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Tropical plants grow inside this jungle-themed restaurant just outside Jakarta

Diners sit beneath trailing fronds and tropical leaves at Kayu-Kayu in Indonesia’s South Tangerang City.

The Indonesian restaurant occupies a black two-storey ‘barn’ in the North Serpong that is big enough to accommodate a giant Alstonia tree and a pond full of koi carp as well as hungry diners.

Tropical plants grow inside this jungle-themed restaurant just outside Jakarta
Photography: Arti Pictures

Recycled wood has been used to create Kayu-Kayu’s furniture and lighting, as well as the double staircase that leads up to its vast first floor. A bank of skylights ensures light spills into the space, adding to the greenhouse feeling.

The designers, W Office, focused on using local materials wherever possible, including several sawn-off tree trunks and branches – some of which are suspended across the restaurant interiors. Outside, waiting guests can perch on log benches.

Kayu-Kayu is located an hour outside Jakarta and serves a health mix of noodles, rice, and signature grilled meats.

Jl. Jalur Sutera No.Kav. 28A, Pakualam, Kec. Serpong Utara, Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten 15325, Indonesia

Tropical plants grow inside this jungle-themed restaurant just outside Jakarta
Photography: Arti Pictures
Tropical plants grow inside this jungle-themed restaurant just outside Jakarta
Photography: Arti Pictures

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