Jakarta has endless options of good food, from Indonesian to Mediterranean cuisine. But for the perfect romantic dinner, you might want to check this list out.


We can always rely on good food for a good romance, and Jakarta has endless options for them. However, for special occasions, ambiance matters.

Oma Elly is a good choice, but if you want more alternatives just in case the reservation war goes nuts for Valentine's day, The S Media has made a shortlist of the most romantic restaurants in Jakarta.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Is it Ruth's, or is it Chris'? It doesn't matter because they serve some of the best steaks in the capital. It champions the chefs' special 500° sizzling plates, paired with an award-winning wine list. The Kowloon-style steakhouse promises to deliver superior service and an unforgettable dining experience.

Ruth's Chris Steak House is located in a hidden corner near Lotte Shopping Avenue in Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia. It opens from Monday to Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 11 p.m. for dinner.

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JimBARan Lounge
The lush JimBARan Lounge is part of the prestigious Ayana Midplaza Jakarta. Designed as a warm and welcoming meeting place for Jakarta's eclectic community and dynamic social scene, it offers Chef Olivier's divine light lunch and dinner menu as well as the art of the sweet indulgence by Pastry Chef Gio.

Strategically located within walking distance to the thriving hive that keeps Jakarta buzzing long after the offices have closed at Jalan Sudirman's neighborhood, the JimBARan Lounge is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Mare Nostrum

Mare Nostrum was conceptualized by Marc Mallolas, an entrepreneur born and raised in Barcelona with a strong Mediterranean influence. It is a modern casual restaurant that brings an intense experience of taste and flavors designed by Michelin Star Chefs Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas and Eduard Xatruch.

Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, the dining area of this restaurant brings a bright and peaceful space to enjoy the complete dining experience with enormous windows for natural lights and an amazing view from the 18th floor of Grand Sahid Jaya. It opens daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Henshin serves authentic Nikkei cuisine, a bold combination of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine that reflects a rich cultural history and diversity and reinventing traditions since the late 19th century. The restaurant offers a magnificent view of the skyline from Jakarta's highest point.

It is known to be the highest rooftop bar in Jakarta on level 67 of The Westin Jakarta and a charming restaurant with a bird's-eye view of the capital through soaring floor-to-ceiling windows tops on its level 68. Henshin opens daily from 3 to 9 p.m.

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GAIA by OSO Ristorante
GAIA by OSO Ristorante nestles on the 46th floor of The Plaza tower, where it offers a surreal dining-in-the-sky experience. Gaia serves a wide range of Italian dishes, from homemade pasta, selections of meat and fish to delicious desserts such as Tiramisu, served according to the original 1956 recipe.

The restaurant's luxurious interior contributes to a great ambiance for a perfect romantic dinner. It opens daily from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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