Eating Out in Jakarta

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Oasis' famous rijstaffel

Oasis' famous rijstaffel

rr ukirsari manggalani brodjokaloso

Jalan Jaksa offers, next to various guesthouses with neon-signs and small cafes, innumerable restaurants and eating stalls. Most tourists who arrive at haphazard move on after a short stay and don't see anything but Jalan Jaksa. Try one of the side streets of Jalan Jaksa where you can still eat tasty Indonesion food prepared in the original way. Besides the 'rijsttafels', you can find a broad variety of other cuisines, such as Korean, Thai, Indian, Mexican and American. At the shopping centres, you'll find eateries where you can either grab a meal or sit for half a day eating away all the sweetmeats.

* As a footnote to the above, this Jakarta resident would not even consider Jaksa as a place to go to eat. Unfortunately it is hard to point the short-term visitor to a good area for food as restaurants are scattered so widely. For Indonesian food try a good Nasi Padang, such as Natrabu or Sari Bundo, or satay on the street, or even the food courts in the shopping malls can be surprisingly good. If you are staying longer try to get hold of a copy of the Jakarta Good Food Guide, which has excellent and unbiased reviews of hundreds of eateries from street stalls to the most luxurious restaurants.

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Lapo

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There are several Lapo in this area. Lapo is a local restaurant provide Batak Food such as Saksang, Naniura, Panggang

type:Local
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address:Jl. Pramuka
PriceOfMenu:$1

Muara Karang Seafood corners

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While enjoy a day trip to the old harbour Sunda Kelapa, visit Muara Karang Seafood corners will be nice and becomes new experience.

Don't think the guests will have a seat and order, but more than that. Please go to the fresh market nearby and choose your own seafood fave. From squid to prawn, from red snapper to crabs and others.

Then bring all of your fave seafood to the one of the restaurants there and start order; grilled or a'la Chinese seafood is up to you.  They'll served with hot steam rice and manykind of sambal [chili sauce]. From sambal belacan more..

type:Seafood
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address:Muara Karang, Jakarta Utara

Oasis

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Oasis' famous rijstaffel
Oasis' famous rijstaffel
photo by: rr ukirsari manggalani brodjokaloso

One of the top end boutique restaurants in Jakarta. Already got several achievement from tourism board of Indonesia, also several from foreign countries.

The most valuable from this restaurant is, the place itself. It used to be an Indonesian famous painter Raden Saleh's house.  So you can find several of his masterpieces here, plus several collection of wooden statues and kitcheneries.  And made you surprise, since the famous rijstaffel served with old ceramic porcelain wares which are his private collection.

Rijstaffel is something "do not miss" thing from more..

type:International
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address:Jl. Raden Saleh Raya 47
tel:62-21- 3150646
url:www.oasisjakarta.com
PriceOfMenu:$30 -50
email:reservation@oasisjakarta.com

Sim Yen

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address:Gajah mada plaza
tel:62-21-353655

Sari Bundo

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This is a chain of good qualty Padang restaurants. See the review of Natrabu restaurant for an explanation. The style and quality of food is similar to Natrabu, but the restaurants have a brighter and more modern style.

type:Indonesian
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address:Jl.Ir.H.Juanda
tel:62-21-3458343

Natrabu

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This is one of the leading Padang (or Nasi Padang) restaurants, Padang being the main city of West Sumatra. The special feature of Padang food is not so much the style of cooking as the way it is presented. There is no menu. Soon after you sit down the waiters will bring a large selection of dishes to your table and leave them there. Don't worry, you don't have to pay for them, and please don't get angry because you did not order them. You just pick from the ones you like the look of, and spoon it onto your own plate. You get charged for any dish you eat, either completely or more..

type:Indonesian
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address:Jl.H.Agus Salim
tel:62-21-335668
PriceOfMenu:3xHmcW4m75

Sarinah

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address:Jalan Thamrin

Sari Kuring

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Indonesian Typical food. Located in Kelapa Gading. Next to Kelapa Gading Mall. Not so far from La Piazza. You can have lots of Indonesian food. Comfortable place, near to Kelapa Gading mall (one of the best mall in Jakarta).

type:Indonesian
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accessibility:car, taxi, bajaj, ojek, angkot KWK 04, angkot KWK 13, Mikrolet M53
PriceOfMenu:15.000 - 100.000

Hot Planet

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Open 24 hours and situated in Sarinah Building, within walking distance in jalan jaksa. Serving delicious meals from breakfast type of menu [available until 11 o'clock], lunch and dinner with variety of dessert.

Several fave choices in Hot Planet: NZ beefsteak, Laksa Singapore, Club Sandwiches, Chicken or Meat zizzling steak and ice cream rujak [Indonesian fruit salad served with cups of vanila ice cream].

Beside at Jalan Thamrin, chain of Hot Planet also available in Bintaro Plaza and Blok M Plaza.

type:American
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address:Jalan MH Thamrin, Sarinah

Sate Khas Senayan

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address:Jalan Kebon Sirih 31

Foodstalls

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All around you can find local vendors selling food. When your stomach has finally accustomed to the local food it is a must to try the local sate kambing(goat satay; goat meat roasted on a coal fire), bakmi goreng (fried noodles), nasi goreng (fried rice) and rujak (Indonesian style fruit salad).

It was said the taste of the food sold by the street vendors are (sometimes) better than those sold at a 5-star hotel!

type:Indonesian
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address:Everywhere
PriceOfMenu:Rp 3000- Rp 20000

Foodstalls

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All around you can find local vendors selling food. When your stomach has finally accustomed to the local food it is a must to try the local satay gambing; goat meat roasted on a cola fire, bami goreng; fried noodles and rucak; a combination of several local fruits. Tastyyyyyyyy!

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Lim Thiam Kie

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address:Jalan Haji Agus Salim

Green Pub

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address::Jalan Thamrin

Satay House

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Various Indonesian Foods. But its specialization is Satay. Chicken satay or lamb satay. With peanut sauce or red onioned soybean sauce. Also try the "nasi goreng" or fried rice and "tahu telur" or tofu egg. Very nice place, good quality of food and cleanliness. Located in several place. One of them is in Menteng. Close to Keris Gallery. All price in Rupiah.

type:Indonesian
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accessibility:Car, Taxi, bajaj, ojek.
PriceOfMenu:15.000 - 80.000

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