Do you live in Jakarta or are you going to visit Jakarta? I hope this list will be helpful to you! These are my personal recommendations. Thus this page is your expat friend’s personal recommendations. On my blog I only had the time to write about the places that I find it good to recommend to my friends. I have some places I would have loved to write about on my blog. It was because I ran out of time and I didn’t get to go or if I did get to go, but I didn’t have my camera (I only post if I can post with my own photos). I did not blog about any place that I would not recommend.

I hope you’ll enjoy Jakarta as much as I did!



KOI Kemang ☆ Cafe Restaurant and Gallery ☆ Kemang ♥ One of my favorite places in Jakarta
KOI Mahakam
Cafe Batavia ☆ North Jakarta ☆ Good place to take out of town visitors
Y&Y Restaurant Grand Indonesia

Cafe / Diner / Bistro
BIRDCAGE ☆ Restaurant & Bar, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
BIRDCAGE ☆ Restaurant Cafe & Meeting Manager Andrini, Kebayoran Baru
Antipodian ☆ Kiwi Australian Style Cafe in Kemang, South Jakarta ♥ One of my favorite cafes
Plan B ☆ Spanish Bistro
Tin Pan Alley American Bistro
Harvest Cafe
Bagel Bagel Bagel shop and cafe in Kemang, South Jakarta
Huize van Wely ☆ The Papilion
Common People ☆ All Day Breakfast Kemang, South Jakarta
KOI Mahakam ☆ Lunch Set Menu

KOI Kemang ☆ Cafe Restaurant and Gallery ☆ Kemang ♥ One of my favorite places in Jakarta
KOI Mahakam
KOI Mahakam ☆ Lunch Set Menu
Y&Y Restaurant Grand Indonesia
Union Brasserie at Plaza Senayan Courtyard ♥ Good ambiance and good food
Plan B ☆ Spanish Bistro
Le Jardin ☆ French Restaurant
MEZZANINE ☆ Photos of the restaurant available

Kinara Indian Restaurant ☆ Kemang, Jakarta ♥ one of our favorite restaurants 

Jakarta ☆ Indonesian Restaurant at Hotel Dharmawangsa
Seribu Rasa Indonesian Cuisine

A TavoLa ☆ Italian restaurant in South Kemang ☆ Inexpensive Italian
Luna Negra ☆ Italian Restaurant on Sudirman ♥ Great pizzas
Sopra at Pacific Place
Pizza Marzano

Shabu Shabu House ☆ Senayan City
Sekitei ☆ Japanese Restaurant at Hotel Dharmawangsa ☆ Great ambiance, good place to take clients or to have a ladies luncheon
Mr. Curry ☆ Japanese Curry Restaurant in Grand Indonesia
Basara Japanese Restaurant on Sudirman ☆ Good lunch, many business people, private rooms for no extra charge, good place for ladies luncheon
Tanba (formerly Bochi Bochi) ☆ Japanese Restaurant in South Jakarta ♥ Feels like back in Japan

Anatolia ☆ Turkish Restaurant in Kemang
Turkuaz Turkish Restaurant on Gunawarman ♥ Great Turkish restaurant

HACIENDA Mexican Bar and Grill ☆ Senayan Arcade ♥ We go there when we miss Mexian food
Taco Local ☆ Small taco join for a casual meal

Tamnak Thai ☆ Kemang ☆ Authentic Thai Restaurant
Phloey ☆ Thai Restaurant near Ratu Plaza

Vietopia Vietnamese Restaurant

Chocolate Martini ☆ The Dharmawangsa Hotel Lounge

High Tea
The Dharmawangsa Hotel & High Tea
Huize van Wely ☆ The Papilion


Anna Wijaya Hair Salon
Puri Santi Bali Style Spa in Cipete, South Jakarta
nobu Hair Salon in Darmawangsa Square City Walk
a Mi Casa Salon & Spa on Benda Raya in Kemang


