5 Must-Try Indonesian Restaurants in Setiabudi
Sometimes, our local cuisines are still the best to be enjoyed. If we have them with our family, it feels like home. Having family gatherings while digging into Indonesian foods on the weekend sounds like a really nice thing to do. Our local food is well-known for its bold flavour and rich spices. Many Indonesian restaurants have their own recipes and even some of them have been passed down from generations. No wonder, locals and even foreigners love Indonesian cuisine.
Setiabudi is a sub-district in South Jakarta which is considered as an elite area. Lots of skyscrapers are built there. This area is the favorite place for those young millennials who work on business since it is located in a triangular area of business named Segitiga Emas Jakarta. If you’re living in Setiabudi or coming over there, you don’t have to worry because you can find Indonesian restaurants quite easily. Here we have made a compilation of Indonesian restaurants that you must try. Let’s check them out!
1. Warung MJS
Want to try some Javanese cuisines for lunch? Warung MJS (Mbah Jingkrak Setiabudi) offers the best taste for those of you who love the Javanese flavor. Its buffet-style will allow you to try many foods that will definitely satisfy your stomach. You can also invite your expatriate friends to let them know about local food, especially if they love spicy food.
The place itself is very authentic and pleasant; dominated with green and blue colors from the plants and water. There are two spaces which are indoor and outdoor. The outdoor area gives a cozier vibe. The chairs are put neatly and it is super comfy.
To have your meals, you can order some things from the menu and they will be served on a plate for each dish, meanwhile, the rice will be served on a separate plate. It is ideal for those coming in as a group. We recommend the Bebek Buris Rowo, Mendoan Banyumas, and Sambel Demit for spicy lovers! The price is very affordable especially if you come in a group.
Address: Jl. Setiabudi Tengah No. 11, RW.1, Kuningan, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 5252605
Food starting from Rp10.000 to 40.000
Drink starting from Rp6.000 to 20.000
Dessert starting from Rp14.000 to 23.000
Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 23.00
Sunday 09.00 – 23.00
2. Jambal Roti
The name jambal roti means manyung fish that is marinated. Located in Bellagio Boutique Mall – right next to Flokq’s Bellagio Residence -, this restaurant serves many Sundanese foods including various processed fish. Its location, which is near Mega Kuningan offices, makes it more reachable for those working there and looking for some healthy local foods.
The place itself is convenient as there are an indoor eating area and outdoor space for smoking on the second floor. The service is fast and serving staff are very helpful. As it is usually crowded at lunchtime, it will be better to come slightly earlier to get the best service. Foods are authentic and delicious, ranging from seafood, veggies, and many kinds of healthy drinks and desserts. You might try their Pecah Kulit Bakar and Jambal Special for the first visit. It is worth a try!
Address: Bellagio Boutique Mall Lobby Unit OG No. 15, Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat No. 3, East Kuningan, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 30020917
Food starting from Rp25.000-50.000
Drink starting from Rp10.000 to 30.000
Monday – Friday 10.00 – 21.00
3. Caca Marica
Some of you might prefer a restaurant that provides a cozy place that can be great for hanging out as well. Having chit chat with your family or friends while enjoying dinner or lunch in Caca Marica is a great option. The place which is located in Menara Prima is super cozy and you can choose either a smoking or non-smoking area. A nice and elegant interior design would greet you at the entrance door. This restaurant could be reserved as well to hold an event or business meeting. The foods are served beautifully with nice plating. Those who want to check this place out can try to order Nasi Ayam Cincang Kemangi or Pempek Cacamarica
Address: Prima Tower 1, Mezzanine Floor, Jl. Dr Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Blok 6 No. 2, East Kuningan, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 57947888
Food starting from Rp 40.000 to 90.000
Drink starting from Rp30.000 to 55.000
Dessert starting from Rp35.000 to 45.000
Monday – Friday 08.00 – 21.00
Saturday 08.00 – 15.00
Alkisah is a mini Indonesian restaurant, or what locals commonly call warung, that has a modern concept. The place is just like a house and it gives off a homey vibe. The bright blue and yellow colors on the building lights up the whole place; making it look so cheerful. The wooden chairs are neatly organized along with some mural arts applied on the wall, and several decorations are displayed on the shelves.
They serve the menus in the buffet so you can choose it freely. Some great options you can choose are white and red rice, chicken, noodle, local veggies, mendoan, and bakwan. You can choose either indoor or outdoor seating to enjoy your meals. We suggest you try their healthier menu which are Nasi Merah, Ayam Goreng Gandum, and Cah Sayur. You also might order their special drink which is Es Kopi Susu Pantura. Very affordable, isn’t it?
Phone Number: +6281 513 499 558
Address: Jl. Guru Mughni No. 55, RW.3, Karet Semanggi, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Food starting from Rp 10.000-35.000
Drink starting from 35.000
Monday – Saturday 08.00 – 22.00
Sunday 08.00 – 17.00
5. Ayam Taliwang Lima Rasa
Ayam Taliwang Lima Rasa originated from Lombok and it specializes in traditional grilled chicken. Lima Rasa here means that you can choose one over five spicy levels: sweet, medium spicy, spicy, very spicy, and super spicy. Other menus such as grilled seafood are also served and added by Sambal Taliwang. You can choose the veggies and side dishes by yourself because there’s a lot. Your order will be served on a plate with white or red rice, the grilled chicken or seafood, and fresh veggies. There are also a variety of sweet iced drinks that will cool you down when the spiciness takes over.
Its location is quite strategic at the roadside before Ambassador Mall, and the place is quite spacious with many chairs and tables. Our recommendation would be Ayam Taliwang added with sambal for sure. Those who love hot grilled chicken definitely won’t skip this one.
Phone Number: +6221 52907280
Address: Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio No. 18, RT.4/RW.4. Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Food starting from Rp35.000 to 75.000
Drink starting from Rp16.000 to 23.000
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10.00 – 21.30
Indonesian food lovers, have you decided yet?