Yeyo Lobby & Eatery
With so many new additions to Jakarta’s ever-expanding roster of restaurants and bars, it’s easy to get lost in the slipstream of fancy-pants venues as they pop up left, right and centre. Since it is our job to keep you in the loop, we would like to introduce you to the newest kid on the block: Yeyo Lobby & Eatery. Setting up shop along the busy streets of Jalan Senopati, this restaurant-cum-lounge only opened its doors last November and is yet to hold its grand-opening party. So far though, the reception that this new joint has received from the city’s fastidious punters has been nothing short of impressive. We chatted with Operations Manager, Elvita.
Could you let us in on the ideas that lie behind yeyo?
Initially, we just wanted to come up with our own fresh take on your run-of-the-mill hangout spot, especially from a design perspective, hence our tropically-vintage look.
What’s the main concept behind yeyo?
For our first-floor restaurant, we have created a tropical ambience, while our lounge area lies up on the second floor. As for our cuisine, we serve both western and french fare.
What are your signature dishes and drinks?
We consider the yeyo cheeseburger and our top-selling duck confit to be our culinary masterpieces. As for our signature refreshments, we have the mezza luna, a banana and blueberry mocktail, and the lauakup, a cocktail which consists of apple and kiwi purees mixed with apple-flavoured bacardi and melon liqueur.
What would you say makes yeyo stand out from other casual-dining lounges?
i’d say our ambience. I’ve seen people sitting here for hours soaking up the atmosphere of the place, and in my opinion, our mellow vibe is what differentiates us from the rest.
Located inside the newly opened JS Luwansa Hotel, Grand Cru by Vin+ is an expansion of the glorious wine kingdom of Vin+, one of Indonesia's most distinguished wine bars. Grand Cru by Vin+ is intended for the more upscale market, one which can fully appreciate wines and their traditions. We managed to bag a one-on-one with Samantha Siregar, the PR of this swanky spot, to discover more about why Grand Cru by Vin+ deserves to be your next drinking destination.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta’s Paulaner Brauhaus, one of the city’s favourite bars-cum-microbreweries-
cum-restaurants, reopened recently at a new location in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. Nathalia Atmaja, the hotel's PR executive, waxed lyrical about everything Paulaner Brauhaus.
Kemang’s wheel of restaurants just keeps on turning, with the number of joints that come and go increasing with every page of the calendar. A new entry throwing its hat into the ring is the so-much-like-home Soulkitchen, which opened its doors to the public just three months ago. Serving a variety of local and international dishes, and with modern pop-culture paraphernalia adorning almost every corner of the establishment, Soulkitchen has been welcomed with open arms by the people of Kemang and other visitors. Co-owner Gilang Hadimadia spilt the beans to JJK on the whole Soulkitchen enchilada.
Born out of a desire to achieve the spectacular, this newly opened nightclub has been carefully designed to function as both a public space and a superb venue for events. Located smack dab in the middle of the SCBD, Empirica is equipped with one of the longest bars in town and boasts a splendid and unique ambience. The club’s marketing and promotional manager, Dyah Wibisono, chatted with JJK recently about Empirica’s brimming potential and its bid to become the most popular late-night haunt in the whole Big J.