While it shouldn’t be hard to find restaurants of every kind in Kemang, the lifestyle and culinary mecca of Jakarta, the myriad of options may make it hard to choose the best ones. From French bakery to local gastronomy, discover the top restaurants in the area.
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Both Parc 19’s menu and space are versatile enough for a classy lunch, elegant dinner, even casual chill with drinks and good friends. That alone makes Parc 19 a popular go-to place for every mood and occasion. The extensive menu from Asian to Italian is also guaranteed to satisfy any taste. Check their website or social media to find out about the upcoming cool events or promotions.
If the name of the restaurant gives you an impression of warmth and personal touch, you’re right about this place. The authentic Italian dishes served by Mamma Rosy are not only homemade and high quality, they represent the generations-old recipes loved by many. The place itself goes perfectly with the meals, accentuating the intimate atmosphere with spacious but homey seating areas, both outdoors and in.
An established and much-loved brand in Kemang area already, Sophie Authentique has two branches in the neighbourhood—a testament of its quality and popularity. Specialising in bread and pastry, you can expect high quality, authentic, and of course, tasty French pastries in its charming and warm space. From salad to tarts, get ready to be enchanted by Sophie’s homemade recipes in one of Kemang’s prettiest spots.
You can think of this restaurant as a contemporary gallery for food, the chef is the artist, and the dishes are the artworks. Expect to see your regular Indonesian food in a new light, as the chef combines the familiar traditional cuisine with modern concept and presentation. The dining experience will not only please your tastebuds (and eyes!), but also take you on a journey of taste across Indonesia with every bite.
KOI is an established brand in Indonesia, known since 1993 as grade-A eateries in Jakarta. And there are good reasons people keep coming back decade after decade. Aside from its impressive set of menus from Asian to European creation, KOI has always been known to take its design and interior seriously. Mindfully creating a homey and comfortable space to enjoy either smoked salmon or simple pad thai. KOI Kemang has three floors that include restaurant & bar, furniture and art gallery, plus a dedicated floor for private dining or events.
Staying true to its name, you can expect Ecology to welcome you with a cozy, earthy, and thoughtfully-crafted atmosphere that makes its guests feel connected to nature—something that can be pretty rare amid Jakarta’s concrete jungle. But beyond ambience, Ecology pleases tastebuds as well, starting from scrumptious appetizers, Asian and Western main courses, as well as excellent dessert, not to mention the famed signature cocktails.
If you love South American cuisine or have just thought of trying it (hint: you should), El Asador is the place to go. Its famed specialty steaks are brushed in quality ingredients in adherence to authentic recipes, with beef reared, cut, prepared, and served in a specific way according to traditions. The restaurant even uses parrillas or wood fire grills to cook the meat of your choice, before serving with delectable sauces and side dish that are equally authentic.
Sulawesi is an exotic island famed for its delectable cuisine and fresh seafood. This restaurant brings authentic recipes from different parts of the island to food enthusiasts, who are curious about what this lesser-heard part of the nation tastes like. Sulawesi has an extensive menu of mostly seafood—different fish with different sauces and condiments, lobsters, crabs, various clams from various recipes, to snacks and desserts, all traditional with high quality ingredients and processing.
This award-winning restaurant in Kemang has loyal customers and curious newcomers all the time, enticing every taste with authentic, delectable Italian cuisine. From pasta to pizza, Toscana has a wide repertoire of dishes beyond your typical Italian menu elsewhere. But worry not, they’re all good and satisfactory, even more so with the fancy but cosy ambience that will elevate your overall dining experience.
Who would have thought that beyond Harlequin Bistro’s elegance and grandeur, this place hides a large kids playground with slides, games, and a huge pinisi boat? This place is a fantasy come true for both parents and kids, where families can gather and enjoy quality time however they want. The wide selection of menu is also carefully crafted to entice the entire family, from scrumptious appetizers to refreshing beverages.