30 September 2017

HELLO SUNDAY CIKINI

After Mister Sunday, now we have Hello Sunday at Cikini! Located in Metropole, which is a pretty old building that's a bit historical, been here for centuries in the middle of town and this is where the first 21 theater is located and it's now XXI. Fyi, the management here is also the same as XXI's!


Metropole here is suitable for literally all ages! There's Roemah Kuliner for families, Foodcourt, Startbucks, and Hello Sunday is definitely targeted for the youngsters. Foods are Western with a bit of Indonesian. I didn't get a shot of the interior but it looks like an alley and there's an indoor and outdoor, not too spacey tho!

GREYHOUND CAFE GRAND INDONESIA, JAKARTA


If you've been to Thailand, you might have heard of this place. It's actually pretty popular in Thailand cause of the cool monochrome interior and good food, here is Greyhound! So glad that they've decided to land on Jakarta at Grand Indonesia to be precised. Let's check it out!

REUNI COFFEE AND EATERY


Yes, a new coffee shop at Muara Karang! After Viverri, Ombe, Aya, and more, here's another one called Reuni! It's not only a coffee shop but eatery as well, so there's a lot of mains and sides as well!

HOURS KELAPA GADING


Hours here is a new hit at Kelapa Gading and it's 2 months old. There's definitely a lot of new places opening in Kelapa Gading, like Kahvenin, which opens not long after Hours here!

29 September 2017

ARDENT COFFEE AND EATERY


Told ya Puri is getting major improvements!! Yeah! Another coffee shop that totally surprised me, Ardent Coffee and Eatery! Can you imagine that this beautifully minimalist coffee shop is actually located at Pesanggrahan, in line with Sandwich Bakar, Ikkudo, and Haji Mamat. From outside, you'd never guess that the inside is this pretty or this big. Let's start the tour then!

NASI AKWANG KELAPA GADING


Here's a popular one from Pontianak that has opened a branch in Jakarta, Nasi Akwang! They decided to open at Kelapa Gading, though you might see a similar one at Taman Palem. There's also one at Pademangan, which I don't know if it's the real one from Pontianak cause they say that their only branch is the one at Kelapa Gading and Taman Palem!

28 September 2017

HOUSE OF YUEN - FAIRMONT JAKARTA


House of Yuen here is created by Sung Tung Lok, the leading number 1 Michelin Star restaurant in Hongkong. It's a fine dining Chinese cuisine and everything just seem so high quality. Located at Fairmont Hotel, right next to 1945 restaurant!

27 September 2017

MEATMAN NIKUO JAKARTA


Yeah, a new Japanese restaurant in J-town! It's called Meatman Nikuo and located in Summitmas 1 building near SCBD. I know about this place because my friend came here before and the foods look interesting, so here I am!

24 September 2017

BUSINESS LUNCH AT LOBO RITZ CARLTON MEGA KUNINGAN

First time trying Ritz Carlton's Lobo and I kinda understands now why the exposure is not that much compared to their Asia Restaurant. First is probably because it's a la carte rather than a buffet and it's European fine dining. I think people would prefer trying a hotel's buffet than a la carte? Came here at lunch time and all the customers are all businessmen and professional people, definitely a different vibe!


The review here is more to inform that Lobo has a business lunch set menu. There are 2 choices, a 2 courses for IDR 288K or 3 courses for IDR 388K. Now this is where I personally think that with the price of IDR 388K, I'd prefer to go on their buffet restaurant but again, their market's target is totally different!

WARUNG BALI BU GEDE JAKARTA


You can't believe how surprised I was when I heard that there's a Warung Babi Guling like those in Bali opening in West Jakarta! Yeap, I can definitely say that West Jakarta is improving a lot, especially Puri, yeay! Warung Bali Bu Gede here is located at Pesanggrahan, in line with Ranch Market and right beside Pastel Ma'Cik.

31 August 2017

SAMBAL KARMILA TEBET, JAKARTA


Are you ready for a superb Indonesian cuisine? Yes, Indonesian is known for its vast types of sambal and this place covers almost all the sambal of Indonesia, it's Sambal Karmila!

FAT SHOGUN JAKARTA


Fat Shogun here is a Peruvian Japanese restaurant! Don't think we've tried these type of cuisine often! This cuisine is usually called Nikkei and the fusion is actually official. Are you curious? Let's start!

UP IN SMOKE JAKARTA


Get your smoke on cause there's a new restaurant in town! Actually it opened last month but it's still new, right? Lol! Kinda surprised that it's in the same building as the old Bottega, that RDTX Kuningan building and after coming here, I found 2 new restaurants here, Up In Smoke here and another Japanese restaurant called One Eyed Jack, which is still open for dinner only when I came.

