All About Indonesian Food

All About Indonesian Food

Have you tasted Indonesian food? Some expatriates never go beyond the usual nasi goreng (fried rice), bakmi goreng (fried noodles) or sate (charbroiled meat or chicken on skewers), but for the more adventurous there is a wonderful variety of tasty treats right here in Jakarta.

Indonesians love to eat, not only meals, which they may consume at any hour of the day whenever they feel hungry, but also snacks of many kinds. Eating is also a social activity and meals are often shared with others who happen to call in unexpectedly.

It is easy to extending the amount of food available by adding another hastily prepared dish such as dadar telor (omelet). It is considered impolite not to provide some sort of snacks to a guest, whether invited or unexpected.

A normal Indonesian style family meal consists of white rice served with 3 or 4 accompanying dishes. When guests are present and on special occasions, the number of dishes served is much greater and served in abundant quantities. According to Indonesian hospitality a wide variety and choice of dishes should be provided to honor a guest.

Whatever is not eaten is never wasted. Often guests are encouraged to take home some of the leftover food and plastic bags or containers are always on hand for this purpose. The remainder goes back to the kitchen, to be eaten by domestic staff or to be reheated and served again the next day.

Generally all of the dishes are placed on the table together and guests are asked to help themselves. This is the origin of the Dutch expression rijstafel. Unlike a formal Western style dinner, courses are not served separately and are not necessarily hot.

It is becoming more common for Indonesians to serve a soup that may be eaten before the main meal, but traditionally Indonesian soups are served and eaten together with the rice and other dishes. Many Indonesians prefer to take their soup after eating their rice.

You can sample the dishes one at a time if you like, but it is more common to mix everything together. It is a complement to the hostess if you take second or third helpings and you do not need to empty your plate before you add a little more of whatever you would like.

Sometimes Indonesian food is served and eaten not at a table, but on woven mats covering a low platform or the ground. This style of eating is called lesehan and is common in Yogyakarta and Central Java as well as West Java. Traditionally food is eaten with the fingers of the right hand, and many Indonesians insist that certain dishes taste much better this way. Finger bowls, often with a slice of lime floating in the water, are usually provided for such meals.

These days Indonesian food is generally eaten with a spoon and fork, the spoon in the right hand and fork in the left (or vice versa for lefthanders) to hold food steady while breaking off portions with the spoon, and to assist in loading up the spoon. Most food is cut up into relatively small pieces before it is cooked, although chicken and duck are usually served on the bone, and fish is often served whole.

Indonesian Food

Indonesian food is usually cooked in advance and served at room temperature, although there are some dishes that should be consumed hot and fresh from the stove or barbecue. Indonesian food has been influenced by other cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian and Dutch, but has been adapted and modified to suit the local palate.

Rice is the staple food of Indonesians and they are happy to consume it three times a day. In fact there is an expression “Kalau belum makan nasi, belum makan” (If you have not yet eaten rice, you have not yet eaten), which implies that no matter what snacks you have consumed you have not had a proper meal until you have filled your tummy with rice in some form or another.

White rice is preferred, rather than unpolished brown rice, even by those who are aware of the loss of nutritional value in the processing. Ideally rice should be boiled then steamed but most modern Indonesians find it very convenient to use an electric rice cooker. Nasi goreng (fried rice using the leftover rice from the previous day) or bubur (rice porridge) are often served for breakfast.

For special celebrations or ritual meals called selamatan, nasi kuning (yellow rice) is traditionally served, usually in the form of a tumpeng, a cone shaped mound of yellow colored rice served on a large platter elaborately garnished and accompanied by side dishes.

The rice is cooked in santan (coconut milk) flavored with spices including turmeric, which gives the yellow color. Other special rice dishes include nasi uduk (rice cooked in santan but without turmeric). This is a richer, more aromatic form of white rice and is served with accompanying side dishes.

In West Java the Sundanese people serve cooked white rice wrapped up in cylindrical shape in banana leaf. This is called nasi timbel, and after opening the rice parcel the banana leaf becomes the “plate” on which to put selections of accompanying dishes such as grilled or fried fish, chicken, cooked or raw vegetables and sambal (chili paste).

