There’s nothing like a good ol’ plate of freshly grilled, juicy pieces of lamb chop. Often shadowed behind its popular “frenemy” – beef steak – lamb chops are underrated and don’t get the recognition it truly deserves. From its strong flavors to its tender meat, a perfectly cooked plate of lamb chop paired with the perfect sauce will leave your palate wanting more – long after you have devoured it. Without further ado, below are five must-try lamb chop dishes in Jakarta:

1. Seasonal Tastes

Found in the tallest hotel in the city -The Westin Jakarta – is this stunning restaurant, which features 360-degree views of the vibrant cityscape through its floor to ceiling windows. At Seasonal Tastes, you would be spoiled for choices with its range of Western and Asian buffet dishes, as well as the ala-carte menu. One dish that stands out from their ala-carte menu is their Australian Double Lamb Chop. Cooked to your preferred tenderness, this large-sized piece of goodness is served with mouthwatering barbeque sauce.

The Westin Jakarta, Level 51, Jl Hr Rasuna Said No. Kav C-22A, Karet Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 2788 7700
IG: thewestinjakarta

2. Vong Kitchen

Located inside the fabulous hotel Alila SCBD is the New York-inspired, Vong Kitchen, which has quickly won many hearts since its establishment in 2018. Founded by the famous Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the modern French-American restaurant serves a delectable Western-Asian menu. Some of their favorites include Truffle Pizza, Rice-Cracker Crusted Tuna, Roasted Duck and the must-have Grilled Lamb Chops with Broccolini, tomato-harissa, and potatoes.

Alila SCBD Jakarta, Lot 11, Jl Jendral Sudirman No. Kav 52-53, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+62817) 7668 8066
IG: vongkitchen

3. Toscana

While Toscana is one of the oldest restaurants to have established in the capital, it has maintained its title as one of the best Italian restaurants to date for over two decades. Located in the busy, hip and happening streets of Kemang, the sophisticated and award-winning restaurant serves traditional and classic Italian food, one of which is their grilled lamb chop served with black pepper, rosemary herb and white wine sauce. 

Jl Kemang Raya 120, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 718 1216
IG: toscanaresto

4. Odysseia

Nestled in a cozy area at the popular Pacific Place Mall is this elegant semi-outdoor restaurant that serves European cuisine. While you can find a range of delicious dishes to choose from here, Odysseia is also known for its incredible lamb chop, seasoned and grilled to perfection. You can choose from four tantalizing sauces to go with your super juicy and hearty piece of lamb, which comes from Australia: black pepper, emulsion butter, barbeque and mushroom sauce.

Pacific Place, Lantai Ground South Lobby, Jl Jenderal Sudirman, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+62 21) 5140 0028

5. Animale Restaurant

There is also an insane buzz in the capital about the newly established Animale Restaurant, which serves incredible progressive American cuisine meshed with Mediterranean flavors. On top of their signature dishes such as Dry Aged Steaks & Fish, House Made Pastas, Wood Fire Burning Pizza, and Charcuterie, another must-try dish is its lamb chops, rubbed in garlic, herbs and the recherché saffron, which is then served with zucchini couscous.

MD Place Bulding, Lantai 11, Jl. Setiabudi Selatan No. 7, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+62877) 7264 6253
IG: animalerestaurant

By: Divyha Pridhnani-Bhojwani