ATTARINE SENOPATI NEW MENUS


Back to Attarine! Our second time here, first time is when they've just opened and this time, for their new menu. My first impression on this place is not that good because the foods don't really suit my taste but these new menus all exceeded my expectations! Keep on reading to find out why!

29 August 2017

SENJU OMAKASE AND TEPPANYAKI


Anybody knows what Omakase is? Here's a fun fact, Omakase is a Japanese word for when you give the chef freedom to make anything for you with a certain price range, so you're in for a surprise. Yes, you won't know what you'll get, the chef will bring out a small portion of food, somewhat bite sized, one by one. Now Senju here has that type of system if you're interested, though if you don't, they still have the usual and teppanyaki too. Of course what they offer is Japanese cuisine and located at Plaza Indonesia, right above PAUL bakery!

FIGARO GELATO GANDARIA CITY


New gelato in Jakarta!! Yeah! Located at Gandaria City, right across XXI, it's Figaro Gelato! We found this from Instagram and what interest us is their Pear gelato with pretty edible flower but unfortunately it was not available when we came.. *cry*

KATSUTOKU PLAZA SENAYAN


Hey all, welcome back to our blog! Today we're gonna tell you about a Japanese restaurant with the best Katsu in town, it's Katsutoku! Of course, that's in our opinion but hey, maybe you guys have the same taste? This is actually not a new restaurant located at Plaza Senayan and even though it doesn't get that much exposure from Instagramer and all that, it is still super crowded. Definitely shows that the quality of this place is the best!

27 August 2017

POKINOMETRY PIK AVENUE


Can you believe me when I say that this is our first time trying a poke bowl? Lol! Well, we've been meaning to try Honu for a long time but it's just too far from our homes, so in the end we went for this one instead. It's located at PIK Avenue, which is way more reachable for us, it's Pokinometry!

C4 STEAKHOUSE ELANG LAUT PIK


Calling you meat lovers! There's a new steak house in town and it's located at Ruko Elang Laut, called C4. I have no idea why it's called C4 though, all I know is that their specialty is the Australian wagyu..sounds interesting enough!

TOBAK KOREAN RESTAURANT


Tobak here is located in Senopati. It's not a new restaurant actually but I'm just in the mood for it and went here with some people so that I can try more things, since Korean restaurants usually have a pretty big portion. I'm pretty confused as to why this place is not that crowded even though the food is good, too authentic maybe? Fyi, just an unimportant info, I saw Sandy Aulia here..lol!

31 July 2017

GOPEK INDONESIAN PERANAKAN STREET FOOD


Yet again, Sarirasa group has made another invention to boost our local cuisine! This time it's a peranakan cuisine, which is a mix of Indonesian and Chinese cuisine. The place is called Gopek and it's in Grand Indonesia's Sky Bridge, on the 5th floor!

BIRDMAN SCBD, JAKARTA


Yay to Birdman!! Even before coming here, I've already seen their interesting foods on Instagram! It's all pretty simple, yet attractive but the type that you have to order a lot, if you want to be full..lol! It's inside the Tower B of Parc18, in the same area as Bistecca & Dutch. Find them on your GPS if you're confused!

BOAT NOODLE GANDARIA CITY


A chain restaurant from the foreign country that serves Thai food has arrived in Indonesia! Though the owner is actually from Malaysia. It's called Boat Noodle and located at Gandaria City's Main Street Dining, across of BCA!

7 COURSE DINNER BY CHEF ANDREAS ALNICO & CHEF ARDIKA DWITAMA


A super gorge place has landed itself at Pluit Village! Well, we don't go to this mall often, so we don't really know if this is new or not but we're guessing it's new..lol! The place is called Le Diliel and it's another one owned by the owner of Commune Space. Yes, everything in Commune Space here is literally owned by the same owner, except for The Onnie Studio, which is owned by Julie Taslim!

ANOMALI COFEE MENTENG

Yeap, if you've know about the coffee hype in Jakarta, you'd definitely be familiar with this one. It's the one and only Anomali Coffee! With a lot of their branch opening here and there, this particular coffee shop is definitely a reliable place to grab your caffeine needs before work! This time, we went to the one at Menteng!


Not only known for their coffee, Anomali also serves up some pretty hardcore foods and now they've decided to change their whole food menu into something more local with a special theme, Street Heritage! As it is their goal to introduce Indonesia through their finest coffee, they also decided to suit their foods to the same goal, hence how the theme is born!

