Best Rawon in Jakarta
Rawon is one of Indonesia’s iconic traditional soups. It is originated from Surabaya, East Java, and is primarily made of beef. It is known for its dark color as it uses a Keluak nut as one of its ingredients. The nut makes the broth turn into brownish-black color and gives a nutty flavor to the soup. It is speculated that it is one of the oldest dishes in Indonesia, making it very famous across the country. Jakarta is one of the places where you can easily find Rawon in its streets. Jakartarians love to eat it for lunch and dinner as it is warm and filling. You might like to try a bowl of Rawon too, but maybe you’re struggling to find a great spot. Don’t worry, we have a list of 5 of our most favorite Rawon in Jakarta that will blow you away!
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1. Rawon dan Tengkleng
If you’re looking for a great place to enjoy Rawon in or near Melawai, this spot is perfect for you. Rawon dan Tengkleng is one of the most favorite restaurants in the area. They serve both delicious Rawon and Tengkleng as their signature items, hence the name of their restaurant. Their Rawon is very appetizing and filling. They make the broth using beef stock and spices such as the Keluak nut to further flavor the soup. Later they serve the soup filled with large pieces of meat, slices of salted egg, and vegetables such as beansprouts. Their Tengkleng is also not to be missed as it is just as good as their Rawon. Its flavor is very delicious to the bone and the goat flavor is not overshadowed by the spices.
Address: Dapur Raya Pasaraya Grande Lantai LG #W12, Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya, RT.3/RW.1, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
Phone Number: +6221 7260170
Rp90,000.00 for two people (approx.)
10.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Every day)
2. Kantin Rujak Cingur P. Hadi
This Rawon place is very famous in the Menteng area. Rawon Nguling is definitely one of the best Rawon places to go in Jakarta. You might see a lot of people eating here for lunch or having dinner during their way home from work. Their Rawon has a delicious taste, savory, and slightly nutty but still retaining the beef flavor. Their broth has a deep black and brown color as they use the Keluak nut. The Rawon is usually served with salted eggs and tempe and tahu that are marinated with the Rawon broth. In this restaurant, they also serve their famous Rujak Cingur, which is one of their signature dishes.
Address: Wahid Hasyim St No.48, RT.14/RW.6, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10340
Phone Number: +62858 13333645
Rp60,000.00 for two people (approx.)
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Every day)
3. Rawon Setan Mbak Endang
Rawon Setan Mbak Endang is perfect for those of you who have a spicy-tooth. They have a distinctive tasting Rawon that is spicy and appetizing. They are very famous because they are serving super spicy Rawon. Their broth is not dark brown like the other Rawon we usually see, instead, they have a dark red-colored broth. This is due to the chili sauce that is mixed with the Rawon broth. The broth is so spicy that it will definitely shake your head and tongue. The beef that is inside the soup has large cuts and is very thick yet tender. You must definitely come to this place if you want to have a spicy yet hearty meal.
Address: Jl. Raya Mangga Besar No.100A, RT.5/RW.10, Karang Anyar, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10740
Phone Number: +6221 62203338
Rp70,000.00 for two people (approx.)
24 hours every day
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4. Warung Ngalam
Warung Ngalam is a Javanese-Sundanese themed restaurant that is famous for serving delicious traditional Indonesian comfort food. You can enjoy traditional Easter Javanese cuisines such as Rawon and Rujak here. Their Rawon is served with thick and tender cuts of meat and have really tasty beef broth. For those who like their Rawon spicy, you can give their homemade sambal a try. They also serve 2 kinds of Rawon with different fillings. Those two are Rawon Daging and Rawon Iga. Rawon Daging uses square-cut beef and Rawon Iga uses the beef ribs.
They also serve other dishes that are famous in East Java such as Cwi Mie and Tahu Telor.
Address: Wahid Hasyim St No.106, RT.14/RW.3, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10340
Phone Number: +6221 3912483
Rp120,000.00 for two people (approx.)
08.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every day)
5. Kantin Blauran
If you are passing by Fatmawati, make sure that you don’t forget to visit this place for lunch or dinner. Here you can find one of the best Surabaya cuisines in Jakarta. Kantin Blauran is famous for serving delicious and affordable Rawon and other great dishes. Their Rawon has a thick broth that is packed with flavor that really brings out the savory beef taste. It is definitely on thee of the local crowd’s favorite thing to eat here. Pair their Rawon with a plate of warm rice, sliced salted eggs, and crackers and you’ll get a great feast. You can also try some of the other Surabaya cuisines here such as their Rujak Cingur, which is also one of their signature dishes.
Address: Jl. Cipete Raya No.33D, RT.14/RW.4, Cipete Sel., Kec. Cilandak, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12430
Phone Number: +6221 7507216
Rp150,000.00 for two people (approx.)
08.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Monday – Saturday)
So this is our list of 5 of the best Rawon places in Jakarta. We hope this list can help you find the perfect Rawon place in the future for you to enjoy any time of the day and with whomever, you’ll eat it with. Don’t forget to check out our other recommended culinary goods!
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