Lara Djonggrang

Indonesian in Cikini & Menteng

It's easy to think you've stumbled across an enchanting lost temple at Lara Djonggrang. Its dimly lit, incense-filled space is decorated with traditional furnishings – dark-wood chairs, red tablecloths and Indonesian sculptures and art. Imperial Indonesian dishes are tasty and beautifully presented with a smorgasbord of colour. Interestingly, the bar was actually created from part of a 200-year-old temple.

Dishes range from Makassar-style squid and crab to Alor-style tamarind shrimp, and lobster cooked like they do in Aceh. There's a good wine list and staff are well informed and efficient. Prices are quite affordable considering the quality. Service can be slow when the dining room is busy.