Rice can also be cooked in banana leaf or woven coconut leaf containers to create a solid mass of compressed rice, which when cold is cut into mouthful sized chunks. Lontong (rice cakes in the shape of a cylinder), cooked in banana leaf, often accompanies sate, gado-gado (cooked vegetable salad with spicy peanut sauce) or curries, while ketupat is the special compressed rice cooked in rhomboid shaped coconut leaf containers that is served at Lebaran to celebrate the end of the Islamic fasting month.

Ketupat is usually served with opor ayam (chicken in mild white curry sauce) and sambal goreng (vegetables, meat or liver cooked in santan with chili and spices). The Sumatran equivalent of lontong or ketupat is lemang, which is glutinous or sticky rice cooked in bamboo and traditionally accompanied by rendang (beef cooked in santan with chili and spices until liquid is absorbed).

Another rice dish that you may find on the menu in Indonesian restaurants is nasi rames. This is a meal in itself, a plate of ordinary white rice topped with generous spoonfuls of various meat, chicken and vegetable side dishes. Nasi kebuli is a dish of rice cooked together with chicken or meat and spices.

Each region of Indonesia has its own specialties and there is great variety in the cuisines. One of the most famous is West Sumatran or Padang food, which uses a lot of chili, spices and santan. Padang dishes include rendang, kalio (similar to rendang but the sauce is not reduced and thickened), gulai (a spicy curry), kari (curry), dendeng balado (thin sliced and crisp fried beef with red chilies). Padang food is Indonesia’s version of fast food.

All the food is cooked in advance and displayed on dishes stacked up in the window of the often distinctively decorated restaurants. When you come in and sit down at a table waiters will immediately appear bearing 10 or 12 small plates of different dishes along their arms, and a huge variety of food will be set down on your table, along with a plate of rice and a glass of hot tea for each person.

You may choose whatever you like and at the end of the meal the headwaiter will check all of the dishes to count what has been consumed. Needless to say you pay only for what you have eaten. Some recommended Padang restaurants :

  • Sederhana and Sari Ratu chains,
  • Natrabu (Jl. KH Agus Salim 29A, Menteng, Phone +6221 3193 5668, +6221 3193 5718),
  • Nasi Kapau (Jl. Melawai Raya 21A, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +6221 739 2483, +6221 739 4038),
  • Sari Bundo (Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 27, Central Jakarta, Phone +6221 3458343)
  • Garuda Restaurant:
    1. Jl. Iskandar Muda No. 79D, near Pondok Indah, Phone +6221 724 6999, +6221 724 3204
    2. Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya Blok LA 1 No. 1, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Phone +6221 2145846658, +6221 2145857574)
    3. Jl. H. Agus Salim No. 59, Menteng, Jakarta, Phone +6221 31424666, +6221 31935881
    4. Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 105, Hayam Wuruk, Jakarta, Phone +6221 6262940, +6221 16262914)
    5. Jl. Pluit Selatan No. 10, Pluit, Jakarta, Phone +6221 66604666)
  • Pagi Sore (Jl. Cipete 2 No. 1, Fatmawati, Jakarta, Phone +6221 7667000)
  • Padang Merdeka (Jl. Lada No. 1, Kota, Jakarta, +6221 6919811)
  • Sari Indah (Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 42 – 44, Senopati, Jakarta, Phone +6221 72780000)
  • Bopet Mini (Jl. Bendungan Hilir Raya, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5700282)
  • Marco by Chef Marco Lim (Grand Indonesia Mall, Lantai Lower Ground, West Mall, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta 10310, Phone +6221 23580091)
  • RM Indah Jaya Minang (Ruko Jalur Sutera, Blok 29C No. 46-48, Jl. Alam Sutera Boulevard, Pinang, Tangerang, +6221 53140796)
  • RM Sinar Minang (Jl. Daan Mogot No. 19F, Grogol, Jakarta. Phone +6221 5688521)
  • Sari Bagindo (Kuningan City, Lantai Ground, Jl. Prof Dr Satrio, Kuningan, Jakarta, Phone +6221 50101018)
  • Medan Baru (Jl. Pesanggrahan No. 168 D – E, Puri Indah, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5806207)
  • RM Pangeran Khas Minang (Jl. Raya Serpong Priyang No. 67, Serpong Utara, Tangerang, Phone +6221 22927628, +6221 22927447)
  • Kedai Ndoro Ayu Dewi (Jl. Sunter Indah Raya Blok M1 No. 4, Sunter, Jakarta, Phone +6221 84343839)
  • Salero Jumbo (Jl. Timor No. 12, Thamrin, Jakarta, Phone +6221  3141010)
  • Simpang Raya (Jl. Daan Mogot No. 77, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta, Phone +6221 29334991)
  • Restoran Kebayoran Baru (Jl. Gandaria Tengah III No. 23, Gandaria, Jakarta, Phone +6221 7250172)
  • Padang Express (Jl. Pluit Utara Raya No. 83, Pluit, Jakarta, Phone +6221 6620588, +6221 6692935)
  • Pondok Minang Jaya (Jl. Dr. Muwardi I No. 5, Grogol, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5671136, +6221 97206206)
  • Sarimande (Jl. Alternatif Cibubur, Cibubur, Jakarta, Phone +6221 84598156, +6221 84598157)
  • Restoran Sederhana Sektor Satu (SSS), Jl. Murai Raya No. 11, Bintaro, Jakarta, Phone +6221  217355624

