Luxury taste of Indonesian food at Kila Kila

With the logo and decor of the many favored windmills, Kila Kila by Akasya aims to make people who come to feel happiness. (photo: IO/Aldo)

IO, Jakarta – Jakarta indeed has never run out of options in culinary. There are so many varieties of delicious dishes that can be chosen by Jakarta residents. However, due to the crowded mobility, the strategic location and the comfort of the place this has become an added value that makes a restaurant special. As the restaurant is no longer just a place to enjoy food, but also a place to enjoy free time on the sidelines of a hectic schedule. Presented to us as an option in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta’s business center, Kila Kila opened its doors in the SCBD area. This restaurant which is a subsidiary of Akasya Catering is indeed aiming at Jakarta residents who are dense in their activities and need space to relax for a moment. The concept of rooftop was deliberately created by combining open space and indoor, so that the guests can freely enjoy their time in the restaurant.

This unique name, “Kila Kila” comes from Sanskrit which means ‘the sounds of joy or sound of happiness’. With the logo and decoration of the windmills that is loved by many the young and old, Kila Kila by Akasya aims to make people who come feel happiness. Since its opening in May 2016, Kila Kila by Akasya wants to bring a homely atmosphere and sumptuous Indonesian food. Kila Kila by Akasya brings the concept of bringing Indonesian food to a higher level. Featuring a modern design with yellow and wooden touches, the restaurant offers added comfort and friendly service from its staff. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 to 24:00.

For your favorite menu, Kila Kila provides original Indonesian menu with modified raw materials such as Sate Wagyu Kila Kila, Bakar Cabe Ijo, Ayam Bakar Kalio, and Iga Bakar Sereh which can be your favorite menu choices. The price of food, either one portion or unit, ranges between Rp. 15-325 thousand, and drinks around Rp.25-175 thousand. Alcohol and wine are available here, with a price range of millions of rupiah. In April, Kila Kila by Akasya launched their latest product, Kila Kila T-Party, a form of high tea program in this restaurant.

Uniquely, usually high tea is  enjoyed with Western-style tea, but in Kila Kila it is very different as the cakes served are typical Indonesian snacks. Kila Kila’s new product is available at 15:00 to 18:30, with the price of Rp150 thousand / pax, we will get coffee, tea, herbs, snacks in a food container, and typical Indonesian snacks. Everything can be consumed to your heart’s content, except the one’s in the containers, which is only given once.

A variety of tea flavors are provided, as well as herbs. Various options such as turmeric tamarind, brotowali, and kencur rice can also be found here. For banana, you can choose a package of two sweet and one salty snack, or vice versa. Some examples of random snacks, among others, onde-onde, cassava coconut milk, and solo sausage of this type keeps changing every day. As for typical Indonesian snacks that you can eat as much as boiled food, fried, and sweet and salty cakes. Boiled foods such as beans, corn, bananas, and taro. There are also fried foods such as tofu, spring rolls (lumpia), tempeh and sweet and salty cakes such as croquettes, pastels, and pancakes.

There is no need to trouble yourself going around the city to find and enjoy typical Indonesian snacks. A total of 15 variations, salad (rujak), asinan, rengginang, as well as candy (ginger and milk taste) in a daily fixed menu. In addition, all the cakes will continue to change every day. Thus, visitors will always get different tasty flavors every time they visit Kila Kila by Akasya. Certainly, Kila Kila T-Party is suitable for those who miss the traditional Indonesian food.

Located on the 7th floor of SCBD Lot 4, South Jakarta, Kila Kila by Akasya also has acoustic music, which makes the atmosphere more fun to chat and relax with friends. Kila Kila has a capacity for about 109 people, divided into lounge area (smoking) and dining area (non smoking). With its unique interior and excellent quality Indonesian food packed creatively, make sure Kila Kila by Akasya becomes one of your destinations to enjoy Indonesian specialties with different food sensations. (Aldo)