Tempayan Dining & Lounge - Experience Authentic Indonesian Cuisines in a Colonial Javanese Ambience

Tempayan Dining & Lounge is managed by Sindoro catering. Where you can experience home-dining activities in a classic themed restaurant. Sindoro is a pioneer in food and beverage industry in Indonesia. Established in 1958 by Maria Darmo Rahardjo as a traditional bakery shop. With over 50 years of experience in bakery and catering business, also serving for the Royal Palace for RI-1. Now Tempayan Dining & Lounge reveals its traditional recipe to your dining experience.


This place has 3 floors with the different ambiences. On the ground floor there’s Sindoro, this is where you can find Indonesian traditional snacks like lemper, risoles, pukis, and many more. And upstairs is Tempayan Dining & Lounge. And on the top, The Hidden Third lies, with the sunset spotting and outdoor bench and also a bar.



It all started with a dreams to have a nice Restaurant which represent Indonesian cuisines, a place where sophisticated meet authentic taste in a new Indonesian “rumahan” dining experience. The place itself will entertain you to a special atmosphere where you can feel a homey colonial touch in a Javanese interior. The owner, Ibu Titi Rahardjo said that she did all the hunting for every single piece of antiques in this restaurant, she wanted to make this place for customers to feel like home at Tempayan Dining & Lounge. And I’m very sure that she did it!



This is one of the places that you can see wayang or Javanese traditional puppet in some area near the dining tables. Not only chairs and dining table with fine dining style, but also there’s a quite large sofa in a corner of the room. If you want to eat while relaxing, this is the corner that you can use with the family to enjoy lunch or dinner. With some old artsy decorations and ornaments, and they used a lot of wood element here. However, the arrangements were very homey even with the fancy chandeliers and wine glasses on the table.


Tempayan also have a private room for your needs. Located at the corner of the room with a door that have a quite catchy colors, green and blue, this red painted private room can accommodate approximately up to 15 people. Accommodated with a plasma TV, large table and wooden benches. The room decor is also vintage and interesting.


This is our first time coming here. Accompanied with Virginia the PR of this amazing place and Ibu Titi Rahardjo herself, we tried some of their menu. The first one is Nasi Goreng Kulit Ayam, is one of the signature menu from this original theme Indonesian culture restaurant. Savory rice with soy sauce flavor that is quite thick also there’s shredded chicken, cabbage, mustard greens.


Not only that, this fried rice is also equipped with a sprinkling of shredded meat around it. And also pieces of fried chicken skin cooked with bacem herbs. Sweet and savory flavors blend perfectly in this Indonesian cuisine. Sambal Bajak who becomes the ideal blend of spicy and savory sour taste of pickles. Blend of textures and flavors that vary make the fried rice becomes very yummy.


Another menu is Sate Ayam Sindoro. The chicken satay with peanut sauce is very tasty and tender. The chicken is cooked very well. Not charred and cooked very good from outside into the inside. The dish served  with soy sauce with sliced peppers, red onions, and fresh tomatoes.


We also have the chance to try their Udang Bakar Dewata. This grilled tiger prawns is also a-must-try menu here. They marinate the prawns with their menu recipes that have been made for generations. This dish served together with vegetables and soy sauce.


Tempayan, the name itself is taken from a container, placed in front of the house in antiquity that contains water and is provided for the traveler who wants to obtain drinking water. Thus, the owner wanted this place to be a place for everyone who wants to eat, relax, and enjoy live music.



Jl. Ampera Raya No. 120 AA
Kemang – South Jakarta
Phone: +6221 7820 530; +62877 80000 102
Email: tempayanresto@gmail.com

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The Prohibition Chophouse & Speakeasy Bar: The Classic Ambiance & Style of Mid America in 1920s

Prohibition placed on the 2nd floor in Plaza Senayan Arcadia, features an authentic Art Deco interior design, bringing the classic ambiance and style of mid America in the 1920s. Their themed restaurant and bar concept reflects the1920’s Prohibition era.


The Chophouse serves “food fit for gangsters” and classic Prohibition era cocktails, and the Speakeasy Bar is a members club for engaging, mature and refined gentlemen offering one of Jakarta’s best selections of premium spirits, single mall whiskies and imported cigars.


Prohibition interior design reflects 1920s-30s art deco era, and features carefully selected artifacts, memorabilia, murals and photographs from the time period.

Prohibition’s target market can be described as people who like the finer things in life. The wealthy and discerning, successful and highly motivated, who like nothing more than to relax with good friends, a fine Cuban cigar and a glass of single malt whisky. Speakeasy members entertain a lot, so they demand both fine dining and excellent service, and discreet spaces to discuss their business and pleasure.


Their Chophouse restaurant concept caters to all who enjoy the best prime steaks, fresh flown seafood, pastas and fine wine. During lunch PROHIBITION enjoys fashionable, well-groomed groups of women and business executives, while dinner becomes the after-work hangout for businessmen, the families and friends.

One of their signature menus is Prime Ocean Cold Platters, lobsters, oysters, king crab, prawns, sea urchin & baby winkles, served on ice with shallot, vinegar, lemons, homemade mayonnaise, and bread basket.

Gangster Meat Platter, combine with these following choices: US Tenderloin, Striploin, Prime Rib Eye, Spring Chicken or Lamb Cutlet.

Scallop Skewers, imported scallops wrapped in smoked bacon and cherry tomatoes.

Foie Gras Skewers, grilled yummy foie gras chunks with smoked bacon.

Salmon Platter, smoked & gravlax salmon, shallots, capers, sour cream, and served with a bread basket.


Revitalizing the forgotten age of Classic Cocktails that were enjoyed in the Prohibition era, mixed by craftsmen bartenders, utilizing the freshest ingredients, which balance sweet, sour and the strength of the alcohol.

