Yogyakarta Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Yogyakarta

February 18, 2018 Yuk Petri

Yogyakarta boasts stunning architecture and a truly spiritual sensibility. The ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan look like hand-drizzled sand castles, while the Sultan's palace is reminiscent of a gilded music box filled with jewels. Known for its arts and handicrafts, Yogyakarta is a cultural hub, a nerve center for traditional and modern puppetry.
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1. Gadjah Wong

Jl. Gejayan 79-D, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$157 +62 274 542815
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 326 reviews

Gadjah Wong

Reviewed By RB86 - PARIS

Well, the restaurant looks fine, the staff is welcoming (but in think not completely aware of their role with customers and not completely well trained for service).
The meal was ok (but far from excellent) yet very well presented in our plates.
There are some indian dished, but they are not so tasty (maybe spices were not adequate or not quite fresh, i can't tell)
the desert menu was not inviting.So we skipped it.
Besides, there is some lack of professionalism in the service which spoiled a bit my experience : waiters passing in front of our table with a big box of used plates, and a nearby restaurant table that was used for sorting the mess.
The garden could be better lighted because i think it is worth it.
And the bill was quite high compared to other fine dining restaurant in Yogya.
So I was disappointed overall. Not in my top ten restaurant in Yogya.
Sorry, I am just trying to be fair.

2. ViaVia

Jln. Prawiritaman 30, Yogyakarta 55153, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Asian, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 +62 274 386557
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

ViaVia

Reviewed By VickyYOG

The whole place has a very good vibe, it is family friendly, and there is a nice mixture of locals, expats and tourists. The staff is really nice and their English is pretty good. Being there feels like being home, truly.
Their bakery offers the best bread in town, and if you buy it after 8 pm, they give you a 50% discount! Don't go too late though, or it will be sold out! ;) They have very good pies and cakes as well, and even some nuts and cheese.
Their resto is really good, with a different dish of the day every single day, a good Indonesian variety, and the cuisine-of-the-world part of the menu (Indian dishes are my absolute favourites!), changing every now and then. Ask Nino for coffee, you won't regret!
The shop has a big assortment of souvenirs, some of them can only be found in there. I think they work with local artists, so you can find modern souvenirs, made with traditional materials, for example.
As I live here, I haven't used their homestay or travel agency, but they look always busy.
ViaVia is a perfect combo! Don't miss it!

3. Nanamia Pizzeria Mozes

Jln. Mozes Gatotkaca B 9 - 17, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$39 +62 274 556494
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 610 reviews

Nanamia Pizzeria Mozes

NANAMIA PIZZERIA - Traditional Pizza for Modern People- Offers authentic Italian food at an affordable local price.Established in 2007, Nanamia Pizzeria has been offering real authentic Italian food for more than ten years. We are located on Jl. Mozes Gatotkaca B 9-17, Gejayan, in the heart of the city,and Jl. Tirtodipuran 1 in the south of Yogya. Our classic wooden furniture combined with our personal touch of Mediterranean interior design makes Nanamia Pizzeria a sophisticated ambience and oasis for all lovers of authentic Italian food. We take it for granted that our chefs only use fresh and original ingredients (without MSG) and recipes.This, in combination with the traditional cooking techniques such as the wood fire pizza oven, as it has been done for centuries in Italy, will make your stay at Nanamia Pizzeria a memorable culinary evening.

Reviewed By dtravelatte - Jakarta

Yes it is Italian, but this is REAL Italian! Delizioso! We had pizza peperoni, pasta pesto, pane d'aglio and of course... Tiramisu. My son loved the banana milkshake, and theres quite selection of yummy drink available. Good food, tasty, and affordable.
Great ambiance and music, definitely will be back here again and again whenever i am in town.

4. Jejamuran

Km. 11 Rt. 01 Rw. 20 Jl. Magelang no. 53 | Niron, Pandowoharjo, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55512, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +62 274 868170
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Jejamuran

Reviewed By Voda333 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you are vegetarian or mushroom lover need to try this. They substitute so many meat in Indonesia traditional dishes just with mushrooms. And the taste are so good. The place has good ambiance for family and friends gathering too.
If you don't like mushrooms don't worry Now they served more selection of food like fried chicken too.

