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17 Oct 2019

A Foodie’s Guide to 9 Top Restaurants in Jakarta

A Foodie’s Guide to 9 Top Restaurants in Jakarta

A sprawling city that never sleeps, you can be sure that Jakarta’s dining scene is as vibrant as the capital. With an impressive amount of spots offering up various cuisines and dining experiences, here are 9 restaurants and cafes in Jakarta that you should definitely add to your list of places to visit! 

1. Willie Brothers Steak & Cheese

Source: Willie Brothers

Meat lovers looking to satisfy their cravings should add Willie Brothers Steak & Cheese to their list of restaurants to visit in Jakarta! A steakhouse offering more than just premium cuts, one can also start their day with a hearty brunch here. 

Of course, the stars of the menu are their Australian, Black Angus and Wagyu beef steak cuts that are wonderfully tender and done to perfection. Feeling cheesy? Top up and amp up your meal with warm and oozing Raclette cheese poured over the juicy meat. For an equally visually pleasing experience, we recommend going for the Venom cheese complete with activated charcoal that boasts positive health properties. Don’t forget to prepare your cameras to capture the money shot that’ll have your Instagram friends asking you for the location! 

Address: Jalan Pesanggrahan No.9, Jakarta 11620

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm

Secure a place for hearty nosh at Willie Brothers Steak & Cheese today!

2. GIA

Source: GIA


Located in the heart of the central business district of Jakarta, treat yourself to a well-deserved and top notch modern Italian fare at GIA. Ranging from pastas to side dishes and antipasti options including carpaccio, every dish is made with only the best and freshest ingredients that all serve to bring out the authentic Italian flavours. Their signatures include the Sea Bass Cartoccio, Ribeye Tagliata, Porcini Mushroom Cavatelli and more that you shouldn’t miss out! 

Address: Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 45-46

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 11.30am-2pm, 6pm-1am

Indulge in a memorable culinary experience at GIA today!

3. Kaum

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The brains behind Kaum is the Potato Head Family and is home to a range of authentic flavours that showcases the heritage and culture of Idonesia. Translated to mean 'clan' or 'tribe', Kaum reflects the team’s dedication to learning more about the exotic ingredients, traditional cooking methods of the tribal communities across the Indonesian archipelago. As such, their menu promises only the best and most accurate flavours that you can get! 

With a wide variety of dishes including hearty stews and fried rice or noodles to pick from, Kaum also boasts an exciting spread of sharing plates like Ayam Bakar Taliwang (chargrilled chicken marinated in Lombok-style spices and served with fried peanuts). You’ll be guaranteed a wonderful and memorable time dining here! 

Address: Jalan Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No. 77-79, Menteng, Jakarta

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 11am-12am 
Friday-Saturday: 11am-2am 
Sunday: 11am-10pm

Don’t miss out on Kaum’s stunning selection of food today! 

4. Black Sheep

Source: Black Sheep Jakarta


An Italian establishment serving up authentic flavours in the area, Black Sheep is a versatile spot to head to whether you’re having a casual gathering or you’re looking to sit back and relax over a tipple. With the kitchen helmed by passionate and skilful chefs dedicated to using the freshest produce and serving the most genuine flavours, your taste buds are in great hands. 

Bold and daring enough to stand out with their concept, look forward to tucking into classics ranging from pizzas to pastas, meats to salads and mouthwatering appetisers like eggplant Parmagiana. Sink your teeth into their wood-fired pizza, expertly kneaded and generously topped with various traditional Italian elements. Visiting in the morning? The breakfast spread boasts options including Smoked Salmon Croissants and Beef Pastrami Sandwich that’s bound to kickstart your day on a great note! 

Address: Jalan Kemang Raya No. 2, Bangka, Kemang, Jakarta 12730

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Sunday: 7am-1am

Reserve your spot at Black Sheep today!