Javanese food tends to have a sweeter taste with palm sugar or the dark sweet type of soy sauce being added to most dishes. Traditional dishes from Central Java include ayam goreng (spiced fried chicken), ayam panggang (broiled chicken cooked with either sweet soy sauce or santan and spices), semur daging (beef braised in soy sauce), empal daging (slices of beef cooked with spices then fried), opor ayam (chicken in mild white curry sauce), gudeg (jackfruit cooked in santan and served with chicken, egg and soybean cake) and sayur asem (tamarind flavored vegetable soup). One of the specialties of East Java is rawon (diced beef cooked in spicy black sauce). You can find Javanese fried chicken at :

  • Mbok Berek Ny Umi:
    1. Jl. Metro Duta 5-6, Pondok Indah, Phone +6221 750 0807, +6221 750 0808
    2. Jl. Melawai Raya 66, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +6221 722 2957
    3. Jl. Prof. DR. Soepomo No. 6a, RT 1/RW 3, Menteng Dalam, Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12870, Phone +6221 8295366
  • Ayam Goreng Ny. Suharti (Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim 51, Menteng, Phone +6221 310 0251 and other branches) and
  • Gudeg at Gudeg Bu Tjitro (Jl. Cikajang, Kebayoran Baru). Payon (Jl. Kemang Raya 17, Phone +6221 719 4826) is an open-air restaurant serving traditional East Javanese fare.
  • Ayam Goreng Berkah (Jl. Melawai 13 No. 2 RT 004 / RW 006, Kebayoran Baru, RT 4/RW 6, Melawai, RT 4/RW 5, Melawai, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160, Phone +62 812 84457444)
  • Ayam Goreng Rempah Tanita (Jl. Lontar No. 2, Tanah, Beji, Depok, Jawa Barat 16426, +62 812 19950555)
  • Ayam Goreng Fatmawati (Jl. Raya Bulungan No. 76, Blok M Plaza Lantai 6 No. 608-609, Kebayoran Baru, RT 6/RW 6, Kramat Pela, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130, Phone +6221 7209091)
  • Bebek & Ayam Goreng Pak Ndut (Jl. Siliwangi No. 11, Depok, Pancoran MAS, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat 16431, Phone +6221 77219898 and other branches)
  • Ayam Kremes Keraton (Jl. Tebet Barat Dalam Raya No. 34, RT 13/RW 2, Tebet Bar., Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12810, Phone +6221 56957000)
  • Ayam Goreng Tiga Rasa (Jl. Dr. Muwardi I No. 34, RT 1/RW 4, Grogol, Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11450, Phone +6221 56969312)

In West Java fewer spices are used but some kind of sambal is always served with meals. A sambal is a chili-based hot and often spicy sauce or relish served as an accompaniment to other dishes. Take only a tiny portion and taste with caution! Acar (pickled cucumber and carrot with little green chilies (the hottest ones!) is also frequently served, along with krupuk (prawn crackers) or emping (nut crackers).

