Quantum Bistro is a simple minimalist restaurant in Plaza Semanggi. I had never noticed this place before but when I checked the website, it actually has been around since 2007 (not sure which branch, though) and currently there are already 7 branches in total. They claim to serve only fresh and tasty food, which I agree after eating there.
Bright, modern and minimalist, that’s the Quantum Bistro.
They have large selections of menu, from Appetizers/Soups, Indonesian specialities, Oriental Selection, even Steak and Pasta. These are what we ordered:
Tahu Gejrot – IDR 15.454++
This is one of my favorite Indonesian snacks, fried tofu served with sweet soy sauce mixed with crushed green chili topped with diced cucumbers, hmm, YUM!! I missed this food very much and was surprised they have it, and I’m so glad I wasn’t disappointed at all. I ordered for extra spicy one and it was perfectly hot. 

Chicken Mushroom & Meatball Hot Plate Noodle – IDR 20.000++
Although my perception was wrong when I made the order (I thought it is some kind of crispy noodle like ifumie, because in the menu, it looked like crispy noodle!), but I wasn’t disappointed when I tried this. The noodle was well cooked, not too soft, and the taste was unique because some parts were slightly burned because of the hot plate. But I loved it.

Grilled Chicken Steak with Black Pepper Sauce – IDR 33.636++
Surprisingly, the chicken was very soft and tender, almost felt like fish steak. The side veggies were fresh and the sauce was very nice. I didn’t expect to have this kind of nice steak when their menu seem to be so cheap and affordable. The mashed potato was also very soft and juicy, love it!
The total bill for both of us that day was only IDR 87K, even less than that. I really don’t remember when was the last time we had to pay that little for a simple lunch/dinner in mall. You know, even in food court, we usually spend more than IDR 100K easily for each of us. I was really amazed again later when I found out that they don’t charge anything for service. I mean, we are all kinda used to being charged for service in restaurants, right? And sometimes we will sulk because we think it’s not worth it, especially when the service is extremely bad or something. And to be honest, they deserve to get service tip because the waitress did a good job and was very polite.
I think there is definitely another visit 🙂
*All prices are subject to 10% government tax only (free service charge).
Atmosphere: Modern minimalist, bright, comfortable.
Service: Alright.
Price*: $
Parking: Available
Attire: Casual
Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
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Quantum Bistro
Plaza Semanggi Fl 3A
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 50
Jakarta Selatan
Ph. +62 21 2553 9339
Facebook: QuantumBistro