5. Maple & Oak

Source: Maple & Oak


Tackling those brunch food cravings even when overseas? Maple & Oak is here to save the day. Serving up all-day brunch dishes within an Instagram-worthy setting, dining here is definitely a feast for the stomach and the eyes. Known for their classic dishes with a contemporary twists like their Maple Butter Brioche featuring beef bacon, strawberries, tomatoes and their signature maple truffle butter, wash down your food with either a cuppa Joe or a refreshing cold pressed juices! 

Address: De Ritz Building, Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto No. 91, Jakarta, 10310

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Saturday: 8am-9pm
Sunday: 8am-8pm

Start your day with a bang at Maple & Oak!

6. Ottoman’s Coffee

Source: Ottoman’s Coffee


Ottoman’s Coffee takes a leaf from the books of the third wave coffee movement in Melbourne and gives a refreshing twist. This results in a fantastic pastel world serving up various cuisines and sweets at any time of the day. If you’re headed for brunch, pick from the Sultan’s Big Breakfast or avocado lovers can look forward to indulging in Avocado Overload featuring poached eggs, smashed avocado and feta cheese on sourdough. 

At lunch or dinner times, their menu selection includes hearty options like Mac and Cheese burger and Truffle Carbonara! Those sticking to their #eatclean goals will find the’Healthy Range’ menu right up their alley. Of course, don’t forget their coffee brewed by award winning baristas! Whether you’re craving a cup of cold brew to chill out or a warm flat white, Ottoman’s Coffee has it all. 

Address: Ottoman's Coffee, Cilandak Town Square, Jalan T.B. Simatupang Kav 17 GF Unit E50-51, Cilandak, Jakarta

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 8am-12am
Friday-Saturday: 8am-2am

Secure your spot to get your fix of cuppa at Ottoman’s Coffee!

7. Sailendra 

Situated in JW Marriott Hotel, Sailendra is the place to be if you’re down to feast. Boasting one of the best buffets in town with an open kitchen concept complete with live cooking stations, this is about the freshest food you’re going to get. Can’t decide on which cuisine to eat? Why not have all of them? At Sailendra, you can have the best of all the worlds in the form of Singaporean Laksa, Oxtail Soup, Indian delicacies and the signature Mariott Burger. With local and international favourites as well as a decadent dessert spread that’ll have your sweet tooth screaming for joy, you’re sure to leave Sailendra stuffed and extremely content! 

Address: JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Jalan DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.2 No 1 & 2, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 6am-9.30pm

Prepare to feast at Sailendra today!

8. HaloNiko

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HaloNiko is an adorable and brightly lit spot serving up Greek and Javanese dishes. Don’t be intimidated by the unfamiliar and unlikely pairing of cuisines for HaloNiko pulls it off perfectly, with options like nasi goreng alongside Greek delights such as Greek salad. Exuding intimate and laid back vibes, this makes for a great place to fuel up and unwind after a hectic day out. 

Address: Lippo Plaza Mampang Ground Floor, RT.2/RW.5, Duren Tiga, Kec. Pancoran, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12760, Indonesia

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 8am-10pm

Find out more about HaloNiko here! 

9. Better Chocolate Than Never 

Source: Better Chocolate Than Never


As it name might suggest, Better Chocolate Than Never is a must-visit spot for all chocolate lovers on their trip to Jakarta! With a whole spread of delicacies to sweeten up your day, you can expect to have a chocolate overload in the form of cakes, ice creams and truffles. With freshly baked cakes made only with premium dark chocolate and natural ingredients, this little boutique cafe will satisfy all your dark chocolate dreams. Relax over slices of cakes, cool down over rich scoops of decadent ice cream or just go all out and bag a whole cake with flavours like Banana Chocolate Pie and Greek Yogurt! Go big or go home, right? 

Address: Jl. Panglima Polim IV no 14, (Dharmawangsa area), Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Friday, Sunday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm

Don’t miss out on what Better Chocolate Than Never has to offer!


Still building that list of restaurants to visit? 

If you still can’t decide, feel free to browse our full and all-inclusive list of restaurants and cafes on Chope in Jakarta, ranging from grand feasts to light bites that might be right up your alley. Even better news: when you book a spot at a restaurant on Chope, you’ll still get to earn the same amount of Chope-Dollars that you would receive in Singapore!

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