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Six Mouth-Watering Chicken Satays in Jakarta

Six Mouth-Watering Chicken Satays in Jakarta


One of Indonesia’s favourite dishes, Sate Ayam (chicken satay) is widely available across the country. You will come across countless roadside hawkers offering skewers everywhere in Jakarta alone. It has to be noted that not all of them could be classified as decent, though. Hence, I’ve come up with a checklist of a few that I believe surpass all their counterparts.

Sate H. Romli (RSPP)

sate h romli (rspp)
Each skewer here comprises a mix of huge chicken meat chunks and chicken skin. However, its best attribute remains its flavourful seasoning that permeates deep into the core of its meat.

Jl. Kyai Maja No. 21,
Jakarta
T: 021 723 7533
Open daily from 7.30am-3pm

Sate Khas Senayan

jabodetabek-classic-sate khas senayan
The biggest chicken satay chain in the country, it has a multitude of outlets spread all over Jakarta, Tangerang, and Bekasi. Its Sate Ayam is quite delectable too, despite its level of commercial success.

Jl. Pakubuwono IV, No. 6,
Jakarta
T: 021 726 9032
Open daily from 10.30am-11pm

Sate Apjay

jabodetabek-heritage-sate apjay
The thick and creamy peanut sauce that thus humble eatery offers is peerless. Sate Apjay has also become a favourite hang-out for the city’s modern youngsters.

Jl. Panglima Polim IX (in front of Apotik Jaya),
South Jakarta
Open daily from 5pm-2am

Sate Sabang Pak Heri

sate sabang pak heri
Its popularity means Sate Sabang Pak Heri regularly sees lengthy queues waiting to get a taste of its satay. Thank the lucky stars, then, for its swift service.

Jl. H. Agus Salim,
Jakarta
Open daily from 5pm to 2am

Sate Ayam Gado-Gado Cemara

sate ayam cemara
As it’s more renowned for its Gado-Gado (vegetable salad with peanut sauce), it’s only recently that I discovered how tasty this joint’s satay is. Its tender chicken meat and savoury peanut sauce are remarkable.

Jl. Tanah Abang 5, No.36,
Jakarta
T: 021 3483 1897
Open daily from 8am-8pm

Sate Ayam Sambas

sate ayam sambas
Its solitary use of chicken breast meat for its satay makes Sate Ayam Sambas the perfect choice for a balanced and rather healthy diet. It’s also very flavorous as well.

Jl. Sungai Sambas 1,
Jakarta
Open daily from 4pm-12am


A die-hard fan of authentic Indonesian delights who loves the idea of travelling to the cradle of those enticing local treats. Yet, you might often find this young lad busy with his guitar – be it alone in his room or, sometimes, on stage.

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