Month: August 2019

9 Unique Restaurant Concept

9 Unique Restaurant Concept That Never Been Implemented in Jakarta

Various restaurants are present in Jakarta. Starting from fast-food restaurants to local specialty food restaurants, there are places to eat in Jakarta. Even so, most restaurants still use the same concept. There are still a few unique restaurant concepts that are present in Jakarta, even though in other parts of the world some people already use it.

Food Adventures

Intrigued by the restaurant concepts that we mean? Find out in the following article!

Floating Restaurant

Eating at a restaurant on the rooftop of a Jakarta skyscraper, such as Altitude, SKYE, or Henshin Restaurant is certainly a unique experience in itself. Seeing the view of the city of Jakarta from a height is one more value than eating on a rooftop.

But, have you ever imagined eating food at a table floating above the ground? Fungroup introduced a concept called Dinner in The Sky Genuine. In fact, more than 65 countries on 5 continents use this concept.

Usually, nearby buildings that are landmarks of a city is the hot location for this restaurant. Of course, it will be a unique experience to eat while relaxing around Monas with this concept.

Ice Restaurant

As Indonesian citizens, of course, living in extremely cold weather is unusual. Let alone living and struggle in cold weather for a long time, even in fairly cold weather, as a result of the rain, many of us immediately fell ill.

Even so, in a desert country like the United Arab Emirates, a frozen room could be a restaurant. This restaurant called Chillout Lounge looks like a typical Inuit house. Of course, it takes a very thick jacket, gloves, and even special shoes designed to withstand the cold of the room.

Don’t worry about freezing in the room, you will get a hot drink as one of the complimentary.

Bird’s Nest Restaurant

Bird’s nest is a place to eat? Of course, we are not referring to small bird nests, but artificial bird nests that can accommodate several adults in it.

This unique restaurant concept was first present in Thailand, to be precise at Soneva Kiri Resort. This concept is very similar to a bird’s nest, where there is wood woven in such a way that it becomes a solid place in a large tree. Usually, a restaurant like this is in the middle of a forest which has a stunning view.

If you have a restaurant with this concept in a Jakarta city park, it will certainly increase the public’s desire to come to visit city parks.

Underwater Restaurant

Eating in the middle of a mall or office is a common thing to find in Jakarta. However, what if you enjoy your meal while looking at the various marine animals passing around you?

A restaurant in the Maldives named Ithaa is so global with this one concept. The sensation of eating at a depth of 5 meters below sea level while accompanied by marine life will certainly be a unique experience that you will not be able to easily forget.

In Bali, a restaurant with this concept already available by November 2019. If this concept can be presented in Ancol, it will certainly be a booster for tourism in the northern area of ​​Jakarta.

Earthquake Restaurant

Have you ever felt an earthquake with a strength of up to 7.8 on the Richter scale? Especially when you are enjoying lunch or dinner at a restaurant. It will certainly cause tremendous panic.

Spain has a restaurant that uses this unique theme. Instead of being abandoned by this strange concept, visitors are willing to queue to feel the sensation of eating in the middle of an earthquake with this sizeable strength.

If it can be present in Indonesia, this unique restaurant concept will certainly be a learning place for people in Indonesia which are known to be prone to earthquakes.

Children’s Restaurant

Have a child who dreams of becoming a great chef in the future? Or want to teach your children to get to know the kitchen and its contents from an early age? This unique restaurant concept is perfect to be presented in Jakarta.

Kinderkookkafe in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of the restaurants famous for this concept. In this restaurant, all restaurant operations will be carried out by children aged 5-12 years. Starting from being a Chef, Cashier, to Waiter can be done at this restaurant. Of course, there is supervision from adults so that things that are not desirable happen.

There is nothing wrong with teaching children from an early age to reach their dreams in the future through a restaurant.

Robot Restaurant

In an age where technology is increasingly developing, the presence of robots in our daily lives cannot be avoided anymore. It is not impossible in the next few years human work is already done by robots. One proof that robots are able to replace the role of humans can be seen in restaurants that embrace the concept of a restaurant robot.

Various countries have used this concept. There are robots in charge of greeting and taking orders, some are cooking, some are even in charge of entertaining guests by dancing.

If all of these robots can be put together in one restaurant, it will certainly make humans in the future really lose their jobs. However, of course, it will be a unique experience to enjoy the food served by the robot.

Conflict Restaurant

We certainly know that in past Indonesia was a colony of the Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese. What if all the specialties of that country were present in one restaurant?

