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Restaurant Review: Potato Head Garage


MEAT AND GREED. As one garage that shelters neither fancy cars nor motorbikes but a lavish 1920s-inspired hall, Potato Head Garage (Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta; +62 21 5797 3330; pttgarage.com) is a place like no other.   Upon entering the so-called garage, you will be … [Read more...]


Restaurant Review: Kunstkring


COLONIAL FEASTS. Translated as “circle of art” from Dutch, Kunstkring (Jl. Teuku Umar 1 Menteng, Jakarta, +62 21 3900 899; tuguhotels. com) is one of the last remaining historical buildings in Jakarta. Under the Tugu Group, the colonial mansion, which was an art exhibition venue and … [Read more...]


Restaurant Review: Katsusei


CRUNCHY CRAVE. Although Japanese fare is sufficiently widespread on Jakarta’s culinary map, discovering one that tastes like the origin is rather hit-and-miss. Among the few which serve authentic flavors is Katsusei (Sentral Senayan 1, Basement floor, Jl. Asia Afrika no. 8, Jakarta; +62 … [Read more...]


Restaurant Review: Bomba


BOMBASTIC BITES. In the world of Spanish cuisine, there are few dishes as desirable, or as hard to achieve, as the perfect paella. A seemingly simple dish of rich, meatstudded rice flavored with stock and spices, a truly great paella not only balances each of those ingredient, it must be … [Read more...]


Restaurant Review: Liberté French Brasserie


LIBERTINE CUISINE. The opening of the new Galleries Lafayette in Jakarta’s Pacific Place Mall not only bring the capitol’s fashion-forward consumers access to new exclusive brands, it also hosts one of the city’s best new French restaurant. Liberté French Brasserie (Galeries Lafayette, … [Read more...]


Restaurant Review: E&O


EAT THE EAST. As regular readers of DA MAN already know, our cuisine columnist, chef Will Meyrick, is one of Bali’s most renowned chefs. He’s won great acclaim for his elevated interpretations of classic Southeast Asian dishes at two of the island’s most beloved restaurants, … [Read more...]