Restaurants

Indonesian in Solo

Omah Sinten

A rather attractive restaurant where 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 …
Indonesian in Solo

Nasi Liwet Wongso Lemu

Solo street dining at its best, this evening-only stall, run by an ibu (mother; older woman) in traditional batik, specialises in nasi liwet: coconut-flavoured rice served on a banana leaf topped with shredded chick…
Street Food in Solo

Galabo

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 …
International in Solo

Warung Baru

An old-school backpackers' hang-out, the Baru is also a good spot to try local Solonese specialities such as nasi liwet (coconut milk rice with chicken and egg), along with vegetarian dishes, homebaked bread and the…
Indonesian in Solo

Ramayana

This smart, air-conditioned restaurant offers tasty east Javanese specialities such as ayam penyet (flattened fried chicken) and empal penyet (smashed fried marinated beef), that both go fantastically with a cold be…
Indonesian in Solo

Adem Ayem

Huge canteen-like place with swirling colonial-style fans and photos of ye olde Surakarta. Whether you're here for breakfast, lunch or dinner, grab a table and order the chicken: souped, fried or served up gudeg (ja…
Indonesian in Solo

Laras

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

Soga

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

Ralana

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…