Have you ever wondered why Middle-eastern restaurant is not more popular in Indonesia than what it actually is? Despite similarly using a lot of spices, Middle-eastern cuisine brings out a different experience compared to the local dishes’. Typically, it gives heat to your body, but not spicy, and not everyone is up to that. The trick to enjoy a Middle-eastern cuisine is to balance between meats, yogurts, and fresh vegetables. This way, you can savor all the rich flavor without being overwhelmed.
However, not all Middle-eastern restaurants in Jakarta provides high-quality foods and charming interiors to give you that authentic experience. Luckily, we have selected some of the best for you here:
1. Al Nafoura Lebanese Restaurant
Nothing can get wrong in this authentic Lebanese Restaurant located inside Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta. The spacious venue offers relaxed atmosphere with warm looking sand stone walls and terracotta floor. It is perfect for a fine dining experience with someone special, or an adventurous culinary journey with your closest friends. A must try is Haruf Quzi, a braised lamb shank served with rice, assorted nuts, and fresh yogurt. Not only delicious foods, the restaurant also provides excellent services, up to a five-star hotel standard! Also enjoy a belly dance performance every Friday and Saturday night.
Le Meridien Hotel
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 18-20
Lunch: 11.30 – 14.30
Dinner: 18.30 – 22.30
Saturday: 18.30 – 22.30
+6221 2513131 ext.3788
Located in an up-class area in Gunawarnan, Turkuaz gets approvals from its customer for serving exceptional meals in a charming Ottoman era interior. The owner and chef, Sezai Zorlu who was born in Turkey has received several awards, including the title of Iron Chef Indonesia. Here is where you can get the best baklava in town, as well as a tasteful Turki’s experience. Inside the restaurant, you can also visit their rug store, all imported products that selected through experienced eyes.
Jl. Gunawarman No.32
Sunday – Thursday: 11.30 – 22.00
Fridays – Saturday: 11:30 – 23.30
Evening of Public Holiday: 11:30 – 23:30
+6221 7279 58546