Living in a bustling city like Jakarta can prove to be exhausting, especially if you have a 9-to-5 corporate life that entails sitting through traffic daily. After a long week of hustling and bustling, sometimes you just want to relax, let your hair down and enjoy the company of friends over much-needed cocktails and meals.
If you’re having trouble deciding on a hangout venue when the weekend arrives, worry not, Chope is here to make things easy for you with their list of top recommendations for the weekend. Weekends are for ultimate indulgences, from the most popular drinking venues where you can bask in the good vibes to the finest restaurants where you can feast on exquisite meals – this list will satisfy all your cravings.
Asia Restaurant (The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan)
Located in the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, Asia Restaurant is the hotel’s all-day dining venue that serves a unique blend of international cuisines, prepared in an open kitchen that grants guests front-row views of the culinary magic happening. Featuring a vast spread of buffet offerings, Asia Restaurant welcomes guests to the ultimate indulgence, from the lavish breakfast spread to warm and delicious bowls of noodles at dinner.
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
Jalan DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.1 No 1, Jakarta 12950
Craving for Japanese cuisine other than sushi? ISSEI will take you on a stroll through Japan without even leaving Jakarta! ISSEI is a modern Izakaya restaurant that specialises in charcoal-grilled yakitori (classic Japanese skewers). Offering deliciously authentic yakitori and other izakaya-inspired dishes such as rice bowls, ramen tonkatsu and more This venue is the perfect place to hang out with friends over mouth-watering Japanese delicacies and drinks – make sure to check out their impressive collection of sake and whisky
Elysee SCBD, 1st Floor No. 7
Jalan Jendral Sudirman Lot 21, Jakarta 12170
For those craving some Mediterranean flair, Mare Nostrum is a casual modern Mediterranean gastronomic restaurant where diners can unwind and indulge in fabulous meals for any occasion. Showcasing the spirit of the Mediterranean Sea at its core, this restaurant bases its culinary offerings on shared-style dishes on the table, prepared from the modern kitchen sprinkled with traditional touches. Offering a unique experience that welcomes everyone, Mare Nostrum blends tastefully curated dishes, a distinctive concept, stunning views of the city and authentic Mediterranean vibes. Be it for a special celebration with your loved ones or to hang out and relax after a busy week, this restaurant is the answer to it all.
Grand Sahid Jaya Level 18
Jalan Jendral Sudirman No. 86, Jakarta 10220
Located in the lively Senopati area, KINA Senopati is a charming and cosy café that offers a variety of refreshing beverages and delectable food. As you step inside this establishment, you’ll enjoy the homey ambience where you can find a spot at the open-air seating arrangement in the back area. KINA Senopati is an ideal venue for those looking to catch up with friends or even to be productive and do a little bit of work.
Jalan Birah II No. 82, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12180
A concept established by SUMIBI, Kurune is conveniently located in the vibrant Senopati area, famed for its eclectic culinary and lifestyle scene. Bask in the cosy and laidback vibes of this Japanese restaurant and bar, where you’ll be welcomed with an inviting Japanese ambience from the minute you enter its prudent sliding doors. The vibrant and lively colours from their extensive bar will entice you to sit down, have a few cocktails and mingle with your friends. For those craving tantalising Japanese dishes, several must-tries at this venue include Kurune Steak, Fresh Oysters, Bone Marrow and Ebi Tempura.
Kurune - Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Jalan Senopati No. 67, Selong, Jakarta
Renowned as one of the most beloved Japanese restaurants in the city, Sumibi focuses on serving its patrons only the best by using high-quality ingredients in their authentic Japanese cuisine. Meticulously prepared by Japanese chefs, Sumibi is one of the bustling mainstays for elevated Japanese comfort food, serving sushi and lunch specials. Its laidback setting makes it an ideal choice to enjoy lunch or dinner with friends and family. At Sumibi, several must-haves include their Mekajiki Beef Fresh Spring Roll, Toro Steak Teriyaki Garlic, Salmon Ring-Roll and more.
One Park Residence - Ground Floor 1 Unit 3
Jalan Kyai Muhammad Syafii Hadzami No.1, Gandaria, Jakarta
Tucked amongst the towering skyscrapers of Mega Kuningan, DHK Lounge is the idyllic hideout from the hustle and bustle of the city. Featuring striking and eye-catching interiors, DHK Lounge presents an extensive menu that will surely entice all your senses. Bask in the vibrant ambience of the venue as you indulge your ears to the pumping music, and just maybe, tempt you to whip out some dance moves after a few sips of your liquid courage.
DHK Lounge (Sopo Del Tower)
Sopo Del Tower - Main Lobby
Jalan Mega Kuningan Barat III, Jakarta 12950
Plan B - Spanish Resto (Permata Senayan)
Nestled in a little street corner of Permata Senayan, Plan B is a restaurant that specialises in serving authentic Spanish cuisine. Featuring simple, classic fare presented how the Spanish do and accommodate long nights accompanied with wine and laughter, Plan B is a fantastic venue to spend your weekends. At the core, Plan B is all about sharing authentic home-cooked Spanish delicacies such as Paella, Gambas, Octopus Galicia, Pork Rib, Txuleta and Squid en Tinta. Prepared with utmost authenticity, guests will be able to taste every ingredient that was used in the dish. Plan B features a chic blend of homey décor, warm ambience and delectable dishes that’ll make you feel like you’re in Spain.
