Restaurants In Java
Java, the thickly populated Indonesian island which is also the hub of the country's culture and economy, attracts tourists by the droves for its various attractions. No wonder there are a large number of excellent restaurants spread across the island that serve various types of cuisines for both locals and tourists. No matter what you like to enjoy - Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, European, American - Java has restaurants that have your favorite items ready for you at decent prices.
Sushi Tei in Jakarta and Bandung offers delicious Japanese food to give you a dining experience you won't forget in a hurry. The restaurant offers a revolving selection of appetizer, dinner, sushi specials in a beautiful ambience. It also arranges seasonal theme foods for interested visitors. The Duck King, located in south Jakarta, specializes in pure Chinese cuisine with a dash of local influences. The Duck King has opened establishments in Surabaya and Bandung as well. Everywhere the ambience is friendly and modern and the food, excellent. You can have both ‘halal' and ‘non-halal' Chinese food in its branches.
For enjoying a family buffet, one can head for Syailendra, Hotel JW Marriot in Jakarta. It also has a sushi station and offers you a wide range of delicious Indonesian foods. Satoo at Hotel Shangrila in Jakarta offers nice Indian dishes in its buffet spread in a very relaxing atmosphere. If you are looking for some American flavor in Jakarta, you may visit Tony Roma's, which is renowned for its ribs and signature sauces. Shy is an expensive but high quality restaurant in Jakarta where you can share dining experience with some celebrities as it is their favorite joint. Ming Seafood Restaurant in Jakarta offers Chinese cuisine where you can take your kids along. It is best for breakfast or brunch. Among other restaurants worth a visit in Jakarta are Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Bakmi GM, Burger King, Poke Sushi, Pancious, C's at Grand Hyatt and Casa.
When in Bandung, you may visit The Valley, which offers American, European, Japanese and other international cuisines. The child-friendly restaurant has outdoor seating arrangements where you can enjoy your breakfast or brunch. Kampung Daun is another joint, somewhat hidden on a hill from the public eye, where you can get the taste of some local delicacies. The ambience is fascinating, to say the least. There are tiny huts spread across a green, hilly, well-maintained area. You can enjoy grilled shrimps with garlic while soaking up the scenic beauty of the place.
Mang Engking in Yogyakarta, located in the center of paddy fields, offers you boiled fresh prawn, grilled red snapper and garupa, mixed vegetables and shrimp-paste chili sauce "sambel terasi" served with steamed rice. Far from the madding crowd, it is a fabulous experience! For local food, there is also Wongso Lemu Sega Liwet at Solo where you can savor Sega liwet wongso lemu which is made from steamed rice in heavy coconut milk, with assorted diced chicken, boiled egg, steamed vegetables and served hot.
With so much on your platter, dining at the restaurants in Java is sure something to look forward to!