Selatan / Setiabudi
Kuningan, in the Setiabudi subdistrict of South Jakarta, is part of the capital’s “golden triangle” and a central business district home to numerous office buildings, apartment complexes, embassies and hotels. It is bordered by Jalan Rasuna Said on the east, Jalan Gatot Subroto on the south and Jl Sudirman on the west. The poshest part of Kuningan is the Mega Kuningan area, which contains one of the city’s two Ritz-Carlton hotels as well as many of the capital’s trendiest restaurants and bars. Loewy in the Oakwood building was the first venue to really popularize the upscale cocktail bar concept while E&O across the street, created by celebrity chef WIll Meyrick, is one of the finest pan-Asian restaurants in Jakarta. Another point of interest is the Epicentrum complex off Jalan Rasuna Said, which houses the large and expat-centric Taman Rasuna apartments, Epicentrum shopping center and a cluster of popular bars including Aphrodite, Otel Lobby and Bluegrass. Nearby you will also find Plaza Festival, a shopping center with many late-night restaurant options that are popular with young people. Jalan Casablanca is well known for it’s shopping centers, and many taxi drivers will know Mal Ambassador (great for buying cheap fashion and pirated DVDs) as a central landmark, while newer additions including Lotte Shopping Avenue and Kuningan City offer more high-class options. Kuningan is home to numerous foreign embassies, including those of Australia, Malaysia , Singapore, Poland, India, Russia and many more. It also houses the Dutch cultural center, Erasmus Huis, which frequently hosts some of Jakarta’s best art events.