Newcomer Accha gains popularity with Indian cuisine for Indonesian taste buds

Is it just us, or have we all been craving specific dishes at random times during our quarantine? As it were, one fateful day, our taste buds wanted creamy, authentic butter chicken ⁠— so rare in Jakarta ⁠— and we came across Accha. Accha is a relatively new Indian takeaway chain that opened in November, ...

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To grill or not to grill: Insta-celeb Anya Geraldine enters F&B game with BURGERBAR

To grill or not to grill: Insta-celeb Anya Geraldine enters F&B game with BURGERBAR

In Indonesia, as is pretty much anywhere around the world, celebs and social media influencers (ugh) often milk their own popularity for a head start in their foray into the F&B...

New pizza joint Pizzza Dealer brings NY-style pizza goodness to South Jakarta’s hip Dharmawangsa neighborhood

New pizza joint Pizzza Dealer brings NY-style pizza goodness to South Jakarta’s hip Dharmawangsa neighborhood

Though most Indonesians are usually into thick crust pizza (attributable to the early popularity of Pizza Hut and Domino’s), there has been a growing trend of thinner NY-style...

Coconuts Hotspot: Mie Tjwan serves East Java Peranakan-style ‘mie ayam’ inspired by a classic recipe

Coconuts Hotspot: Mie Tjwan serves East Java Peranakan-style ‘mie ayam’ inspired by a classic recipe

Mie Tjwan’s dishes are affordable and hearty, as warm as a grandmother’s cooking

Wo Ai Mie: New ‘mie ayam’ spot spices up Cipete area with Chinese-style noodle bowls and bites

Wo Ai Mie: New ‘mie ayam’ spot spices up Cipete area with Chinese-style noodle bowls and bites

We went to the cleverly named ‘mie ayam’ spot to find out if we could fall in love with their noodles

Lei Lo: Contemporary Chinese resto in Senopati rolls out new Asian-American menu concept

Lei Lo: Contemporary Chinese resto in Senopati rolls out new Asian-American menu concept

Urban Chinese restaurant Lei Lo introduced the new Asian-American concept through 45 new menu items

Online cake specialist Dulcet Patisserie opens first physical store in Jakarta’s SCBD

Online cake specialist Dulcet Patisserie opens first physical store in Jakarta’s SCBD

Sweet news: Dulcet Patisserie, one of Jakarta’s most renowned cake makers, has finally opened their first physical store today.

Bali’s ‘Gelato Secrets’ expands with two new shops in South Jakarta, specializing in all-natural, locally-sourced products

Bali’s ‘Gelato Secrets’ expands with two new shops in South Jakarta, specializing in all-natural, locally-sourced products

At Gelato Secrets’ newly opened SCBD store, we tried most, if not all, of the 24 flavors available at the display counter. Spoiler alert: They’re damn good.

Popular Jakarta third-wave joint Ombe Kofie opens new branch in North Jakarta’s Pantai Indah Kapuk

Popular Jakarta third-wave joint Ombe Kofie opens new branch in North Jakarta’s Pantai Indah Kapuk

Ombe Kofie, one of the most famous names in Jakarta's third-wave coffee scene, has opened a new store in PIK

Coconuts Hot Spot: Bar Gina, Jakarta’s first feminist bar

Coconuts Hot Spot: Bar Gina, Jakarta’s first feminist bar

Bar Gina aims to be a safe space where everyone — especially women — can get their drink on wearing whatever they like. Respeck.


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Coconuts Jakarta Hot Spots

Coconuts Hot Spot reviews are aimed at giving you an impression of Jakarta’s hottest new restaurants and older hidden gems that you may not have heard about. They are either based on an anonymous visit by our critic or they are by invitation when restaurants invite a number of media outlets at the same time. Either way, we let you know so that you can be sure we’re being transparent and giving you our honest taste assessment. Only places we really love make it into Coconuts Hot Spots.