Sundanese meals generally include lalab (a selection of raw or lightly cooked vegetables) each mouthful being dipped first in sambal, as well as the Sundanese version of sayur asem or sayur lodeh (vegetables cooked in santan). In addition to nasi timbel mentioned above, Sundanese restaurants usually offer fried or barbecued fish or chicken as well as pepes ikan (marinated fish wrapped in banana leaf and grilled). In Jakarta you can find Sundanese food at :

  • Dapur Sunda (Jl. Cipete Raya 13, Cipete, Phone +6221 7694834 and other branches),
  • Padzzi Pondok Ulam (Jl. Ampera Raya 137, Kemang, Phone +6221 7805835, +6221 7829714),
  • Ratu Kuring (Jl. Mampang Prapatan 135, South Jakarta, Phone +6221 7996886),
  • the Sari Kuring chain (Jl. Melawai Raya 6, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +62 7265363, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53 (SCBD) lot 21, Central Jakarta, Phone 515 5302, and Jl. Wolter Monginsidi 41, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +6221 72786138)
  • Talaga Sampireun (Jl. Boulevard Bintaro Jaya Blok B7/N1, Pondok Aren, Tangerang, Phone +6221 21889061 ext: 197)
  • Pondok Pangandaran (Jl. Boulevard Raya, Blok QA 1 No. 22, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Phone +6221 4502548, +6221 4507916)
  • Ikan Bakar Cianjur (Jl. Batu Tulis Raya No. 39, Pecenongan, Jakarta, Phone +6221 3507788 and other branches)
  • Pondok Laguna (Jl. Batu Tulis Raya No. 45 – 47, Pecenongan, Jakarta, Phone +6221 3459991, +6221 3459992)
  • Eng’s Resto (Jl. Muara Karang Timur, Blok O8 No.62, Muara Karang, Jakarta, Phone +6221 6690874, +62 878 89619970)
  • Taman Santap (Rumah Kayu, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jl. Lodan Timur II No. 7, Ancol, Jakarta 14430, Phone +62 813 51900801)
  • Kedai Timbel Dago (Ruko BH 10, No. 17-18, Jl. Gading Serpong, Serpong Utara, Tangerang, Phone +62 878 86686665)
  • Waroeng Sunda (Jl. Panjang No. 57, Green Ville, Jakarta, Phone +6221 56985777, +6221 56985888)
  • Sambel Hejo Sambel Dadak (Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam 2 No. 34, Tebet, Jakarta, Phone +6221 8292675)
  • Lembur Kuring (Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Jl. Raya Bandara, Benda, Tangerang, Phone +6221 5503749, +6221 5503750)
  • Nasi Tutug Oncom (Jl. Pamulang Permai I No. 21, Pamulang, Tangerang, Phone +62 2192843568. +62 2198736448)
  • Muara Kuring (Jl. Muara Karang Raya No. 117 – 119, Muara Karang, Jakarta, Phone +6221 6680213, +6221 6678427)
  • Gubug Makan Mang Engking (Green Office Park BSD City, The Breeze, Jl. Grand Boulevard BSD, Serpong, Tangerang, Phone +6221 21889061 ext:126)
  • Gubug Udang Situ Cibubur (Bumi Perkemahan & Graha Wisata Pramuka Cibubur, Jl. Bumi Perkemahan, Cibubur, Jakarta. Phone +6221 84304874. +62 821 22055572)
  • Ayam Kremes Bu Tjondro (Jl. Bintaro Utama No. 3, Bintaro, Jakarta, Phone +62 217357169, +62 2173886184)
  • Warung Daun (Jl. Cikini Raya No. 26, Cikini, Jakarta, Phone +6221 3910909)
  • Sajian Sambara (La Terraza Summarecon Bekasi, Jl. Boulevard Ahmad Yani Blok M, Bekasi, Phone +6221 21889061 ext:189)
  • Sari Idaman (Jl. Cipinang Jaya No. 25A, Jatinegara, Jakarta, Phone +62 8198577, +62 8198578)
  • Seleraku (Jl. Mangga Besar Raya No. 17, Mangga Besar, Jakarta, Phone +62 216297158, +62 216281191)

While pork is rarely found in other parts of Indonesia, Bali is well known for its pork dishes, such as babi kecap (pork braised in soy sauce) and sate pentul (minced pork sate) as well as ayam/daging bumbu Bali (chicken or beef in chili and tamarind sauce), lawar (raw vegetable salad), sate lilit (minced fish and shrimp sate) and duck dishes such as bebek bangor (crispy duck) and bebek betutu (smoked duck). For Balinese food try :

