Where to Eat in Jakarta: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 20, 2018 Darleen Reid

Chaotic, crowded, and cosmopolitan, Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a city of contrasts. Home to millions of people from around the world, the city is a mixture of languages and cultures, poverty and wealth. The city boasts some of the best nightlife in Asia and some of the worst traffic. Every holiday, the locals escape the pollution and the crowds to enjoy relaxing diversions like Ancol Dreamland, an amusement area featuring water parks, beaches, golf courses, and a SeaWorld.
Things to do in Jakarta

1. Al Nafoura Lebanese Restaurant

Jl. Jendral Sudirman 18 - 20 | Lobby Level Hotel Le Meridien, Jakarta 10220, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +62 21 2513131
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Al Nafoura Lebanese Restaurant

Al Nafoura is a melting pot of Lebanese design, ambience and cuisine. Built over two spacious levels to provide a relaxed atmosphere, the textured sand stone walls and terracotta floor vividly contrast with the richly colored handcrafted artifacts to emphasise the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ambience. There are two private dining rooms ideal for special occasions or business meetings along with an outdoor Terrace to enjoy shisha and traditional sweets. An open kitchen with vertical rotating spit roasting will slowly cook shawarmas to perfection and large wood-fired ovens in which an assortment of breads is baked. Discover Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine and enjoy signature Haruf Ouzi (braised lamb shank ouzi style served with oriental rice, assorted nuts and yoghurt sauce) accompanied with hot or cold Mezzeh (appetizer) such as Hommos, Tabouleh and Samboussek. Enjoy the Shisha and traditional sweets at Al Nafoura outdoor Terrace and don't miss our belly dancer Performances every Friday night and Saturday night at 20.30 hrs + 21.30 hrs.

Reviewed By greentan - Bangkok, Thailand

Staff is welcoming, the service was attentive throughout the evening, always checking on us and refilling our glasses. restaurant has authentic atmosphere, great menu, food presentation is really nice, food was truly delicious and the ingredients feel very fresh. Will be coming back here!

2. Sailendra Restaurant JW Marriott

Jl. DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, Kav. E 1.2 no. 1-2 | Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet Asian, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$196 +62 21 57988888
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 520 reviews

Sailendra Restaurant JW Marriott

Sailendra Restaurant features seven different open kitchens which include tandoori, satay, noodle, sushi, pizza, roast duck, pasta and Thai food, a western-local combination kitchen, a bakery and patisserie with lounge area, and walk-in wine cellar. Dessert buffet features Lindt chocolate in all products using chocolate, crepes station and New Zealand ice cream. The open kitchen concept allows guests to interact with the chefs and have a first-hand look at how their dishes are prepared. It also gives guest an opportunity to explore their appetite in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.The elegant furnishings, grand marble floor and granite countertops are never intrusive or intimidating. Sailendra employs large windows and warmly lit interiors to resonate an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Coupled with warm and fun service, hustle and bustle of the busy outlet as well as alive and fun ambiance, Sailendra offers its guests an experience to be remembered. Sailendra serves a large variety of local and international favorites. The buffet is a popular choice and always a sell-out item at the restaurant. Wood-fired pizza is something to look out for, while a wide variety of authentic local dishes are also available, including dishes such as sop buntut, mie ayam (chicken noodle), chicken rice, laksa, and nasi goreng (fried rice). For those who prefer to stay seated and do with less walking, an enticing a la carte is also available. All dishes, both buffet and a la carte, are prepared with the best quality produce and presented in a fun yet modern style.

Reviewed By Rida R

15th March is Eirine's birthday. 14th, We arranged early surprised dinner for her. We choose Sailendra JW Marriott hotel(again). This is not just me and my friends favorite restaurant, its our favorite food, armophere, friendly waiters and chef also.
Team sailendra helped us for arrange the surprise. They sing birthdays song and music for her. I see in her face how surprise and happy she is, eirine my friend.
Thanks to all Sailendra Team, especially for Mr Jantar, Ms Intan, Mr Eric, Mr Andri, Ms Rienna, Mr Enjen, Ms Rosita, Mr Lexy and evry body who i dont know the name. Thanks for helped us give surprise to Eirine and make us very happy in great dinner and take pictures together also.
We really love all the food has provide by the restaurant. Always satisfy us in every moment.
My advice is to multiply the type of japanese food that exists. Not providing sushi and shasimi only. Explore also food from other countries like Greece, Spain, Turkey etc and replace periodically. Waiter round the the dining table to refill empty mineral water, this is a part of good service for the guess (i think hehehe)
I thing will hold my special moment here again. Success for Team Sailendra always.

3. Signatures Restaurant

Jl. MH. Thamrin no. 1 | Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Indonesian, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$204 +62 21 23583898
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

Signatures Restaurant

A true culinary journey for every occasion, all day. Signatures Restaurant unveils a warm and welcoming ambiance, whether you are there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Indonesia's first president graces the walls as you reminisce and savour that legendary Bubur Ayam HI. Watch the restaurant come alive with buffets and open show kitchens. Western, Asian, International and best European bakery products.

Reviewed By Milana W

Great ambience great food great service..family time is great here..great location..we had really fun here with family..staff are very helpful and nice..

4. La Brasserie Restaurant

Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 18-20 | Le Méridien, Jakarta 10220, Indonesia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet European, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$392 +62 21 2513131
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 333 reviews

La Brasserie Restaurant

Located on the lobby lever, La Brasserie is our relaxed and casual all-day dining option featuring a sumptuous buffet of international and Asian selections, as well as à la carte specialties, for a more intimate dining experience. Unlock the day with our signature breakfast + eye opener beverages specially created during breakfast time.

