Koh I Noor, Jakarta



I’d heard of this place, asserted by all who used it to be tip-top culinary quality, so with important guests to entertain, why not give it a try?

Like myself, my visitors had lived for a number of years in the Old Country and were thus afficionados of Indian cuisine.


kohinoor dining


It’s on Rasuna Said, the lower ground floor of Pasar Festival,  once a great place for second-hand book-stores, now reborn as Plaza Festival, loads of eateries but no old books to devour.


pasarfestival Plaza Festival


Must admit the food was excellent, everyone tucked in with gusto, and chapatis and samosas. I had lamb biryani, but between us we ranged across the menu voraciously.

It ain’t cheap.

The bill came to just under Rp.500,000, but, with its reputation, I guess that’s only to be expected.

I only found the cost of a small bottle of Bintang quite a jolt, Rp.30,000, when you can buy a big one in a store for Rp.21,000, but it does help maintain orderly sobriety on the premises!