A tavern in the United States introduced this concept. Conflict Kitchen only serves food originating from countries that have experienced conflicts in the United States, such as Palestine and Iraq.

If a restaurant in Jakarta is able to present sushi, poffertjes, Caldo Verde, and fish and chips in one place, it will certainly make it easier for us to find a restaurant that suits our taste.

Naked Sushi

You can find various types of sushi restaurants in Jakarta, from luxurious to cheap but you can easily get a winning taste in all corners of Jakarta. But, have you ever imagined eating sushi served on the human body?

In Japan, there are several restaurants that serve sushi on a human body, on top of a woman who is not wearing clothes. This naked sushi concept is crazy. Even though the woman’s body has sushi on top, there are several rules that must be obeyed. Speaking, touching, and doing indecently to models is the prohibition. If the quest disobeys the rule, there will be a penalty.

Maybe this concept is quite vulgar and many parties will oppose it. But, of course, it would be unique if there were restaurants in Jakarta that dared to use this concept.

So, among the 9 restaurant concepts above, which one makes you the most curious?

Unique Concept of Transportation Restaurants in Surabaya

Choosing where to eat, now is no longer just a matter of tongue and stomach. Places to eat that are uniquely designed. And attractive are proven to be able to provide extraordinary sensations for culinary connoisseurs. So, it is not surprising that this unique restaurant. Or cafe with a nuance of transportation in Surabaya has become a favorite of customers.

The Unique Concept

Entering the main room of The Noodles Airlines Eatery seemed to open the aircraft cabin. At first glance, visitors will not feel inside a restaurant. Therefore, the design of the restaurant which is located on Jl. Manyar Kertoarjo V/12 was really made as closely as possible to an aircraft cabin. Inside the restaurant. There are 34 blue seats arranged parallel to each other. The lighting, the arrangement of the table. And the accessories remind us of one of the airlines. The interior design was made exactly like airplanes. Small window clusters with pictures of clouds make visitors feel like flying in the air.

Services

In order to feel the atmosphere more inside the aircraft. Visitors are also served by waitresses dressed as flight attendants and aircraft captains. Friendly, the waiters deliver the dishes ordered by customers using the trolley. In fact, in the midst of eating activities. The visitors also hear instructions. Or guides like when going on an airplane. Visitors are instructed to tighten the seat belts, to close the aircraft window. “We really want to show a restaurant that is really similar to the cabin atmosphere on an airplane,” said Valeriana Rosmaya (23), owner of The Noodles Airline Eatery.

Valeriana is not alone in running this business. Together with her two friends, Regina Verayanti (22) and Chrysilla Natahania (22). They opened this restaurant since May 17, 2013. The main idea sparks when the three of them watched Habibie and Ainun. At that time, they were thinking of making a restaurant with an airplane concept. Because they want to continue the work of the former President of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) in a different way. “We really can’t make airplanes. But at least, we can make a cafe with an airplane concept like this, “added Vera.

You could say the restaurant open every time. 11:00 to 22:00 are the busy hours for the restaurant. The majority, visitors are family and children. Especially airplane souvenirs girts for kids customers. Not surprisingly, every day. They are able to spend 100 to 250 servings of food menus. In fact, in the near future. They plan to open branches in the West Surabaya area. “From the beginning, we promote this place intensively massive. And now, there are quite a lot of customers here,” Valeriana said.

Inside The Dream

In other places, the people of Surabaya are certainly familiar with the Dream Cars restaurant. The restaurant with 10 classic car ornaments is one of the places to eat which is quite a lot of loyal fans. In fact, the artist had even stopped at the restaurant. Call it like Bondan Winarno, Ayushita, Nunung, and Andre Taulany. Then Sule, Kevin Julio, Marcell Chnadrawinata. And a series of other capital artists. Amazingly, Dream Cars are the only restaurant with full classic car design. And won the World Record. And MURI awards as a unique restaurant nuanced classic cars.

Dream Cars owner. Bobby Handojo explained the concept of this classic car restaurant is a long time dream. Noted. There are seats and wall hangings transformed from 10 classic cars from his father’s private collection. One type of red Mercedes Benz Limousine output in 1949 made into a dining table for 20 people.

There is also a modified Chevrolet Corvette output from 1969 into an aquarium. It takes a long time and a large amount of money to create a restaurant with this family’s target market. “If it is a hobby it is difficult to describe. Restaurants with this concept have been our dream for a long time. And this is why we name it the Dream Cars restaurant,” said Bobby.

