Food guides & features

The Most Essential Jakarta Restaurants: The Best Places for Visitors to Find the True Flavors of the Indonesian Capital

The Most Essential Jakarta Restaurants: The Best Places for Visitors to Find the True Flavors of the Indonesian Capital

The restaurants you must try to say you've truly "eaten" Jakarta.

Secret Jakarta specialty foods you can order online: Indomie donuts, pierogies, gourmet cookies & much more

Secret Jakarta specialty foods you can order online: Indomie donuts, pierogies, gourmet cookies & much more

Truly Jakarta foodies are living in a golden age

Best Middle Eastern restaurants in Jakarta: Where to find kebabs, falafel, hummus, shawarma, and more

Best Middle Eastern restaurants in Jakarta: Where to find kebabs, falafel, hummus, shawarma, and more

Fancy a trip from Turkey to Lebanon to Egypt to Morocco? You don’t really have to go far for a Middle Eastern culinary journey when we’ve got everything from lamb shawarmas...

Best Dim Sum in Jakarta: Where to find the most delicious shumai, har gau, xiao long bao dumplings and so much more

Best Dim Sum in Jakarta: Where to find the most delicious shumai, har gau, xiao long bao dumplings and so much more

Pure dumpling bliss

The Best Bars in Jakarta: Where to find the friendliest crowds, the cheapest beer and the coolest cocktails

The Best Bars in Jakarta: Where to find the friendliest crowds, the cheapest beer and the coolest cocktails

From cheap and cheerful to posh and glam, Jakarta's got all of its bar bases covered. Here's our curated collection of the Indonesian capital's best places for trendy tipplers and...

The Best Fried Chicken in Jakarta: Where to get the greatest ayam goreng, crispy Korean, killer wings & much more

The Best Fried Chicken in Jakarta: Where to get the greatest ayam goreng, crispy Korean, killer wings & much more

The bird is the word and the word is yum.

Best sweet martabak in Jakarta: Where to find Indonesian dessert pancakes with the yummiest Nutella, Toblerone, peanut toppings and more

Best sweet martabak in Jakarta: Where to find Indonesian dessert pancakes with the yummiest Nutella, Toblerone, peanut toppings and more

There’s no denying that Jakarta is the food hub of Indonesia, catering to the nationalistic through the likes of nasi Padang, and those seeking an international culinary...

The Best Korean Barbecue Restaurants in Jakarta: Where to find gorgeous grilled galbi, beautiful bulgogi and homey hotpots

The Best Korean Barbecue Restaurants in Jakarta: Where to find gorgeous grilled galbi, beautiful bulgogi and homey hotpots

If there's something greater than galbi fresh off the grill, we don't wanna know about it.

The Best Burgers in Jakarta: Where to find the freshest fast food burgers, brilliant bacon cheeseburgers, fancy foie gras burgers & much more

The Best Burgers in Jakarta: Where to find the freshest fast food burgers, brilliant bacon cheeseburgers, fancy foie gras burgers & much more

You can do a lot better than a Big Mac in the Big Durian these days.


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Coconuts Jakarta Food guides & features

There is an overabundance of cheap and easily accessible food in Jakarta, but finding a truly great meal can still be tough. The Indonesian capital is a city full of hidden culinary gems and some of the most amazing meals you can have here are in no-frills hole-in-the-wall restaurants that you would almost certainly walk right by if somebody hadn’t told you that it served the most incredible mie ayam you’ve ever tasted - for example. Here at Coconuts Jakarta, we try to be like that foodie friend of yours who always knows the best places to get great grub, anywhere in the city and at any price. We love fancy 5-course meals at fine dining restaurants just as much as we love eating at legendary late-night warungs at 3am. The goal of our food guides and features is to not just tell you about the restaurants we like, but to give you the info you need to decide if it’s a meal worth fighting the macet, which is why we always try to give you detailed information such as the prices of dishes. Our food guides are written totally independently and based on our food writers’ personal experiences with the goal of giving you honest restaurant recommendations that you can rely on.