Due to the pandemic, many of us are unable to resume traveling yet, which means many of us are missing the atmosphere and the flavors of our favorite destination countries. Are you missing Indonesian cuisine? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. Try out great Indonesian menus and experience authentic Indonesian ambiance at these restaurants in different continents! Hopefully, some of these cool places are near you.
Let’s take a look at the list!
1 | Indonesian Restaurant Cabe Meguro - Tokyo, Japan
Those of you who have gotten used to eating at local Indonesian restaurants will be amused by the authenticity of Indonesian Restaurant Cabe Meguro. Along with the interesting concept of ‘prasmanan’ (Indonesian traditional buffet style), this restaurant offers a wide range of local dishes, including Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay), Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), Cap Cai (Chinese-Indonesian Stir-Fried Vegetable Dish), Rendang, and many more. This restaurant has also made an extra effort to add an Indonesian touch to the interior design. Curious? See for yourself.
Address: Japan, 〒141-0021 Tokyo, Shinagawa City, Kamiosaki, 3 Chome−5−4 第１田中ビル 2F
Phone: +81 3-6432-5748
Facebook: Indonesian Restaurant Cabe Meguro
1 | Borneo Cafe - Rwanda
The rich and spicy taste of Indonesia can be found everywhere, including Africa. Borneo Cafe, which is located in Kigali, Rwanda, offers a theme and concept that’s similar to Indonesian Restaurant Cabe Meguro; the ‘prasmanan’ buffet style with meticulous Indonesian interior design. The menu, too, is slightly similar, but Borneo Cafe also offers Lontong Sayur (Rice Cake with Vegetable Stew in Coconut Milk) as a breakfast dish. It has got great reviews on TripAdvisor. So if you’re in Rwanda, go check it out!
Address: KG 4 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone: +250 785 775 703
Facebook: Borneo Indonesian Restaurant
1 | Yono’s Fine Dining - New York
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Who would’ve thought that you could find Indonesia’s fine-dining restaurants in New York? Yes, Yono’s Restaurant is a premiere restaurant for world-class fine dining located in Albany, NY. This fine-dining restaurant has been around since 1986 and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Wine Spectator, Santé, DiRoNA & the American Culinary Federation among others. Founded by Chef Yono Purnomo, the restaurant features his signature blend of contemporary American cuisine with Indonesian style utilizing seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. It’s a fine-dining experience you should not miss!
Address: 25 Chapel Street — Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 436-7747
2 | Bandung Indonesian Cuisine - Madison
If you’re looking for an Indonesian casual-dining restaurant, look no further than Bandung Indonesian Cuisine in Madison, Wisconsin. With plenty of choices ranging from appetizers and main courses to desserts, snacks, and side dishes, Bandung Indonesian Cuisine is your perfect go-to if you’re craving Indonesian food in the United States. What’s more? This restaurant also offers delivery services, as, for now, it is open for takeaway only. Go grab a bite!
Address: 600 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703, United States
Phone: +1 608-255-6910
Website: Bandung Indonesian Restaurant
3 | Warung Siska - California
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A certified Michelin-starred Indonesian restaurant in the heart of California? Behold, Warung Siska. Owned and operated by Chef Siska Silitonga who hailed from North Sumatra, this restaurant offers an indisputable range of Indonesian cuisine crafted with fresh ingredients from Redwood City in San Francisco. The dishes are served family style and brought to you immediately as it is freshly prepared from their kitchen. You can also find a selection of craft local beers and fine wines, all available on tap. Currently, you need COVID-19 vaccine confirmation to enter their restaurant, so don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.
Address: 917 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063, United States
Phone: +1 650-393-5515
Website: Warung Siska Redwood
1 | Djakarta Bali - Paris
Situated near the Louvre, one of the most famous landmarks in France, Djakarta Bali is an Indonesian restaurant that offers something slightly different than all the other places we’ve mentioned. Djakarta Bali offers a range of culinary specialties originating from Java, Sumatra, and Bali, and boasts chic ethnic interior design. Moreover, the sound of gamelan accompanying your dinner at the restaurant creates an exotic atmosphere. Isn’t it beautiful? This restaurant also serves takeaways if you choose not to eat out yet.
