. 44. Tel.: (62)(21) 628-7888 ,Fax: (62)(21) 628-9458. Class: 3 Stars.


  • Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta, Jl. Prapatan No. 44 - 48, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia, +62 21 2352 1234, [51]. 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, [52]. 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, [53]. 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, [54]. 350 room business hotel  edit

Tanah Abang:

  • Aston Sudirman Hotel [55]. 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$80 and up. [56]. Class: 5 Stars. Good location.
  • Le Meridien, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman · Kav 18 - 20 · Jakarta 10220, Tel: (62)(21) 251 3131, Fax: (62)(21) 571 1633. [57]. Class: 5 Stars. Good location.
  • Sahid Jaya Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 86, Jakarta 10220, Tel: (62)(21) 570 4444, 570 1184, Fax: (62)(21) 573 2563. [58]. Published rate US$ 215. Class: 5 Stars.
  • Shangri-La, Kota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta 10220, Tel: (62)(21) 570 7440. [59]. 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. [60]. 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. [61].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. [62]. 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. [63]. 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. [64]. 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. [65]. Class: 4 Stars. Right across Plaza Indonesia.
  • Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Tel: +62 21 2358 3800 [66] 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.

Sawah Besar:

  • Borobudur (formerly Borobudur Inter-Continental), Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta 10710, Tel : (62)(21) 3805555, Fax : (62)(21) 3806533. [67]. 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. [68]. 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. [69]. Class: 5 Stars.
  • The Kuningan Suites Jalan Setiabudi Utara, Kuningan, Jakarta, Indonesia 12920, Tel: (62) 21 526 0260, Fax: (62) 21 526 0285. [70]. Class: 4 Stars.

Stay healthy[edit]

Emergency numbers:

  • Ambulance: 118.
  • Police: 110.
  • Central Jakarta Police station: Jl. Kramat Raya No. 61, Tel.: (62)(21) 390 9921, (62)(21) 390 9922, (62)(21) 390 9425.

Hospital with 24 hours emergency room (ER):

  • RS St Carolus, Jl. Salemba Raya 41, Tel.: (62)(21) 3904441 Fax.: (62)(21) 3103226/3154185.
  • RS Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo, Jl. Diponegoro No. 71 Jakarta Pusat, Tel. (62)(21) 330808 Fax.: (62)(21) 3148991
  • RSU Daerah Tarakan, Jl. Kyai Caringin 7. Tel.: (62)(21) 384 2934. Fax.: (62)(21) 3810149.
  • RS PGI Cikini, Jl. Raden Saleh No. 40. Tel.: (62)(21) 336961. Fax. (62)(21) 324663.
  • RS Budi Kemuliaan, Jl . Budi Kemuliaan No. 25 Jakarta Pusat 10110, Tel.: (62)(21) 3842828.
  • RS Husada, Jl. Raya Mangga Besar No. 137-139 Jakarta Pusat 10730, Tel.: (62)(21) 6260108, (62)(21) 6490090. Fax.: (62)(21) 6497494.


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