Top Restaurants in Jakarta
Restaurants Jakarta – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Jakarta. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Jakarta, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Jakarta are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Jakarta where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Djakarta with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Jakarta with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Jakarta where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Jakarta you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: Seafood Feast by the Beach
Just a few miles north of the city, within the Jaya Ancol Dreamland (theme park), is where one would find “Bandar Djakarta restaurant”. The establishment can seat a thousand diners at a time, and even has private dining areas that area ideal for celebrating special occasions. Guests here have the chance to pick out their choice of live seafood from the water tanks and decide what preparation they would like – grilled, sautéed, steamed, or in various kinds of savoury sauces.
“Black pepper crab”, “grilled octopus”, and “clams with black beans” are just some of their famous dishes. “Bandar Djakarta” is open all days of the week, from 11am ‘til late, but the best time to visit is before sundown so that you can enjoy the sunset by the beach while enjoying your seafood feast. Also, they have branches in Alam Sutera and Seafood city.
Address: Pintu Timur Impian, East Gate of Jaya Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 6455472
Price: IDR 100,000 per person with 3-5 courses
Style: Indonesian Restaurant In Aristocratic Setting
Bunga Rampai offers traditional local fare set in a large Ducth colonial structure with lavish furnishings. The restaurant is frequently booked for high society events and gatherings of foreign dignitaries. The restaurant name comes from a traditional Indonesian flower arrangement and the botanical theme is prominent in the décor of the 6 dining rooms and even on the floral accented ceramic plates. “The Nasi Buketan (rice and meat dish)”, “Bontut Bakar (soup made from oxtail)” and “seafood fried rice” are just some of the specialty dishes that they offer. In the evenings, they also have live soft music entertainment.
Bunga Rampai is open daily from 11am – 11pm. Children age 12 and below and senior citizens who are age 60 and up get a fifty percent discount.
Address: Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro no. 35, Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia
Area: Central Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31926224
Price: IDR 200,000 – IDR 250,000 for 3 course meal
Style: Chinese Fare Fit For Emperors
Crystal Jade Restaurants can be found all over Asia; with several branches in Jakarta (Grand Indonesia Mall, Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan. etc).
Each branch has its own personality and charm with luxurious décor that would make diners feel as though they are in ancient China.
Crystal Jade restaurant at Pacific Place mall features Cantonese and Teowchew (from Chaozou, a city in Guangdong province) cuisine. Most preparations let the natural flavors of the protein stand out and are mixed with greens. A la carte and set meal options are available, ideal for group dining. The seafood in sour and spicy soup is superb. The salted egg prawns, pecking duck, and sweet and sour fish are also recommended.
Crystal Jade is open during mall hours (10am – 10:30am).
Address: Pacific Place, Level 4 Unit 02, Jl. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta, Indonesia
Area: Central Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5140 0437
Price: IDR 35,000 – IDR 50,000 per dish
Style: Hip Bar Lounge and Restaurant
Immigrant bar and restaurant at Plaza Indonesia mall is currently one of the most talked about hotspot in Jakarta.
The interior had an industrial yet 20s modish loft theme with brick walls, exposed pipes, and huge fans creating a casual and relaxing ambiance where guests can chill out.
This ambiance seems to attract young executives and expats who regularly hang out here. In addition to the spacious main bar area, they have VIP lounges, an outdoor terrace, and a dining room.
The dining area serves tapas and steak entrees. The Australian Wagyu Tenderloin and organic US prime rib are highly recommended. Light snacks like nachos, pasta, and calamari are also offered at the restaurant and the bar. For cocktails, try their signature drink called “green card”. Immigrant bar and restaurant is open from 11am ‘til late daily.
Come on Wednesdays and Saturdays if you would like to enjoy tunes from their resident DJ.
Address: Plaza Indonesia Mall, 6th Floor No.E02-03. , Jln M.H. Thamrin Kav 28-30, Jakarta, Indonesa
Area: Central Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 39838257
Price: IDR 120,000 – IDR 300,000 for mains
Style: Hottest Kitchen in Plaza Indonesia Mall
If you happen to be in the area near Plaza Indonesia Shopping Centre, drop by Kitchenette restaurant.
The bustling open kitchen serves International fare featuring tapas, galettes and crêpes. It is an ideal spot for people watching while enjoying a hearty snack and also ideal for family style dining. “Spanish meatballs”, “burger with chorizo sauce”, “Claudette crêpes” and the “Arnaud galette” are just some of the many delightful dishes on the menu. Their fruit elixirs are refreshing wonderful concoctions; the lychee elixir is superb.
Kitchenette is open daily from 10am ‘til 10pm on weekdays and up until midnight on weekends.
