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Eastern Promise

$$ - $$$
Indian, Bar, British, Pub
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Jln. Kemang Raya 5, Jakarta 12510, Indonesia
+62 21 71790151
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered spicy chicken wings, choco mousse. Food, live music Ok but for spme waiters so picky with locals. I think management need to training waiters for better service, treat all customer equal no matter caucasian, black, asian or locals.

Thank Rina S
Omaha, Nebraska
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had a steak sandwich with fries for lunch. Steak had good flavor but a little tough. Fries were done perfect (not over done). Pizza in the evening had a good flavor and crust. Had the pizza back in the Sports Bar section. Sat at the bar and got to see drink glasses rinsed but not washed prior to reusing.

Thank G8890AQthomasb
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Its hard to rate Eastern Promise in a way because theres so many moving parts, some good, others not so much. Probably the best aspect of this place is the Indian cuisine, and it should be, their kitchen is over 20 years old. The most criticized element would be the painful service, which is now legendary, (everyone complains, everyone), which... More 

Thank joyoboyo2014
Dorset, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Large bar favoured by the ex- pats. Not bad, but a bit smokey. It has pool tables & dart boards. Think of Britain before the smoking ban.

Thank Andy K
Jackson, Mississippi
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246 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A pub pairing draft beers with deliciously spicy Indian cuisine. Country, rock and pop music blare from speakers, in between rugby, ice hockey or American football games. From the pool table, to the barstools to the vintage decor, this eatery seems to cater exclusively to the expact scene, though locals love it as well! Indian food is my comfort food... More 

Thank ChrisThomas1991
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great little place which is a British pub and curry house. 3 bars, live music and great Indian curry menu. We ordered two vegetarian curries with saffron rice which were great. Good service. Would recommend. Planning to go again for early dinner today.

Thank Globetrotter2008_9
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I didn't read any reviews before i visited so didn't have expectations as it was organised by someone else. At 42 I felt young in the place. The food is good by pub standards and the atmosphere was friendly and warm. It has a local feel to it and I can imagine that some of the same people will be... More 

Thank Sam S
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had dinner after business meeting. A good place to chill. A mix of western food with Indian food. Food is good, Indian food is good. Enjoyed the night.

Thank ShuLing J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Good first meal. staff were friendly and responsive. allowed us to try a few different starters and then mains. Food was good but not great and the price was reasonable.

Thank KarlosPerth
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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197 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Eastern Promise, or EP as it is locally known has been a tradition in Jakarta for as long as I can remember, I think I first visited it in 1987. Both the bar and the restaurant have been firm favourites within the Jakarta Expat community, as such EP is always busy. Drinks are reasonably priced, as is the Indian food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. Kemang Raya 5, Jakarta 12510, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta
  • Phone Number: +62 21 71790151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?