The food that you eat can taste a million times better when in the presence of those closest to you. The act of dining with your loved ones is imprinted in our culture’s DNA and has become a platform to share special moments and happiness. Here are a few choice restaurants specialising in local delicacies that you can take your family or friends to and have a great time.
Sate Khas Senayan
Besides its much-celebrated satay, families come here because it’s comfortable, capacious, and it has many branches across the city.
Jl. Pakubuwono IV, No. 6
T: 021 726 9032
Open daily from 10.30am-11pm
Cahaya Kota has been pampering the taste buds of Jakarta’s food lovers with its tantalising Peranakan dishes for more than seven decades now. As one of the longest standing Chinese restaurants in town, its proficiency in maintaining the quality of its food and service is peerless.
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 9
T: (021) 314 3077
Buka setiap hari, pukul 10.00-22.00 WIB
A heaven for seafood enthusiasts, the freshness of its raw ingredients is the main reason behind the deliciousness of every dish that it serves. Those who like their food spicy will find its hot sambal very much to their liking.
Jl. BatuCeper No. 63,
T: 021 352 3783
Open daily from 11.30am-3pm and 5.30pm-10pm
Another Peranakan joint in Jakarta that you can visit with your nearest and dearest, the strategically located Rendezvous offers a homely atmosphere and relatively affordable-priced food compared to its competitors.
Jl. Johar No. 2B–C,
Menteng, Central Jakarta
T: 021 390 5970
Open daily from 10.30am-10.30pm
Besides the top quality of its food, Bebek Bengil also pays very special attention to its cosy ambience. Its renowned Bebek Goreng Kering (deep-fried duck) will satisfy the hunger of you and your family and friends.
The Ubud Building,
Jl. H. Agus Salim No. 132,
T: 021 391 8016
Open daily from 10am-11pm
Lembur Kuring Nu BiBet
Lembur Kuring Nu Bibet is the ideal hang-out joint for those who wish to congregate with their friends. Sporting an old-fashioned interior complete with wooden furniture, this restaurant offers both Sundanese cuisine and mouthwatering seafood choices.
Jl. Ampera Raya No. 120,
Cilandak, South Jakarta
T: 021 7884 0255/7884 0615
Open daily from 9am-10pm
Dapur Solo Ny. Swann
Specialising in lip-smacking true-blue Solo cuisine – along with a selection of other Indonesian dishes – Dapur Solo Ny. Swann provides a comfortable and expansive dining space. The preferred venue of choice for an arisan (financial social gathering) session for many women in Jakarta.
Jalan Panglima Polim 1, No. 59,
T: 021 722 2311
Open daily from 9am-8.30pm
You also can read the article on The Jakarta Post: Seven Recommended Family Restaurants in Jakarta.