Restaurants

Top Choice Health Food in South Jakarta

Blue Terrace

Counteract some of Jakarta's toxins at Blue Terrace, which crafts beautifully presented dishes for the health conscious. The menu is chock full of colourful salads and mains, all delicately arranged and many garnish…
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 mansion, once Batavia's fine arts centre (it showed works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagal…
Top Choice French in South Jakarta

Loewy

One of Jakarta’s most popular dining spots, this casual 1940s Paris–meets–New York bistro is located right in the middle of the busiest business district. It serves classic French brasserie (French onion soup or ste…
Top Choice Indonesian in South Jakarta

Nusa

Inside this grand old 1920s colonial house is one of Jakarta's best upmarket Indonesian restaurants. The menu changes nightly depending on what the chefs source from the best local markets and suppliers. Expect crea…
Top Choice Cafe in Jakarta

Lewis & Carroll

There are more than 70 types of artisanal tea on offer at Lewis & Carroll. The tea lounge serves locally sourced teas with names like Batavia Grey and Java Jewels. If you don’t know where to start, the fragrant …
Top Choice Chinese in South Jakarta

Din Tai Fung

This branch of the Michelin-starred Taiwanese dumpling restaurant, one of many in Jakarta, is well-hidden and has a relaxing ambience. It specialises in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings), plus other exceptionally exec…
Top Choice Asian in Jalan Jaksa Area

Waha Kitchen

A fittingly fashionable bistro occupies the lobby of the designer Kosenda Hotel, with a 24-hour bar and a menu of modern Asian. Food appears to be served with a Western palate in mind, with classic but well-executed…
Top Choice Japanese in Cikini & Menteng

OKU

Inside Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, OKU is an outstanding Japanese dining experience. Its Zen-like minimalist dining room allows the food to stand out. Chef Kazumasa Yazawa serves up modernised Japanese cuisine, but d…
Top Choice Indonesian in Kota & Glodok

Historia

Served in hip, tiled warehouse environs with soaring ceilings, big art murals and a retro-industrial vibe, Historia's dishes hail from around the archipelago. Try bandeng goreng sambal (grilled milkfish with steamed…
Top Choice Indonesian in South Jakarta

Mie Chino Pasar Santa

The hipster haven of Pasar Santa has a charming little independent market on the top floor. Here, stalls sell food that stems from the culinary dreams of young chefs. This no-frills budget joint has only three thing…