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Smoking Joe’s – Jakarta, Indonesia – New BBQ Joint

It’s always exciting when I hear about a BBQ Joint (a real deal low and slow BBQ Joint) opening up outside of the United States (and Canada), but I couldn’t believe it at first when I heard that the St. Louis based Smoking Joe’s was opening up a second BBQ Joint in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Here’s the scoop: “Experience the Love of authentic Memphis-style smoked barbeque, only at Smoking Joe’s BBQ & Lounge. The popular American franchise from St. Louis, Missouri is located in the bustling heart of Jakarta and is the first of its kind in Asia Pacific. We pride ourselves on our slow-smoked barbeque so much, we shipped a one-ton smoker directly from St. Louis. We take traditional American barbeque and step it up a notch by smoking all our meat using wood from the Jack Fruit tree. Smoking Joe’s original chef and founder Joe Rozelle’s savory secret rub of herbs and spices guarantee an experience you’re going to love and not soon forget.

There are many versions of classic American barbeque, but Memphis-style dry-rub is savory, moist and tender. All our meat is delicatley rubbed with a secret blend of spices to enhance flavor and tenderness, then slow-smoked for several hours—a process that locks in the flavor. If spicy sauce is your game, then you will love Smoking Joe’s home made, wiskey-infused barbeque sauces! Generous portions of side dishes like the ‘Holy’ sweet potato fries, homemade cornbread and our signature potato chips add to the southern charm of Smoking Joe’s BBQ & Lounge.



The inviting and soothing ambience complete with lounge, bar, booths and semi-private meeting room has already become a favorite meeting place in Mega Kuningan for the fast-paced businessmen and women. Whether joining us for lunch, dinner, drinks or simply gathering with friends and family, our 550-square-meter restaurant, bar and lounge will comfotably seat over 150 people.

From live jazz and blues music, as well as live performaces by other musical acts, there’s plenty of food, music and fun at Smoking Joe’s. At the bar watch live sporting events and catch the latest in world news on our flat screen TV’s. Smoking Joe’s is the perfect place to hang out and is quickly becoming a dining destination on the Jakarta culinary scene.

One taste of our world–famous barbeque and you’ll understand why Smoking Joe’s is a household name in St. Louis, throughout America’s heartland, and now Jakarta. We are also the only restaurant in our class to offer HALAL cooking methods to ensure a pleasant dining experience for all our valued guests. Strategically located at THE EAST bulding in Mega Kuningan, Central Jakarta, Smoking Joe’s boasts a private elevator access for added convenience. Visit us and Experience the Love of smoked barbeque.”

Sounds like I need to make a BBQ trip overseas. What do you think? Let me know if you’ve been here.

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