Best Chinese Restaurants in Jakarta
Indonesia is a country with a long history of Chinese descents, and it is reflected by the numbers of Chinatowns throughout the country. Jakarta, with its plural society, has several Chinese-dominated areas, namely from Pluit and Kelapa Gading area in North Jakarta to the Glodok area in West Jakarta. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Jakarta has several heavenly Chinese restaurants to enjoy. Here we’ve gathered 5 of the best Chinese restaurants in Jakarta that is worth your visit:
The undisputed fave of Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta, Angke has been serving Chinese Hakka style from 1965. With four branches in total throughout the city, Angke has an extensive menu with exquisite flavors and generous portions. Their Lindung Cah Fumak – sautéed deep-fried ell coated in fermented soybean sauce is a must-try. The crispiness from the eel with the salty taste from the sauce is out of this world. Another best-selling menu in Angke is Kuluyuk Chicken – a deep-fried chicken fillet coated with a thick sweet and sour sauce. If you want to step out of your comfort zone and try some ethnic food, then you must try the deep-fried doves with butter sauce. It’s tender, and the saltiness from the butter sauce binds it all to perfection.
Phone Number: +6221 458 66333 / 222
Social Media: @angkerestaurant on Instagram
Address: Jl. Raya Boulevard Barat, Kelapa Gading Square, Jakarta Utara, 14240
Price Range: Mains approx Rp450.000 for two
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 14.30, 16.00-21.30 (Monday – Sunday)
2. Din Tai Fung
Ahh, who doesn’t know Din Tai Fung? Originating from Taiwan, Din Tai Fung has more than 100 branches across 14 countries. Specializing in steamed dumplings and Huaiyang cuisine, Din Tai Fung serves wide variations of Chinese and Indonesian dishes and has a vegan-friendly menu as well. Although pork is commonly used in Chinese foods, Din Tai Fung in Indonesia does not serve meals that contain pork. Claimed as the world’s tastiest dumpling ever, surely you don’t want to miss their xiaolongbao. We recommend you to order the one with mixed minced chicken and crab meat. Another great menu from Din Tai Fung is Roasted Duck Noodles – HongKong-style noodle served with roast duck and kailan.
Phone Number: +6221 57973151
Social Media: @dintaifungindo on Instagram
Address: Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.Kav. 52-53, RT.6/RW.14, Kb. Baru, Kec. Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12830
Price Range: Mains starting from Rp 50.000 – 100.000
Opening Hours: 10.00-22.00 (Monday – Sunday)
3. Sanur Mangga Dua
Serving authentic Fujian-style dishes, Sanur Mangga Dua is a real gem in Pantai Indah Kapuk. Sanur Mangga Dua serves wide varieties of Chinese Fujian cuisine from savory deep-fried pork ribs to sweet potato puff. With a spacious room and equipped with private rooms, Sanur Mangga Dua is highly recommended for special events or family gatherings. For appetizers, we recommend you to try their authentic Steamed Crab with Glass Noodles. Another mouthwatering food you should order is Lemon Fried Chicken. The perfect balance of sweet, savory, and sour make you want more. End your dining experience at Sanur Mangga Dua with their Sweet Potato Puff – a deep-fried mashed sweet potato mixed with crushed peanuts.
Phone Number: +6221 29033449
Social Media: @sanurmanggadua on instagram
Address: Rukan Garden House Blok RGA 06 07 Jl. Pantai Indah Timur, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta 14450
Price Range: Mains starting from Rp 28.000 – 288.000
Opening Hours: 11.00 – 15.00, 17.30-22.00 (Monday – Sunday)
4. Wong Fu Kie
As the first and the oldest Hakka Chinese restaurant in Jakarta, Wong Ku Fie has been serving authentic dishes for almost a century. Serving the same menus and recipes from 1925, Wong Ku Fie has been legendary amongst Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta. One of their signature dishes is Seafood Mun Kiaw Mien- Hakka-style seafood braised noodles with pork, shrimp, fried wonton, mushrooms, and jicama. Another popular dish at Wong Fu Kie is Lindung Cah Fumak- stir-fried breaded eel with lettuce served with red yeast rice. Looking for more authentic Hakka cuisine? Try Nyuk Piang – a slice of steamed pork minced with fermented veggies; a perfect pair with a bowl of warm rice.
Phone Number: +6221 6906374
Social Media: @wongfukie on Instagram
Address: Jalan Perniagaan Timur 2 no 22 RT.8/RW.1, Roa Malaka, Kec. Tambora, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11230
Price Range: Mains starting from Rp 25.000 – 70.000
Opening Hours: 08.00 – 17.00 (Monday – Sunday)
5. Xin Hwa
Located at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Xin Hwa is suitable for lunch with business clients or formal family gatherings. Their service is excellent as well as their food. To start your Chinese Food journey, try Lo Mai Kai – steamed glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf with chicken and mushroom filling. It’s comforting and bloody good! Everyone’s favorite, The Custard Egg Yolk Bun, is super flavorsome! Don’t forget to try their Scallop and Shrimp Dumpling with their signature sauce, XO Sauce. Addictive!
Phone Number: +6221 3916438
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Address: Pecenongan St, RT.2/RW.4, Kebon Kelapa, Gambir, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10120
Price Range: Mains starting from Rp 100.000 – 200.000
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.30 (Monday – Sunday)
There you go, 5 of the best Chinese restaurants in Jakarta. Now go out there and give these a try! Or keep them in mind for your next Chinese New Year celebration!