Here in Jakarta, you can find authentic Indonesian food on streets. But, if you are feeling extra and wanting the luxurious ones, the city also has Indonesian restaurants that offer fine dining and delicacies. Here are 11 restaurants in Jakarta that serve Indonesian authentic culinary with a fine serving and taste:
1 | Feast by Kokiku
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Here is another hippest yet homey restaurant in Senopati, South Jakarta, that comes with an art-deco-botanical-theme place. It serves various Indonesian food in a sharing portion. You must try its bebek betutu, duck with Balinese spices served with crunchy hot bit or sambal matah and fragrant rice.
2 | Soulfood
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Like its name, Soulfood offers a wide range of delicacies which are served daily in Indonesian homes and, hence, become their kind-of soul. Its most-favorited menu includes cumi item (squid with ink), baso darokdok (meatball soup served with buffalo-skin crackling), or teri pete lado ijo (anchovies cooked with green chillies and green stinky beans). You can directly go to Jalan Taman Gunawarman Barat No. 23, Jakarta, to get the pleasant feelings of tasting these local dishes.
3 | Kaum
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Kaum in Menteng, Central Jakarta, is a recommended restaurant for a group hangout while enjoying authentic Javanese delicacies. The food can be served in a food set. Pasar Papringan set, for instance, offers some main courses and dessert compliments that are inspired by traditional food in a village in Temanggung, Central Java. You can get this set by paying IDR185,000 for an adult or IDR92,500 for a child.
4 | Daun Muda Soulfood by Andrea Peresthu
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It is one of those fine restaurants that not only cook but also curate best Indonesian dishes. Daun Muda by Andrea Peresthu offers authentic taste of Indonesian delicacies that are rich with fragrant and spicy herbs. As the chef, Andrea, comes from Palembang, South Sumatera, most dishes are cooked with authentic spices from the region. You must try Rusip Daun Muda, a salad-like dish consists of vegetables with salted anchovies. Yummy! Daun Muda is located on Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 2A, Senopati, South Jakarta.
5 | Mendjangan
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Mendjangan offers Indonesian home dishes in a house-turn-restaurant building in Kemang, South Jakarta. The menu consists of Indonesian old recipes ranging from Javanese selat solo, Balinese nasi bali, to Padangnese soto padang. Despite their modern-look presentations, the cuisines bring the taste of home cooking with Indonesian old recipes. This restaurant also serves some special menus specially made for children.
6 | Suwe Ora Jamu
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Suwe Ora Jamu in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, is indeed fascinating due to its authentic Indonesian dishes, like Bogor-originated soto mie. But, what is fancier? Its jamu, by all means! The restaurant serves jamu or herbal drinks that are not only healthy but tasty. The traditional herbal drinks range from traditional ones such as beras kencur and kunir asem, to fushion remedies, namely bloody tamarind, temulawak honey and pretty red rosella. They are offered from IDR12,000 to IDR35,000.
7 | Locarasa
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Locarasa is a café in Kemang, South Jakarta, which offers mouth-licking ice cream with at least 16 authentic Indonesian flavors. Most of the flavors are inspired by Indonesian traditional desserts and snacks, such as klepon, martabak, es doger, and rujak. This homemade ice cream can be purchased in two gelato portion sizes of 100 grams at IDR20,000) and 200 grams at IDR25,000.
8 | Ayam Goreng Suharti
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Established since 1972, Ayam Goreng Suharti is a favorite family restaurant from generations to generations. Among all menus, the restaurant's most ordered is none other than its fried chicken which is seasoned with a secret recipe by Mrs. Suharti. The chicken is tender and the marinade is delicious to the flesh. Ayam Goreng Suharti is everywhere in the city, including in Menteng and Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta, and Rawamangun in East Jakarta.
9 | Bebek Tepi Sawah
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Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurant has many branches around Jakarta and its neighbor cities, like Tangerang. It is famous with its Tepi Sawah grilled duck, which is cooked with savory and sweet spices. The duck and spices are perfectly cooked till you can taste the herbs in the inner meat. Yummy! The grilled duck is served with salad-like green beans and bean sprouts, and steamed rice.
10 | Garuda
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This is one of the legendary restaurants in Jakarta. Garuda restaurant has been around since 1976 and still consistently serves delicious Padang cuisine. In this 24-hour restaurant, you can find rendang that was named the most delicious food by CNN Travel in 2017. There are several Garuda restaurants in Jakarta but the most strategic one is on Jl Sabang, Central Jakarta.
11 | Sulawesi
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Just like its name, Sulawesi is a restaurant offering delicacies from Sulawesi, both north and South Sulawesi. Most of its menus are dominated by seafood, which is South Sulawesi’s specialty food. However, it also provides chicken and beef with lots of spicy yet tasty herbs. Sulawesi restaurant can be found in Kemang and Kuningan, South Jakarta.
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