Reviewed By Natasha N

Greaaattt food! I had an amazing time in this place. Very kind and friendly staff. Totally recommended.Dear Natasha N, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your dining experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind compliments to our food and your recognition on our service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Warmest regards, Roger Rechsteiner

5. Namaaz Dining

Jl. Gunawarman no. 42, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner +62 21 29054084
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 481 reviews

Namaaz Dining

Reviewed By Oppa K

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Namaaz Dining is known as the first molecular gastronomy restaurant in Indonesia which serves Indonesian food as its signature dishes. Actually i don’t have any idea about what’s “molecular gastronomy” it is until i try this restaurant by myself. So a little explanation about molecular gastronomy, it’s something related to chemical processes that occur while cooking. Molecular gastronomy also incorporates the social and artistic components.
They just can accomodate 28 (twenty eight) seats every night and in this event I think we have more than 28 (that’s why it’s so packed on that night).

Before i give some review about their food, please kindly note that they’re not giving you any menu here. They will provide you with 17 course creations which will be changed every season, so this review will help you to get an understanding about the experience of molecular gastronomy.
All menus that i try is pretty amazing for the presentation. Like what do you think you eat something like raw egg but in the fact it's mango. Or you think you eat the meat, but it's watermelon. I won't forget this food experience

6. Sana Sini Restaurant

Jl. MH Thamrin no. 59 | Pullman Hotels and Resorts, Jakarta 10350, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, International, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$298 +62 21 31921111
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 542 reviews

Sana Sini Restaurant

Drawing inspiration from the Indonesian phrase 'Sana -Sini', which means 'here and there', Pullman Jakarta Indonesia offers you an unrivaled culinary excursion into the different corners of Europe and Asia through 4 individually designed spacious counters. Casually eat your way through different continents and hop across live cooking stations, as the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet as well as à la carte, surrounded by contemporary décor. Complement your dining experience with an extensive wine list from Vinoteca - a global Pullman concept and a seductive selection of sweets from the bakery.

Reviewed By Ayu D - Jakarta

The atmosphere was nice, making it suitable for family gatherings or dinner with office fellow.
The staff was friendly and very attentive, makes my company dinner more enjoyable and you also can focus exploring various dishes ha ha ha..
They serve the best selection of European and Asian cuisine. The food quality is the best and fresh!
As Indonesian it's a pity to eat our own cuisine at fine dining restaurant (unless highly reputed resto). I always have prejudice that Indonesian cuisine taste in Hotel/fine restaurant was bland.
But in Sana Sini, Indonesian corner is one of my favorite ^^. There're Indonesian most favorite dishes : Rendang, Taekwan, Pempek, Soto, Satay etc. and the important thing is the flavor are not letting me down.
And remember there always space for dessert, because sweets corner was awesome ! they have western cake, Indonesia traditional sweets and gelato.
Too bad I didn't find lobster when I came

7. Plataran Dharmawangsa

Jl. Darmawangsa Raya no. 6, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +62 21 29044167
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 325 reviews

Plataran Dharmawangsa

Reviewed By Putu Diah U

We had a memorable bridal shower lunch at Plataran Dharmawangsa. A lot of spots were excellent for picture taking as the lighting was good. The food had an authentic Indonesian taste and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommended for a gathering with friends/ family.

8. Spectrum

Jl. Asia Afrika no. 8 | Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta 10270, Indonesia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +62 800 0441141
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Spectrum

Reviewed By Susi_R_Kusumo - Jakarta, Indonesia

The first time to attend and visit this place has been made enchanted by the extraordinary service. Especially when enjoying a special dish that day, it is extraordinary. The waiters are very friendly and know the menus they serve well, explaining in detail the special menu of the day. Incredibly helped by mrs. nova, the responsible officer in the area near us was seated at the time
thank you for the service, making the special day extraordinary

9. Patio Venue & Dining

Jln. Wijaya XIII no. 45 | Panglima Polim, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating Italian, Pizza, European, Indonesian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +62 21 7241362
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 105 reviews

Patio Venue & Dining

Located in South Jakarta’s upscale residential district of Kebayoran Baru, Patio Venue & Dining offers an exclusive dining environment for savoring casual Asian and Western dishes– classic flavors exquisitely presented for the most discerning palates. Tastefully designed in modern European style, with private dining rooms, and a stylish bar and lounge, Patio Venue & Dining provides a cozy setting for a romantic dinner, a family celebration or business lunch, and has become a favorite of many Indonesian celebrities and lifestyle enthusiasts. Besides offering a lively dining ambiance, Patio Venue & Dining also brings a touch of sophistication to private functions and events, from cocktail parties to corporate gatherings, with Seating for up to 150 guests, modern facilities and discreetly attentive service.

Reviewed By Alan M

Service really good, food taste very good, good venue and really beautiful. Highly recommended. Definitely going back again.

10. OKU

Jln. M.H. Thamrin no. 1 | Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jakarta 10310, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$1,146 +62 21 23583896
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

OKU

OKU, a unique upscale eatery helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa. Chef Kaz presents a modern take on Japanese dishes with traditional flair, and to make the restaurant the perfect combination of both business and leisure dining destination. The name OKU itself implies the peeling back of the layers of an onion, representing the culinary journey that diners will experience.

Reviewed By jur306 - Jakarta, Indonesia

Oku has the best chicken karage that I had in Jakarta. It’s delicious , juicy, tasty, tender and comes with lemon grass taste. Despite the ugly appearance, the food is too! I couldn’t find any alternatives in other restaurant. The genmaicha is soothing and comes with roasted tea taste! It’s free flow. I love the roasted taste. The matcha azuki taste like Japan matcha. But the azuki could be improved. It’s not soft enough. But no matter what the ambience is peaceful, the waitress has good service. Windhu, especially has good customer service, he is friendly.

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