One of them is Mint Julep, created in the 18th century and became the drink of the famous Kentucky Derby. Mixes crushed mint, with homemade mint syrup, topped with American whiskey, and served over crushed ice in the original silver cup.

And also there’s Sangria, a Spanish and Portuguese variation from a wine punch that has been around for hundreds of years, mixes brandy, orange liqueur, squeezes of orange and lemon. Then sweetened with homade golden syrup and topped with dry red wine, served with cuts of fruits.

Prohibition’s classic bar utensil and glassware, plus an informative cocktail menu provides a historical perspective, where each legendary cocktail has its own history written in order to educate their guests.

The Speakeasy presents live bands playing and classic ragtime and swing jazz to entertain members and guests throughout the evening, with electro-swing mixed by their DJ as the night progresses. The Speakeasy also features swing dancers and shuffling, and a special Burlesque and Cabaret show on Saturday night.


As their concept is inspired by the Prohibition era from 1920-1933, their Speakeasy bar will have a secret back entrance with fingerprint access required. The Speakeasy sells exclusive memberships to select guests who enjoy bottle packages, their own personalized bottle lockers, discounts on food & beverage and usage of this restaurant's two private rooms.


The Prohibition Chophouse is now open for Dinner only from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM on weeknights and until 2:00 AM on Friday and Saturday nights. Last order for the dinner menu is 11:30 PM and the Prohibition Bites menu is served until they close.

Plaza Senayan Arcadia Units X215-217
Jalan New Delhi No. 9, Pintu 1, Senayan
Jakarta 10270 Indonesia
Tel. 021-57901295
Fax: 021-57901529

Unique Dessert Places in Jakarta

Desserts are not just some fresh fruits that are eaten without being processed. Dessert dishes like soft cake, pudding, and also sweet and cold ice cream combined with sauces, fruit, syrup are seems perfect to be enjoyed with family and friends. Here are some unique dessert places in Jakarta you should try:

Shirayuki is one of the new unique dessert places that quite happening in Jakarta, especially in the north area of Jakarta, Pantai Indah Kapuk.

The place is not too large but cute with some beautiful artifacts decorated corner. There is a room divider that separated between the front and rear hall hung a few pictures look so unique and cool.
Their signature is the big Cotton Candy. Cotton Candy is a favorite ordinary candy. But, Shirayuki PIK presents the Cotton Candy with an extraordinary way!

Cute and attract any attention, is the cotton candy orange with mango flavor that made such a big and high with Warabi mochi ice cream and soft matcha also a little liquid coffee to be added. This is very unique. You should try! There are 4 choices of flavors and colors of cotton candy: original (white), pink (strawberry), blue (blueberry) and orange (mango).

Rukan Emerald No.10
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta
Phone:  021-24080570
Hours:  12:00 – 22:30 – Closed every Thursday
Instagram: @shirayukipik


Another super cute dessert house has just opened at PIK area, SumoBoo is the place’s name. SumoBoo offers a variety of dessert. Variants dessert here have many variations, ranging from Taiwanese Dessert, Kakigori, Grass Jelly, Snow Ice, Mixed Pudding, Coconut Soup, Parfait, Ice Cream, and also Mochi, then in addition to the dessert is also available Donburi, Katsudon, Buta Noodle, Japadog (Japanese Hot Dog).

Rukan Crown Golf Mediterania (Next to Carnivor and Ikkudo)
Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK)
North Jakarta
Email: hello.sumoboo@gmail.com
Phone: +6221 96628677
Hours: Every day from 12am to 11pm


BC’s Cone
As you can see in its name, they are serving interesting colorful soft ice cream in cone. With its tagline: The Artology of soft Ice Cream, they made it really artsy. They have six flavours: vanilla, macha, nutella, strawberry candy, cream soda and taro.

From the cone you can choose different colors like Black Charcoal, Red Roses, and Blue Bubble Gum.

Ruko Crown Golf
Blok B2 No. 2
Bukit Golf Mediterania
Jl. Marina Indah Raya
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta
Opening Hours: 11am -11pm
Instagram: @bccone_id


North Pole Café
Yes. Yes, I know this is the third place in the same area, North Jakarta. But this place is very recommended! North Pole Cafe is a cafe specialized in Gelato, Coffee and Waffle. This is one of the cutest ice cream café in Jakarta, located in the middle of PIK, across Sate Khas Senayan Pantai Indah Kapuk.

The interior inside is cute and lovely, the simple combination between white, walls, wooden furniture and a bit of color combination. Your eyes would be pampered also with cute mural drawing on the wall.

Jalan Marina Raya, 
Ruko Crown Golf Blok A No. 57 

Pantai Indah Kapuk 

North Jakarta

Phone: (021) 2921 0357
Email: hello@thenorthpolecafe.com
Hours:11.30 AM - 10.30 PM (weekdays) 
11 AM - 11.30 PM (weekends)

Instagram: @northpolecafe


At Cake-A-Boo, it’s all about delightful surprises. Where you will find unique selection of fine cakes and desserts to indulge your sweet cravings. They use the finest ingredients to produce the most scrumptious and unique products.

The interior is very playful with factory kind of concept and colorful exposed pipe on the ceiling and walls, another thing that will instantly caught your eyes when you entered this shop is their cake train that usually found in sushi restaurant.

Besides miniature cakes, you can also find whole cakes, parfait ice cream and coffee here.  Cake-A-Boo invites you to embark on a journey and experience sweetness at a whole new level.

Ruko Garden House Blok B-22
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta
Phone:  021-29032922

Email: cakeaboo.jkt@gmail.com


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