  • Ajengan (Jl. Cipete Raya No. 50C, RT 9/RW 4, Cipete Sel, Kota Jakarta Selatan 12160, Phone +6221 7690266),
  • Bebek Bengil (Jl. Mahakam I, Kebayoran Baru or Darmawangsa Square, Jl. Dharmawangsa VI/IX, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +6221 726 6926/+6221 27, 722 1230 and other branches).
  • Putu Made (Senayan City, Lantai 5, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta, Phone +6221 21889061 ext:501)
  • Smarapura (Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam 2 No. 43, Tebet, Jakarta 12820, Phone +6221 83702402)
  • Bebek Tepi Sawah (Cilandak Town Square, Lantai Ground, Jl. TB. Simatupang, Fatmawati, Jakarta, +6221 2129042817)
  • Jimbaran (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jl. Pantai Karnaval, Ancol, Jakarta 14430, Phone +6221 6401040)
  • RUCI’s Joint (Jl. Suryo Blok S No. 49, Senopati, Jakarta, Phone +6221 72799769)
  • Taliwang Bali (Grand Indonesia Mall, Lantai 5, West Mall, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta, Phone +6221 23580818)
  • Holyduck (Ruko Crown Golf, Blok B No. 52-56, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta, Phone +62 811 8951168, +62 817 0869333)
  • Little Ubud (Ruko Crown Golf, Blok A, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Golf Mediterania, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta, Phone +62 2141398878 )
  • Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk (Jl. Balai Pustaka No. 25, Rawamangun, Jakarta, Phone +6221 4718945)
  • Babi Guling Ko Made (Jl. Pluit Karang Indah Timur, Blok L 9 Timur No. 23, Muara Karang, Jakarta, +62 878 78639089)
  • Le Seminyak (Jl. Cipete Raya No. 3, Fatmawati, Jakarta, Phone +6221 75906522, +6221 75906521)
  • Bebek Renon (Green Terrace TMII, Jl. Pintu Utama 1, Taman Mini, Jakarta, Phone +6221 22819506)
  • Rempah Bali (Citywalk Sudirman, Lantai 1, Jl. KH Mas Mansyur, Sudirman, Jakarta, +6221 29704064)
  • Warung Bali Bedugul (Ruko Cordoba, Blok E No. 7, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta, Phone +6221 29032742)
  • Bebek Sangeh (Mal Taman Anggrek, Lantai 3, Jl. Tanjung Duren Timur 2, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5639372)
  • Bebek Garing Crispy Duck (Lippo Mall Puri @ The St. Moritz, Lantai 1, Jl. Puri Indah Boulevard Blok U No. 1, Puri Indah, Jakarta, Phone +62 858 14093722)
  • Bali Qui (Jl. H. Nawi Raya No. 9, Pondok Indah, Jakarta, Phone +6221 91261746, +62 859 20641837)

Indonesian FoodFood from Manado, North Sulawesi is also very popular and focuses on seafood with many dishes being fiery hot. Manadonese specialties include ikan kuah asam (fish with tamarind sauce), ikan cakalang garo rica (fish with chili), ayam rica-rica (grilled chicken with chili), cumi/ayam woku belanga (sauted squid or chicken with spicy green chili sauce), sayur Manado (hot and spicy mixed vegetables) and ayam isi di bulu (chicken cooked slowly inside a bamboo tube with green chili sauce). You can find these dishes at :

