It is no secret that Tebet in South Jakarta is home to a slew of tempting culinary destinations. The multitude of choices available may bring about a delightful dilemma for a food lover, but we’re always here to help you make up your mind. The following are a few choice names that we believe should be on your list if you plan on exploring the area.
Mie Ayam Yunus
Specialising in roadside-style Mie Ayam (chicken noodles), each bowl dished out by Mie Ayam Yunus is simply wondrous. Don’t forget to also sample its mouth-watering Bakso Urat (tendon meatballs).
Jl. Tebet Barat Dalam VIIID (next to Pasar Tebet),
T: 021 7094 5363
Open daily from 9am-9.30pm
If you feel like trying out the culinary delights of Bali for the first time or simply wanting to alleviate your longing for the island’s cuisine, then this is the place for you. Its ambience – amplified by its authentic Balinese decor – will lend a sensation as if you’re holidaying on the Island of the Gods.
Jalan Tebet Timur Dalam II, No. 43,
T: 021 8370 2402
Open daily from 10am-11pm
Nasi Bebek Ginyo
Offering various duck and chicken dishes, having a piece or two of its Bebek Bakar (roasted duck) is a sure-fire way of bringing a smile to your face. Add to that its delightfully hot sambal, and we can guarantee that you will never want to stop eating here.
Jl. Tebet Utara Dalam No. 12,
T: 021 829 2343
Open daily from 11am-10pm
Warung Bu Rodah 79
Personally, I consider Warung Bu Rodah 79 one of the finest Ayam Bakar (roasted chicken) purveyors in Jakarta. Just one bite is all it takes to make you fall in love with it. Also, those who prefer things a bit spicy will take pleasure from its addictive hot sambal.
Jl. Tebet Barat Raya, Keamanan 2, No. 15A,
T: 0851 0154 8914
Open daily from 9am-9pm
Mamink Daeng Tata
Renowned for its Sop Konro (rib soup) and Konro Bakar (grilled ribs) since 1993, Mamink Daeng Tata is unrivalled in Jakarta when it comes to true-blue Makassar cuisine. I’ve had the opportunity to sample Coto Makassar (Makassar beef soup) in its birthplace of Makassar, Manado and Jakarta, but Mamink Daeng Tata’s take on the dish still reigns supreme.
Jl. K.H. Abdullah Syafei No. 33,
T: 021 831 5555/831 6666
Open daily from 10am-2am
Martabak Kubang Hayuda
Although it is located on the periphery of the epicentre of activity in Tebet, this is only the place in Jakarta where you can have a go at Martabak Kubang (beef-filled deep-fried pancake) of the highest quality. The combination of the flawless dough and its abundant beef filling promises the ultimate satisfaction.
Jl. Sahardjo No. 98,
Tebet, South Jakarta
T: 021 829 5328
Open daily from 11am-12am
Mie Ayam Senjaya
Both Mie Ayam Senjaya’s appearance and its Mie Ayam (chicken noodles) may be simplistic at best, but its signature dish – consisting of smooth noodles with chicken meat and Chinese mustard greens – is capable of hypnotising your taste buds.
Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam II, No. 51B,
T: 021 8379 2366/9440 6952
Open daily from 10am-10pm, closed on Tuesday
You also can read the article on The Jakarta Post: 7 Tantalising Eateries in Tebet.