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Menara BCA, 56th Fl
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1
Jakarta, Indonesia 10230

Editorial Review

South East Asia is quickly becoming one of the major hotspots for having the swankiest bars and restaurants in the world. And if you notice carefully, most of these restaurants and bars are not only notorious for hiring Michelin star chefs or Internationally acclaimed Mixologists, but they succeed in providing their guests with new dining experiences, and with regards to Skye, their location and view are definitely part of it.

So when you hear that the Infamous Ismaya group has opened yet another new venture aptly named Skye, which is located on the 56th floor of the Menara BCA building (you cannot get any ‘higher’ than this if you wish to be intoxicated in Jakarta), with view of the whole central Jakarta and reputed to serve good cocktails and creative fusion menus as evident from all their other dining venues, you have to admit that by far they have ticked all the points on the 'wow' list that can make Skye the landmark venue for Jakarta.
With its own private life that takes you straight to the 56th floor, Skye is divided into two sections. You turn right to enjoy their fusion food and wonderful restaurant or you turn left and walk into one of the most breathtaking views ever found in town. Just like the infinity pool they have, the area is designed so that everyone can admire their 180 degree view of the skyline, yet not disturbed by columns or pillars which make the outside patio seem infinite and beyond. For those suffering from vertigo, it is probably best to step away from the outside patio and just relax within the indoor bar area.

Everybody chooses to come to Skye around dusk to enjoy the panoramic sunset views, but we can imagine that the view is breathtaking anytime of the day or night. Once you have settled yourself down at Skye, you cannot help feel like that you are actually in Singapore or in Bali instead, as this does not feel like smoggy Jakarta, and you are just in awe of the amazing ambience.

When it comes to drinks, we recommend their fruity and sweet signature cocktails which go very well with their outdoor theme and are quite addictive and we particularly recommend the Vodka-based Cancun cooler with muddled watermelon and lychee. For small meals on the patio, there are some really interesting Asian and Western influenced dishes on the menu. We especially enjoyed the whole school prawns deep fried in red rice batter with a soy and mirin mixture as the accompanying dipping sauce. The prawns are so crispy and savoury that you get to eat the head and tail without needing to peel them them out. And for those who enjoy the Mexican treats, you are in luck as their pulled pork quesadilla and the veal cheek taco are superb and tasteful choices.

If you are lucky enough to get a seating the the restaurant, you are in for a treat when you sample their Veal cheek Thai green Curry.This is truly a spectacular place to have drinks and entrees alfresco and to head inside for a more formal dining seat. We can imagine quite a few marriage proposals at this location.


  • D N.

    Bagus Suasana Outdoor

    Posted by D N. on 03 Jul 2012
    Pros: Pemandangan Jakarta Metropolitan
    Cons: Mahal Minumannya dan Makanan Ringan Kurang Enak
    Kapan lagi bisa lihat pemandangan Jakarta dari gedung tinggi. Disinilah tempatnya sambil melihat orang Jakarta yang suka foto-foto Happy

    Saya rekomen sekali untuk orang-orang pada datang cuman sayang minumannya agak mahal ya. Makanan ringannya (finger food) yang di area lounge kurang enak dibandingkan tempat hang out yang lain. Tapi grup Ismaya dari dulu memang kurang terkenal kalau mengenai makanan, terkenalnya di concept dan ide-ide baru saja.
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