  • Beautika:
    1. Jl. Hang Lekir 1, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +6221 722 6683,
    2. Jl. Hang Lekir No. 1, Senayan, Jakarta, Phone +6221 7226683
  • Restaurant Sarang Oci (Jl. Panjang Arteri Kelapa Dua No. 99, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5329791)
  • Sulawesi@Mega Kuningan, (Menara BTPN, Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, Kuningan, Jakarta, Phone +6221 21889061 ext:585)
  • Lumpang Emas (Jl. Senopati No. 61, Senopati, Jakarta, Phone +6221 29044082)
  • Restaurant Baku Sayang (Jl. Pesanggrahan No. 27, Meruya, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5841408)
  • Bunga Pepaya (Jl. RP Soeroso No. 16, Menteng, Jakarta, Phone +6221 3141616)
  • Restoran Ikan Tude Manado (Jl. Blora Raya No. 29, Thamrin, Jakarta, Phone +6221 3903109, +6221 3903148)
  • Cak Tu Ci (Jl. Panglima Polim 5 No. 15, Dharmawangsa, Jakarta, Phone +6221 7244833)
  • Tinoor Asli Manado (Jl. R.P. Soeroso No. 33A, Menteng, Jakarta, Phone +6221 3914743)
  • Ikan Bakar Manado (Jl. Bungur Besar No. 107, Kemayoran, Jakarta, Phone +6221 4255063)
  • Meimo Masakan Manado (Mall Ambassador, Lantai 4, Food District, Jl. Prof Dr Satrio, Kuningan, Jakarta, Phone +62 853 1121122)
  • Rarampa Culinary Experience (Jl. Mahakam I No, 2, Blok M, Jakarta, Phone +6221 7210241, +6221  7257701)
  • Bumbu Den (Jl. Boulevard Raya, Blok QA 1 No. 6, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Phone +6221 4515371, +6221 4501428)

In addition to the restaurants mentioned above serving regional cuisines, there are also numerous restaurants in Jakarta offering a general selection of Indonesian food from across the archipelago. Some recommended restaurants for starting off your culinary journey through Indonesia are :

  • Sate Khas Senayan (Jl. Pakubuwono VI/5, Kebayoran Baru, Phone +6221 7269032 and other branches),
  • Cafe Batavia (Taman Fatahillah, Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No. 14, Kota, Jakarta, Phone +62 21 6915531)
  • Dapur Babah Elite (Jl. Veteran I/18-19, Central Jakarta, Phone +6221 70602256, +6221 3855653),
  • Harum Manis (Pavillion Apartment Retail Arcade, Jl. K.H. Mas Mansyur No. 24, Central Jakarta 10220, Phone +6221 57941727),
  • Kembang Goela (Plaza Sentral parking lot, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 47-48, Jakarta, Phone +6221 5205625, +6221 5205651),
  • Lara Djonggrang (Jl. Cik Ditiro 4, Menteng, Phone +6221 315 3252, +62 813 80818966). Many hotels, such as the Borobudur, Dharmawangsa, Sahid Jaya and Sheraton Bandara, also serve excellent Indonesian food in addition to international cuisine.
  • Seribu Rasa (Jl. Haji Agus Salim 128, Menteng, Central Jakarta, Phone +6221 392 8892, +6221 21889061 ext:171),
  • Namaaz Dining (Jl. Gunawarman No. 42, Senopati, Jakarta, Phone +6221 33061000)
  • Plataran Menteng (Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto No. 42, Menteng Jakarta Pusat 10350, +6221 29627771, +62 813 98908335)
  • Bunga Rampai (Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No. 35, Menteng, Jakarta, Phone +62 31926224, +62 31926225)
  • Kila Kila By Akasha (Lot 4, Lantai 7, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, SCBD, Jakarta, Phone +62 51401484)
  • KAUM Jakarta (Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No. 77-79, Thamrin, Jakarta, Phone +6221 22393256)
  • Eastern Opulence (Jl. Cipaku 1 No. 85, Dharmawangsa, Jakarta 12170, Phone +6221 21889061 ext:658, +6221 27081258)
  • Remboelan (Plaza Senayan, Lantai 4, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta, Phone +6221  5725088, +62 877 86554251)
  • Akasya Express (Jl. Taman Kemang No. 14B, Kemang, Jakarta, Phone +62 7183090)
  • Warung MJS (Jl. Setiabudi Tengah No. 11, Setiabudi, Jakarta, Phone +6221 21889061 ext:889, +6221 5252 605 or +6221 5290 6544 or +62 818 0720 9848)
  • Aromanis Restaurant (Jl. Johar No. 1, Menteng, Jakarta, Phone +6221 22390550, +6221 22391555)
  • Roemah Rempah (Plaza Senayan, Lantai 4, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta, +6221 5725813, +6221 5725831)
  • Mendjangan (Jl. Kemang I No. 2, Kemang, Jakarta, Phone +6221 22717999)

Enjoy tasting Indonesian food, and as they say here: Selamat Makan