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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.
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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Photo via Sheila_yudiana2. 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.
This river-themed restaurant will transport you to an oasis not unlike those riverside dining spots one can find in tranquil Ubud.
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.
Offering Western and Intercontinental cuisines, take a seat in any of the lovely lounges and start placing your order.
Dining here is as good as it gets, with great natural views and nothing but good vibes all around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 😛
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.
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.
We don’t quite know how to describe it, so we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Decor aside, the authentic Indonesian cuisine available here will satisfy your cravings for some good old Nasi Bakar, Ayam Grandong, and Bebek Galau.
Chicken, duck, beef, fish, vegetables, sambals and so much more, you are guaranteed to go home belly happy at the end of the day.
Just make sure to snap some photos of the really interesting decor around every corner of the restaurant!
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.
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.
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!
With homey settings inspired by different places in a home, it’s no wonder everyone can feel right at home at Nanny’s Pavilion.
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.
“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.
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.”
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!
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!)
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.
Boasting warm service and an ingenious concept, Hospitalis is a hospital-themed cafe/restaurant that gives you an upbeat hospital experience.
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.
Of course, the food available have interesting names to go along with the concept like Potato Hysterectomy, Pizza Neuronims, Chicken Coronary and more.
All you need to do is come armed with an open mind and a hungry belly, and you’ll be easily satisfied at Hospitalis!
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?
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!)
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.
The refreshing rainforest theme will take you away into a soothing semblance of Mother Nature, and makes the perfect backdrop of a hearty meal.
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.
What this means is that you’ll get to dig into familiar comfort food, while you relax in Bottega’s soothing surroundings!
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.
Visiting Strawberry Cafe is a fun activity to do for everyone from family to friends and couples.
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.
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!
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!
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”.
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.
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).