Chinese food is incredibly popular in Indonesia, and especially Jakarta. Paired with the concentration of Chinese communities in some area, it is like being in a city with not one, but multiple china towns! If you venture around Muara Karang, Kelapa Gading, and PIK (Pantai Indah Kapuk), you will be overwhelmed by amazing places selling Chinese specialties from a different region of the country. But for the best dining experience, here are the best places to find the best Chinese food in Jakarta:
1. Li Feng ($$$)
Previously known as Xin Hwa, Mandarin Oriental, Li Feng is Mandarin Oriental’s famed Chinese restaurant that offers authentic lavish Cantonese cuisine by Chef Fei, one of China’s most notable young chefs is also the man behind the celebrated Jiang at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou. The ambiance is ethereal and culturally rich, with interiors inspired by the history of the spice trade between China and the old colonial capital, Batavia. Must Try: The iconic ‘black swan’ fried dumplings.
Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental
Jl. M.H. Thamrin, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 2993 8800
2. Pearl ($$$)
Treat yourself to delicious and authentic cuisine at Pearl Chinese Restaurant. Exquisite, authentic dishes are prepared using traditional Cantonese methods by Pearl’s master chefs, served in a contemporary setting with scenic Jakarta city views.
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.2 No 1&2, Kawasan Mega Kuningan Jakarta 12950 Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 57988992
3. Tien Chao ($$$)
Tien Chao serves traditional Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine but with the most contemporary and exciting flair. The restaurant is unmistakably Chinese in character yet the architecture is subtle and the and artistic nuances are elegant. The space is refreshingly light with the floor to ceiling window overlooking magnificent gardens. The Peking Duck is renowned whilst the weekend Dim Sum menu is a particular favourite with families. Their four private dining rooms represent the four seasons of the year in China.
Gran Melia Jakarta
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X-0 – Kuningan, South Jakarta
Tel: (62) 21 5268080
4. House of Yuen ($$$)
Enlivening the taste of Sun Tung Lok – Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred gastronomic haven, House of Yuen reintroduces its distinguishing excellence with a contemporary twist. With a wide, delectable array of Cantonese delicacies, the place aims to be synonymous with constantly exceptional quality and service. Nestled in an exquisite setting at Fairmont Jakarta in the strategic Senayan Square compound, it is ready to dish out to over 250 guests from business associates as well as families. The restaurant also accommodates 12 private rooms for the city’s diners who wish to banquet comfortably for special occasions.
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Gelora, Jakarta Pusat
Phone+62 (21) 2903 9172
5. JIA ($$$)
Jia at Shangri-La Jakarta offers authentic Chinese cuisine served with passionate respect for its heritage and culture. The restaurant highlights not only the food experience, but also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Chinese cuisine. Serving a line-up of delectable dim sum, sumptuous roasted fare and much-loved Chinese dishes, the restaurant blends classic Chinese cuisine with stylish presentation, giving each dish a little twist, yet preserving its original recipe.
Hours: Weekday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Weekend 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m.to 10.30 p.m.
6. Table8 ($$$)
Serving authentic Cantonese and Szechuan delicacies, Table8 is a Chinese restaurant offering a new perspective on oriental cuisines in Jakarta. The extravagant buffet includes a variety of meat and seafood grilled at exciting live cooking stations, all you can eat dim sum and unique desserts such as durian mochi. Enjoy imported speciality teas from China at our tea counter served by our skilfully trained Tea Masters. Escape from the bustle of Jakarta and experience traditional Chinese food amid a warm and inviting ambience splashed with Chinoiserie design.
Hotel Mulia Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika, Gelora, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: (+6221) 5753271