Grand Opening

The restaurant, open for service officially on February 14, 2010. Various groups of people spread information and visit this restaurant. Although the interior design is quite luxurious. They offer a fairly friendly price. Vulnerable prices for food in Dream Cars range from Rp 20 thousand. Bobby did not dismiss. The main advantage of the restaurant he made lies in the interior design. The alumni of the University of Surabaya (Ubaya) also explained that a group of classic cars in his restaurant had their own magnets. “Our superiority is on the design. Only certain segments like the vintage style like this, “he explained.

Indonesian Famous Restaurant

Indigenous Indonesian Restaurant Strategy to Survive the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit almost all businesses, including food. Even the established family-based culinary businesses affected by the pandemic. For example, Tugimin business, Pak Min’s Chicken Soup, which is now trying to survive and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Culinary Businesses Pak Min’s Chicken Soup and Gudeg Yu Djum Rack Their Brains

Sop Ayam Pak MinAfter Tugimin’s death, the chicken soup business from Klaten, Central Java. The business run by his four children, Sihono, Sih Mulyoto, Triyono, and Ragil. Each of his four children managed to establish dozens of branches all over Indonesia. His second son, Sih Mulyoto, for example, has 39 branches throughout Indonesia.

Tri Saki Budi Hartono, who works as the operational person in charge of Pak Min Chicken Soup. Managed by Sih Mulyoto, who admits that his profits have dropped dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the past, the average net profit was Rp. 35 million to Rp. 40 million per month, now it is around Rp. 4 million,” said Tri when contacted by Tirto reporter, Friday (17/7/2020).

“We are now only defending so that employees can still work,” he added.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused sales to drop dramatically, buyers unmitigatedly decreased by more than 60 percent. However, even though the profits were insignificant they still open their stalls and manage a strategy. About 400 employees in all branches are working in shifts. According to him, this solution is the best rather than having to terminate employment (layoffs).

“For example, in one shop there are 20 employees who work only 10 of them take turns,” he said.

They also have to do it to convince buyers that their stalls are safe from COVID-19. Employees must wear masks and always have their body temperature measured before starting work. Meanwhile, even though there are not many buyers at their stalls. Buyers must keep their distance by sitting on the available spot.

Rely on Gudeg Cans

Warung Gudeg Yu Djum too. After Djuwariyah, the pioneer of the Gudeg Yu Djum shop passed away. The Yogyakarta culinary business passed to Djuwariyah’s children and even grandchildren.

The first shop Djuwariyah start, now passed to the son. Harianto and his wife Eni Widiastuty. Gudeng Yu Djum 167 is one of the restaurant in Kampung Wijilan, Yogyakarta City.

Eni Widiastuty told Tirto, Friday (17/7) that since the pandemic, its sales have decreased drastically. Several days at the start of the pandemic, he even had to close the shop. The area of ​​Kampung Wijilan, which was a tourist destination, was quiet.

Eni also faced a dilemma at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has to choose two options to keep opening the shop with minimal income. Or closing the shop at the expense of his employees.

“If we close, we will continue to feel sorry for the employees. Even if we open, we have to pay employees while the income drops drastically,” said Eni.

The Beginning of Canned Gudeg

He then took various ways. The canned gudeg product that has been produced so far was intensified again to get income. He has promoted through various media. Also took advantage of the food delivery service. This was quite helpful to keep earning income, he stated. Even though sales were not as busy as before the pandemic.

Eni seemed a little grateful entered mid-June 2020, he said there had been a slight increase. This is none other than the aftermath of government policy. That began to loosen residents to do activities outside the home. But as a consequence, stalls also have to implement strict health protocols.

He must prepare masks and face shields for employees as well as hand sanitizer. “Indeed, we have to spend a lot, but we can’t increase the price of [food],” he said.

Relax Tourism

The Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X has previously allowed regencies/cities to reopen. Places such as tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The Sultan hopes that the economy will continue to grow even in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pulse of the people’s economy in Yogyakarta, among others, comes from the tourism sector. With easing the policy, they believe the economy will return to a beat.

According to the Sultan, economic activities and COVID-19 prevention must go hand in hand. Because according to him no one can confirm when this pandemic will end.

“I also communicate with the regents. No problem. Please if you want to open a hotel, restaurant, tourist attraction and so on. Go ahead,” said the Sultan to reporters on Thursday (2/7/2020).

