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One thing everyone can appreciate, is the cheap thrill of a good and hearty meal.  And where better to have a sumptuous feast than in a lovely themed restaurant?

Dining at themed restaurants is a great way to break out of routine – and indulge in a simple foodie adventure that will put you in good spirits for the rest of the day!

If you’re in Jakarta and you’re looking for a good place to eat, then you’ll be just as surprised as us to find that there are some pretty cool places to dine.

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We rustled up 13 incredibly fun themed restaurants you most definitely should try. From a jail-themed restaurant to a rainforest-themed eatery – check them out below!

1. Dig into Smaug’s Lair (hehe) – House of Hobbit Grill & Bar

If you love Lord of the Rings, you won’t want to miss out on a visit to House of Hobbit! This super cute cafe transports you right into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantastical world.

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Be one of the hobbits at House of Hobbit – and order up a smorgasbord of delights such as Smaug’s Lair, a simple pizza that’s as good as it comes, or The Lord of Pork Ribs and Elf Hair Carbonara.

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Serving up an array of Western and Chinese food, you’ll have fun ordering dishes with quirky names, while settling into life as a hobbit!

To make it even more fun, remember to bring some LOTR props so you can take cute photos with the cute interiors!

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House of Hobbit Grill & Bar

Address: Ruko The Metro Broadway, Blok 6 Unit KM, Jl. Mandara Permai VII, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Contact: 021-30010552
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm to 12midnight
Price: From USD $15 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 200.000 for 2 persons)

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2. 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
Website:
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 5pm to 12midnight
Price: From USD $34 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 450,000 for 2 persons)

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3. Fall in love with Hello Kitty once again – Hello Kitty Cafe

Some love it, and some hate it – but we can’t deny that this particular cute cat is a force to be reckoned with. Just look at all the merchandise Sanrio has come up with for Hello Kitty fanatics lovers.

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In any article about themed cafes, you’re almost sure to find a Hello Kitty Cafe, and this one’s no different. For the Hello Kitty lovers in Jakarta, or visiting, you won’t want to miss this Hello Kitty Cafe.

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Opened recently in May 2016, the cafe serves up treats such as delectable Kitty Sliders (Read: mini burgers), and naturally, more Hello Kitty-themed eats.

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You can’t help but squeal “kawaii!!!” with the cutesy decor from cute wooden chairs complete with the signature Hello Kitty bows, to life-sized Hello Kitty sculptures and other similar paraphernalia.

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All that’s left to do, is to remember to take photos of your time at your dream space! We’ll be waiting for those pix to flood Instagram. 😛

Hello Kitty Cafe

Address: Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470, Indonesia
Contact: +622122512383
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 11am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 11pm
Price: From USD $2.80 for a donut (Approximately Rp. 38.000)

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4. Indulge in Javanese culture mixed with a little Wonderland vibes – Mbah Jingkrak

With the slogan “We are not your usual javanese diner serving the common javanese cuisine.” – you know Mbah Jingkrak definitely has something exciting in store for you.

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This unique restaurant blends traditional Javanese cuisine with a twist, with eccentric playground-type decor. There are balloons and kites strewn around the garden, and colourful ball pit balls floating in the pool, along with vintage Javanese decor.

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We don’t quite know how to describe it, so we’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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Decor aside, the authentic Indonesian cuisine available here will satisfy your cravings for some good old Nasi Bakar, Ayam Grandong, and Bebek Galau.

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Chicken, duck, beef, fish, vegetables, sambals and so much more, you are guaranteed to go home belly happy at the end of the day.

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Just make sure to snap some photos of the really interesting decor around every corner of the restaurant!

Mbah Jingkrak

Address: Jl. Setiabudi Tengah No. 11, Setiabudi, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 5252605
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 10.30pm
Price: From USD $8.30 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 110.000 for 2 persons)

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5. Dine in a library, bedroom, or barn? It’s entirely up to you – Nanny’s Pavilion

A French-American family-themed restaurant, Nanny’s Pavilion was originally established in Bandung.

