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“decent hangout messy menu”
Review of Fjl

Fjl
Ranked #4,514 of 8,207 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Mampang Prapatan
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Neighborhood: Mampang Prapatan
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have been a few times to fjl for meetings or lunch. Overall good atmosphere, service is ok and the place is pleasant to seat outside or to relax.

My biggest problem with this place is the menu, it is a mix of chinese, indonesian, mexican, japanese and italian. You cannot really tell what are they particularly good at and they end up making pretty much everything average.

Drinks and pricing are fair.

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5  Thank fedina821
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

It was a good place to hang out with your friend really was my first impression! Looked at the menu aftrwards and the price is superexpensive! Pasta and pizza around 140kIDR and almost all food >100k IDR. But it's fine i thought maybe it worth the price. But after my pizza come, it was delicious, but the tissue, the plate didnt show the expensive price. I went to the toilet which is also dissapointed by its full of used tissues everywhere. Just not suitable with the price. And last! The music was too loud by the DJ. You come for hangout with friends in the end you cant chat with them. And also the servants was too slow and inactive. So overall for me it is won by its ambience that maybe now became popular in jakarta social life.

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1  Thank Stefaniastari
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Service was a bit slow and waiters are highly unattentive. We tried to get their attention for a very long time after our meal to get the bill. We were sat in the outside part and no matter how obvious you are with your actions and mannerisms they failed to notice that we were in fact ready and waiting for the bill. Nothing more irritating than having to wait around at the end of the meal when you are ready to go.
Other than that it's an extensive, although very mish-mashed, menu. Can't quite work out what is the overall style/food theme of FjL. It's always packed with expats so must be good. The gin sorbet's are the signture drink here and these are good. As is the drinks menu and also their tea varieties. Friday lunch times are filled with raucous laughter from many 'ladies who lunch', so either book in advance or avoid.
Overall FjL tries hard with it's quirkiness, but has some way to go to be one of those top restaurants.

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1  Thank S B
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Fresh, clean and modern restaurant with adjoining clothing boutique and bakery. There is a good selection of food and its generally good. Service excellent. Interestingly all waiters are dressed in skin tight jeans with white tops and seemingly hand picked for their extraordinary good looks. No waitresses here.

2  Thank Herbert1234
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

They love the aircon so indoors and even the outside area (undercover) was freezing! Had to ask them twice to keep it off.

I ordered the fettuccini with mushroom & prosciutto..when it came it was very heavy in cream and I could not really eat much...also had no flavour so not a good choice. friends had the chicken and seemed to enjoy it..next time I will have that.

Probably wont rush back sorry...

1  Thank PicklesAsia
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