3 Best Filipino Restaurants in Jakarta
Jakarta is a city with a lot of foreigners, travelers, or even professionals who work in Jakarta. One of the most common foreigners in Jakarta is Filipinos. As the number of Filipinos that visits Jakarta is rapidly increasing, this has resulted in several Filipino restaurants opening up with some delicious food to try. A lot of Filipino cuisines are meat-based due to the sweet, sour, salty profiles matching the recipes. If you are a Filipino and living in Jakarta, you might miss your hometown’s authentic cuisine. As a modern and arguably modern city, Jakarta is amazing in its ability to cater to any tastes. This is especially true for the large variety of its restaurants ranging from Indonesian to various other international cuisines. From Jakarta’s international selection, of course, Filipino cuisine would be among that list. Here are- some of the best Filipino restaurants in Jakarta, they might not taste the same as the one you have back in the Philippines, but we’re sure it’s close enough to fulfill the cravings of your hometown foods. Check the list down below!
1. Café de Manila
Café de Manila is a Filipino restaurant located at a shopping mall in Senayan, fX Sudirman. If you are craving for some Filipino cuisine and you work around Sudirman, then Café de Manila is your ally! With Café de Manila, you will be able to put an end to your Filipino cuisine cravings. A menu that you should try while you are at Café de Manila is their Beef Ribs Adobo sa Gata, a slow-cooked braised short rib that is served with atchara, ensaladang mangga, and white rice on the side. It tastes very delicious, the meat is very tender that it falls right off from the bone. Another menu that you should try is their best-selling Bistek Tagalog, a Filipino sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi served with onion rings, sautéed potato slices, and plain rice. It tastes very tasty, no wonder it became their best-selling menu, huh? Maybe if you don’t plan for a big meal and just want a quick bite, you might want to try their Chili Beef Nachos and Camote Fries.
Address: fX Sudirman, 2nd Floor, Jl. Jendral Sudirman, RT. 1/ RW. 3, Gelora, Kec. Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270
Phone Number: +6221 25554268
Social Media: @cafedemanila on Instagram
- Mains starting from Rp50.000,00
- Coffee-based drinks starting from Rp25.000,00
- Desserts starts from Rp23.000,00
Operating Hours: 10.00 – 22.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday)
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2. Astig Filipino Restaurant
Astig is a Filipino restaurant located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, which is perfect for you if you are craving some Filipino delicacies but you live in Pantai Indah Kapuk area. The restaurant is located at Ruko Crown Golf. Astig Filipino Restaurant is a restaurant that serves authentic Filipino delicacies that has amazing taste, no doubt, but the restaurant never seems packed with customers. Even though the restaurant seems quiet, but they serve good food and have a very nice service with a clean place. Then again, don’t we all want a quiet restaurant that serves good food? If you are craving for some Filipino cuisine, it’s time to put an end to those cravings with Astig Filipino Restaurant. You should try their Sinigang, a Filipino stew that has a characteristic of sour yet savory taste. Astig Filipino Restaurant offers two variants of Sinigang which are pork and shrimp. You can choose whatever you want according to your likings. In Indonesia, sinigang is like sayur asem, the only difference is that sayur asem is not filled with shrimp, pork, or chicken, only vegetables. Another menu that you should try is their Sisig Pork, a dish made from parts of pig’s head and liver that is seasoned with calamansi, chili peppers, and vinegar. It tastes amazing!
Address: Ruko Crown Golf A53, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Raya, RT. 6/ RW. 2, Kamal Muara, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
Phone Number: +6287 701451858
- Mains starting from Rp65.000,00
- Appetizers starting from Rp20.000,00
- Beverages starting from Rp10.000,00
Operating Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 WIB
3. Silog Plus
If you are looking for a true traditional Filipino cuisine, then Silog Plus is the right place to go. The restaurant is owned by the true Philippines. It is their mission to introduce Filipino cuisine to Indonesian people, especially for pork lovers, as Filipino cuisine is very much involved with pork as the main ingredient. Silog Plus is an abbreviation from Sinangang + Itlog which means rice and eggs. Silog Plus is a restaurant that serves true Filipino dishes with a touch of Indonesian flavors. The best-selling menu a.k.a the menu that you should try is their Porchetta, a processed boneless roasted pork that is adapted from Italian cuisine. It tastes delicious. The pork is tender and juicy, there is no pork uncomfortable odor. It really is a heaven for pork lovers! Another menu that you should try is their Pork Paksiw, a delicious pork dish that has been cooked with soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and bay leaves. Pork Paksiw is served with plain rice and atchara. The cuisine is a national favorite, therefore it is no surprise that the dish tastes very delicious and deep. If you want a Filipino cuisine with a touch of Indonesian twist, you should try their Fried Rice and Chicaron, a crispy pork-skin dish.
The restaurant is not very crowded, that’s why it feels very comfortable to be at the restaurant for a long time. The overall disposition is very welcoming and making it easy for customers to relax in the restaurant.
- Jl. Pluit Karang Blok A VIII No. 47, RT. 14/ RW. 18, Pluit, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14450
- Ruko Bolsena Blok B No. 19, Gading Serpong, Curug Sangereng, Kec. Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Banten 15810
Phone Number: +6281 76795855
Social Media: @silogplus on Instagram
Price Range: Mains starting from Rp50.000,00
Operating Hours: 11.00 – 22.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday)
There you have it, some of the finest options for Filipino restaurants in Jakarta. Of course, some of them have their specialty in dishes, so try to explore their menu more thoroughly! And don’t forget to be sure to leave them a good review after a tasty trip.