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It’s warm, cosy and intimate with the vibes of being home. “You’re Here, You’re Family” is the simple and heartwarming slogan, and we quite agree!

The menu at Nanny’s Pavilion is crafted around a family’s traditional meals with dishes like Nanny’s Chicken Salad, Ynez’s Blueberry Cheese Roll Pancake, Kimberly’s Green Sausage Pasta, and Auntie’s Sausage Baked Rice.

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The most interesting thing about this restaurant, is the outlet you choose to dine at.

Each outlet has different settings, so you can choose the one you feel most comfortable in. Whether it’s the bedroom at Cinere Bellevue Mall, or playroom at Kota Kasablanka, and even the music room at Mall Cipinang Indah – it’s totally up to you!

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The bedroom at Cinere Bellevue Mall (Photo via fika_fahria)

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Playroom at Kota Kasablanka (Photo via elsasilalahi89)

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Music room at Mall Cipinang Indah (Photo via gitaindie)

With homey settings inspired by different places in a home, it’s no wonder everyone can feel right at home at Nanny’s Pavilion.

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Nanny’s Pavillon Garage (Photo via hestyorini)

Nanny’s Pavilion

Address/Contact: Please find the relevant address/contact information here.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 10pm
Price: From USD $19 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 250.000 for 2 persons)

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6. Jazz up your mornings with great coffee! – BLÜMCHEN COFFEE

It’s all about the coffee here, if you can’t already tell by the name of this cafe/restaurant.

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“Dedicated to producing great quality coffee, Blümchen Coffee carefully selects the finest green beans from coffee fields in Sumatra Island and devotedly controls the roasting, packaging, serving and delivery processes.

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Every signature blend and single origin coffees are roasted in small batches to fully develop their unique flavours while ensuring the freshness of the coffee. Roasting specialty coffee is both an art and science here.”

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If that’s not dedication, we don’t know what that is. And to make your mornings better, make sure to choose from the pastries and sandwiches to accompany your great coffee too!

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You’ll find simple but delicious breakfast choices like Almond Croissant, Quiche, Chocolate Danish, Smoked Beef Toast, and Carrot Cake here. (No wonder it opens so early between 6am to 6.30am daily!)

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BLÜMCHEN COFFEE

Address: Fairground SCBD Lot 14, Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 99461357
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 6.30am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 6.30am to 12midnight, Sun 6am to 8pm
Price: From USD $1.90 for an Americano (Approximately Rp. 25.000)

Website

7. Think hospitals are scary? Think again – Hospitalis

Created with the goal of offering patrons with a place to escape from stress, Hospitalis provides an incredibly unique experience aimed at relaxation.

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Boasting warm service and an ingenious concept, Hospitalis is a hospital-themed cafe/restaurant that gives you an upbeat hospital experience.

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With staff dressed as nurses, doctors and surgeons serving food and drinks in crockery and utensils resembling hospital equipment – Hospitalis is definitely an interesting choice for those looking for an alternative way to relax.

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Of course, the food available have interesting names to go along with the concept like Potato Hysterectomy, Pizza Neuronims, Chicken Coronary and more.

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All you need to do is come armed with an open mind and a hungry belly, and you’ll be easily satisfied at Hospitalis!

Hospitalis

Address: Kebayoran Baru, Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No.31, DKI Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 97826123
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 11am to 1am, Thurs-Sat 11am to 3am
Price: From USD $2.90 for a main (Approximately Rp. 39.000)

Website

8. Break bad at this super cool jail-themed eatery – Bong Kopitown Jakarta

Chances are, most of us have never been to jail before (and hopefully it stays that way).

However, for those of us who’d love to take a walk on the other side – so to speak – and those who love shows like Prison Break, why not visit Bong Kopitown for a little taste of dat thug life?

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It’s also great for those who love a little taste of nostalgia, culture and a little tradition with dishes like Chicken Nasi Lemak, Singapore Fried Beehoon, and Ubud Crispy Duck with Nasi Uduk being served!

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For drinks, try the Yin Yang Coffee & Tea (a personal favourite), and a piping hot Teh Tarik. Otherwise, try some uniquely named drinks such as fresh Jeruk Pontianak (Trivia: Pontianak is the name of a female vampiric ghost in Malaysian and Indonesian mythology) and Ambula Juice.

