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Written by Muhammad Hanif
Co-written by Dawn Pillay

Sometimes, we all need a little pick-me-up after a long and hectic week, and if you’re living in a busy city like Jakarta, it can be challenging to find a sanctuary where you can let loose for the weekend.

Also read: 13 unique themed restaurants in Jakarta you definitely need to try

And where best to chill with your buddies on a Friday or Saturday night than a nice cosy restaurant with a magnificent view of either the cityscape or the sea?

Here, we’ve rounded up 14 of Jakarta’s best scenic restaurants where you can relax at, perfect for an out-of-town inspiration.

1. Dine with penguins: Pingoo Restaurant

You must have heard of dining with lions and orangutans in Bali, but how about having a meal with these little creatures that supposedly only live in icy conditions?

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Yes – penguins!

Your kids will love you if you bring them to this cute beach-house concept restaurant, where they can watch the Humboldt penguins at play in their aquarium, which is kept at 18°C – a temperature where these sub-tropic penguins can thrive.

Opened in Dec 2016, Pingoo Restaurant is part of Jakarta Aquarium, an indoor aquarium supported by Taman Safari Indonesia. This is also part of their penguin conservation programme, to increase the population of this endangered species in a safe environment.

In fact, as at January 2017, the offsprings are already of the 3rd generation! Trained professional teams of penguin keepers and aquarists from Jakarta Aquarium are taking care of the penguins daily.

As for food, you can expect to find grilled Western dishes, together with seafood.

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And you don’t just get to feed yourself, but the penguins too! The Penguin Feeding Experience comes at Rp. 50,000 (approximately USD 4).

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If your kids ever get bored (which we doubt), there’s even a play area for them!

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Do visit early during the weekends though, to avoid the crowd!

Pingoo Restaurant

Address: Neo Soho Mall LG floor 101, Jl. Let. Jen S. Parman Kav. 28, West Jakarta
Contact: +62 21 2920 9072 74
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Lunch 11am – 2pm, Dinner 6.30pm – 8pm)
Penguin Feeding Time: 11am – 12.30pm and 5pm – 6.30pm
Prices: Minimum expenditure of Rp 300,000 (approximately USD 22.50) per table required


2. Dine like a king at Plataran Dharmawangsa

Plataran Dharmawangsa is one of the most guest-friendly and satisfying restaurants in Jakarta.

Who can actually dislike the most authentic Indonesian cuisine?

If you think rooftop views are overrated, you need to try this down-to-earth restaurant.

Decorated with the concept of a traditional Javanese interior, you can experience a royal dinner like a king, with legendary Indonesian cuisine and live traditional music.

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The taste of the food and quality of their ingredients easily match the grandeur. From Ayam Dharmawangsa to Brinjal Chips, you will experience the finest Indonesian cuisine with a twist.

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The waiters will always be there to give you recommendations on the menu of the day.

Plataran Dharmawangsa

Address: Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya No. 6, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
Contact: (021) 29044167
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Price: USD $6 – $35 (Approximately Rp. 70,000 – Rp. 400,000


3. Dine on the ocean at The Pier by Kalaha

Combating the summertime humidity? It’s time to cool off at a breezy outdoor table!

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This waterfront restaurant is your perfect choice to chill and relax at.

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Seasonal seaside bar The Pier by Kalaha is more than just a table by the water — here, you’re actually on the water! Dine under the stars while surrounded by the ocean, on the calm neighborhood of Ancol complex.

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You eat what can be caught from beneath your feet. This includes sustainably sourced seafood, seasonal small plates and fruity cocktails.

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Kick off the meal with grilled tuna and a round of refreshing cocktails before moving on to their signature fish and chips.

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Does the interior of the restaurant reminds you of a classic boat with sailor-themed decor?

The Pier

Address: Jalan Pantai Indah, Putri Duyung Cottage Main Entrance, Ancol Park, Jakarta Utara
Contact: (021) 6471 6686
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Price: USD $5 – $25 (Approximately Rp. 60,000 – Rp. 280,000)


4. Romantic Dining by the Sea: Le Bridge

Located at Jembatan Cinta (love wharf), this restaurant serves a combination of hearty and contemporary Western dishes with a scenic view – perfect for a date night out.

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Jembatan Cinta is one of the most iconic romantic spots in Jakarta, and you will find many couples here. You’ll love to take an evening walk with your significant other, before completing your perfect date with romantic dining at Le Bridge.

