How to Safely Date in Jakarta

Women in the Indonesian capital are like one imagines them; easygoing and beautiful. There are certain places, like bars and nightclubs, that aren’t always safe to take a date.

Meeting women in Jakarta is one thing; dating safely – quite another. Here is a list of safe dating spots where you’re sure to have a good time. The odds of someone harassing or otherwise making problems for you and your date are minimal.

Plataran Dharmawangsa

This is an elegant, luxury restaurant exuding refined charm. You will dine against the backdrop of masterfully crafted historical décor. Any woman will feel special here. The venue includes a half a century old prayer house, a wooden heritage house that is more than a century old, wooden Javanese pavilions, and a conservatory with a glass roof.


This restaurant is the highest dining spot in the country, housed on the Westin Hotel’s three top floors. The breathtaking views of the city will amaze you. The expert chef is a master at exotic Asian fusion cuisine. As with our first choice, you should book in advance.

VIEW Restaurant and Bar

This is another place to enjoy a view of the city’s skyline. The aptly named restaurant is located on the 22nd floor of a modern building. The chef specializes in Asian cuisine infused with European tones.

Bottega Ristorante

Those who prefer a more relaxed vibe should head to this charming Italian eatery in Sudirman, the city’s financial district. If you’re looking for a romantic experience without breaking the bank, Bottega is a fantastic option.

Hause Rooftop Kitchen and Bar

The Hause (not “House”) perches on the rooftop of a tall building in the downtown area. It is a green oasis at the heart of the city. You will dine and enjoy a drink amidst luscious verdant flora. The atmosphere is inviting and warm, and don’t forget to try one of their delectable gin fusions! The restaurant serves many excellent vegan and vegetarian options as well as Western and local food.