5. The Sawah

Sekarpetak RT/RW 01/37 Number 1 | Bangunjiwo, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta 55184, Indonesia Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Indonesian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch HK$94 - HK$118 +62 817-4119-452
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 210 reviews

The Sawah

PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE BOOKING is STRICTLY NECESSARY, minimum 8-12 hours ahead. 'Cooking after booking' is the motto: we are not a normal restaurant but a beautiful private villa. Our ONLY and highly appreciated menu is our RIJSTTAFEL (rice table), with about 10 different Javanese dishes. The name rijsttafel is Dutch, the food is totally Indonesian ;-)

Reviewed By HylkeH - Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Last week we enjoyed a delicious lunch at their beautiful house! After a nice bicycle ride we were greated bij host Wim. He invited us to a nice table outside. TheSawah is well designed, nice decorated, green and quiet and the local staff very friendly. The indonesian dishes tasted delicious and we spend almost the whole afternoon eating, drinking, chatting and looking around. It's a special place just outside Yogja

6. Warung Spesial Sambal

Jl. Kusumanegara, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Indonesian, Vegan Options, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Warung Spesial Sambal

Reviewed By Dhe Janet D

Ayam penyek..A must try..You will never regret it..Just get ready for that extra spicy but special taste sambal..Most local eat here,it gets crowded during peak hour,lunch and dinner..You may have to wait for empty table..Don't worry about the price..most jogja's restaurant have decent price

7. Milas Vegetarian

Jln. Prawiritaman No. 127B | Parangtritis, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta 55153, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +62 851-0142-3399
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 631 reviews

Milas Vegetarian

Reviewed By ulie66 - Jayapura, Indonesia

It might be not easy to find the place but if you use transport application, you will find it easy..
The place is relaxing, the provide vegetarian food and actually it's not expensive..
Be careful for what you ordered because sometimes there is food that spicy..
The staff is helpful and nice

8. Mediterranea Restaurant

Jl. Tirtodipuran no. 24A | Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta 55143, Indonesia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$47 - HK$196 +62 274 371052
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mediterranea Restaurant

Mediterranea Restaurant by kamil is providing French and Mediterranean Cuisine in a Cozy Place From Tuesday to Sunday, we are Open for Breakfast Time at 8.30AM, service non stop until 11PM, last order is at 10.30PM All Recipes are made by The French Chef Kamil.

Reviewed By mamully - Jakarta, Indonesia

This restaurant is very popular. So popular that people are willing to wait for their table because they're always full. Decoration wise the restaurant is pretty cool, and also unique. They have a small healthshop which is a haven for healrhjunkies like me, with localbrands essential oils, and allergy free food. The food is highly recommended and I can see why. The portion is large and are reasonably priced and also very very good. I ordered the duck confit it was crispy n juicy inside. The potato gratin as side dish is quite large and well seasoned. I try my brother's scallop dish and it was superb just melted in your mouth. All and all I had a very good time and great food and will be visiting again

9. Water Castle Cafe

Jl. Polowijan, Patehan, Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +62 817-5420-500
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Water Castle Cafe

Reviewed By DanandLily

This cafe is slightly hidden away, which makes it a lovely spot for a quiet breakfast. We both had banana pancakes and fresh juice. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The food was quick and tasty. The cafe has really funky art too.

10. Rosella Easy Dining (Indonesian & Westen)

Km. 3.5 Jl. Kabupaten | Trihanggo, Gamping, Sleman Regency, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55291, Indonesia Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards International, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$16 - HK$55 +62 274 5306144
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Rosella Easy Dining (Indonesian & Westen)

Rosella Easy Dining, is a small restaurant run by Richie, a artist, who love cooking, and with "Rosella Easy Dining: He make his hobby and dream true by this small 8 table open air Joglo restaurant, where Javanese cuisine is the mean specialty, but also he love to do cook Modern Western style, Visit Rosella is visit Richie's Garden, with view of the Rice fields, pepper plantation. Every day Richie and his team, love to welcome you at his very nice Restaurant, PLEASE MAKE RESERVATION!!!by phone, we as small and like to give all our guest 200 % attention. We have a nice menu card with a lot of choices, but also happy to make special dishes on request (because we ONLY use fresh products please inform 24h before!) Rosella is just on side of the Peugeot Car dealer (km 3,5) 900 meters from the extension Jl.Kabupaten and the ring-road North.

Reviewed By Chris K - Singapore, Singapore

During our stay at Alamanda Villa (AV) from 25 Dec till 01 Jan 2018, we (my wife & I) dined a few times at this restaurant.
There is an interesting short walk from AV to the restaurant via some plots of padi
The restaurant is house-kept well, the premises are clean, the servers are polite & Richie (hope I got his name right) is passionate about the food that Rosella serves.
On 1 night, we ordered the Rijstafel which came complete with 18 to 20 small dishes.
Richie took great pains to describe each dish, explain which dish should go with another just so we could enjoy thrm to the max withour any clash of tastes.
We were also fortunate to celebrate the welcoming of 2018 at the Rosella.
At the stroke of midnight, fireworks were let off. This certainly contribured to the celebratory atmosphere for the moment.
Do dine there for a pkeasant food experience

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