The best restaurants in Jakarta come in a great variety, spread throughout its main districts and surrounding neighbourhoods. This compilation lets you choose from the finest places to enjoy a memorable dining experience in the metropolis, combining all the important features, from cuisine, setting, service, location, atmosphere and décor. Some restaurants introduce western or Asian specialties while others are great places to sample quality Indonesian fare.
From standalone restaurants offering exceptional dinners, to world-class all-day dining venues within five-star hotels, Jakarta presents you with a culinary adventure through eclectic choices. Each within this list of 10 best restaurants in Jakarta is a dining destination on its own. ‘Selamat makan!’
Indonesian cuisine is presented totally differently here; you’ll find innovative local dishes at Namaaz which claims to be the first molecular gastronomy restaurant in town. Their 17 set-course dinner highlight is an approximate three-hour sit-down to admire meticulously crafted dishes by Chef Andrian. His creations are quirkily presented, such as a dessert that looks like a soap bar complete with foam, called pencuci mulut, which means ‘dessert’ in Indonesian but roughly translates to ‘mouthwash treat’). Occasionally, the chef goes around tables to prepare special dishes that are quite fun and exciting to watch. Prices start from IDR 1,155,000. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Gunawarman no.42, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 330 610 00
Amuz Gourmet introduces a stylish Parisian fine dining experience in Jakarta’s main hub. Its main indoor dining hall is well laden with beautiful décor, serving as a perfect place for celebrative occasions, or simply for dining with friends and family. The French restaurant presents dishes created by Chef and founder Gilles Marx, who uses fresh ingredients throughout. Lunch options include a two-course experience at IDR 250,000 or a fancier four-course lunch at IDR 350,000. Highlights include grilled marinated king prawn with sweet beetroot and endive salad, doused in tangy orange zest vinaigrette, and crispy roast duck leg confit served with sautéed potatoes, petite salad and natural jus. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 23:00
- Location: The Energy Building 2nd Floor, Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav 52-53, Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 250 506 4
E&O showcases the collaborative effort between Chef Will Meyrick (of Bali’s famous Sarong and Mama San restaurants) and the founders of one of Jakarta’s popular bistros, Loewy. Its name reflects the great menu offerings, a combination of Will Meyrick's innovative takes on Southeast Asian dishes, particularly Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Delish selections include a rendition of Hainan chicken rice, served with miso broth, or Thai-style stir-fried shrimps with wild ginger and holy basil. Prices range between IDR 45,000 for a variety of starters and sides to 250,000 for a roasted suckling pig. There’s also a great selection of cocktails and wines from a well curated wine list. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
- Location: Menara Rajawali 1st Floor, Jalan Dr. Ida Anak Agung Gde Agung Lot#5.1, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 576 164 5
Turkuaz presents Turkish cuisine in South Jakarta and is the must-go place in the city for rich and tasty baklavas. Turkish Chef and owner Sezai Zorlu introduces his authentic family recipes, some of which are rare and that he strives to keep alive. The restaurant is cosy and elegant, adorned with exotic Turkish titbits such as tapestries, ‘evil eyes’ and ornate glass tableware. There’s a library corner where you can lounge away before dinners. Mezze platters for sharing include humus, baba ganoush, Turkish salads and breads at IDR 175,000. Mains include the chef’s original recipe lamb shanks, baked overnight and served with a variety of selections, ranging between IDR 255,000 – 285,000 per serving.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Gunawarman no.32, Selong, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 727 958 46
Chateau Blanc is an elegant restaurant that presents classical French flair in a white mansion setting. The interiors are adorned with chic white furniture and contemporary art pieces. The first floor overlooks an illuminated outdoor garden pool, while a private dining quarter with golden tones resembles the aristocratic charm of 18th century Europe. The menu presents the creations of Chef Renaud Le Rasle who introduces special five and six-course degustation menus with wine pairings available. A dinner-for-two starts from IDR 1,600,000. Highlights include ‘foie gras in three ways’ and seven-hour slow-cooked Angus short rib with artichoke purée and black garlic.
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Senopati no.38, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 722 973 8
Lara Djonggrang introduces an exotic dining experience with its dining rooms housed in an authentic Dutch colonial-era mansion. It is one of the standalone theme restaurants owned and managed by Tugu Hotels, and follows the rich art collections and décor that the brand is best known for. Every corner displays rare historical art pieces, including an impressive five-metre-tall statue of namesake Majapahit princess Lara Djonggrang. Special menus include Pasar Nelayan Kampung Tugu, a seafood platter served as a large plate resembling a ship. Another is Pasar Satay that lets you indulge in many varieties of the most favourite Indonesian grilled meat delicacy. Set degustation menus range between IDR 220,000 and 265,000.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Teungku Chik di Tiro no.4, Menteng, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 315 3 252
Takumi Robata and Sushi
As one of Jakarta’s premium and most authentic robata and sushi restaurants, Takumi serves fresh seafood items brought directly from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. A team of chefs ensure authentic flavours and techniques and present signature dishes the likes of kinki fish and Kobe beef steaks. The restaurant is spacious and well laid out, with dark floor tiles, wooden furniture and typical Japanese timber motifs throughout. You can also take a seat by the small sushi counter and ask for the Omakase menu for tasting treats suggested by the chef. A la carte items range between IDR 25,000 and 620,000.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 23:00
- Location: Senayan National Golf Club, Jalan Asia Afrika Gate IX, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 571 018 1
Oasis is a restaurant in the Jakarta city centre that boasts historic grandeur, taking up a former Dutch colonial building as its primary setting. The old house and its rooms are modified as separate dining rooms, each filled with art objects such as tribal masks from Borneo and Papua, collections of paintings by famous Indonesian painters, and masks and puppets of different island cultures from all over Indonesia. It is a great place to experience the famous Indonesian rijstaffel dining experience. European cuisines are also available, with highlights such as escargot a la bourguignonne (IDR 204,000) and crispy Norwegian salmon (IDR 303,000).
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Raden Saleh Raya no. 47, Cikini, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 315 064 6
Satoo at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
Satoo is one of the top onsite dining destinations at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta. The restaurant serves Asian and international gourmet dishes in chic and modern settings. Multiple interactive stations with an open-kitchen concept feature various types of cuisines, from Indian, Western, and Chinese to Indonesian favourites. The wide varieties of dishes to choose from include salads, sushi, sashimi, grills, pastas and noodles, desserts, and even jamu or traditional Indonesian herbal drinks. A tandoori chicken wrap with tender Indian spiced chicken, mango chutney, pickles and yoghurt raita (IDR 108,000), or a signature Indonesian-style oxtail soup (IDR 168,000) with nutmeg and clove spices are must-tries.
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 22:30
- Location: Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 1, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 293 995 62
Lobo at The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan
Lobo is a European restaurant located at the Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan where you can enjoy splendid brunches and creations by Chef de Cuisine Jordi Bernus. The Royale Brunch brings a farm-to-table concept with imported delicacies, and you can opt for a six-course set menu with various pass-around items. Free-flow Moet & Chandon accompanies your feast at only IDR 1,250,000 per person. Start with prawn carpaccio, porcini truffle foam or pan-fried duck liver with mango relish and onion tatin. Mains include Japanese Suzuki with Hokkaido scallops, Pluma iberico pork and US prime striploin. Molten chocolate cake and a passion fruit-flavoured dessert filled with tempura chocolate conclude your brunch treat.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:45
- Location: The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan, Setia Budi, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 255 188 81