Well, you are headed to Jakarta but haven't got any clue on where to find a great local food? No need to be worry anymore. Here i provide you a shortlisted 10 Restaurants That Served Great Local Food In Jakarta to cover everyone's differing budgets and taste. Ranging from IDR 20K - IDR 200K for every portion of it, this guide includes some recommendation what to order, and when you can reach it. Just take some note for each destination's opening hours along with their social media to keep in touch with you. Hopefully this list is useful, and feel free to share it with your pals anytime & anywhere!
Lobster Pesmol Thermidor
Well known as Jakarta's Great Fine Dining Restaurant, 1945 is the best destination for every overseas residents to taste the local food with panoramic and elegant ambience. Every single food here is presented in the nice way, possibly fancy yet artsy. Beside the usual suspects like Nasi Goreng Kampung, 1945 also offer you a lot variety of local food with very interesting flavour such as Lobster Pesmol Thermidor, Tape Cheesecake, and Sate Ayam.
Rujak Buah (IDR 41K)
Kepiting Soka Saus Mentega (IDR 144K)
Sate Ayam Ponorogo
Nominated as Best Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe 2014 by Now! Jakarta - Tesate Restaurant is one of the greatest spot that serving authentic local food with unbelievable flavour. It boasts an great ambience with nice Indonesian food. Actually they have 3 floor. Each of them has different interior and dedicated for different occasion. First floor which means the lobby floor create a casual dining experience, while the basement floor dedicated for the VIP's request and second floor really suitable for business meeting that range for 20 - 30 people.
3. Depot Nasi Campur Tambak Bayan
Crown Golf Boulevard
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara
Price Range: IDR 40K - IDR 60K / Pax
07.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Nasi Pecel Campur (IDR 38K)
Continuing the successful story from their hometown, Surabaya. Depot Nasi Campur Tambak Bayan has expand their business and become more serious in F&B Industry by serving their signature dishes right on the capital city of Indonesia - Jakarta. Nasi Campur as a historical local food of Indonesia has been really famous since 19th century. On the older generation, they served it as a traditional food dedicated for farmer or even fisher, but now this dish has become more familiar for every strata in our citizens along with the tourist as well. Affordable price with high quality flavour and ingredients!
4. Padang Sari Ratu
Plaza Senayan Lantai 3 Unit 338C
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8
RSVP: (021) 572 58 26
Price Range: IDR 75K - IDR 100K / Pax
10.30am - 9.30pm (Everyday)
Sitting within Padang Sari Ratu, a great space that served us a fine local food cuisine well known as Padang. The price tags may be on steeper side rather than the other, but it is just because the whole ingredients here is absolutely qualified and the flavour for every single dishes could be stand out. Some of the most popular dishes include Ayam Gulai, Randang Daging, Bakwan Jagung, Ayam Pop, and Sambal Goreng Ati.
5. Gudeg Adem Ayem
Jalan AM. Sangaji No. 27
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
RSVP: (021) 638 64 074
Price Range: IDR 45K - IDR 60K / Pax
10.00am - 08.00pm (Everyday)
Nasi Gudeg Telor + Ayam Bakar (IDR 42.5K)
Established for almost 40 years, Gudeg Adem Ayem has been a very popular restaurants that served amazing local food well known as Gudeg. Actually gudeg is traditional javanese cuisine from Yogyakarta, made from young unripejack fruit boiled for several hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk. The price tag for every single dishes is really worth to try for. Such as Nasi Gudeg Telor (IDR 22K), Ayam Goreng / Bakar (IDR 22.5K), and Soto Ayam (IDR 18K). Possibly, the most consistent restaurant that never lack of customer.
6. Ikan Bakar Cianjur
Alam Sutera Utama Kav. 20
RSVP: (021) 292 11 600
Price Range: IDR 50K - IDR 125K / Pax
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Ayam Bakar (IDR 20K)
Filled with the tastiest and juicy meat, Ikan Bakar Cianjur's Ayam Bakar (IDR 20K) absolutely the right decision for every meat - lovers. I could not forget that crispy crust and juicy interior every time. Also, the Nila Pesmol (IDR 88K), Sayur Asem (IDR 18K), and Karedok (IDR 18K) are really satisfying too.
7. Gado - Gado Bonbin
Jalan Cikini IV No. 5
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
RSVP: (021) 314 15 39
Price Range: IDR 40K - IDR 50K / Pax
10.00am - 05.00pm (Everyday)
Gado - Gado (IDR 30K)
Local food lovers, all hail Gado - Gado Bonbin. The outlet looks really traditional, since it's established since 1960. But honestly, that is the main reason why i love this place. The local food called Gado - Gado is the only things that they served here. The best thing here is located on that peanut sauce. Really delicious. Pretty intense, not so thick and simply tasty. All the ingredients here also fresh. Discover the true local flavour through this restaurant!
8. Kwetiau Sapi Seroja Baru
Ruko Greenville Blok BG No. 5
Jakarta Barat, Indonesia
RSVP: (021) 567 47 12 / 567 55 96
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Kwetiau Goreng Daging Urat (IDR 34K)
Whenever you feel bored about usual local food but still looking for the nice one, this Kwetiau Goreng Daging Urat could be on top of your list. Expanding their business from 1966 in Pontianak, now Kwetiau Sapi Seroja Baru has several outlet across Jakarta. It ranks top for its authenticity by its real flavour along with the great price tag as well. No matter how many times you go back, there is always something familiar to be decide from among your favourite dishes.
9. Bakmi Lamlo
Bakmi Komplit (IDR 50K)
Some people say that the price here is not cheap at all, i do agree with that. But to be honest what you are paying here is definitely worth by having a bowl of smooth and tasty noodle served with dry wonton, meatball along with beautiful boiled egg. The complexity between every single component seems work really well to fulfil your daily meal.
10. Hopetown Kitchen & Tea Room
Hopetown Special Nasi Bakar (IDR 65K)
Believe it or not, this hidden place in South Jakarta has impressed me all the time with their signature dishes collection. Possibly, many people did not really aware about this place. But once they are try it, they will pay a second visit and goes on. Well known as vegan restaurant, Hopetown Kitchen & Tea Room offer a lot variety of local cuisine fused by western culture. Whenever you come here, just try to order Hopetown Special Nasi Bakar (IDR 65K), Nasi Berkat Complete (IDR 55K), or Hopetown Vegetable Lasagna (IDR 80K). The best seller one.
11. Bakmi Aloi
Kwetiau Campur (IDR 28K / Full Portion)
This noodle house has become a trending topic since a few times ago. Once i checked it, i definitely fall in love with their dishes. The noodle here was smooth and they provide you 2 different collection of noodle which is the small and thick one. I just wanna recommend you to try the thick one, since it's pretty dense and more chewy. The meat here is pretty brilliant. Not really overpower, but it has been seasoning really well. Some additional chilli sauce and spring onion is really works to boost up the whole flavour of it. Great food!
12. IKEA Restaurant
Ayam Bakar Taliwang (IDR 38K)
Particularly, this swedish brand furniture offer you a great collection of local food that has been fused by western culture. Let say Ayam Bakar Taliwang is one of the great example. Technically the chicken has been grilled nicely, since the meat is absolutely juicy and tender while the spices definitely works really well to create the whole flavour of it and that steam rice definitely fragrant. The way they presented it definitely brilliant and up to the standard.
Never underestimate the real flavour of Indonesian local food, before you try it. Possibly it looks so simple, but behind that minimalist presentation there will be a great flavour over it. Let's discover Indonesian culinary heritage and get ready to indulge yourself for again and again!
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