Plan B - Spanish Resto (Permata Senayan)
Rukan Permata Senayan Blok D25
Jalan Tentara Pelajar Jakarta, Senayan, Jakarta
Located in the legendary Gran Melia Jakarta, Café Gran Via will take you on a trip around the world with the fine cuisine that has been meticulously curated for your absolute pleasure by the team of chefs in their open-plan kitchens. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the extensive offerings utilise the finest and freshest ingredients that cater to all palates.
For breakfast, guests can enjoy fresh juices and exotic fruits, speciality teas and coffees, a variety of cuisines from Chinese, Japanese, Western, Indonesian, Continental, French and Mongolian, as well as an array of pastries and sweet desserts. During lunch and dinner, guests can revel in some of the world’s most exciting dishes, where Indian tandoor ovens are fired up alongside Chinese steam baskets, a Mongolian barbecue and a pizzeria, whilst Japanese chefs prepare fresh sushi and sashimi.
Gran Melia Jakarta Hotel
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X-0 Kuningan, Setia Budi, Jakarta
Al Nafoura (Le Méridien)
A melting pot of Lebanese design, ambience and cuisine, Al Nafoura spoils guests with authentic Middle Eastern dishes that are all made from scratch. Set over two spacious storeys at the iconic Le Méridien Jakarta, Al Nafoura welcomes guests to its relaxed and laidback ambience that exudes Mediterranean and Middle Eastern vibes as seen in the textured sandstone walls and terracotta flooring. Revel in the wide range of authentic Middle Eastern offerings such as the signature Haraf Ouzi (Braised Lamb Shank Ouzi style served with Oriental Rice, assorted nuts and Yoghurt sauce) accompanied with cold or hot Mezzeh (appetiser) such as Hommos, Tabouleh and Samboussek. Through their exquisite use of traditional flavours and tasteful presentation, Al Nafoura is the perfect place to indulge with family and friends.
Al Nafoura (Le Méridien)
Lobby Level - Le Méridien Jakarta
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 18-20, Jakarta 10220
As you enter Leon Goldstein, you will walk down the flight of stairs and find that the restaurant is very spacious, decorated with an impressive bar rack and a cosy ambience. This joint surely feels like you are having lunch in New York based on their interior and their vast selection of appetizing dishes. At night, bring your closest friends and colleagues as the lights get dimmer and the music gets louder. Here you can enjoy their unique and tasty cocktails along with listening to the soothing live band sessions and DJ performances.
Jalan Wijaya I No. 25, Petogogan, Jakarta 12170
Man Man Unagi Indonesia
Located in the eclectic Senopati neighbourhood, Man Man Unagi was established by Chef Teppei Yamashita. It is the only Japanese restaurant in Jakarta that serves live Japanese unagi. Originally from Singapore, Man Man Unagi was awarded by Michelin Bib Gourman in 2019.
Man Man Unagi Indonesia
Jalan Senopati No. 71, Selong, Jakarta 12110
Urban Wagyu Steakhouse (PIK)
If you’re looking to indulge your tastebuds with high-quality meats, Urban Wagyu is the place to be. Set in a warm and welcoming ambience, elevated by the friendly services, Urban Wagyu offers an eclectic selection of perfectly cooked meats, from Striploin to Porterhouse, from Ribeye to Tomahawk, from Wagyu Beef to the high Marbling Score of Wagyu Meat. They also offer other high-grade meats for those looking to splurge a bit more. Urban Wagyu will certainly satisfy all your meat cravings.
Urban Wagyu Steakhouse
Ruko Golf Island J 62-63, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Ishigamaya Hamburg (Plaza Indonesia)
Nestled in the luxury shopping mall Plaza Indonesia, Ishigamaya Hamburg is a restaurant that specialises in authentic Japanese Hamburg made from 100% prime black Angus beef from the USA, grilled in a special stone oven. Featuring a warm and homey atmosphere, this restaurant enjoys a spacious setting to gather and dine on delicious Hamburg and Japanese fusion dishes. Several must-tries include Foie Gras Hamburg & Steak with Black Truffle Oil, GOKU Burger, and Hamburg with Wild Chicken Sausage Set.
Plaza Indonesia 5th Floor
Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav 28-30, Jakarta 10350
Another one for meat lovers, Sir Loin is one venue that you must visit. An exquisite steak house in South Jakarta, Sir Loin gives diners the freedom to pick out their steak cooking style preference, whether it’s Butter Pan-Seared or Wood Charcoaled. At Sir Loin, the meat is exclusively supplied from Cape Grim Farm in Australia. If you’re planning to experience Sir Loin, don’t miss out on these dishes: Butter Parmesan Aged Sir Loin, Flat Iron, Truffle Butter Aged Tomahawk and Bistecca Fiorentina.
Jalan Bumi No. 20, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12120
Pain De Mie
Nestled in the Panglima Polim area, Pain De Mie is a homey rooftop café that enjoys a stunning panoramic view of the city. A great place to chill and unwind in the afternoon, enjoy the sunset or even watch the sparkling city lights when night falls, Pain De Mie welcomes you to take pleasure in the finest ingredients flown in by their chef to create a wide range of culinary offerings from various countries.
Pain De Mie
Jalan Panglima Polim No.125A
Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160