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Best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Jakarta

Modest in flavor and down-to-earth in style, that’s why everybody loves the appeal of Hainanese chicken rice as a portion of comfort food that can be devoured anytime like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s the style of chicken rice that includes poached chicken and fragrant seasoned rice as the best combination served on the plate. The rice is cooked with chicken broth to perfection until it emits a fragrant tasty aroma that no one can say no to. To help your craving, we will navigate you to some of the best Hainanese chicken rice restaurants in Jakarta.

Best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Jakarta  / NASI AYAM HAINAN TERENAK DI JAKARTA

1. Kaca Mata


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Being famous for everyone’s go-to place for a quick Hainanese chicken rice fix, Kaca Mata serves its purpose to cater this comfort food with a choice tantalizing hearty slab of charsiu, roasted chicken, steamed chicken, and the glorious crispy pork belly. If you feel like fulfilling your glutton, go for their special Hainanese chicken rice that includes all of the meats.

*Multiple outlets in Kelapa Gading, Cengkareng, Wijaya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Bintaro
Instagram: @nasicampurkacamata


2. Wee Nam Kee

Wee Nam Kee

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Wee Nam Kee is a restaurant from Singapore that has been around since 1988. It serves various Peranakan specialties, one of which is the Hainanese chicken rice. The rice itself comes off firm and dry compared to other installments. For the poultry side, you can choose the chicken to be steamed or roasted then make it even more delicious by dipping it into the soy sauce.

*Multiple outlets in Grand Indonesia, Central Park, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Pacific Place, BSD, Mall of Indonesia, Emporium Pluit Mall, Kota Kasablanka
Instagram: @weenamkee_jkt


3. Apollo Hainanese Chicken Rice

Apollo Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Apollo Hainanese Chicken Rice has been around since 1970. They are serving homemade soul food especially their staple menu Hainanese chicken rice that has been favorited by the older generations. The accompanying rice such as egg, roasted pork, char siew pork, poached chicken, along with chicken liver & gizzard makes the combination a real indulgence in comfort food.

Jl. Pluit Karang Sari XV Blok D7 Timur No. 98, Muara Karang, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara
Instagram: @apollo_kitchen


4. Wancan


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You can easily miss Wancan because the joint is quite hidden among the Golden Fatmawati shop complex behind Lotte Mart Fatmawati. Although the place is not too big, Wancan has managed to attract attention for food lovers especially their forte menu Hainanese chicken rice. The Hainanese rice is just right, not too hard or soggy. The aroma, a mixture of ginger, and the chicken stock are just plain perfect. Both Poached and Roasted Chicken are also deliciously juicy and tender.

Komplek Golden Plaza, Blok E No. 26
Jl. RS Fatmawati No. 15, Fatmawati, Jakarta Selatan
Instagram: @wancan.jkt


5. PappaRich


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You already know PappaRich is the favorite go-to restaurant for Asian and Peranakan cuisines, but did you know that it also has a bowl of good Hainanese chicken rice on the menu? Their Hainanese chicken rice menu is served with Roasted Chicken along with a cute stack of bean sprouts, chicken broth, and 3 mainstay condiments like sweet soy sauce, chili, and garlic paste.

*Multiple outlets in Kemang Village, Mal Kelapa Gading, Lippo Mall Puri, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Green Ville


6. Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1

Aside from the porridge, this restaurant is also known best for their Hainanese chicken rice. It is really appetizing and served with a choice of poached chicken, roasted chicken, liver gizzard, duck egg, cakwe (long curler), and spicy shrimp paste to elevate the dish. Try it out with salted fermented vegetables for that extra crunch factor. Just be prepared for a fight, as the place is usually packed especially during dinner time.

*Multiple outlets in Mangga Besar and Pluit
Instagram: @buburayammanggabesar1

 Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1

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7. RM Yense

RM Yense

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RM Yense serves Hainanese chicken rice in a different approach. It is their most sought-after item on the menu. The generous toppings of honey glazed charsiu, grilled chicken, siobak, balado fried potato, egg, and all completed with pork skin crackers plus rich gravy. It’s all going well with the ever-fragrant rice that has established its own fan base.

Jl. Pluit Karang Jelita I Blok T4 Selatan No. 14A, Muara Karang, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara
Instagram: @rm.yense


8. Toast Box


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Toast Box is a popular restaurant that serves the best of Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines. One of them is Hainanese chicken rice that you need to go after fast because it’s usually sold out. Tender chicken is steamed to perfection, served with their secret recipe of chili sauce, and fragrant chicken rice.

*Multiple outlets in Puri Indah Mall, Gandaria City, Mal Taman Anggrek, Kota Kasablanka, Mal Kelapa Gading, Emporium Pluit Mall, Pasaraya Grande
Instagram: @toastboxind