[Jakarta] Situated at the back corner of PIK Avenue mall at North Jakarta, lies Holy Smokes. It is worth the find.

The restaurant specialises in serving Texas slow-smoked BBQ. It is considered by many (including myself) the place to get your BBQ cravings fixed.

Holy Smokes has an industrial theme concept for the interior, with wood and iron elements placed throughout the outlet. It might look a little dull due to lack of windows.

However, good that there is an open kitchen where you can observe the cooking process, to see your meats get from the grills to the table.

The 4 recommended dishes are Texas Short Ribs, Southern Style Beef Ribs, Smoky Beef Brisket, and Onion Straws.

The Onion Straws(Rp 45k, SGD$4.50) are always my favourite! Lightly battered then deep fried to crispy golden brown, best dipped good to the cocktail sauce or BBQ sauce.

Recommended to share between two to three people.

For the Smoky Wagyu Brisket (180g) Rp 130k-185k, SGD$13-19), customers may choose from the Fatty or Lean cut options.

There is an option of “Plate” (no side dish) or “Dinner” (2 side dishes included).

Using their special recipes and spices, this wagyu brisket was marinated few days before being slowly smoked for over 14 hours.

This was to ensure that the slices would have that signature charred flavor.

The result?

Super smoky, juicy and tender. Once served, you simply cannot resist that appetising aroma.

The Texas Short Ribs (Rp 350k, SGD 35) were well marinated, slowly smoked for 6 hours, with meat that fell off the bones easily.

I thought that it needed no additional condiments, as it was packed with flavours.

Customers are able to choose between Australia or US beef.

Exclusively only available in PIK branch, this St Louis Ribs Quarter Back (Rp 150k, SGD$15) would go through the same cooking and smoking process as the Texas short ribs.

I ordered mine with a side of salad, which was fresh and refreshing, and brought about some balance to the ‘heaty’ ribs.

Known for good quality, fast service, and reasonably priced meats, Holy Smokes has been winning over customers since their first outlet.

I have been patronizing them for over 2 years and safely say that their consistency is on point.

Did I mention free flow BBQ sauces? HOLY SMOKES!

Holy Smokes
PIK Avenue Mall, 1st Floor, Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia
Tel: +62 212 257 0861
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Google Maps – Holy Smokes

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* Written by DFD͛’s Jakarta Food Correspondent @iknowhowtoeat who loves exploring NEW food places in both Indonesia and Singapore. DFD pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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