Top Choice Indonesian in Kota & Glodok


Historia's tasty dishes from around the archipelago include fried fish with a Sumatran sambal (Ikan goreng sambal adaliman), Javanese mixed rice (nasi campur), and all manner of oxtail – in soup, grilled, deep fried…
Top Choice Tapas in Cikini & Menteng

Por Que No

A tucked-away, über-hip rooftop tapas bar in the De Ritz Building in Menteng, and popular with those who know. They grill and slice tenderloin, do a magnificent squid-ink paella, prawns sautéed with chilli and garli…
Top Choice Indonesian in Cikini & Menteng

Kunstkring Paleis

High tea or cocktails? You can have both, plus a divine Indonesian dinner in between at this alluring re-imagined Dutch colonial, once Batavia's fine arts centre (it showed works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall and Ga…
Top Choice Indonesian in Cikini & Menteng


On one of the best coffee strips in Jakarta, this appealing cafe has an alluring vintage style with bentwood chairs and tiled floors. Coffee drinks are superb; the menu has creative takes on Indonesian fare.
Top Choice Indonesian in Jalan Jaksa Area

Warung Ngalam

A warung (eating house) for a new age, this narrow, open-sided cafe serves up Indonesian dishes with a panoply of Asian influences. Patrons swoon for crispy duck, fried tofu, homemade noodles and more. Vegetables ar…
Top Choice Indonesian in Jalan Jaksa Area

Jalan Kampung Lima Food Stalls

Look in the shadow of the Mandiri Bank headquarters and you'll discover this tiny lane lined with food stalls. Tarps overhead provide shade to tiny stools and tables where you can slurp up fresh-to-the-minute Indone…
Indonesian in Cikini & Menteng

Lara Djonggrang

While many Jakartan restaurants lack atmosphere, that accusation could never be levelled at Lara Djonggrang. As you enter it's easy to think you've stumbled across some lost temple – one that serves perfectly execut…
Indonesian in Jalan Jaksa Area

Sate Khas Senayan

Upmarket air-conditioned restaurant at the northern end of Jl Jaksa. It is renowned for its superb sate (skewers of chicken, beef and lamb), plus Indonesian favourites such as ayam goreng kremes (fried chicken in ba…
Italian in South Jakarta


Elegant Italian place renowned for its pizzas (baked in a wood-fired oven), pasta and risotto and great fish dishes (try the pan-fried grouper with potato and black olives). Also boasts a good selection of Tuscan w…
Malay in Jalan Jaksa Area

KL Village

Ever-popular Malaysian-style place that serves up inexpensive meals such as black-pepper chicken, canai (Malay-Indian bread) and martabak (stuffed pancake). If you're suffering after a long flight (or a long night),…