ECOLOGY BISTRO KEMANG

This is a place that would be very familiar if you often visit Kemang. A place that has been there for 9 years, it's Ecology! Though it's a pretty old place, they've just finished renovated last May. They've changed their concept into more of a bistro now. Fyi, they've used to open from dusk to dawn but now, they only open 'till midnight!

28 July 2017

FISH AND CHEAP JAKARTA

Okay, I admit, Indonesia is super good in terms of plagiarism..lol! Once they see 1 business doing amazing, I bet there will be similar business appearing, not just one but a few! Don't really know if you can call this creative or cunning! Well, there's no doubt that when people ask you about fish and chips in Jakarta, the answer would mostly be Fish n Co., right? Later on, because Fish n Co. is considered pricey, Fish Streat was born and has become very popular because of the cheap price, it even has 6 branches now! Wow, right?

LA COSTILLA BANDUNG


It's not everyday we hang out not at our hometown and in a new place no less! The cafe is called La Costilla and they opened in the middle of June, so it's only a month old! They are the type of a hits cafe with a photo spot, which is at their backyard with a Mexican theme! There's like cactus and stuff, like those cafes you'd found in Bali. Let's check'em out!

KAUM RESTAURANT JAKARTA


So we finally got the chance to try this hits Indonesian restaurant that we've been seeing around social medias, it's KAUM everybody! Actually we're not really someone who'd search for Indonesian food when it comes to high end places. We're more like 'Indonesian foods are best when it's traditionally made' kind of people, so if we're looking for a good Indonesian comfort food, we'd usually just go to a small shop or even those small stands!

TAFSO BARN BANDUNG


Back to nature!! Yeah! This time it's a more reachable location and wallet friendly! Only IDR 15K for entrance fee (which will become a meal coupon anyways!). The name is Tafso Barn and it's just in Bandung, Punclut area. It's about 30 minutes from Pasteur (without traffic jam) and I went there at 9 AM because any later and you'll be stuck in traffic, especially since the road is pretty small and not a one way. The morning  I went there, the road is still pretty clear, I guess it's also because it's still Lebaran, where they also open earlier!

30 June 2017

PACIFIC RESTAURANT RITZ CARLTON PACIFIC PLACE

Sunday is almost here! Time to plan your Sunday Brunch! This is my first time trying Ritz Carlton PP's brunch and even first time being here I guess? Usually I went to the one at Kuningan. The Sunday Brunch here costs IDR 398K++ per pax but don't be surprised, since the food's variety is super wide, you can almost find anything here! Let's see what's inside!


The name's Pacific Restaurant and honestly, it's my first time hearing the name. I guess they rarely have promos or so? Located on the 6th floor. Fyi, I don't really know if it's an everyday buffet or if the buffet is just on Sundays but hotels usually offers everyday buffet, right? Anyways, for more detail I guess you can just ring the Ritz Carlton PP personally, we'll include a phone number belo!

THE NEW BOTTEGA RISTORANTE FAIRGROUNDS SCBD


To those who thought Bottega Ristorante has closed down, here's the truth! They didn't, they just moved to Fairgrounds, SCBD! After moving they also changed a few things to make the place look more approachable and casual to suit their reasonably priced foods. Did you think they achieved their goal? Let's take a look!

29 June 2017

KINTARO SUSHI PIK

The competition for sushi restaurants has been pretty tough lately. All are trying their best to appeal on a glance, from Sushi Hiro's sushi on stairs, Sushi Sen's sushi house, Sushi Teishoku with its sushi ferris wheel, Sushi Taka's sushi tree, and now Kintaro Sushi with its bridge! Hopefully the taste will be as appealing as the looks!


Located right next to Cake A Boo at Pantai Indah Kapuk! Came here on its opening day, so the ones that came are mostly family or business partner but it's still a full house!

HANYANG GARDEN KOREAN RESTO

Sure nowadays there's been a lot of new Korean BBQ restaurants that are far more photogenic and modern but actually, not all those new ones are good in taste. Usually people flock those places only because it's a new 'hit' place and only a few that is truly good. That however, cause these old-yet-still-standing-strong ones, like HanYang here to be forgotten! Now, we just went to dine at HanYang Garden Senopati here on impulse and pretty random if you ask me..lol! It's probably because we didn't know where else to try some Korean BBQ and we need something new, as we pretty much have tried all. Not trying to boast here but it's really true!


The place is actually pretty big! Though it's a Korean BBQ, it's not the type where the meat is grilled at our table like most Korean BBQ. It will be served to us once it's cooked and because I wanted to take some shots, I asked them to put hold the raw meats on our table before cooking it. Sorry for the hassle!