Address: 9 Rue Vauvilliers Paris 1er
Website: Djakarta Bali
Instagram: Restaurant Djakarta Bali
2 | Ron Gastrobar - Amsterdam
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The restaurant’s name is not in Indonesian language, but it serves authentic Indonesian cuisine at its best, including mouth-watering rice tables and delicious street food. Ron Gastrobar is located in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a quaint village located south of Amsterdam on the bank of Lake Ouderkerk. Founded by Ron Blaauw and managed by Executive Chef Agus Hermawan from Indonesia, this restaurant’s concept is based around casual dining without fuss or pretension. It’s a vibrant place with a warm, cozy atmosphere and pure, simple dishes. You must be curious, so why don’t you check it out for yourself?
Address: Amstelzijde 51, 1184 TZ Amstelveen, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 305 2760
Website: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia
4 | Warung - Stockholm
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Warung, which literally means “food stall”, is a restaurant with hip, rustic design located in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s the perfect place for those who are looking for an unusual Indonesian dining experience because Warung offers a unique blend of Indonesian cuisine and Swedish ingredients. You will find some interesting choices on the menu like Rendang Rusa (Venison Rendang), Nasi Campur (Mixed Rice with Vegetables and Venison Rendang), and more. You can also try the restaurant’s signature cocktails named after the big cities of Indonesia like Bandung, Jakarta, and Surabaya.
Address: Långholmsgatan 3, 117 33 Stockholm, Sweden
5 | Nancy Lam’s Enak Enak - London
Nancy Lam's Enak Enak has been serving delicious Indonesian & Thai-inspired food in Battersea, London for over 30 years. This restaurant is pretty popular in London. Some of its loyal customers bring in their grandchildren to introduce them to their favorite food. The menu ranges from Barbecued Prawns and Beef Rendang to Gado Gado (Steamed Vegetable Salad). However, their signature dish is Satay served with a made-from-scratch peanut sauce that originated from a 40-year-old family recipe.
Currently, the restaurant only serves takeaway only, and is open from 6.30 PM for dinner time.
Address: 56 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 5RQ, United Kingdom
Website: Nancy Lam's Enak Enak
1 | Ubud Indonesian Restaurant - New South Wales
Dear Australians, at the moment, you can enjoy Balinese vibes and taste delightful Indonesian dishes without having to fly to Indonesia. There is a restaurant called “Ubud Indonesian Restaurant” in New South Wales where they create a Balinese atmosphere by serving authentic Indonesian food with warm hospitality. This restaurant with a Bali-inspired interior design, serves a menu that originates from Bali and includes popular dishes like Ayam Kepitan Ubud (Green Chili Chicken Stir Fry), Ayam Bumbu Ubud (Grilled Chicken Glazed in a Savory Peanut Sauce), Bebek Ubud (Baked Duck with Pancake & Plum Sauce).
Address: 582 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032, Australia
Website: Ubud Indonesian Restaurant
2 | Sendok Garpu - Brisbane
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Interested in getting an unusual Indonesian culinary experience? Go to Sendok Garpu in Brisbane. This Indonesian restaurant is owned by Alicia who started her business with a little warung (a small food stall) in the middle of an industrial complex in Coopers Plains in 2010. She uses family recipes to create the dishes that draw inspiration from the street stalls and markets of Indonesia. This restaurant is so popular in Australia that it was once visited by Mrs. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the current Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, during her friendly visit to the Commonwealth of Australia.
Address: 1A/172 Clarence Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068, Australia
Website: Sendok Garpu
Indonesian restaurants are popping everywhere. Till the pandemic ends, embrace the atmosphere of these restaurants, and pamper your palate with tasty, authentic Indonesian food and you will be transported to Indonesia without having to leave your country. Keep your dreams alive; when the time is right to travel, we will welcome you warmly.