KINTAN Japanese BBQ Buffet - Jakarta

On Monday evening, as I was idling around with nothing to do, my friend suddenly called me up for dinner, explaining how much he was craving to have a Japanese Meat BBQ for dinner. So as we were pretty hungry at the moment, we agreed straight away to go for an All-You-Can-Eat restaurant. We decided to try out the newly opened Kintan Buffet - All You Can Eat Japanese BBQ.

Truth be told, as we didn't do much research beforehand, we went to Kintan Yakiniku located at Pacific Place, SCBD, only to find out the bitter truth that it is different and they don't serve buffet menus there. Words couldn't explain how disappointed we were (and hungry) at that time, so without any further ado afterwards, we went straight towards Emporium Pluit Mall for the long-awaited buffet dinner. Yes, we took the extra effort to move from South Jakarta to North Jakarta for the sole sake of it.


Upon arriving at Emporium Pluit Mall, the clock has struck around 8.30 P.M. and it took us around 5 to 10 minutes to get to the restaurant from the parking lot. The server told us that the last order is on 9.00 P.M. but we still went in ahead anyway after the kind advice from the server.

Fancy Warteg? Say whaaat?! - Jakarta

Warteg or commonly known as Warung Tegal is a very common food place that you can find almost everywhere here in Jakarta. They serve a variety of pre-cooked Indonesian dishes at a very affordable and cheap price. The downside of it, however, is that the places which are called Warteg are usually not very comfortable as they are in the form of small eating places without any air conditioner inside. And as you can imagine how hot the weather in Jakarta is, well, you would pretty much feel like you're having your meal inside a sauna.

Just recently though! I managed to find a place in Menteng, called "FAME - Food Art Menteng", which is basically a collection of Indonesian food stalls merged into one.


This FAME - Food Art Menteng consists of four restaurants / food stalls inside, namely Sate Sosial & Beer, Martabak Boss, Noodle Station and lastly Warteg Express. On this blog post, I would mostly talk about the Warteg Express, since it is the most unique one here in my opinion. We also had the satays from Sate Sosial & Beer here, so keep your eyes out for them!