Craving for Indonesian Food ? If you answer yes to that, then this is a must read. These are the list of best Indonesian restaurants in Jakarta that you must try!
Jakarta Top Indonesian Restaurants
1. TeSaTe $
Authentic Indonesian flavors from various regions across Indonesia dominate TeSaTe’s menu, with each dish interpreted in a modern fashion so that it could appeal to all of our senses. At TeSaTe, Indonesian cuisine is given a makeover and brought up to code in a very distinct manner. Food presentation is highly regarded at TeSaTe, with every dish being presented magnificently. Besides the focus on keeping up the variety of its menu, TeSaTe is also committed to utilizing only the best quality ingredients for each recipe and placing more attention on food presentation and creative innovation.
Menteng Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 39, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat Phone: +6221-31931249, +6221-31931250
Pacific Place Pacific Place Mall, Lantai 5, Unit 62-63, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan Phone: +6221-57973653
Plaza Senayan Plaza Senayan Lt.4 Unit CP-411, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Jakarta Selatan Phone: +6221-5725521
In April 2013, this legendary building of Bataviasche Kunstkring has been reopened under the name the TUGU KUNSTKRING PALEIS, and brought back to life by Tugu Hotels & Restaurants Group. Without changing the beautiful palatial architecture, Tugu has breathed in new life into the building through majestic interiors, filling it with a vast collection of beautiful artworks, in creating an atmosphere that represents Tugu’s mission: the art, soul and romance of Indonesia. The Tugu Kunstkring Paleis is a proud center of art exhibitions, as well as other events with high appreciation to the beauty of arts and history. It also houses a large event space with the capacity up to 1000 people, a gallery/shop that features beautiful artworks, jewels, lifestyle products and other design items, a fine restaurant, a grand elegant lounge as well as a tea house.
Jalan Teuku Umar No.1 Menteng Central Jakarta | (021) 3900898
3. Plataran Menteng $$
One of Plataran branch in Jakarta, it stands on the strategic Menteng area. The building is a result of combining authentic colonial style and modern Javanese architectural features. Dominantly white, the restaurant looks really pretty and elegant. Plataran offers sharing menus that highlight modern Indonesian cuisine. It is a perfect place to organize gathering, party, and meeting in Jakarta. Their older sister, Plataran Dharmawangsa serves equally amazing food, housed in a beautiful Joglo house.
Sriwijaya is a fine-dining restaurant at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta hotel. Here you can fine a modern style Indonesian dishes presented in an elegant way using French technique. The overall concept is inspired by the 8th century Sriwijaya Kingdom, so the interior feels warm and majestic as well. Sriwijaya is open from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner from 6:30 PM – 11 PM
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta Jalan Brawijaya Raya No. 26, Kebayoran Baru +62-21 7258181
5. Lara Djonggrang $$$
After more than a thousand years, the timeless, mystical legend of Lara Djonggrang is now documented into a most uniquely romantic restaurant in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia – a city known among connoisseurs for the heat and chicness of its evening life. Lara Djonggrang’s menu, blended with the mystical, romantic atmosphere where, the establishment humbly is presented to remind the nowadays world, to bring back to life, and to pride ourselves with the unparalleled beauty of ancient Indonesia’s history. Here, one can also enjoy the legend with a glass of drink at La Bizhad, a conjoined bar within this enchanting place. Jl. Cik Di Tiro No.4 Menteng, Central Jakarta +6221 315 3252 / +6221 316 0288
Nusa comes from the word Nusantara, which means The Archipelago. Just like its name, Nusa Gastronomy tried to represent each region in Indonesia through its cooking and excellent presentation. Using best Indoensian harvests from the region and authentic cooking processes, menus from Nusa tells deeper stories that what your eyes can see. You need to reserve a table before visiting and choose between 5 or 7 set courses.
Under the management of Penang Bistro, this place. offers delectable local dishes and seafood inspired by the region’s culinary wealth that embodies the richness of South East Asian and Indonesian Flavors. The decor combines the architectures of traditional houses of various ethnic groups across the country, such as the Balinese, Javanese and Sundanese. Although Seribu Rasa has opened several outlets in Jakarta’s upper class malls, we recommend enjoying a more relaxed and peaceful ambiance in their first and main restaurant in Menteng area, Central Jakarta.
Jl. H Agus Salim, no. 128, Menteng, Central Jakarta Phone: 021-392 8892
8. 1945 $$$
1945 is an innovative re-imagining of traditional Indonesian food as gourmet cuisine. Using precision modern cooking techniques and fresh, premium quality natural ingredients, 1945 strives to create a fine dining experience that is recognizably and authentically Indonesian.
Kembang Goela has been standing tall in the city Jakarta with nostalgic interior, and high rise ceiling. With a sumptuous Indonesian & Peranakan cuisine, the place is constantly packed during the weekend. Hence, extra reservation is recommended. Buffet is available upon request.
Plasa Sentral Annex Building Jl. Jendral .Sudirman Kav 47-48 Central Jakarta +6221 520 5625
10. Bunga Rampai $$$
Bunga Rampai is one of Jakarta’s most notable restaurant. Known for its beautiful decor, this once-to-be old Dutch colonial house is very well known among high society expatriates and ambassadorial gatherings. Buffet is available upon request.
Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro 35 Menteng Central Jakarta +6221 319 262 25
11. Kila-Kila by Akasya $$
After their casual and affordable ‘warung’ in Kemang, Akasya now steps up its restaurant game with Kila Kila, a chic new restaurant serving high quality Indonesian food that will surely be a quick favourite like Sate Wagyu Kila Kila, Singgang Lidah, Udang Gule Asem, and Gulai Batibul.
