Thai food is arguably the most popular Southeast Asian food in the world, with restaurants even in the smallest of cities throughout the globe. For its many similarities with many Indonesian food, especially for the use of ingredients, Thai food is also widely acceptable by Indonesians’ palate. In Jakarta you can find many Thai restaurants that are just as good as an actual culinary trip to streets off Bangkok or its top restaurants. Here is a list of our favourite Thai restaurants in the city!
1. Face Bar & Lan Na Thai
An upmarket, modern Asian bar, and restaurant. The restaurant – Lan Na Thai, has been known as one of Jakarta’s finest Thai restaurant. Their Executive Chef Mrs. Noppawan Supanong, uses fresh ingredients and delicate preparations to create the quintessential tastes of Thai cuisine. Housed in one of Jakarta’s most strategic locations behind the HI Roundabout, this spot has long been a popular place among expats and tourists in Jakarta.
Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja no. 85 Menteng
Everyday | 10am – 1am
2. Tom Tom Kitchen
A thai restaurant serving all the classics, with some modern twists here and there. The ambience is young, rustic, and the seats are usually packed. A good option if you happen to be strolling around Grand Indonesia. The portion and price is quite good too.
Grand Indonesia Mall, Lantai 5, West Mall, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta
Phone: 021 23580412
Pacific Place Mall, 4th Floor, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, SCBD, Jakarta
Phone: 021 57973041
Facebook: Tom Tom Kitchen
Chandara is not like ordinary Thai restaurant you visit. Entering Chandara for the first time, you are transported to exotic lands of the Thais. The restaurant’s beautiful interior reflects the harmonious simplicity and classical elegance. Taste Chandara’s rendition of authentic thai food such as the Massaman Curry, Goong Up Wunsen (shrimp noodle claypot), and the refreshing Poo Nim Yam Som O (spicy pomelo salad with soft shell crab)
Plaza Senayan, Level P4 Unit CP 414
Phone: +62 21 572 5342
4. Thai Alley
Thai Alley is designed as a street food concept, decorated with bright colours, wooden furniture, and brick wall accent with road directions. Thai Alley appears like a piece of Thai escape inside the mall. The eatery offers unique and delicious Thai cuisine and the drinks are also good.
Pacific Place, 5th floor, SCBD, Jl. Jend Sudirman, South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 57973600
Hours: 11am – 10pm