Your Ultimate Food Guide in Benhil
What is your agenda this weekend? If you want to find a new atmosphere on weekends, food hunting to various culinary places could be your choice. No need to go far, in Central Jakarta there are also endless culinary delights. For example in Bendungan Hilir (Benhil), places to eat with various concepts can be found here. Ranging from legendary dining places to contemporary coffee places that are suitable for hanging out with your friends. Well, you don’t need to be confused looking for those places, here our recommendations that you can visit to spend your day in Benhil
1. Breakfast: Gudeg Pejompongan
Indonesia has so many special foods with rich taste, one of them is Yogyakarta special food, Gudeg. Gudeg Pejompongan is a place to eat Gudeg in Benhil which has an authentic taste. This place has been established since 1964 with old house accents. Open at 7 in the morning, Gudeg Pejompongan can be your option if you want to eat something for breakfast that is delicious. All dishes are still traditionally processed using charcoal. There are various dishes that you can choose, such as Opor Ayam, Krecek, Telur Kecap, and the Gudeg. The flavor of spices that seep into the dishes also adds the enjoyment of this legendary culinary experience.
Address: Jl. Bendungan Hilir Blok G2 No.15, Jakarta Pusat
Phone Number: +6221 – 5734 – 691
Social Media: @gudegpejompongan on Instagram
Rp. 20.000,00 – Rp. 50.000,00 per person
07.00 – 15.00 & 16.30 – 20.00 (Monday – Saturday)
07.00 – 14.00 & 16.30 – 20.00 (Sunday)
2. Lunch: Mie Aceh Seulawah
This is the most famous Aceh noodle in Jakarta, Mie Aceh Seulawah. The Aceh noodle dish at this restaurant in Benhil tastes perfect. The spicy, savory, and the aroma of the spices is very pronounced. Some people say that the Aceh noodles in this place are cooked with 22 types of authentic spices. So, it’s not surprising why the taste is really rich. For those of you who are seafood, enthusiasts should try Aceh noodles with whole crab toppings on it. It feels tempting. The size of the crab is also jumbo, so you will be satisfied to eat. Don’t forget to order the iconic Teh Tarik here. There is a slight tinge of chai tea when you take a sip.
Address: Jl. Bendungan Hilir Raya No.8. Jakarta Pusat
Phone Number: +6221 – 5708 – 660
Social Media: @mieacehseulawah on Instagram
Price Range: Rp. 50.000,00 – Rp. 75.000,00 per person
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)
3. Dessert: Es Cendol Durian Saman
For those of you who want to enjoy delicious dessert amidst the blazing city of Jakarta, Es Cendol Durian Saman can be a choice to refresh your day. Established in 2016 in Benhil, this cold drink consists of green cendol mixed with sticky rice and original durian pieces, poured with brown sugar and coconut milk. So, if you are curious about how fresh this once can be, just try it!
Address: Kuliner Nuansa Benhil Bersaudara, Jl. Bendungan Walahar No.14, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta Pusat
Phone Number: +62821 – 1161 – 4077
Social Media: https://es-cendol-durian-saman.business.site
Price Range: Rp. 15.000,00 – Rp. 30.000,00 per person
08.00 – 18.00 (Monday – Friday)
Closed (Saturday – Sunday)
4. Coffee: Goedkoop
Goedkoop is like the icon of the Benhil area. If you want to have some coffee with Dutch experience, Goedkoop is the right place for you. The atmosphere was pleasant with the ambiance of the past which was reminiscent of the Dutch colonial period. The interior is a blend of old-fashioned and modern wood tables with chairs that give off a warm feel. Goedkoop offers a variety of processed coffee such as espresso, frappuccino, and many others. Besides coffee, there are still many choices of drinks, from lemon tea to milkshakes. The food offered is also varied in the Dutch style, including Bitter Ballen, Huzared Salad, Pannekoek, and Holland Biefstuk. Yummy!
Address: Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.62, Jakarta Pusat
Phone Number: +6221 – 5734 – 430
Social Media: @goedkoopjkt on Instagram
Price Range: Rp. 75.000,00 – Rp. 200.000,00 per person
10.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Thursday)
10.00 – 23.00 (Friday – Saturday)
07.00 – 22.00 (Sunday)
Read also : Kebayoran Baru Ultimate Food Guide
5. Snacks: Dim Sum Benhil
Present as a newcomer in Benhil, Dim Sum Benhil has become a favorite dim sum place for Jakartans. Dim Sum Benhil gives a new nuance to their menus which are served with special spices from China. It’s a kind of street-food dim sum but the dining place is so comfortable and clean. The tent and parking area are also quite spacious. The interesting dim sum menu in Dim Sum Benhil is very diverse variants. Ranging from steamed, like Har Gau, Dao Sa Pao (sweet bean-filled buns), Shiu May, to fried ones like Spring Roll or Mayo Prawn Dumpling, with their Mozarella Shiu May as their special menu. So, fr those of you who want to have some snacks around Benhil, don’t hesitate to try Dim Sum Benhil.
Address: Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.76, Jakarta Pusat
Phone Number: +62878 – 8263 – 2272
Social Media: @dimsumbenhil on Instagram
Price Range: Rp. 25.000,00 – Rp. 50.000,00
12.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Thursday, Saturday – Sunday)
13.00 – 22.00 (Friday)
6. Dinner: Nasi Usus Pejompongan
You guys are fans of chicken intestine dishes or have you ever tried it before? Well, if you like it, don’t forget to try the most hype fried rice in Jakarta, Nasi Usus (intestine rice) Pejompongan. The place is so easy to find, it is open right on the edge of the Pejompongan street on the sidewalk pavement. Intestinal rice is one of the latest forms of innovation from fried rice because it uses additional chicken intestine topping. Besides, the price is also very affordable. You also have to be willing to wait a long time to eat this intestine rice because the buyers are always busy queues due to its high demand.
Address: Jl. Pejompongan Raya, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta Pusat
Phone Number: –
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Price Range: Rp. 15.000,00 – Rp. 30.000,00 per person
18.00 – 03.00 (Monday – Saturday)
18.00 – 00.00 (Sunday)
And there you have it! A complete one-day food guide in Bendungan Hilir. Now, if you’re interested in visiting there or you want to live there, this list can be helpful for you so that you don’t have to worry about where to find the best food there. Don’t forget to leave reviews after visiting these places! Bring out your companions for a better experience!