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 building, once Batavia's fine arts centre (it showed works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chaga…
Top Choice Indonesian in South Jakarta


Inside this gracious old colonial house (1922) is one of Jakarta`s best Indonesian restaurants. The menu changes nightly depending on what the chefs source from the best local markets and suppliers. Expect creative …
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…
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 Indonesian in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Lenggang Jakarta

One of Merdeka Square's best features is this well-organised assortment of food stalls. Sample foods from across the archipelago from more than 50 cheap and cheerful vendors. Enjoy the bounty at long communal tables…
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 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.
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 Cikini & Menteng

Warung Daun

This re-imagined warung (food stall) attempts a modern and healthy take on classic dishes. Expect delectable Sundanese and Chinese Indonesian dishes, prepared using organic ingredients whenever possible, and present…
Indonesian in Cikini & Menteng

Seribu Rasa Menteng

An excellent low-key restaurant just a short walk from glitzy malls and hotels. Classic Indonesian dishes are served along with fine fresh seafood in a relaxed colonial-style room. Look for influences from other Asi…