Hard Rock Cafe in Jakarta
If you enjoy hitting up the Hard Rock Cafe in the various countries you visit and/or you want some good ol’ American food and drink, there’s one located in Plaza Indonesia in Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Plaza Indonesia is a large upscale mall situated at Jalan MH Thamrin Kav. 13. The mall has a special section called the “Entertainment X’nter,” which is where you will find the Hard Rock. The restaurant’s telephone number is (62) 21-3199-0164. It is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 2:00am. On Fridays and Saturdays, as well as the eve of public holidays, it is open from 11:00am to 3:00am. There is a separate little store that sells Hard Rock memorabilia and has the same hours as the restaurant. Food-wise, I recommend their pasta dishes, particularly the Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese and the Blackened Chicken Pasta. True meat-eaters will enjoy any of the burgers. There is a veggie burger for vegetarians by the way. If you are really into desserts, I suggest the yummy and quite filling Apple Cobbler, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, or the Home-style Cheesecake. The desserts will satisfy one to three people. As for drinks, there are plenty of choices from water to sodas to fruit juices to alcohol of different types. Please note, however, that alcohol may not be served on particular Muslim holidays. The Hard Rock Cafe is not inexpensive. Depending on your order and the number in your party, things can get pricey relatively quickly. There is some great live entertainment on certain evenings. There is a small dance floor, but you have to wait until very late before folks start busting a move on it. Entertainment and dance schedules change, so it is a good idea to call ahead. The crowd tends to be those in their 30s and above, though you will see couples, families, and business gatherings of various ages during the afternoons. Late at night, women should note that it is very likely men will be “active” and flirtatious. Women should be firm if they are not interested in the unwanted or unsolicited attention.