Rating: 8 / 10
Look, anyone who represents an underground music style or counter-culture movement is going to get my vote. I get thrilled to find spots like this around the world where a group of people who are into a certain subculture start a tattoo shop, pizza spot or burger bar.
The toilets look like a punk venue in Berlin plastered with stickers from all the right skating brands and rock bands, the bar is metallic and skull-endorsed, the burgers are all christened with the names of your favourite old-skool heros.
I went for the Sabbath burger (added jalapenos), the Judas Fries and headed out to the terrace only to turn back immediately and find shelter (AC) inside where the music was louder but the temperature more adaptable.
I've had a lot of burgers in my life, who hasn't, but this was a good solid burger for Asia. The meat was decent and seasoned, the bun and fries all above average and just the fact that someone was creating this kind of spot in south Jakarta was worth extra points no matter which way you look at it!
These recommendations are just personal opinions based on my palate, things change, chefs get fired or replaced, places open-close, relocate, so take it all with a pinch of MSG and discover your own gems too. But please do try a few of these, they have been researched exhaustively.
"Sadness is tempered by umami, grief by the motion of slurping, hope restored in the ladling of glistening, fatty broth"