Discover the best Indonesian street food in Jakarta by sampling their appetizing street fare. There are endless high-end restaurants in Jakarta, however, this metropolitan area also filled with delicious array of local street foods that you don’t want to miss.

Whether you’re in a hurry to fill your stomach or considered the easiest way to take a sneak peek in the culinary culture of Indonesia, street eats in Jakarta could be the best option. So, here are the Jakarta’s street foods worth trying:

  1. Nasi Uduk Kota Intan

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    What is Nasi Uduk? If this is your first time hearing this name, here let us give you a brief description. Nasi Uduk is steamed rice that is cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves. It taste delicious and very flavourful, served with various side dishes that you can choose. Nasi uduk and fried chicken, added vegetables, petai, fried tofu or tempeh, and sambal were simply extraordinary.

    You can go to Nasi Uduk Kota Intan, a street stall in tent in Samanhudi area to get the best version of Nasi Uduk. The choices of side dishes are also varied. Besides fried chicken, you can try fried fish or fried chicken giblets to complete the perfect taste of Nasi Uduk.

    Nasi Uduk Kota Intan
    Address: Jl. Kyai Haji Samanhudi, Gambir, RT.1/RW.8, Ps. Baru, Kecamatan Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 6 PM – 2 AM

  2. Sate Sambas

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    Sate (satay) is a skewered and grilled dish that is served in seasoning sauce. Basically, the types of Indonesian satay are only two, chicken satay or lamb satay. When you are curious about the chicken satay, just come to Sambas area in Jakarta. People usually know this place as Sate Sambas. There are a lot of vendors that sell the chicken satay, but most of all can guarantee you the ultimate delicious taste. Coming at an affordable price, eating satay in Jakarta surely gives you new sensation to your tastebuds!

    Sate Sambas
    Address: Jl. Sungai Sambas II No.20, RT.2/RW.5, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, South Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 5 PM – 12 AM

  3. Bubur Ayam Barito

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    Having a bowl of chicken porridge to warm your night? Sounds delicious! The recommended place that we can suggest is Bubur Ayam Barito. The place offers you various kinds of topping on your porridge such as garlic stick, quail egg satay, and even the raw egg yolk. Since a lot of visitors will always come to eat, once you finish your food you have to leave immediately.

    Bubur Ayam Barito
    Address: Jl. Gandaria Tengah III No.3, RT.3/RW.4, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, South Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 4.30 – 11.30 PM

  4. Warteg Warmo

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    If many street foods are only open at the night, Warteg Warmo will welcome you for 24 hours in 7 days. Another great reason to go to Warteg Warmo because the foods here are various. You can try the fried chicken, rendang, fried fish, fried chicken giblets, fried shrimp, and more. Although many other warteg sell similar foods, at Warteg Warmo, the food is made by a cook who prepares a massive amount of food the food. Start from marinating the meat for a few hours before its ready to cook.

    However, lots of employees and driver always having lunch and dinner here, because the price of each dish relatively cheap even though it’s popular among young people and celebrities. Particularly, for you who wants to know more about eating the real ‘local restaurant’.

    Warteg Warmo
    Address: Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No.1D, RT.8/RW.10, Tebet Tim., Kec. Tebet, South Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 24 Hours

  5. Martabak Kubang Hayuda

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    Do you know that the king of Indonesian street food is martabak? Basically, martabak is fried stuffed pancakes with various fillings. Eggs, meat, onions, cheese, peanuts, chocolate are the fillings that you mostly found. There are two versions of martabak in Indonesia: the sweet one and the savory one. However, in Martabak Kubang Hayuda, the best-seller one is the savory martabak. What makes it tastier is you can feel the taste of curry in their savory martabak!

    Martabak Kubang Hayuda
    Address: Prof, Jl. Dr. Saharjo No.86, RT.1/RW.7, Menteng Atas, Kecamatan Setiabudi, South Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 11 AM – 12 AM

  6. Gulai Tikungan

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    Have a plan to go to Blok M? Don’t forget to stop for a bite at Gulai Tikungan. Gulai is more like a curry with many kinds of ingredients. In Gulai Tikungan, you can have a plate full of rice gulai beef in a super affordable price. There are also many selections of satay to complete your dining experience. Gulai Tikungan is located near the junction of the street. Easy to recognize since there are a lot of colorful chairs in front of the seller.

    Gulai Tikungan
    Address: Jl. Mahakam No.28, RT.1/RW.6, Kramat Pela, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 5 PM – 5 AM

  7. Soto Betawi Haji Mamat

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    Visiting Jakarta without trying its authentic food will be meaningless. Soto Betawi is one of the local foods that you must try. A soup made from the mixture of coconut milk, and seasonings, Soto Betawi will leave the strong flavor in your mouth. In Soto Betawi Haji Mamat, you can get the best version of Soto Betawi. The beef is so tender and the soup is really addictive. 

    Soto Betawi Haji Mamat is one of the famous traditional Soto Betawi that you have to try when you get to Jakarta. In Indonesia, you can find many versions of soto and one of the well known is Soto Betawi. This kind of soto using beef broth, coconut milk combined with various spices. Other ingredients of soto include tomato, emping crackers, chopped green onions, and beef which is very tender.

    Soto Betawi Haji Mamat
    Address: Jl. Raya Rawa Buntu No.135, Rw. Buntu, Kec. Serpong, Kota Tangerang Selatan
    Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30 AM – 5 PM

  8. Sate Padang Ajo Ramon

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    We have to admit that you can find numerous kinds of satay in Indonesia. Sate Padang (Padang Satay) is a type of satay made from the beef cut with thick spicy yellowish-brown sauce. In Jakarta, most people will come to Sate Padang Ajo Ramon to get the most delicious version of Sate Padang. A lot of reviews said that the taste of the sauce and the texture of the beef cut are never failed you. Would you prove it?

    Sate Padang Ajo Ramon
    Address: Jl. Cikajang Raya No. 72, Senopati, Jakarta
    Opening Hours: 11 AM – 12 AM

  9. Seafood Ayu

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    We need to admit that the good thing about street food is the budgeted price. In Jakarta, it’s not hard to find seafood that comes at affordable price. Seafood Ayu is the place that you must add to your list. The cheap price with many selections such as fried fish, fried shrimp, and the fresh coconut ice are ready to satisfy your taste buds!

    Seafood Ayu
    Address: Ruko Inkopal, Blok A, Jl. Boulevard Barat, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
    Opening Hours: 4 PM – 12 AM

  10. Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih

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    Meet the legendary lamb fried rice in Jakarta: Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih. Established since 1958, millions of customers are crazy with this food! The texture of the rice is a bit juicy and the lamb cut is quite big and tender. Since the place is always crowded, your comfort during the dining might be number two. However, once it gets into your mouth, you will never forget its delicacy!

    Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih
    Address: Jl. Kebon Sirih Barat, Menteng, Jakarta
    Opening Hours: 5 PM – 2 AM

  11. Roti Bakar Eddy

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    Usually, you will enjoy a toast as your breakfast. However, Indonesian will do that in the opposite. People of Indonesia usually will enjoy the toast as dinner or snack in the night. In Roti Bakar Eddy, you can have a toast with numerous toppings or fillings. Besides the yummy toast, you can try the other Indonesia menus such as meatballs soup, satay, and so on. (HN)

    Roti Bakar Eddy
    Jl. Raden Patah, Senopati, Jakarta
    Opening Hours: Daily, 6 PM – 2.30 AM is part of Korina Group

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