South Jakarta is a treasure trove of culinary delights, offering a diverse array of flavors that cater to every palate. From the crackling sounds of street food stalls to the refined ambiance of upscale restaurants, the culinary scene in South Jakarta is a gastronomic adventure waiting to be explored.
South Jakarta’s streets come alive with the aroma of sizzling skewers and the chatter of locals enjoying their favorite street snacks. Venture into the vibrant markets to discover an array of delectable options such as mie ayam (chicken noodles), bakso (meatball soup), and satay. These street-side gems provide an authentic taste of Jakarta’s culinary heritage.
Here are 9 culinary destinations that are currently happening in South Jakarta, suitable places for those of you who like to hang out:
1. Ketoprak Ciragil
It is the go-to place for a delightful breakfast spread! They offer a variety of ketoprak options to kickstart your morning, including Ketoprak, Ketoprak with Salted Egg, Ketoprak with Boiled/Smoked Egg, Ketoprak with Fried Egg, and Ketoprak with Omelette. Diners can also customize their order with add-ons like tofu, crackers, salted eggs, boiled eggs, and the special ketoprak seasoning.
Jalan Ciragil II Number 24, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.
09:00 to 17:00 WIB
2. Gultik Blok M (Melawai)
Blok M is legendary as a place for young people to hang out. Always busy with new culinary innovations, including around Blok M Plaza, the food court in the basement of Blok M Square, and Little Tokyo. Culinary mainstays include Gulai Tikungan (Gultik) and taichan satay. Don’t forget to explore Japanese culinary delights in Little Tokyo!
Depan Alfamidi, Jl. Panglima Polim IX No.18, RT.2/RW.7, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
3. Bubur Ayam Barito
As the name suggests, Barito Chicken Porridge is still included in the Barito area and is widely known throughout the city of Jakarta. This legendary chicken porridge will never be empty. The porridge is very soft and the toppings are abundant. One of the unique things about this porridge is the cheese stick topping. This topping makes the porridge more savory and delicious.
Jalan Gandaria Tengah 3, Barito
15.00 – 23.00 WIB
4. Sopo Ngiro
Sopo Ngiro brings flavors like five-star dishes. There are several mainstay Japanese menus available, such as chicken teriyaki, chicken katsu, and fried rice, all with generous portions, abundant salads, and pocket-friendly prices.
Jl. Panglima Polim No.46, RT.9/RW.7, Pulo, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 18.00–00.30 WIB
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 18.00-01.00 WIB
5. Sate Apjay
Sate Apjay offers meat that were not only large but also tender, without a trace of annoying fishy aroma. The peanut sauce served is so subtle, and the sweet delicacy really pampers your taste buds.
Alamat: Jl. Panglima Polim No.22, RT.1/RW.5, Cipete Utara, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
Everyday 10.00–23.00 WIB
6. Ikan Bakar Cianjur
Just as the name suggests, Ikan Bakar Cianjur (Grilled Fish) offers a diverse range of delectable grilled fish dishes for you to savor. From Grilled Gurame, Nila, to Lele, Ikan Bakar Cianjur has it all. But that’s not the end of the culinary journey – the menu extends to enticing options like Goat Fried Rice, Chicken Soto, Javanese Fried Noodles, Stir-Fried Flat Noodles, Rujak Cingur, Tahu Telor, and Fried Siomay.
Jalan Cipete Raya Number 35, Cilandak, South Jakarta.
Every day from 10:00 to 22:00 WIB.
7. Waroeng Tiki Taka and Mail Lesehan
Since the MRT arrived, Fatmawati has become an attractive culinary destination in South Jakarta. Warung Boma is famous for its typical Madiun pecel pincuk. There are also Waroeng Tiki Taka and Mail Lesehan which are always busy, offering a tempting menu of rice with fried side dishes and spicy chili sauce.
Blk. A, Jl. RS. Fatmawati Raya, Pulo, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
Tuesday-Friday 19.00-00.00 WIB
Saturday-Sunday 18.30–00.00 WIB
8. Fried Chicken, Ramen, and Angkringan Gandaria
The Gandaria area also has culinary attractions that are no less exciting. In front of Gandaria City, Central Gandaria, and around Taman Puring, there are various culinary choices. Apart from snacks, you can enjoy unique fried chicken, ramen carts, places to eat grilled meat, and fresh milk angkringan which are currently popular.
9. Warung Berkah Ibu Mudo Ayu
For a taste of Bali right in South Jakarta, look no further than Warung Berkah Ibu Mudo Ayu. This eatery brings the flavors of Bali to your plate with specialties like Bali-style mixed rice, succulent Betutu duck, and delicious grilled snapper.
Jalan Cipete Raya No.74C
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12410
With so many unique culinary choices in each area, it will definitely make your evening more exciting! Which one is your favorite food from aboveWhich is your favorite food among the choices above?
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