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Here, you’ll be seduced by charming views of the sea. Where best to watch the magical night of Jakarta go by?

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When you finally tear your eyes away from the view (or your partner), and get down to checking out the menu, you may want to try their Spaghetti Cream Basil or Creamy Risoles. Their Lychee Squash will beat any cocktail you’ve ever tasted.

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Le Bridge

Address: Jl. Pantai Nusadua, Komplek Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Beach Pool, RW.10, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 68666728
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7:00 am – 2:00 am
Price: USD $9 – $18 (Approximately Rp. 100,000 – Rp. 200,000)

5. Sail through a hearty feast in a river-themed restaurant – JimBARan Lounge

Located in AYANA Midplaza Jakarta, JimBARan Lounge invites you to *almost* literally sail through a hearty feast.

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This river-themed restaurant will transport you to an oasis not unlike those riverside dining spots one can find in tranquil Ubud.

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As we all know, Jakarta can get pretty hectic and fast-paced. Those looking to slow down and catch a breather, will find this a wonderful spot to steal away to and have a luxuriously relaxing night.

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Offering Western and Intercontinental cuisines, take a seat in any of the lovely lounges and start placing your order.

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Dining here is as good as it gets, with great natural views and nothing but good vibes all around.

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JimBARan Lounge

Address: Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 2510888
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 5pm to 12midnight
Price: From USD $34 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 450,000 for 2 persons)


6. Enjoy the peace and serenity with this lake-themed restaurant – Talaga Sampierun

Need as much peace and serenity as you can get? Try your luck at Talaga Sampireun, the Sundanese restaurant that means “the resting spot beside the lake”.

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With 3 outlets around Jakarta, it’ll be easier than ever to make your way down to one of these lake-themed restaurants – where you’re bound to find a little peace away from your daily stresses.

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Here you’ll find seafood that comes fresh from their own breeding ponds, which means food that’s both fresh and pretty delicious!

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If you’re new to Sudanese cuisine, then definitely make it a food adventure and come try out the new tastes available on the menu. For one, make sure to try the Dori Bumbu Lychee (Deep fried Dory fish with Lychee fruits), or the popular Gurame Terbang (Deep fried Gurame fish).


Have you ever had coconut with orange juice? Well, you’ll find this interestingly refreshing concoction (called Es Jeruk Kelapa) here at Talaga Sampierun!

Interested in a visit to Talaga Sampierun yet? We sure are!

Talaga Sampierun

Address 1: Jalan Lingkar Luar Barat, RT.2/RW.3, Rawa Buaya, Cengkareng, Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11750, Indonesia
Contact 1: +62 21 58352555
Address 2: Jl. Lapangan Golf 7, Kecamatan Pademangan Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact 2: +62 21 64700400
Address 3: Kawasan Niaga Bintaro Sektor 7, Jl. Boulevard Bintaro Jaya Blok B7 No. N1, Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten 15412, Indonesia
Contact 3: +62 21 7453999
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 10pm
Price: From USD $15.20 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 200.000 for 2 persons)


7. Cosy rooftop bar in upclass district: La Vue at The Hermitage

If you’re looking for a cosy bar to chill at with your friends, La Vue at The Hermitage would be an excellent choice.

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La Vue is perched on the 9th floor and overlooks the charming Menteng area, a prestigious address that blends old facades of Batavia and the fine residences of today.

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This light and airy rooftop bar with a magical 360-degree horizon view across Jakarta offers you a cozy and relaxed atmosphere – just perfect for lingering with some cocktails.

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Offering casual bites and mouth-watering main courses, La Vue takes pride in its Tartufo Pizza and the classic Sate Ayam. As for beverages, try the Mango Coco and Lychee Martini!

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La Vue – The Hermitage

Address: The Hermitage, Jl. Cilacap No. 1, Menteng, Jakarta
Contact: (021) 31926888
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Price: USD $6 – $35 (Approximately Rp. 70,000 – Rp. 400,000)

8. Dance in the moonlight atop Soupanova Ecosky

Tired of Italian cuisine? How about German food instead?

Unlike other rooftop bars in Jakarta, Soupanova Ecosky offers a unique laidback rooftop garden concept.

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Soupanova originates from a famous underground club in Berlin, from which it derives inspiration for its ambience.

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For drinks, if you are planning to linger, you can try the Watermelon Man.

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The food concept is a combination of German and Indonesian cuisine, and they have the most authentic Apple Strudel in town.

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If you pass come by the bar after dark, do remember to look up admire the moonlit starry sky – such spectacular scenery from the roof!