Professor of Economics at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Mudrajad Kuncoro. He said that the decline in the tourism sector in Yogyakarta during the pandemic also affected restaurants and hotels. This then caused economic growth in the ‘student city’ to contract by minus more than 5 percent.

According to him, with the current condition of Yogyakarta, coupled with an increase in inequality and poverty. It will take a long time to restore Yogyakarta’s economy.

Unique Restaurant Offers Different Dining Sensations

The proliferation of restaurant businesses led to various types of concepts. This unique concept is another attraction for visitors. Here are 5 references.

The culinary business never dies. Its development is very diverse with many different concepts. Some restaurants come with unusual concepts by offering a different dining experience.

Research Jakarta Dining Index released by trattoriadacarmelo.com, a restaurant search and reservation site in Jakarta. Said that the number of middle and upper-class restaurants during the last five years increased by 250%.

The research shows that more and more people in Jakarta like to eat in restaurants. Throughout 2013, the Jakarta community visited 380 million times. Besides the trend of visiting restaurants is not just triggered by the biological needs of people to eat.

However, as well as being a place for socialization. The rapid growth of social media users. In the last five years has also driven the trend of eating in restaurants. People like to display their photos when in a good restaurant.

For this reason, many new players offer different concepts. Not only interesting food menus. But they make the interior and theme of the restaurant as attractive. As possible to pamper culinary lovers with a different atmosphere while dining.

The following are five unique concept restaurants that must be on your culinary hunting list:

1. Hospitalis Restaurant & Bar

If you have been treated in a hospital. You must have eaten hospital food that is said to be tasteless. But the culinary offered by this hospital is different from the general hospital menu. This hospital is a restaurant located on Jl. Ahmad Dahlan No.31 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

Hospitalis Restaurant & Bar carries the concept of hospital as their interior design. Not only the building that looks like a hospital. But the interior starts from the seating and tableware used.

This restaurant serves a variety of processed seafood, beef, and chicken. The restaurant  guaranteeing to make your stress pain disappear with their food. Likewise, the pain of longing with old friends also helped. Ready to try different sensations to eat.

2. Bong Kopitown

The first restaurant resembles a hospital, this one resembles a prison. Bong Kopitown makes you feel like an ‘inmate’. But surely you will not refuse if imprisoned here. The dish not will be serving like in the original prison.

You can order a delicious and delicious food menu. In stark contrast to the food in the original prison. Bong Chandra is the founding of Bong Kopitown cafe. One of the young entrepreneurs who is also a writer. Carrying a unique theme that is expected to be an attraction.

With a unique concept proven to make this restaurant a bustling cup visited. Located on Boulevard Raya Blok PD1 No. 5-6, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. And several branches like the one on Citywalk Sudirman Lt. GF No. 15-16, Plaza Semanggi Lt. 3 No. 9. And in cities outside Jakarta.

3. The Lab Café

Not only hospitals and prisons are made into a restaurant concept, this one has a laboratory theme. The cafe in Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, No. 29, Jalan Pantai Indah Kapuk carries the atmosphere of a laboratory complete with all objects related to the laboratory.

The cutlery used to serve food in the form of measuring cups, test tubes, and other lab items. The food menu also uses quite unique names. Like Wildberry Tea, Jasmine Green Tea with Orange Bubble, and also Crepes Madness.

4. Samudera Laut 73

Feel the atmosphere of eating as if you were on a boat certainly is very interesting to try. Oceanic shades with aquariums and sea ornaments and porthole will add to the atmosphere of the sea. Not to mention the aquarium-shaped table with beautiful fishes that accompany our meal.

The restaurant is located on Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok QA1 No.2. Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Nuka every day from 10 am to 10 pm. Samudera Laut 73 serves archipelago food and various salmon in various forms.

Like salmon steak, salmon meatballs, salmon pasta, and much more at a friendly price too. This place is very fitting to be visited at dinner. So that the romantic atmosphere and beauty of the sea can really be felt.

5. Namaaz Dining

Well, the last restaurant reference is Namaaz Dining. This one restaurant does not offer a concept on the interior. And the atmosphere of the restaurant but on an unusual food menu. Namaaz dining is known as one of the unique restaurants in Jakarta. Which is famous for its very unique fine dining menu.

Just imagine the serving a packing chicken curry dish you will get. In the form of wooden pencils and notepaper that looks worn out. In addition, there are also green beans that are packaged in the form of a mixture with foam topping. Aren’t this interesting ideat to try these unique restaurants?

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