Where to Eat


Bandeng and Lumpia are the must-eat food when you’re in Semarang. You can get both foods in food stalls or gift shops across Semarang. Here is our guide for you to savor the best foods in the city as well as experience a great moment in some of the city’s best dining places.

1. Simpang Lima

It is a place where you can enjoy a variety of Indonesian and Javanese cuisine in food stalls. Offering very affordable prices, Simpang Lima is a hot place both for locals and tourist. Get your authentic culinary journey in this area.

2. Semawi

It is a place for hawker-style food and located in the China Town area. Opens only weekend nights, you can enjoy a variety of Semarang authentic cusine.

3. Lumpia Gang Lombok

As eating lumpia is a must, this place named as one of the best Lumpia places in Semarang.

Address: Jl. Gang Lombok No. 11, Purwodinatan, Semarang Tengah, Central Java

4. Joglo Agung Resto & Gallery

This traditional yet impressive concept restaurant combines food, galleries of antiques and unique things, and the beautiful mountain view. This place is best known for its ribs menu where you can enjoy the delicious Grilled Ribs, Iga Penyet, and Iga Tongseng.

Address: Jl. Lemah Abang Km. 3,6, Jimbaran, Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java

5. KoenoKoeni Café Gallery

Photo: Inovasee

The architecture itself consists of a joglo pavilion that is rich in carvings and furniture that is commonly found in old houses. Enter this very large restaurant is like entering a museum where you will find all antique objects, from cameras, radios, telephones, typewriters, to old school bikes! No wonder if it’s called a café gallery. There are 2 kinds of menus provided here, Javanese Menu with KoenoKoeni Mixed Rice as its favorite, as well as a Western Menu such as Wagyu Beef on Hot Stone. The choice of drinks is also quite diverse, including various types of traditional Javanese herbs.

Address: Jl. Tabanan No. 4, Candi Baru, Semarang, Central Java

Where to Stay

Artotel Semarang

Complete your trip by staying at the artsy Artotel Semarang. With Artotel typical concept, this branch invited local contemporary artists to decorate each room in the hotel. They are Eko Nugroho, Bunga Jeruk, Ummi Damas, Zaky Arifin, Diela Maharani, and Horestes Vicha. This 12-floor hotel also has Artspace or art gallery space which is used as an exhibition area. There is also a Meetspace room, FAT elephant, a 24-hour restaurant, and bar located in the lobby and rooftop bar with a 360-degree view.

Address: Jl. Gajahmada No.101, Miroto, Semarang Tengah, Semarang, Central Java
Phone: (+6224) 86005777