There are also live music performances every night, so you don’t have to stop dancing!

Soupanova Ecosky

Address: GKM Green Tower – Roof Top Lounge Lt. 23, Jl. TB Simatupang Kav. 89 G, RT.10/RW.2, Kebagusan, Jakarta Selatan, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12520
Contact:  (021) 27878017
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Price: USD $8 – $18 (Approximately Rp. 90,000 – Rp. 205,000)


9. Rooftop bar at home: Hause Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

Nestled atop (on the 6th floor) the second tower in the MD Place compound, Hause Rooftop is a secret hideaway oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

This is where you can enjoy the seclusion as you hang out at the breezy outdoor backyard with a majestic view of the sky.

The lush green backyard and friendly service staff will make you feel right at home.

The owner even has a personal collection of growing herbs and flowers that she nurtured with her own hands and placed in the backyard!


The eclectic interior is modern, but artistically filled with the owners’ antique and quirky paraphernalia that they collected over the years from their travels. Time to Instagram!

The best thing is, they also serve relatively healthy food on the menu, such as Mushroom burger and Barbecue chicken pizza.

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Haus Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

Address: MD Place, Tower 2 Lt. 6, Jalan Setia Budi Selatan No. 7, Setiabudi, RT.5/RW.1, Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12910
Contact: (021) 29529852
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:00 am – 1:00 am
Price: USD $2 – $17 (Approximately Rp. 30,000 – Rp. 405,000)


10. Romantic Sunset with a swing by the sea at Jetski Café

On clear evenings, Jakarta is blessed with amazing, multi-colored sunsets that are sure to make you reach for your camera.

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Ending a lovely summer’s day with your significant other while watching the sun go down is the perfect dinner treat.

The best place to watch the sunset is by the sea, where you will have an enormous crystal clear mirror to reflect the dance of the spectrum across the evening sky.

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You can get it all at Jetski Restaurant.

Jetski can’t be more cupid with this sunset swing!

Make sure you make your reservation because this place is always full, especially on weekends.

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Jetski offers a wide range of menus, which includes a fusion of western and traditional cuisine. Don’t forget to try their special Nasi Ulam, it’s highly addictive!

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Jetski Café

Address: Jl. Pantai Mutiara No.R/57, Pluit, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14450
Contact: (021) 6683318
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Price: USD $9 – $18 (Approximately Rp. 100.000 – Rp. 200.000)

11. On top of the world at SKYE Bar and Restaurant

Want to enjoy excellent views from the top of Jakarta?

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, on the 56th floor rooftop of the tallest building in Jakarta (BCA Tower-Grand Indonesia, Thamrin), SKYE is an iconic landmark of the city.

With unique South American influences on its architecture and interior design, SKYE comprises of spacious indoor and outdoor areas, where you can get a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the city’s horizons.

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You can enjoy international ethnic cuisine, focusing on Hispanic food, with a strong integration of Middle-Eastern and Asian delicacies. While you’re here, you should try the Black Angus Beef Tenderloin and Wok Fried Flat Noodles.

As for drinks, you can taste the Forget Me Not (blend of lime, apple and raspberry) – one of their best-selling beverages.

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With perfect views of Downtown and beyond, this is definitely where you can bring your significant other for a romantic date, to celebrate that special occasion!

SKYE Bar and Restaurant

Address: BCA Tower Lt. 56, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Menteng, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
Contact: (021) 23586996
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Price: USD $18 – $37 (Approximately Rp. 203,000 – Rp. 405,000)


12. Enjoy luxurious ocean view at Segarra Seaside Escape

Want enjoy gorgeous views of the sea while you dine?

You don’t have to fly to Bali.

You just need to drive to Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, where you can find one of the best seaside view restaurants in Jakarta.

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This seaside venue is located at the sandy Carnaval Beach of Ancol Bay City, on the northern tip of Jakarta.

The restaurant name “Segarra” literally means “ocean” in Sanskrit.

Day or night, Segarra’s serene ambience and tranquil setting offers a true seaside escape, a sanctuary for those looking for a brief getaway from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta.

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And watching the sunset here with your significant other will definitely make the magical moment unforgettable!

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When night falls, you can chill with cocktails while enjoying their live music.

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And don’t forget to check out their gigantic crabs, especially the Segarra Chili Crab!

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The spicy flavours will dance delightfully in your mouth!

