Jakarta Restaurants

Where to Eat in Jakarta

Jakarta Restaurants

Jakarta’s eateries are as diverse as the many cultures and nationalities living in the sprawling metropolis. As you would expect from any major Asian city, the food and dining options go right across the board, from roadside street vendors to up-scale fine dining restaurants, the beauty being that you can try them all and not necessarily have to break the bank.

Western Jakarta is home to Chinatown which should be the first port of call for those who like Chinese food.  Kemang in South Jakarta has the highest density of fine-dining restaurants, lively nightclubs and entertainment areas.

Jalan Jaksa is the place to head for tasty Indonesian food prepared in the original way. Other food types in this area include, Korean, Thai, Indian, Mexican and American. Jakarta’s mega malls feature food courts where delicacies from around the globe can be tried and tested. 


Black Cat Jazz and Supper Club

Ok, to set the scene this venue features some of Indonesia's top jazz artists, to enjoy while dining on Cajun/Creole cuisine. This style of food originated in New Orleans and is a reflection of the melting pot of ethnicities of that city. A concoction of French, Spanish and African influences, expect to find sea food, steaks and Jambalaya, on the menu. Dishes are named after jazz heroes; the Dizzy Gillespie comes highly recommended.

Spread across 300 metres, expect to mingle with an upper-class crowd consisting of media types, Indonesia’s jet setters and of course, jazz cats. 

Opening Hours: for lunch from 11:30 – 15:00 and dinner 17:00 onwards
Address: Plaza Senayan Arcadia, Units X, Jalan New Delhi, Jakarta 10270
Price Range: Pricey

 

Chianti Classico Bistro

Offering a menu of delectable Mediterranean-Asian fusion fare, the charming café features wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows, lots of greenery and an outdoor terrace. We recommend the pan-fried sole and curried snails. The meat is supplied by local farmers as well as imported from Australia and is really quite impressive.

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat Lunch: 12:00 – 14:00 Dinner: 19:00 – 22:00
Address: Jalan Mega Kuningan Lot 5-1, Menara Rajawali Lt. Dasar, Jakarta Selatan 12950
Price Range: Affordable

Emilie

This intimate and quaint French restaurant is favoured by Jakarta’s expat community, offering great value for money. It is located in Southern Jakarta, between the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) and the prime residential area of Kebayoran Baru.

The two-storey, contemporary building is minimal in design and features an interior that complements the simple recipes. The menu offers classically inspired, regional French cuisine, exquisite in presentation and attention to detail. 

Opening Hours: Open for lunch from 12:30 – 15:00 and dinner 19:00 – 22:30.
Address: Jalan Senopati 39, Kebayorah Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12910
Price Range: Pricey

Furaibo

Japanese cuisine shares traits with traditional Indonesian food. Furaibo specializes in chicken and Benzo-style dishes, offering a great lunchtime menu. The beauty of this restaurant is that its uses high quality ingredients with incredibly reasonable prices. Roast teriyaki chicken, Yakitori, Japanese chicken risotto are just two of the most popular dishes. Situated in South Jakarta, the restaurant has a stylish and chic interior, creating a relaxed and casual ambience.

Address: Setia Budi Building 1 no5A. Jl Rasuna Said, Jl Kemang Raya no5 2-F, Cilandak Town Square
Price Range: Affordable

Jittlada

One of Jakarta’s most highly regarded Thai restaurants maintains an old-school deluxe atmosphere while still retaining a relaxed ambience. Expect to find traditional fare such as tom yum and som tam on the menu.

Situated in Central Jakarta, in a modern two-storey building, guests are welcome to experiment with a range of tastes and textures. Impeccable service and a regal interior. 

Opening Hours: from 18:00-22:30
Address: Jl. Sultan Agung 10, Jakarta 12980
Price Range: Pricey

Maroush Restaurant

Fusing different elements of Middle Eastern dishes, accents of Lebanese, Moroccan and Turkish recipes are present in the dishes. An upscale establishment, the interior is laden with authentic Moroccan ornaments; the dusky lighting provides the perfect setting for a smoke on a shisha (hookah) with friends.

The Maroush is home to the first champagne bar in Jakarta, an exercise in sheer opulence. Dishes include chakchouka, char-grilled paprika salad; green and red peppers, tomatoes and olive oil, kofte kebab – a minced lamb kebab; minced lamb meat with homemade chilli paste and spices char-grilled served with oriental rice and bread. 

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30 – 22:00 Sundays & Public holidays: 11:30 – 23:00
Address: Crowne Plaza 2nd FL, Jend. Gatot Subroto St. Kav. 2-3 Karet Semanggi Village, Setiabudi District, South Jakarta City, 12930
Price Range: Luxurious

Pizza Boutique

Nothing will sell this pizzeria more than learning the fact that the chef –
Theo Kalogeracos – was awarded the title of the ‘Worlds Best Pizza Chef’ 2004-2006, in New York and Las Vegas. This establishment is one of its kind in Indonesia. Home comforts include cable TV and WiFi, to be enjoyed over dessert pizzas (absolutely delicious) or the signature Chicken Fettuccine pizza; fettuccine with chicken and bacon put on the pizza base topped with cream sauce.

Opening Hours: from 11:00 – 22:00 Sunday-Thursday, 11.00 – 23:00 Friday-Saturday
Address: JL Suryo, 20, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12180
Price Range: Affordable

Rustique Grill and Wine

Acclaimed Australian chef Fany Hermawan provides the perfect antidote for those who have overindulged in Asian fare. Bringing the best in European bistro-style dishes to Indonesia, popular dishes include Black Tasmanian mussels, tossed in tomato, garlic and spices, Tempura of Atlantic Salmon, as well as 9 grain-fed Blackmore Wagyu Beef. The open-style kitchen means you can watch as your food is prepared and the menu also features a selection of tapas.

Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
Address: Plaza Senayan, 4th floor, fl # 413, Jl. Asia Afrika No 8. Jakarta, 10270.
Price Range: Pricey

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