25 June 2017

KOKORO MAZE SOBA GRAND INDONESIA


Yeap, after the second soba Kabuto Mazesoba at PIK, here's another one, Kokoro Mazesoba! Please don't tell me that this will be the next trend, tho I don't really mind.. Kokoro here is located in the 5th floor of Grand Indonesia's West Mall. Wow, it's been a long time since there's anything interesting there, huh? Went there on a weekend and it's a full house, making me more curious of how it tastes!

SENSORY LAB COFFEE KELAPA GADING


Yes, the most awaited Sensory Lab from Melb has finally arrived in Jakarta at Mall Kelapa Gading 3 to be exact! Very close to the lobby and right across Starbucks, so it's pretty easy to spot. If you came from a different lobby however and if you're not familiar with this mall like me, you'd get pretty confused..it's embarrassing to admit but I almost got lost here. Plus, the security is very hard to find!

INDONESIAN IFTAR BUFFET AT HERMITAGE MENTENG

Hermitage Hotel here is actually an old building but it was renovated to suit the modern era, though they still kept the Indonesian cultures. I get this feeling that they've been here even before Indonesia's independence day, so I can't really tell if I'm more amazed or more creep out..lol! Don't worry though, I didn't feel any haunting aura while being here and it's all super fine other than the fact that the hotel is super quite and there's almost nobody there! Too bad I didn't take any photos of the corridors to show you their cool antiquity, it's as if we went back in time to the English era. Do try googling it!


What we're gonna talk about is their restaurant called L'Avenue. So during these fasting season, they have a buffet of Indonesian food for IDR 325K++ per person and truth be told, this is my first experience with a local food buffet in a hotel!

24 June 2017

LEWIS AND CARROLL FLOWER MARKET GRAND INDONESIA


There's a flower market in Grand Indonesia!! Yuhuu, this time Lewis and Carroll have once again catches our eyes with a new scenery. What's once was only tea, now their new branch have a flower haven! All these gorgeous petals are from @summerpetals and I don't really know if it's just sharing the same spot or a collaboration but these beauties are for sale!

KABUTO MAZESOBA PIK

The second hot soba shop that has entered Jakarta after Yamatoten, here's Kabuto Mazesoba! Located in line with Warung Mevvah at Pantai Indah Kapuk. I personally find this yummy! The savory salty type of soba, just the way I like it and suits my taste better than Kokoro!

21 June 2017

NICHI YOBI AT ASUKA JW MARRIOTT JAKARTA


Hope you're ready for some classy high quality Japanese dining, cause we got an amazing chance to try a Japanese restaurant at JW Marriott called Asuka Japanese Dining! Asuka here used to only serve a la carte but just this month, they've created a buffet Sunday sake lunch called Nichi Yobi and that is what we're going to try!

31 May 2017

LULABYSPOON FOR IRON CHEF INDONESIA S.1


Yeap, you read right, we got to attend the press conference of the Iron Chef Indonesia! Does anyone know what Iron Chef is? If you don't, we'll share a little here. It's a cooking face off type of TV program. First appearance made in Japan in 1993 to 1999 and spread like a wildfire to other countries like America, Australia, to England..and now, RCTI has successfully brought the program to Indonesia! Whoop whoop!


In Iron Chef Indonesia, they're going to bring together the pros in culinary world to challenge on 1 of the 3 Iron Chefs! Yes, all the famous chefs that you might heard of will most probably stand here to face the Iron Chefs, sounds exciting, huh? Well, actually the program has aired since 22nd of April 2017 and how blessed are we to be able to personally meet the 3 Iron Chefs and even get a taste of their special creations! Let's meet these Iron Chefs, shall we?

30 May 2017

SUMBA IS CALLING !!!

Hello from Tambolaka!! What's that you might ask? Well, it's a city in the Southwest of Sumba, which is also the name of the airport here. Sumba is a pretty small island but they have 2 airports here. 1 is the Tambolaka here and another in East Sumba. The biggest is the East Sumba, which city is called Waingapu, also the name of the airport! 

This time, I only went on a 4 days 3 nights trip but I've explored almost all of west to east Sumba! Both are a definite opposite of the other. East Sumba, Waingapu is definitely a way more modern city-like than Tambolaka, which is a more country-side with more nature. Can't wait to explore the beauty of this East Nusa Tenggara? Let's go!