Address: Plaza Indonesia Extension, 1st Fl Unit E16 , Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30, Jakarta, Indonesia
Area: Central Jakarta
Phone: +162 21 29923580
Price: Mains from IDR 50,000
Style: Imperial Indonesian Cuisine
Lara Djonggrang, owned by Tugu group of hotels and fine dining restaurants, draws inspiration and its name from the centuries old story of a mythical heroine princess. Her statue, along with other relics, can be seen in the main dining area and everywhere inside the restaurant so that diners can not only sample dishes that were served to emperors but also learn a bit of history and local culture.
The menu features regional delicacies of Indonesia based on imperial journeys of a 14th century ruler – King Hayam Wuruk. Seafood, skewers, sauteed vegetables, braised meat, fish cooked in coconut milk – there’s a bit of everything on the menu.
Open daily from 11am to 1am, Lara Djonggrang is an ideal place to entertain clients, impress business associates, and also to bring the whole family for a cultural gastronomic experience.
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Address: Roro Djonggrang and La Bihzad, Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro St. No. 4, Gondangdia Village, Jakarta, Indonesia
Area: Central Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3153252
Price: Mains starting at IDR 28,000
Style: French Pan-Asian Fusion Cuisine
Orient 8 is a fine dining restaurant within the Mulia Hotel, a 5 star rated establishment in Jakarta.
The elegant interior combines both French and Asian cultures and the same successful fusion is embodied in the food preparations.
Lounge comfortably on the French colonial seats while admiring the artwork and paintings. It is an ideal place to entertain clients over business lunch or have a romantic evening meal. The menu changes daily. You can choose between a la carte or degustation menu and treat your palate to delightful layers of flavors. Orient 8 is open for lunch (noon – 2:30pm) and dinner (6pm – 11:30pm) daily and also offers Sunday buffet brunch.
Address: Jalan Asia Afrika Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Area: North Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5747777
Price: IDR 75,000 – IDR 120,000 for mains
Style: Fancy Indonesian Seafood and Grill
Seribusa Rasa is a wonderful Indonesian style grill and seafood fine dining restaurant that offers exactly what the name translates to in English – A Thousand Flavours. The interiors are with white washed bricks and Indo-chino décor is simple yet stylish and would prompt anybody to take pictures while waiting for their food. Choosing which dish to sample is made easy especially for foreigners because there are pictures that come with every dish on the menu. The Mie Jawa traditional noodle and seafood dish, black pepper Mongolian prawns, and the lamb in honey sauce are highly recommended eats.
Book a table by the courtyard for an added romantic touch if you’re dining with a date. Seribusa Rasa is open daily from 11am – 3pm for lunch and 6pm – 10pm. (Weekends: 11am – 10pm).
Two other branches in Jakarta, one at the “Lotte Shopping Centre” and the other one at the “mall gandria city”.
Address: Jl. H Agus Salim 128, Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 392 8892
Price: Menu items range from IDR 50,000 – IDR 150,000
Style: International Fare Infused With Local Flavours
Social House a.k.a. SoHo restaurant at the Grand Indonesia Shopping Centre offers modern Western cuisine and exquisite wines.
The spacious restaurant has an industrial wine cellar look with wine crates stacked up under counter tops, barrels used as plant pots, and wine bottles displayed on open floor to ceiling wooden shelves.
Soho is often bustling with young executives on lunch breaks, shoppers who want delectable bites to eat after a day at the mall, and non locals who are craving for western food.
“Thin crust NYC pizza”, “eggs Benedict”, full English breakfast – these are just some of the most ordered items on their wide ranging menu.
Social House restaurant and wine bar is open from 8am – 11pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Address: Grand Indonesia Shopping Town , East Mall – 1st Floor , Jl M.H. Thamrin No.1, Jakarta, Indonesia
Area: Central Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 23581818
Price: IDR 150,000 –IDR 350,000 for mains; pasta/pizza starting at IDR 250,000
Style: Extraordinary Indian and Thai Dining Experience
The Face Bar is a cocktail lounge where expats usually converge especially on weekends not only to enjoy drinks and conversations but also to dine at the two separately themed restaurants – “Lan Na Thai” and “Haraza” which offers Thai and Indian cuisine respectively. The interior of the Face Bar has a mystifying ambiance with dark wooden chairs and tables, ethnic ornaments, and red-orange dim lighting. The two separate restaurants are just as intriguing, accented with various antique woodwork, statues and lovely needlework.
The Face Bar is open everyday from 5pm ‘til midnight and the restaurants serve lunch (noon – 2:30pm) and dinner (6pm – 10:30pm).