Zone Guide: Central Jakarta

Zone Guide: Central Jakarta

Central Jakarta is the heart of the capital city, it is known for its famous tourist attractions like Monas. But Central Jakarta is much more than what we already know. It’s is also filled with culinary goods and entertainment places with budgets friendly for your wallet!

Central Jakarta has 8 districts, which are Cempaka Putih, Gambir, Johar Baru, Kemayoran, Sawah Besar, Senen, Menteng, and Tanah Abang. One of the famous districts is Menteng –  the most strategic area with historical housing residences, stores, shopping grounds, and entertainment areas. So, if you’re feeling to visit or stay in Central Jakarta, here’s a guide to some of the recommended places there!

Malls

grand indonesia mall central jakarta
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Central Jakarta being the heart of everything has one of biggest mall in Indonesia, you could find everything in the malls of Central Jakarta, so here are some of the best malls in Central Jakarta :

  • Grand Indonesia Mall, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta Pusat
  • Plaza Indonesia, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.9, RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10350
  • Plaza Atrium, Jl. Senen Raya No.135, RW.2, Senen, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10410
  • Senayan City, Jl. Asia Afrika No.19, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kecamatan Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270
  • Thamrin City, Jl. K.H. Mas Mansyur, Kb. Melati, Kecamatan Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10230

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Night Clubs and Bars

three house bar
Source: Google Maps

The nightlife in Central Jakarta isn’t as wild as South Jakarta. This is seen by the smaller numbers of nightclubs and bars that Central Jakarta has compared to South Jarta, but that doesn’t mean that the night clubs and bars here aren’t worth the visit. So, here’s some recommendation of night clubs and bars in Central Jakarta :

  • Three Horse Bar, Hotel Menteng II Lt. Dasar, Jalan Cikini Raya No.105, Cikini, Menteng, RT.10/RW.4, RT.10/RW.4, Cikini, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10330
  • Cloud Lounge, Altitude The Plaza Office Tower Lantai 46&49, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 28 – 30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
  • BART, Jl. Sunda No.3, RT.8/RW.4, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta

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Coffee Shops

common grounds central jakarta
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The third wave coffee has been growing rapidly in Jakarta and Central Jakarta is on of those area that has some good places you could hang out to have some quality cup of coffee, so here are some of the list of coffee shops in Central Jakarta :

  • Watt Coffee, The Capitol Park, Apartment, Jl. Salemba Raya No.16, RT.3/RW.6, Kenari, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10430
  • Phoenam Coffee, Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.12, RT.2/RW.7, Gondangdia, Menteng, RT.2/RW.7, Kb. Sirih, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340
  • Common Grounds, Jl. KH Mas Mansyur, Citywalk Sudirman GF No.Kav. 121, RT.10/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250
  • Wake Cup, Jl. Kaji No.40, RT.10/RW.7, Petojo Utara, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10130

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Restaurants

roca artotel
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Central Jakarta can’t go without its culinary goods and Menteng is probably known for its fine and delicious restaurants. So don’t be surprised if this list has many restaurants from Menteng :

  • Social House, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, RT.1/RW.5 No.1, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310
  • Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, Jl. Teuku Umar No.1, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Seribu Rasa, Jl. Haji Agus Salim, No. 128, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. 
  • RoCA Restaurant, Jl. Sunda No.3, RT.8/RW.4, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350

Attractions

galeri indonesi central jakarta
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Central Jakarta has many attractions and most of them are related to Indonesia’s history and culture. If we were to list them, the list will go on forever, so we listed 5 attractions that you must visit in Central Jakarta :

  • Indonesia National Gallery, Jl. Medan Merdeka Tim. No.14, RT.6/RW.1, Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110
  • Museum of National History, Monumen Nasional, Jalan Tugu Monas, RT.5/RW.2, Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110
  • Monumen Nasional, Jalan Tugu Monas, RT.5/RW.2, Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110
  • Situ Lembang Park, Jl. Lembang Terusan No.D-59, RT.6/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12910
  • Art:1 New Museum, Jl. Rajawali Selatan Raya No.3, RT.4/RW.6, Gn. Sahari Utara, Kecamatan Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10720

Transportation

mrt traffic in jakarta
Source: Wikipedia

Public transportations that Central Jakarta has is one of the sophisticated transportations in Indonesia. Its diversity makes people use anything other than their own vehicles. This is also one of the ways to reduce the traffic that Jakarta has. So, here are some public transportations that you could find in Central Jakarta :

  • Cars: There are many taxi pools in Central Jakarta, although you can’t find them everywhere, their numbers are quite high. One of the taxi pools is in Jl. Garuda No.88, RT.2/RW.8, Kemayoran. If you’re going for something more traditional, there are always angkots or bajaj that will guide you around the city.
  • Bus: Central Jakarta has TransJakarta that is ready to take you anywhere, some of the bus terminals are located in Gambir, Cempaka Mas, Kare, Sawah Besar, and more!
  • Train: The train commuter line practically goes to Central Jakarta, its stations are Jakarta Kota, Gambir, Pasar Senen, Tanahabang, and much more! The MRT line is also in the heart of Central Jakarta with stations like Senayan, Lebak Bulus, Dukuh Atas, Bundaran HI, and many more!

So, there you have a list of recommended places you should go to in Central Jakarta. We hope it was a useful guide for you to get around the city! Have fun!

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