AFN Recommends ID: 5 More Places To Try In March

AFN Recommends ID: 5 More Places To Try In March

From comforting ambience to comfort food, you can't go wrong with this selection of restaurants in Indonesia this month.

March on to more of our March picks, and have yourself a pleasant meal with a wonderful deal in Indonesia. Just remember, wear a mask when you're not eating, carry a hand sanitizer at all times, and most importantly, treat your taste buds to these delicious dishes. 

Toodz House

Salmon Steak with Seasoning Rice and Squid Honje Sambal. Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

Toodz House is the place where you can spend hours on end eating great food, while feeling as though you’re at home. It’s easy to feel an instant comfort due to their warm and cozy interior. So before the month ends, be sure to stop by and have a taste of their March specials. 

For the entirety of March, they have curated a lovely selection to feast upon. Salmon Steak with Seasoning Rice and Squid Honje Sambal (IDR 58,000) is wonderful with its flavorful seasoned rice that complements the salmon steak, and for the sweet tooth, there's the Choco Bomb (IDR 38,000), Waffle with Homemade Nutella Ice Cream (IDR 35,000) and a refreshing glass of Strawberry Almond Smoothie (IDR 28,000).

If you’d like to try other things, customer favorites are the Dory Bites (IDR 40,000 / IDR 150,000) that come with a choice of fries, and their famous Carbonara Rice Sriracha Grilled Chicken (IDR 46,000 / IDR 175,000). The genesis of this particular dish was all because of the owner’s love for carbonara and his desire to pair this creamy sauce with other dishes besides pasta — needless to say, it became a hit! 



Jl. Cipete Raya No. 79, Fatmawati, Jakarta


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Basil Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Chicken (front), Butter Rice with Grilled Chicken Sambal Matah & Spaghetti Aglio Olio Grilled Chicken (back). Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

If you ask what the best sellers are, you would most likely be met with, “everything on the menu”. That’s because the secret is in the sauce; it is the very element that amplifies every meal, particularly for their savory dishes. Everything at makancantik is made with fresh ingredients sourced from local markets nearby, and they make sure that every ingredient is not wasted. Pretty cool if you are conscious with how your food is sourced and made. Also, if you fancy a peek into how your meal is made, head on to their open kitchen that’ll make you feel like home! 

Do try their Basil Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Chicken and Spaghetti Aglio Olio Grilled Chicken (all Pasta menu for IDR 52,000), Butter Rice with Grilled Chicken Sambal Matah (Rice & Soup menu IDR 50,000), and Curry Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla (Wraps & Rolls menu IDR 48,000). And if you love juices, their Detox Green Juice (IDR 38,000) and Mix Juice (IDR 35,000) are fresh and thick with the perfect amount of sweetness. End with a slice of Sumatra Dark Chocolate Cake (IDR 35,000) for a very happy tummy.

Cyclists, ride your way down to makancantik on the weekends for Gocapan (Gowes Cari Sarapan) and get a 20% discount for breakfast. Bike parking is available, so you can devour a bowl of Bubur Ayam while admiring the view.



At Mbloc Space, Jl. Sisingamangaraja No. 37, Blok M, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan


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Nasi Goreng Rendang and Kopi Susu Krimi. Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Although their name, Sagaleh, translates to “a glass of” in Minang, there is no doubt you would be enjoying more than one glass of their famous coffee when you are here. Come for the Kopi Susu Original (IDR 20,000), double shot espresso with homemade white sugar recipe; and stay for the Es Kopi Susu Krimi (IDR 25,000), a creamier version of a double shot espresso with Sagaleh’s signature gula Jawa recipe and homemade black grass jelly. You can also enjoy other best sellers including the Es Susu Kurma (IDR 25,000) and Es Coklat Mint (IDR 25,000), or their latest addition, a collaboration between Astoria Indonesia, Noozkav Kopi, and Sagaleh: Bungo Bumi Espresso, made from Kopi Solok beans with orange and syrup of other organic ingredients.

If you’re hungry, you have to try their Nasi Goreng Rendang (IDR 53,000). The owners of Sagaleh are the third generation of Rumah Makan Sepakat. It is guaranteed that their meals very much imbue the spirit and taste of Jakarta’s legendary Padang restaurant.  Other choices are: Nasi Goreng Rumah (IDR 45,000), Nasi Lidah Sambal Ijo (IDR 53,000), Nasi Jeruk Dori Sambal Matah (IDR 53,000), Mie Shira Tek Tek (IDR 60,000), Mie Rebus Rumah (IDR 35,000), and Mie Ayam (IDR 40,000).

Spend an entire day at Sagaleh while working or reading a good book. The spacious and homey Wijaya house, where it is located, is a great spot to wind down.


Jl. Wijaya IX No. 6A, RW.5, Melawai, Jakarta Selatan 

Jl. Bahureksa No.5, Citarum, Bandung



Damn Basic (single) and Sexyback Rib with Badak Sarsaparilla. Photo: Bani M. Rahadian

When roaming about Cipete and Antasari, be sure to grab a bite at Byurger. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly small exterior, because when you head to the second floor, that’s when its spacious and American diner-inspired interior becomes an ideal hangout place. 

Bite into their specialty burgers, such as the thick Sexyback Rib (IDR 65,000), a 36-hour braised short rib nestled between toasty buns with homemade BBQ sauce, crispy onions and coleslaw, the Damn Basic (single IDR 39,500 / double IDR 55,000), which consists of a ground beef patty with confit garlic aioli, caramelized onions and cheese; and Le Truffle (IDR 88,000), which includes a ground beef patty stacked with truffle aioli, truffle duxelles, truffle oil, beef bacon, and caramelized onions. Don't forget to refresh your palate and wash it all down with a cold bottle of Badak Sarsaparilla.

Psst, maybe if you enjoy their burgers so much, you can convince them to bring back the wagyu on weekends!



Jl. Pangeran Antasari Raya PD. Pasar Jaya No 10,  Cilandak


Dapur MTW

Paket Duk-Duk 1 (Mesere and Lidah Cabe Ijo) Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

If you’re looking for non-Western food and craving for Indonesian home-cooked meals, Dapur MTW is one to satisfy your tummy and taste buds. A GoFood favorite— especially during Work-from-Home — any meal from Dapur MTW is more than enough to quell your hunger throughout the day. 

There are plenty to choose from, such as Paru, Lidah, Ayam Penyet, Cumi, Tumis Kerang, Mesere Ayam/Daging, and Cakalang with options in Cabe Ijo, Balado, or Matah, which you can order with rice or ala carte.

If you can’t make up your mind, why not choose two from the menu? Their best seller is the Paket Duk-Duk (all IDR 55,000) where you have the option of two kinds of protein that comes with rice and a sunny side up. Duk-Duk 1 consists of Mesere and Lidah, Duk-Duk 2 has Cumi and Mesere, Duk-Duk 3 offers Paru and Cumi, while Duk-Duk 4 features Cakalang and Kerang.

Keep an eye out on their Instagram for online promos. 



Cilandak, Senopati, Rasuna, Bintaro, Gambir, Tanjung Duren, Kelapa Gading


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