Inacraft 2013 ☆ Indonesia’s biggest craft trade show in Jakarta



Pasar Mayestik ☆ Tin Boxes Shopping & More
Gatara Bali ☆ Shop for Tin Boxes in Pasary Mayestik
Pasar Mayestik ☆ Fabric and Craft Market in Jakarta

nook furniture gallery in Kemang
cayenne furniture and interior decors
cayenne beautiful engraved tin boxes
cahaya lamp store in Kemang Timur
art era gallery furniture gallery – closed
COSMO souvenir store New Location Here
KOI Kemang Modern Industrial Style Furniture Store in Kemang
Chic Mart Home decor (bird cages, mirrors, etc) in Kemang
The GOODS Dept Home decor
ALUN ALUN Home decor shop inside Grand Indonesia
Qushi Fabric decor items & Print Design
Tulisan Home Decor at Dharmawangsa Square City Walk
Kedaung Homeware & dishware
TAN LIVING ☆ Home decor & Indonesian Zakka Shop
Fatma & Toko Dewi ☆ Discount Dinnerware Shops on Fatmawati, South Jakarta
ALUN ALUN Grand Indonesia
Qushi Pillows
Glory Frame Custom frame shop in Benda Raya, Kemang
Informa Furniture store (closest to IKEA) On the post featured Neon Frames
Le Souq Interior decor shop in Kemang (by a Dutch expat)
Galeri Pot ☆ Ceramic vases, pots, lamps, etc in Kemang Timur
Nice Frame Custom frame shop on Terragon Road in South Jakarta
Essential Bed & Bath ☆ Interior decor store in Kemang
Paisley Things ☆ Interior decor store with adorable French design
Ethnicraft ☆ Ehtnicraft Homepage I never had a chance to visit their store, so I have no post about them. This is one of the places I wish I visited before leaving. Their furniture is absolutely beautiful and I hear that their prices are reasonable.

Inacraft 2013 ☆ Indonesia’s biggest craft trade show in Jakarta


Pantry Magic
Kedaung Housewares Outlet in Jakarta
Fatma & Toko Dewi ☆ Discount Dinnerware Shops on Fatmawati, South Jakarta


Gumtoo ☆ Fashion Temporary Tattoos
Gingersnaps ☆ Beautiful & stylish kids & maternity clothing
COSMO souvenir store
Chic Mart fashion, knickknacks, etc.
remi & henry handmade kids clothes, etc.
Magnolia at Senayan City Women’s fashion
Viola wallet, passport case, purses, etc with gorgeous fabric
Aziroo Leather Collection
Habicap Balinese crochet
ALUN ALUN ☆ Collection of Indonesian Crafts from different vendors @Grand Indonesia
Pasaraya Kids Shoes Section Converse & Puma Shoes
Tulisan ☆ Must Check! Tulisan has beautiful purses and bags with original design
Body & Soul Women’s Clothing Brand from Bali
Meridian 110 Handbags
Pasaraya My favorite place for kids shoe shopping
Lucy’s Batik
LINEA ☆ Shoes Store


COSMO Japanese grocery store
The Harvest cake shop
MAQUI’S KOBE In Plaza Indonesia ☆ Japanese Sweets In Jakarta
Pak Manto’s Kripik My Favorite Potato Chips In Jakarta
Gula Merah ☆ Gula Semut ☆ Palm Sugar ☆ Coconut Sugar
Jesslyn’s K. Cakes Rainbow Cake
Bagel Bagel Bagel shop and cafe in Kemang, South Jakarta
Huize van Wely ☆ The Papilion
Bonjour ☆ Japanese French Bakery in Grand Indonesia
Colette & Lola Adorable Cake Shop

COSMO Japanese grocery store
Papaya Japanese grocery store in Blok M with a bakery Komugi


Para Handycraft Ruma Boneka Doll house maker
ALUN ALUN Grand Indonesia


Plaza Indonesia mega shopping mall in downtown Jakarta
Grand Indonesia mega shopping mall in downtown Jakarta
ITC Permata Hijau


