Finding a place to eat inside shopping malls is definitely one of hardest tasks for me, especially because the shopping malls in Jakarta are so good, in terms of offering lots of options to choose. Lippo Mall Kemang (Kemang Village) for example, has so many options for food, from restaurants inside the mall, those in Avenue of The Stars area, and also food court.
This time I am gonna write about one of the restaurants called Classified. Classified is not a new restaurant, but it has always been one of my top list for all-day dining in the mall. Classified is originally from Hong Kong and brought to Indonesia by The Duck King Group, serving European dishes such as French and Italian.
The restaurant itself doesn’t look so luxurious or anything from outside, it looks more like a modest coffee shop or casual dining with an inviting atmosphere. There is an open kitchen as well, giving a down-to-earth ambience to the whole place. They have 2 separated areas: indoor and outdoor, basically I love the outdoor area more because it’s brighter and greener; but I would probably choose to sit indoor if I bring laptop or if I wanna spend longer time there.
Classified as an all-day dining serves quite a selection for the menu. From breakfast, burgers, pizzas, pasta, risotto, mains like steaks and other meat, even healthy choices, they have them all. What I like about Classified is their variety of menu and the prices are actually very affordable, starting from IDR 15,000 up to 239,000.
English Breakfast IDR 35,000
A pot of hot tea never fails to brighten up my day. And since I like TWG tea, I joyfully accept the fact that all their teas are from TWG. Bless you, Classified.
Iced Green Tea Latte IDR 39,000
Just yet another un-impressive green tea latte: weak green tea flavor, too milky, and so on. Maybe ordering Green Tea Latte in such an European-inspired restaurant wasn’t really the best idea.
Classified Burger IDR 89,000
Served with English bacon and Swiss cheese, this burger was major YUM! Do you see how thick the beef patty is? When I saw it for the first time, I easily assumed that the patty must be dry due to its color and thickness. However, when I cut it to see the inside, yes, the patty was almost well-done, but still maintained its softness and moisture, amazing! The Swiss cheese gave a beautiful fragrant and mild savory flavor, it was a deadly combination! BTW I heard that Classified is also popular for its handmade cheese, I wonder whether this Swiss cheese is also part of it?
Classified Double Eggs Benedict IDR 79,000
Who can resist a plate of Eggs Benedict? Classified one is served with Prosciutto and Hollandaise sauce, which resulted in a very appetizing dish.
Combining these eggs with rich yolk with salty Prosciutto is excellent because those two balance each others’ flavors so well. I really love how a simple dish like this can taste billion dollars, LOL!
Overall, dining here at Classified is always satisfying for me. I get good food, good atmosphere, and a comfortable chairs to sit on. The only thing that I don’t really like about Classified is the service, not that it’s THAT bad, but sure thing there is a room for improvement. After all, people dine in restaurants hoping to experience more than the food, right? Anyway, I still hope to be back again soon!
All prices are subject to 7.5% service charge & 10% government tax
*The Food Escape team are not paid whatsoever for writing this post.
** This review is written based on our visit on 14 May 2015.
Lippo Mall Kemang (Kemang Village)
Ground Floor OD-08
Jl. Pangeran Antasari No. 30
Ph. +62 21 2952 8510
Mon-Sun 8AM – 10PM