As one of the biggest melting pots in Southeast Asia, it’s not unusual for you to see a lot of restaurants serving local or international cuisines in Indonesia. Each of these restaurants offers different dining experiences. Here, you are able to find many street food vendors serving tasty local cuisines along the sidewalk of the city as well as various luxury restaurants offering exquisite dishes. Looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will make your culinary journey even more special? Give these 5 spectacular gastronomy restaurants a visit!
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Are you curious to try molecular gastronomy in Indonesia? Check out Namaaz Dining in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta! This lovely restaurant is the first restaurant to offer molecular gastronomy food in Indonesia. Opened by Chef Andrian Ishak back in 2007, Namaaz Dining serves a great selection of unique dishes inspired by art. Things like cassava chips served along with sambal balado in the shape of a small candle, a lipstick made from Balinese kue clorot, and solidified opor gravy that looks like loaves of bread are some of the many interesting dishes you can try in this spectacular restaurant.
Address: Jl. Gunawarman No.42, RT.5/RW.2, Selong, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110
Phone: +62 811 1557 798
Opening hours: 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Tuesday - Saturday)
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Another excellent restaurant you should check out in Jakarta can be found in Kemang area. Opened by the renowned Chef Ragil Imam Wibowo in 2016, Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy offers a contemporary twist of authentic Indonesian cuisine. Made with the best local harvests, in this elegant restaurant, you can find a wide array of Indonesian classic dishes carefully crafted with a slight modern dash, yet still maintaining its authenticity. Some of the dishes you can enjoy at Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy includes telur ikan sambal kecombrang, udang sambal goreng pete, ayam masak air kelapa dendeng batoko, mie lethek, as well as traditional snacks for the dessert.
Address: Jl. Kemang Raya Kemang No.81, RT.2/RW.2, Bangka, Kemang, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730
Phone: +62 217 1939 54
Opening hours: 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
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Searching for a restaurant offering phenomenal dining experiences that serves a fusion of local and international foods in Bali? Head over Cuca, a casual-slash-fine-dining restaurant serving fantastic tapas, cocktails, and desserts. Located near Jimbaran Beach, this restaurant features a comfortable outdoor area surrounded by luscious scenery. Led by Chef Kevin Charkas, Cuca sourced its ingredients from local artisans and farmers, crafting it into comfort foods that are rich in taste, texture, and colors. Enjoy mouthwatering dishes such as BBQ octopus, Turkish meatballs, as well as moussaka made with rendang gravy.
Address: Jl. Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364
Phone: +62 812 3687 0486
Opening hours: 12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Want something a little bit more artistic? Take a trip to Locavore restaurant in the heart of Ubud, Bali! Helmed by Ray Adriansyah and Elke Plasmeijer, two chefs with a passion for cooking and sustainability, this restaurant offers unique dining concepts each season. Moreover, everything from the ingredients, down to its foodwares were also sourced locally. Here, you will be served with a set of dishes influenced by worldwide cuisine featuring ingredients such as kampung egg yolk, oncom sambal, ‘coffee grounds kombucha’, and ‘opor shio koji cream’. Vegetarian options are also available for you to choose from in this small yet cozy restaurant.
Address: Jl. Dewisita No.10, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone: +62 361 9777 33
Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Wednesday - Thursday), 12:00 AM - 03:00 PM & 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Friday - Saturday), 12:00 AM - 03:00 PM (Sunday)
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Can be found at the side of Jalan Raya Sanggingan in Ubud, Mozaic restaurant is another spot worthy to be checked out if you want to enjoy a spectacular dining experience in Bali. Cooked flawlessly from high-quality ingredients, creating exquisite textures and flavours that can be guaranteed to last a lifetime in your mind, this luxurious restaurant blends Indonesian cuisine with contemporary French techniques. It was the first restaurant in Southeast Asia to be recognized by Les Grandes Tables Du Monde (The Grand Tables of the World), a French association highlighting incredible gastronomic restaurants around the world.
Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone: +62 811 3943 288
Opening hours: 01:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Have you chosen which one you’re going to check out? Before going to these restaurants, make sure to remember the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) protocols. Wear your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands frequently.
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