A great place to stop for a bite when you tour Jakarta’s historic Kota Tua part of town. Padang Merdeka brings a unique Padang food concept to traditional Padang fare, arguably the most popular Indonesian food, in a strikingly modern and contemporary design. Unlike other ‘modern’ Padang establishment, Padang Merdeka keeps the food very affordable though, starting from Rp. 18,000/portion, with great taste too.
Padang Merdeka Jl. Lada No.1 Pinangsia, Taman Sari, West Jakarta Phone: +6221 691 9811 @padangmerdeka
13. Remboelan $
From the love of its founders, Remboelan wishes to preserve the legendary creations of Indonesian archipelago. With various homemade flavour, and aroma – balancing each meal, Remboelan brings out the finest nostalgic moment to every guests. Till date, the restaurant has been hailed as one of the city’s finest spot for a true Indonesian flavour.
Plaza Senayan, Gandaria City, Pondok Indah Mall, Kota Kasablanka, Senayan City. www.remboelan.com
14. Bebek Tepi Sawah $$
Feel a glimpse of Bali in the middle of Jakarta. Like the ones in Bali, Bebek Tepi Sawah specializes itself on Balinese food and some other Indonesian food. Don’t miss the crispy (fried) duck or the Bebek Betutu.
Jl. Salak Masir No. 6 Tanjung Duren Utara West Jakarta Phone: +6221 568 7151
Kaum, meaning “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, is an authentic Indonesian restaurant from the Potato Head Family. Before launching the first two outlets in Hong Kong and then Bali, the team behind Kaum embarked on an exotic culinary expedition, travelling across the archipelago to learn about the indigenous cooking methods, exotic ingredients, and authentic flavours of Indonesia’s tribal communities. MONDAY - THURSDAY, 11 AM – 12 PM | FRIDAY - SATURDAY, 11 AM – 2 AM | SUNDAY, 11 AM – 10 PM
Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No. 77 – 79, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat +62 21 22393256
Beautika was established at the end of 1997. At first, Beautika was a beauty salon that also served Manado delicacies including Manado Porridge, Yellow Rice, Cakalang Noodles, Fried Bananas, Gohu and Es Kacang. Now, Beautika is a restaurant that serves ready-to-eat Manado specialties and is known for its spicy and seasoned food full of spices and herbs. Beautika's food recipes are original and unique from Manado which has been known for generations.
Jl. Hang Lekir No. 1, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan Phone: +6221 722 6683
Jl. Abdul Muis No. 70, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat Phone: +6221 381 2340
Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 19A, Jakarta Phone: +6221 724 0845
Talaga Sampireun comes from a Sundanese word – a resting place by the lake. Till date, the place presents itself as the largest Sundanese restaurant at Jakarta with a comfortable outdoor setting. Completed with its very own lake, one can enjoy the breezy weather, and water flow – not to mention, feeding the fishes in the lake.
Blok B7 / N1 Boulevard Bintaro Jaya Taman Menteng Kawasan Niaga Bintaro Sektor 7 South Tangerang +6221 745 3999
18. Sulawesi $$
The first restaurant called “Aroma Labakkang” started in 1988 as a joint venture located in Jalan Garuda, Kemayoran, Jakarta. It later spin-off on its own & rebranded as Rumah Makan Sulawesi. Subsequently, Sulawesi@Concepts was added to cater to the upper class that features a very elegant ambiance. Some of their specialties are Fresh deep ocean fishes such as Sukang, Kudu-kudu, Kuwe, Kaneke airflown directly from the seas of Sulawesi. All charcoal Grilled served with Authentic Sauces recipe that has been preserved by the family for decades and with more than 12 selection of fresh homemade Chillies to compliment the meal.
You can find this restaurant both in Kemang and BTPN building, Mega Kuninngan.
Sulawesi at Kemang Jl. Kemang Selatan Raya no.2A Jakarta Selatan 12560 Phone: 021-7803808 Sulawesi at Kuningan Jl. DR.Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav 5.5 – 5.6 Zone B Mega Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan Phone: 021-7803808
At the first glance, don’t be fooled by the building’s façade as they show the vintage house façade that has been intentionally preserved to keep the heritage alive. Inside, the building showcases an eclectic design with some elegant art deco influences. The dishes and drinks will take the guests on the journey of the old East Indies. One may find an explosion of local and exotic spices in the dishes that agree with International taste. Somehow, the spices are mixed in a rather gentle way without screaming in your mouth. It grounds us to go back to Indonesia’s roots and heritage, which are rich in spices and flavors.
Drawing inspiration from Indonesia’s rich history and multicultural heritage, Agneya passionately presents a respectful take on its adorned food repertoire which is centrally showcased and skillfully prepared over charcoal and wood burning live fire embodying the soulful spirit of its cuisine.
Agneya is a casual, elegant, lively restaurant romanticize a timeless freestanding villa surrounded by tall trees and lush greeneries located in the affluent Dharmawangsa neighborhood of South Jakarta.
As a part of Tugu Hotels & Restaurants, Kawisari Cafe & Eatery features unpretentious good food inspired by Kawisari villagers' traditional recipes. Its spirit is East-Java inspired eatery which managed to bring traditional contemporary food
Lumpang Emas is an Indonesian restaurant which was first established in 2013 based on the love and desire to preserve Indonesian cuisine, which is now increasingly being squeezed by western food. Having a unique concept, Lumpang Emas offers Indonesian flavors that are rich in flavors and spices combined with a modern Indonesian-style shop with vintage ornaments and details.
Rempah Bistro is a modern elegant Indonesian restaurant with a casual and homey bistro atmosphere. The menu is inspired by a collective of Indonesian diverse culinary traditions and cultures using traditional techniques and quality natural ingredients. It’s all established to provide a delightful dining experience that serves authentic Indonesia cuisine with its signature local favorite dishes.