AFN Recommends ID: Top 5 Eats in February

AFN Recommends ID: Top 5 Eats in February

Treat your tastebuds this February with flavorful meals from all over Jakarta.

With the pandemic still evident, restaurants and cafés have adjusted their operations to lessen the spread whilst still catering to our cravings. Most places set limitations to their opening hours as well as the capacity of dine-in customers and established the need to make reservations, while others encourage customers to lean more towards take-away and delivery options by offering deals and discounts.

Keeping safety protocols in mind, here are 5 restaurants in Jakarta you must try this February:

Serba Nikmat

Ayam Woku Box Set Puas. Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

Longing for a wholesome home-cooked meal but don’t have the time to cook? Serba Nikmat really lives up to its name.  Their selection of menus will ignite memories of a mother’s cooking, ranging from Iga Goreng Sambel Ijo (Box Set IDR 55,000, A la carte IDR 100,000), Iga Goreng Dabu-Dabu (Box Set IDR 55,000, A la carte IDR 100,000), Ikan Cakalang Suwir (Box Set IDR 40,000, A la carte IDR 65,000), Cumi Item (Box Set IDR 55,000, A la carte IDR 100,000), Ayam Goreng Ungkep (Box Set IDR 45,000, A la carte IDR 95,000), to Ayam Woku (Box Set IDR 48,000, A la carte IDR 110,000).

Be sure to look out for online promos for selected items, and head over to their Instagram page here, to get a chance to win free meals for a week in their “Makan Gratis Seminggu” contest (25 Jan-13 Feb 2021).



Pasar Santa, 1st floor, Jl. Cipaku I No.121, RT.5/RW.4, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta

Osteria Gia

San Daniele. Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

Sometimes a pan of pizza or a plate of pasta is all it takes to enjoy a wonderful evening. Inspired by Italian osterie, the menu at Osteria Gia is carefully crafted by Italian chef, Tommaso Gonfiantini, so you'll be sure to have an authentic experience.

Converse over pizza like San Daniele (IDR 195,000), Carnivora (IDR 185,000) or chef recommended Angus Carpaccio (IDR 165,000) and Cavatelli (IDR 155,000), and pair it with their vast selection of wine. Enjoy promos for wine by the glass or bottle, and negroni from 4.00PM onwards for dine-in.

Tip: Reserve a table beforehand due to limited time and seating during the pandemic.



Pacific Place Mall, Ground Level Unit G-05D, Plaza Indonesia 1st Floor


Carne Asada Taco with Salsa Roja. Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

Looking for affordable Mexican street food while working from home? Get a taste of it from Bearrito's cloud kitchen. They're relatively new but are gaining a steady following with their affordable mouth-watering menu.

We recommend getting the Carne Asada Taco (IDR 50,000) for its generous beef steak filling, or the Sampler Pack (IDR 85,000) which includes a fulfilling variety of dishes like the Pollo Adobado Burrito, a Pollo Frito, and a piece of Quesadilla with Pico de Gallo on the side. 

You can order from most online delivery platforms. Remember to keep an eye out on their Instagram page here, for online delivery discounts.


Bintaro Jaya Sektor 3A

Related: 5 Popular Street Eats To Recreate At Home

Walking Drums

Beef Burger with Cheese. Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

If you're into cozy cafés with indoor and outdoor spaces, Walking Drums is just for you. Their menu varies from light bites such as sandwiches and soups to heavier meals like burgers, noodles and rice-based dishes. The Beef Burger with Cheese (IDR 55,000) is enough to fill your tummy during the day.

Besides the burger, be sure to try the Mushroom & Smoked Beef Crispy Pizza (IDR 90,000), Carbonara (IDR 50,000), Nasi Goreng Kampoeng (IDR 50,000), Thai Beef Salad (IDR 55,000), and all their desserts. You’re guaranteed a full tummy while enjoying the breezy café atmosphere.

Cyclists, you're in for a ride. Walking Drums offers free drinks with every purchase of any main course, or free doughnuts with every purchase of coffee for take away only.



Jl. Patiunus Blok F4, Jakarta

Pantjoran Tea House

(Clockwise from top) Black Pepper Chicken Feet, Prawn Lumpia wrapped in Beancurd Skin, Steamed Meat Buns, Hargow (prawn dumplings). Photo: Dinda Nancy Nugraha

Wind down at Jakarta's heritage site, Pantjoran Tea House, for afternoon tea and dim sum. There's something about this tea house standing majestically quiet and serene in one of the city's busiest areas.

Their homemade dim sum (IDR 32,000/item) is the perfect choice for a lunch break. And if you're in for more, we recommend their Sapi Special "Pantjoran", sliced beef with Pantjoran sauce (IDR 90,000), Udang Special "Pantjoran", prawn with Pantjoran sauce (IDR 90,000), and Mie Goreng Kucai Pecinan, signature fried noodles with chives (IDR 55,000).

Contact them at +62 81297654000 to enjoy a limited 1-For-1 promo where you can get 2 choices of tea, 4 choices of dim sum, and dessert for IDR 148,000++.



Jl. Pancoran Raya No. 4-6, Glodok, Jakarta


Read the article in Bahasa Indonesia: AFN Recommends ID: 5 Tempat Yang Patut Dicoba Bulan Februari Ini

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