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“Great view!”

SKYE Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 7,985 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the city, on the 56th floor rooftop of BCA Tower - Grand Indonesia, Thamrin, SKYE is established to be a "Lifestyle Resort in The Sky" and an iconic landmark for the city, providing a unique atmosphere for a quick getaway for Jakartans from their daily hectic lives. With its unique Southern-American influence on its architecture and interior design, SKYE comprise of spacious indoor and outdoor areas where it offers its patrons a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the city's horizons as they are invited to indulge in a sumptuous selection of signature dishes and drinks. SKYE's outdoor area is a "bistro by day, lounge by night", while the indoor area is a dining restaurant. SKYE serves international fusion cuisine. Recently, SKYE proudly welcomes Hamish Lindsay as its new Executive Chef. As the hidden prodigy from Auckland, New Zealand, Hamish had worked closely together with Australia's finest celebrity chefs, including Pete Evans and Manu Feildel from My Kitchen Rules, as well as "world champion pizza maker" John Lanzafame, to name a few. Come fly to the SKYE. NOTE: 1. Age restriction in the SKYE Lounge of 19+ years old 2. Dress Code: - Evening Wear for Ladies - Semi Formal for Men - No Shorts - No Flipflops - No Sandals - No Tanktops/Singlets
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Bit overpriced, very good long drinks, desserts. In my opinion not for main cource. This View worth anything)))))) Love Jkt!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Just like most other Ismaya places this one has overpriced food and drinks, not to mention the pretentiousness and smug atmosphere they cultivate. Fair warning: their lounge has a "smart casual" dress code that the staff themselves do not enforce. They are extremely subjective and trained to let only Tatler-material people in. If you're not a foreigner, famous, looking rich or hot, don't bother. If you needed to Google "Tatler" don't bother either.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Skye Bar and Restaurant join a long and growing list of exceptionally high rooftop bars across Asia. The location in Jakarta couldn't be better, 200m+ above the city on the 56th floor of the Menara BCA building, at #1 Jl M.H. Thamrin in the heart of central Jakarta, next to Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia Shoppingtown, Hyatt and Pullman Hotels.

Like similar new and trendy rooftop bars, Skye comes with very hefty drinks prices, a dress standard (closed shoes and collared shirt for men), and gets very crowded very quickly around sundown.

The design of the outdoor area is a little unusual, with a shallow infinity pool and overgrown hedge shrubbery creating an unnecessary barrier between the patrons and the city view that they paid to see.

The security at the Skye bar is also particularly over-the-top with patrons watched like hawks by a phalanx of hovering security guards - most of whom seem hellbent on stopping people taking photographs with anything but a cellphone camera. Seemed pointless and unnecessary to me.

Sky has an attractive indoor bar area which pretty well nobody sits in (as you go for the view, not the bar) and outdoor daybed sofa lounges which are comfortable for groups. If you arrive half an hour before sunset, you will probably secure a lounger for free (first come first served), but if you arrive after sunset expect to find standing room only - although you can reserve a sofa lounge for up to 4 people for a mere 1.5 million rupiah minimum drinks spend!

There is a restaurant attached to the Skye bar deck - although strangely the design makes it difficult to really appreciate the city skyline view at all from most of the tables in the restaurant.

After a couple of very expensive drinks and appreciating the sunset we departed to the 3rd floor of the same building to have dinner in the deservedly well reviewed Social House restaurant (which I highly recommend).

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Visited the Skye with my husband for lunch at the restaurant. Elevator to get up was very fast and smooth. The interior was simple. Be very careful ladies! Floor is dangerous if you wear stiletto or high heel as there is uneven stone floor. Service was excellent as we had a new waiter. Food and drinks are just okay. The view of Jakarta from this building is not that great as the angle of the building is not in the best position. The place is definitely different from ordinary restaurant in Jakarta though. Will return with friends from out of town.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We went to the bar and it was a great place to hangout with some great company. I was lucky enough not need to worry about the bill, but heard there is a minimum associated to each table, except to ones right at the front, which are first come first serve. But then again, the view was all worth it. Finger food was not bad either.

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