The Immigrant Dining Room: Are You Ready to Migrate?

Immigrant, who has for years matured into becoming one of Jakarta’s iconic nightlife destinations, is proud to rekindle its epicurean roots this month with the introduction of an all-new Immigrant Dining Room.


Taking a spot within Immigrant’s sprawling block on Plaza Indonesia’s 6th Floor, the Dining Room is a new entity birthed from the aspiration to offer valued ‘migrants’ a better place to eat and interact, away from the glittery – albeit trendy – club vibes.


In the words of Immigrant founder Christoph Darjanto, the Dining Room marks a new milestone in the history of Immigrant as a social establishment: “Five years is an important point in the journey of many institutions, and we have taken in our clientele’s input for a space where cultures and cliques can commune while tasting the best that contemporary dining has to offer. This we seek to present in the Immigrant Dining Room.”

The driving concept behind the new eatery still harks back to what makes Immigrant unique in the first place. “We continue looking back into defining eras in history to create a melting pot that is both casual and sophisticated, industrial and glamorous,” says Christoph. Drawing on this spirit of fusion, project spearhead Willis Kusuma Architects settled on a modern take of a traditional bistro with one-of-a-kind contemporary details.


From Art Deco touches that evoke the energy of the Roaring 20s to the homey feel of a 60s diner (leather booths anyone?) to the retro-futurist influences of industrial metal, all design elements are meticulously brought together within the Dining Room’s 400-plus sqm area. Furthermore, sash windows overlooking Jakarta cityscape give off that fresh semi-alfresco dining experience whenever weather permits.

Materials used in construction are a combination of exquisite (marble, leather) and earthy (galvanized metal, copper, custom ceramic tiles) to amplify that cool-yet-cozy mood to encourage guests to relax, put their feet up and chill. The Dining Room also sports a bar, a semi-private alcove and both smoking and non-smoking areas. Its 140 seats beckon diners and socialites while banquet options are available for groups pining for a more intimate gathering.

Menu-wise, the Dining Room harkens to years of experience resulting in a personal culinary growth and exciting kitchen explorations. The result is a menu of tried-and-true dishes with just enough twist to make them stand out.

Aragula Salad, is one of their must-try salad. contained with rocket lettuce, crispy prosciutto, pears, walnut, braised shallots, parmesan tuille, blue cheese and orange dressing. Very light and tasty!

They served us their all-day options named Portobello Mushrooms (baked with smoked beef chorizo, mozzarella cheese, thyme & double cream). Tasted creamy, it is perfect for appetizer.


More, for the main dish, they served us their most wanted main menu; Iga Bakar Bumbu Bali, it is Balinese inspired barbecued ribs, prove a treat for the discerning diner. The meat was so tender and the seasonings are perfectly marinate!


They still have many more great dishes, such as Tea-Smoked Salmon Omelet (with garlic sautéed mushrooms, roasted baby tomatoes & lemon fraiche) and Herb-crusted Foie Gras (pan seared foie gras, beef bacon soils, calvados apple, orange sphere, pistachio sponge & wild berry gastrique) are ideal for those wanting a quick fix, while the signature Wagyu Short Ribs (slow-cooked, served with soy and sake glaze edamame with steam rice). You just have to try all!

immigrant dessert

For desserts, they let me try the Valrhona Dark Chocolate Fondant. As the chocolate melted inside,  the chocolate dessert, as with the food created generally, offers an innovative take on the classic British dishes. So sweet with the vanilla ice cream and strawberry on top!


Add to this a lineup of signature cocktails – including the Jack Rabbit contain with vodka, carrot, apple, and orange peel, or the strong yet citrusy Men Only, also the refreshing drinks like Indigo, blueberry swipped with banana and pears, so fresh!


Plaza Indonesia, 6th Floor (next to Plaza Indonesia XXI)
JL. MH. Thamrin Kav. 28 - 30

RSVP: 02138938257/081585601100
email: dining@immigrant-jakarta.com

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