Lucy’s Batik
ALUN ALUN Grand Indonesia for Indonesian Souvenirs
dia.lo.gue Hip Store with an Art Gallery


dia.lo.gue Hip Store with an Art Gallery
TAN LIVING ☆ Indonesian Zakka Shop
Le Souq Interior Decoration shop in Kemang opened by a Dutch expat
Paisley Things ☆ Store with adorable French design inspired home decors


Jakarta Photography Center
dia.lo.gue Gallery another post on dia.lo.gue with Herman Miller Chairs



Kidzania Small size real world kids amusement park at Pacific Place
Lolipop’s @ Senayan City Indoor Playground at Senayan City
Lollipop’s Playland @ Gandaria City ロリポップスプレイランド Indoor Playground at Gandaria City
Miniapolis Indoor Playground at FX Jakarta
Playground Outdoor playground & Splash Park in Kemang Dalam (South Kemang)
PLAYPARQ Kemang Outdoor playground, splash area and indoor play area on Kemang Timur (Northeast Kemang)
Pizza Making Party for Kids at Pizza Marzano
Ice Skating Winter Event at Pondok Indah Mall 2

Pizza Making Party at Pizza Marzano
Please also see the tab, Interior Design for more party ideas.


CINEMA XXI Fancy Indonesian Movie Theater
Sea World & Park Ancol, North Jakarta
Roemah Djawa Tour of Javanese House (Rumah Java)
Lippo Karawaci Staycation Weekend Get-away in Lippo Village ☆ Karawaci
Taman Safari Safari Park in Bogor (2+ hour drive from Jakarta)
Rumah Tanah Baru Ceramic Tour F. Widayento
Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Open Air Cinema Theater On the Rooftop of Ritz-Carlton

Inacraft 2013 ☆ Indonesia’s biggest craft trade show in Jakarta


Aryaduta Lippo Karawaci
The Dharmawangsa Hotel ☆ High TeaMajapahit Lounges and BarSekitei Japanese Restaurant ☆ Restaurant Jakarta


Dental Art Dr. Erwina Bakrie ☆ デンタルアート歯科クリニック

14 Facts about Head Lice ☆ How To Treat

Pizza Marzano ☆ Pizza Making Birthday Party
HYATT HOTEL Jakarta ☆ Incredible Tea Party Theme Birthday Party


14 Facts about Head Lice ☆ How To Treat


Nusa Dua

Ganesha Cafe & Salsa Verde Sea Food Restaurant in Jimbaran Bay and Italian Restaurant at Grand Hyatt ☆ Nusa Dua
Laguna Resort & Spa ☆ Nusa Dua
Bali Braids ☆ Nusa Dua
Bali Trip Photos ☆ Nusa Dua


Jalan Tegallalang ☆ Best Craft Shopping in Ubud, Bali
Ubud Photos
KOU CUISINE ☆ Jam & Salt Shop
Warung Sopa ☆ Cozy Vegetarian Cafe in Ubud
Pandawas Villas ☆ Lovely villas in Ubud
KAFE ☆ Cool healthy cafe in Ubud
Bali Bike Baik Tour ☆ Biking tour in Ubud
White Water Rafting ☆ Fun white water rafting tour on Ayung River in Ubud, Bali


POP SHOP Bandung
Vanilla Cafe Restaurant
Strawberry Picking in Bandung
Outlet Stores Outlet Shopping Information
Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers


Vacation in Lombok
Qunci Villas ☆ My favorite boutique hotel in Lombok
Garden View Room ☆ Room at Qunci Villas


Borobudur Yogyakarta ☆ Sunrise Tour
Saraswati Borobudur Hotel ☆ Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Borobudur, Yogyakarta ☆ Street Photos
Hyatt Regency Hotel


This is a personal blog based on my finds and places I find interesting to recommend. My reviews on Chuzai Living are based on my personal experiences unless otherwise noted. No posts are written for compensation. If a post is sponsored or written based on a request, I disclose it in the post.

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