Restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in Semarang

Holliday Restaurant

It's easy to see why this two-storey restaurant is permanently packed: the food is exceptionally good! Earning the unreserved recommendation of the local Chinese population, the restaurant attracts large parties to …
Top Choice International in Borobudur

Patio

For a magical hilltop setting enhanced by traditional music, this vintage restaurant, 4km west of Borobudur, is hard to match. Eat in the formal dining room or out on the terrace with views of the monument. Local di…
Top Choice Seafood in Jepara

Yam-Yam

This stylish beachfront restaurant is the indisputable top choice in Jepara. Dining is in the garden, around a pool or on tables so close to the sea that the fish almost swim up to the plate. Candlelight lends roman…
Top Choice Javanese in Kudus

Soto Bujatmi

This is the very best place to try the famed chicken soup of Kudus. Cooks stir up cauldrons of the brew over a log-fired oven and diners pack round simple tables decorated with jars of rice crackers. Soto kudus is s…
Top Choice Bistro in Yogyakarta

Mediterranea

This stylish French-owned kitchen is a delight in every sense and comes highly recommended by expats. Everything is homemade, including the bread, which is baked twice daily. Staff also smoke their own salmon, slice…
Top Choice Indonesian in Solo

Omah Sinten

This attractive restaurant offers home-style Solonese specialities. While the menu makes good reading, giving the history of the dishes, the atmosphere is quite formal, with live classical Javanese music attracting …
Top Choice Bakery in Semarang

Toko Wingko Babad

A wonderful, anachronistic bakery and store that hasn't changed in half a century. The delicious wingko (coconut cakes served warm) are the signature treats of this veritable old city institution, served plain or fl…
Indonesian in Semarang

Ikan Bakar Cianjur

Occupying a sensitively restored building (Semarang’s former courthouse), this characterful restaurant with its yellow roof tiles sports art deco chandeliers, antique tiles and soaring ceilings. A wide choice of sna…
Fusion in Semarang

Spiegel

Housed in a converted old general store (circa 1895) and once patronised by Dutch colonists, Spiegel has become a pivotal point of the old quarter. The island bar serves up tasty cocktails, and marble tables set the…
Fusion in Solo

Soga

This stylish Indonesian and fusion restaurant is part of the Danar Hadi complex, next to the batik museum and showroom. Mains include meat and pasta dishes, steaks and chops. It comes into its own on busy nights, wh…