Solo restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Solo

Omah Sinten

This attractive restaurant offers home-style Solonese specialities. While the menu makes good reading, giving the history of the dishes, the atmosphere is quite formal, with live classical Javanese music attracting …
Fusion in Solo

Soga

This stylish Indonesian and fusion restaurant is part of the Danar Hadi complex, next to the batik museum and showroom. Mains include meat and pasta dishes, steaks and chops. It comes into its own on busy nights, wh…
Indonesian in Solo

Ralana

Most notable for the setting in a restored Dutch colonial compound (with some puzzling modern touches such as a ceiling of umbrellas), this enormous restaurant encompasses a courtyard hosting live bands every night …
International in Solo

Warung Baru

A classic backpackers' hangout, 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, home-baked black rice bread,…
Indonesian in Solo

Nasi Liwet Wongso Lemu

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

Galabo

A landmark on Jl Slamet Riyadi, this open-air food court with dozens of brightly lit stalls is known for its local specialties. Some, such as nasi gudeg (unripe jackfruit served with rice, chicken and spices), nasi …
Indonesian in Solo

Laras

This delightful restaurant is inside a former batik factory, currently occupied by the Roemahkoe heritage hotel. It's particularly evocative at night, when candlelit, and on Saturdays, when a gamelan orchestra plays…
Indonesian in Solo

Adem Ayem

This huge canteen-like restaurant, with swirling colonial-style fans and photos of ye olde Surakarta, doesn't look much from the outside, but it attracts local diners by the dozen. The attraction? Wonderful chicken …
Indonesian in Solo

Ramayana

This smart, air-conditioned restaurant offers tasty east Javanese specialities such as ayam penyet (flattened fried chicken) and empal penyet (pulverised fried marinated beef), which both work well with a cold beer …