International in Solo (Surakarta)

Warung Baru

An old-school backpackers' hang-out, the Baru bakes great bread and caters quite well to vegetarians, but the rest of the enormous menu is a bit forgettable. Still, the friendly owners arrange tours and batik classe…
Food Court in Solo (Surakarta)


Galabo is a kind of open-air food court with dozens of stalls – tuck into local specialties like nasi gudeg (unripe jackfruit served with rice, chicken and spices), nasi liwet (rice cooked in coconut milk and eaten …
Indonesian in Solo (Surakarta)

Adem Ayem

Huge canteen-like place with swirling fans and photos of ye olde Surakarta. Grab one of the plastic-fantastic chairs and order the chicken – souped, fried or served up gudeg-style.
Indonesian in Solo (Surakarta)

Nasi Liwet Wongso Lemu

Solo street dining at its best, this evening-only stall, run by an ibu in traditional batik, specialises in nasi liwet: coconut-flavoured rice served on a banana leaf topped with shredded chicken, chicken liver (opt…
Indonesian in Solo (Surakarta)


A classy hotel-restaurant where you can savour the unique surrounds of this historic building, which was once a batik factory. It's particularly evocative at night when candlelit, and on Saturdays when a gamelan orc…
Indonesian in Solo (Surakarta)

Omah Sinten

At this restaurant you can dine on quality Javanese fare including lots of local Solonese specialities, like beef sliced and stewed in herbs and green chillies, or duck stewed in coconut milk. Why not enjoy both whi…
Indonesian in Solo (Surakarta)


This upmarket Indonesian and fusion restaurant is part of the luxuriant Danar Hadi complex, where you'll find the museum and showroom too. Mains include short rib stewed in coconut milk, as well as a range of pasta …
Indonesian in Solo (Surakarta)


Most notable for the setting in a restored Dutch colonial compound (with some puzzling modern touches). The menu includes the usual Indonesian and international staples with some fun departures, like oxtail fried ri…
Italian in Solo (Surakarta)

O Solo Mio

Homemade pasta, fresh-baked bread and wood-fired pizzas are served in a Dutch colonial building with original tileingin the front room and a lovely covered back patio.