DAY 1 (WEEKURI LAKE - RATENGGARO VILLAGE - BAWANA BEACH)
I chose to go to Tambolaka from Bali and went back from Waingapu to Bali. The ticket costed me about IDR 2 mio and that's excluding my ticket from Jakarta to Bali. I guess in total it costed me IDR 3,5 mio or so, as expected since the east side of Indonesia is known to be expensive. :')


If you want to stay updated, be sure to use Telkomsel, as it's the only operator with a signal. When it comes to islands, Telkomsel has always been the best, though when you get into the deep Sumba, nothing will get you connected!

LA JOYA BIU BIU BALI

Welcome to paradise! Bali is definitely a paradise island that people will keep visiting! It's not only a tourist spot but also a place to just sit back and relax, from nature to cuisines, they have it best! Personally, though Bali is a quite small island in map, it definitely won't be enough to explore all with just a month because it is just so rich of everything! Probably the reason why so many decided to live in this paradise island!

Though we often went to Bali, we never reviewed anything about Bali in Lulabyspoon, so this time we decided to share something, this is called La Joya, Biu Biu! Why? Cause this place is super amazing! This is gonna be picture-y post cause we just want you to see how beautiful this place and picture speaks louder than words, so enjoy the view!


It's located a bit far from the city, in Balangan area and it'll take an hour to get here from Kuta. The road is very deserted with no signal what-so-ever. I went here using an online driver (but it's actually not allowed, so keep quite, kay?) and got a local as my driver, so we didn't get lost at all. Some of my friends came here using Waze and they totally got lost, so be sure to always ask around whenever you can if you're going here by yourself!

BABI GULING O'AN SERPONG


This babi guling is said to be superb, so we just can't not try it after hearing that, right? Even if it is so far, which is at Serpong! It's not that hard to find by the way. Just find the Paramount's roundabout, turn left and there'll be these shops on your left, this is one of those shops! For exact spot just look it up on your gps. Anyways, after coming this far just for this Babi Guling O'an, I saw some posts from fellow foodies that they've opened a branch at PIK!! Darn! But good news to PIK-ers!

29 May 2017

(THE NEW) ASIA RESTAURANT - RITZ CARLTON JAKARTA


Who's ready for the new face of Ritz Carlton's Asia Restaurant? We know we are! The Ritz we're talking about is the one at Mega Kuningan, kay! And why new face? Cause Asia has been here a long time but it went through a 3 weeks shut down for this improvement, so let's see how they did!

27 May 2017

SUSHI GO PIK AVENUE MALL

Yes, this is the most talked about newly opened sushi shop as of now! Everything at IDR 15K, not a promo price! That price definitely drew in a lot of attention cause it seems very affordable, though I personally can't say it's cheap. It's reasonable..but not cheap. I got a few tips if you're thinking of dining here, be sure to keep on reading for it! Here's Sushi Go! at PIK Avenue!


Sushi Go! one price sushi here is actually located inside the Dotonburi food court of PIK Avenue, which is on the 2nd floor and I heard that this is actually a sister branch of Sushi Hiro? Can anyone tell me if it's the truth or just a rumor?

26 May 2017

NEW MENUS AT NOMZ JAKARTA

Well, who doesn't know Nomz, right? That awesome place with the best of foods located at Grand Indonesia! They never cease to amaze us with their inventions and cuisine and now they've come up with some new menus! Let's check them out!


25 May 2017

SATAY BUFFET AT SHAO KAO PIK


Yes! You didn't read the title wrong. This "it" spot where people usually hang out for snack while enjoying quality time over beer has offered an all you can eat! It's known for a great place for beer, since it does open from 5 pm 'till midnight and the foods are pretty affordable. This buffet madness offer stands for every Tuesday at Shao Kao Pantai Indah Kapuk with a price of IDR 198K++! Yeap, you can eat anything here for that price. Tempting, huh?

22 May 2017

WHAT'S NEW AT UNION JAKARTA

Yeap, almost all of you should probably know Union, so why do we need to talk about this famous place? Because there's gonna be some exciting new menus this month! Other than the main course, there're also gonna be new cakes! Let's go!

19 May 2017

THE WESTIN HOTEL JAKARTA


Hello from the 67th floor! Did you know that The Westin Hotel here is currently the tallest building in Indonesia?! Yeap, not Jakarta only but the whole Indonesia! Cool, huh? Ranging to 69th floor, the restaurant we're going to talk about today is on the 67th. What's unique about this hotel is that the lobby is actually on the 52nd floor..why? Cause the 1st - 51st floor is an office tower named Gama Tower and if we count the hotel only, it actually has only 18 floors, so technically it's the tallest building with the help of the Gama Tower..lol!