Segarra Seaside Escape

Address: Carnaval Beach – Ancol Bay City, Jl. Lodan Timur No.7, Jakarta 14430
Contact:  (021) 6471 0101/ 702 962 89
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Price: USD $5 – $18 (Approximately Rp. 60,000 – Rp. 210,000)


13. Non-stop partying at Cloud Lounge and Dining

Nestled on the 46th & 49th floor of Altitude The Plaza Office Tower, Cloud Lounge & Dining reveals a magnificent 360-degree view of the city’s skyline and front row seats to a spectacular sunset.

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Not only does it provide dizzy views of the city, but it features fantastic exclusive drinks – such as a selection of Haagen Dazs ice cream cocktails and a large variety of spirits and wine.

If you’d like to have some bites, their special signatures are fried pork, grilled lamb chop, and salmon with spinach.

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The bi-level ultra lounge is split into two floors, with the 46th floor lounge offering private event rooms for business meetings, functions, and other intimate celebrations.

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Above, the 49th floor transports guests to a high-energy oasis on the rooftop, taking Jakarta’s nightlife to a new level. There’s international party events every week!

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This is definitely known as one of the hottest venues in the city, and is certainly a place to be and be seen.

Cloud Lounge and Dining

Address: Altitude The Plaza Office Tower Lantai 46&49, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 28 – 30, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 29922450
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 4:00 pm – 3:00 am
Price: USD $8 – $35 (Approximately Rp. 90,000 – Rp. 400,000)


14. Laze at the sunny rooftop with ocean view: 33 Degree Skybridge Lounge & Bar

Located at Ancol, near the coastline, 33 Degree offers you with not only the view of Jakarta’s landscape but of the sandy beach as well.

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The restaurant is divided into two zones – the bar and the dining area, which are connected by a bridge. The blue-white interior creates a bright and refreshing ambience ideal for chilling and hanging out with friends.

Besides the awesome view, food is actually very decent too.

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33 Degree is popular for their tapas (small Spanish savory dishes), so don’t forget to order it together with your drinks! Some guests even claim they have the best tapas in Jakarta.

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When it’s time for dessert, we recommend the chocolate lava, a must-try for chocolate fans – soft, chewy, topped with sweet frosting and drizzled with chocolate sauce – the perfect end to your meal!

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33 Degree Skybridge Lounge & Bar

Address: Aston Marina Mediterania, Tower A Lantai 33, Jl. Lodan Raya No. 2A, Ancol, Jakarta
Contact: +622169837120
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Price: USD $5 – $25 (Approximately Rp. 60,000 – Rp. 300,000)

15. Rooftop Bar with Infinity Pool: The Edge Kemang Icon by Alila

Sip a cocktail while you dip into a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Jakarta skyline, soaking in the magnificent views of the cityscape below.

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This luxury is entirely possibly at The Edge, located on the 5th floor of Kemang Icon by Alila.

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With this scenic view, The Edge is surely one of the best romantic restaurants in Jakarta to celebrate special occasions, such as anniversaries or birthdays. It’s one of lovers’ best choices for a casual romantic dining too.

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Tasty treats include the Veg Out Burger (with pinto, oat and sweet potato patty) and King Prawn Spaghetti (with garlic infused oil, basil and chilli).

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The Edge Kemang Icon by Alila

Address: Kemang Icon by Alila, Jl. Kemang Raya No.1, RT.4/RW.1, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 7197989
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Price: USD $4 – $25 (Approximately Rp. 50,000 – Rp. 300,000)

16. Get in touch with Mother Nature – Odysseia

Another great green hangout spot, Odysseia is the place to be – if you find yourself sorely craving a city escape, and looking to find a garden oasis to relax at for a few hours.

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Choose from the menu of Italian and Western to Asian dishes, you’re sure to find something to whet your appetite. There are Odysseia Pizza Pies you should look out for, and the delicious Cheese Burger Pizza too.

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For drinks, there’s the signature Cocktails and Mocktails, but if you’re in the mood for non-alcoholic drinks – try their Crazy Milkshakes (Odysseia’s version of Freakshakes!).

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One thing’s for sure, Odysseia provides a cosy little nook surrounded by nature’s embrace – or at least a warm and inviting green space for you to leave reality behind for awhile, and have that relaxing escape you deserve!


Address: Pacific Place, Pacific Place Lantai Dasar Lobby Selatan, Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 51400028
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 1am
Price: From USD $6.20 for a main (Approximately Rp. 82.000)


Are there any other restaurants with breathtaking views in Jakarta that we missed? Share with us and let us know!

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