7 Must-Try Eateries In Jakarta The Great Escape

Visiting Jakarta soon? Here are some restaurant recommendations to whet your appetite!

Jakarta may not be top of mind when it comes to travel destinations, but the bustling Indonesian capital has plenty to offer in terms of food options. And no, it’s not just mee goreng or bakso! Read on to find out more about about the top foodie haunts in Jakarta:

1. Cafe Batavia

Located on the northwestern corner of Fatahillah Square, Batavia Café is set in a 200-year-old building and is famous for its iconic wall decorated with a variety of portations. Cafe Batavia is the second-oldest building in central Jakarta (after the Fatahillah museum) and still carries an air of 19th century colonial Jakarta. Here, you can enjoy delicious traditional Indonesian cuisine such as Nasi Campur Meneer, Batavia Nasi Goreng, and Es Campur Betawi.

Cafe Batavia is located at Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No.14, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

2. Soulfood Kemang

Soulfood Kemang started its operations in late 2015 and is now considered a “hipster Indonesian restaurant”. The restaurant offers authentic Indonesian cuisine using the best ingredients available within the country, and is set in an environment furnished with assorted vintage ornaments typically found in Indonesians’ homes back in the day. Do be warned that their food is not for non-spicy eaters as the flavours of the food cater more for the local palate.

Soulfood Kemang is located at Jl. Kemang Raya No.72, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

3Letter D

Letter D is the latest brainchild from acclaimed chef Degan, who appeared on Indonesia Masterchef as one of the judges. Their menu consists of Asian-fusion dishes that combine seasonal Indonesian flavours with a brasserie-twist. Some dishes to try include the Salmon Lodeh, The Island Duck Plate, and the Beef Curry.

Letter D is located at Jalan Ahmad Dahlan No. 16, Kebayoran Baru, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

4. Three Buns Senopati

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This international gourmet burger joint comes as no surprise as we have a franchise of our own here in Singapore – Potato Head Folk at Keong Saik Road. However, the menus at the two franchises vary.

The signature burgers at Three Buns – such as Baby Huey, Burning Man, and Four Floor – are available at both outlets but the outlet in Jakarta offers other unique burger flavours, such as Street Truff, Piggie Smalls, and Big Krabby Kane, which are only found in their restaurant. Personally,  I am in love with their Piggie Smalls burger. There is nothing better than beef and bacon sandwiched between perfectly grilled buns!

Three Buns Jakarta is located at Jl. Senopati No.90, Selong, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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