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As you’re nomming away on your meal, please feel free to take pictures of your time in ‘jail’. You definitely won’t be able to do this anywhere else! (Unless of course, you manage to find another similar eatery. If so, please share!)

Bong Kopitown Jakarta

Address: Jalan Boulevard Raya Ruko Blok PD 1 No. 5-6, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 45853059
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 7am to 12midnight
Price: From USD $2.50 (Approximately Rp. 33.000)

Website

9. Swing by a refreshing rainforest ristorante – Bottega Ristorante

Pull up a chair and have a seat at Bottega Ristorante. While not in any way affiliated with Bottega Veneta (that luxurious brand with the gorgeous designer products), Bottega makes a great place to engage in some retail nature therapy.

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The refreshing rainforest theme will take you away into a soothing semblance of Mother Nature, and makes the perfect backdrop of a hearty meal.

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Order up a dish or two off the Western-influenced menu, and dig into Truffle Mac & Cheese, Penne Arrabiatta, or Braised Pork Belly – there are a lot of comfortable favourites available here.

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What this means is that you’ll get to dig into familiar comfort food, while you relax in Bottega’s soothing surroundings!

Bottega Ristorante

Address: Menara Bank Danamon, Menara Bank Danamon Lobby Level, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. E-4 No. 6, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 57992222
Opening hours: Fri-Sat 10am to 1am, Sun-Thurs 10am to 12midnight
Price: From USD $34 for 2 persons (Approximately Rp. 450,000 for 2 persons)

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10. Fun games for the young at heart! – Strawberry Cafe

It’s vibrant and colourful and totally looks like an indoor strawberry farm with the decor of strung up vines and strawberries all around.

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Visiting Strawberry Cafe is a fun activity to do for everyone from family to friends and couples.

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While the cafe itself is strawberry themed, there’s more to it than just strawberries. The fun part about this cafe are the games available! There are games for kids, strategy games and even 2-player games available for couples too.

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You might also be happy to know that free WiFi is available here so you can easily instagram/insta-story/snapchat your day at Strawberry Cafe.

The menu is pretty diverse with food like Chicken Cordon Bleu with Fries, and Ayam Goreng Rempah Bandung. There’s also a good selection of ice cream and interesting sundaes, as well as unique drinks like Strawberry Volcano available too!

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Basically, a day here will be a day of fun games, and exploring the creative offerings of Strawberry Cafe!

PS: Apart from the outlet in Jakarta, there’s another one at Jln Lenteng Agung Raya No. 49 Depok too!

Strawberry Cafe

Address: Jl. Tj. Duren Raya No.10, Tj. Duren Utara, Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 56942751
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm to 12midnight
Price: From USD $1.60 for a main (Approximately Rp. 22.000)

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11. 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).

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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)

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12. 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!

Odysseia

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)

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13. Let your Bohemian vibes flow all day, everyday – Fitzroy Gastrobar

One for the free spirits, Fitzroy was inspired by the eclectic and laidback lifestyle in Melbourne Australia.

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If you’re the kind of person who loves creative spaces and enjoys art, why not head down to Fitzroy? Enjoy a carefree night filled with refreshing cocktails and comfort Asian/Western food, and don’t forget to check out the interesting artworks on the wall of appreciation.

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Fitzroy even has a special playlist played daily. You never know, you might find your new favourite song from their eclectic mix!

Food, drinks, art, music and great company – it’s never not a great time at Fitzroy!

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Fitzroy Gastrobar

Address: Holborn Indonesia, Gunawarman 30 Lantai 3, Jalan Gunawarman No. 30, Kebayoran Baru, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 7394917
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 12pm to 3am
Price: From USD $4.40 for a main (Approximately Rp. 58.000)

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If you’re living in Jakarta, or planning a visit to Jakarta, make sure to hit up these 12 themed restaurants, and have a thrilling food adventure!

Do let us know which restaurant you’d most like to visit in the comments below!

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