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7 Best Street Food in Jakarta That You’ll Definitely Adore!

Traveling in Jakarta isn’t merely about visiting tourist destinations, but also about experiencing the local culture firsthand.

Aside from learning the history and traditions, trying out the food is also part of appreciating the culture. And street foods are certainly the best way to do that.

The locals eat street foods on a daily basis, so you find these delicacies everywhere. 

7 Best Street Foods in Jakarta That You’ll Definitely Adore

Here’s your chance to peek into the Jakartan way of life—so let’s get right into it with these 7 best street foods in Jakarta!

1. Warmindo Abang Adek

Warmindo Abang Adek

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  • Operational hours: 07:00–00:00
  • Location: Jl. Mandala Utara No.22, RW.6, Tomang, Kec. Grogol Petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11440

You haven’t tried street foods if you haven’t been to Warmindo Abang Adek. Considered one of the best street foods in Jakarta, this place offers a selection of Indonesia’s prided instant noodles: Indomie.

According to the LA Times, Indomie is ranked as the best instant noodles in the world. Be sure to visit Warmindo Abang Adek and try it out for yourself.

Better yet, challenge yourself by trying out their extremely spicy noodles. When putting your order, you’ll be asked how many chilis you’d like for the noodles.

Be sure to know your limit though, or you’ll end up burning your tongue there.

2. Ketoprak Ciragil

Ketoprak Ciragil

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  • Operational hours: 09:00–17:00
  • Location: Jl. Ciragil II No.24, RT.6/RW.1, Rw. Bar., Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12180

Ketoprak is a dish you must try during your visit to Jakarta. This traditional dish consists of fried tofu, bean sprouts, rice cakes, and rice noodles. They’re then mixed together and get drenched in peanut sauce.

You can get ketoprak for breakfast or lunch. Either way, this delicious dish is guaranteed to keep you energized throughout the day.

Ketoprak Ciragil even takes it up a notch by adding their very own special sauce and sunny side up. On top of that, you can try other classic Indonesian dishes such as bakso (meatballs), siomay (dumplings), and various iced traditional beverages.

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3. Bubur Ayam Barito

Pergi Kuliner

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  • Operational hours: 15:00–23:00
  • Location: Jl. Gandaria Tengah III No.3, RT.1/RW.4, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130

Indonesians usually enjoy bubur ayam (chicken porridge) as a meal to start the day. However, Bubur Ayam Barito is one dish people enjoy for late lunch or dinner.

Somewhat serving as comfort food, Bubur Ayam Barito is especially popular due to its unique overflowing toppings.

Be sure to try their dense and aromatic porridge that comes with the usual shredded chicken, cakwe, and surprisingly, cheese sticks!

4. Roti Bakar Eddy

Roti Bakar Eddy

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  • Operational hours: 17:00–01:00 (weekdays), 17:00–02:00 (weekends)
  • Location: Jl. Raden Patah No.11, RT.2/RW.1, Selong, Kec. Kby. Baru, Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110

It seems like Indonesians love having breakfast for dinner. Roti bakar (toast) is a popular snack to have at night for the locals.

Funnily enough, this is because most Indonesians only consider rice as a “real meal”—that’s why bread is considered a snack to them.

Roti Bakar Eddy is where you can enjoy roti bakar to another level. Starting off as a humble stall at Jl. Raden Patah, the place now has multiple branches across the city.

Roti Bakar Eddy offers tasty homemade and preservative-free breads, complete with various toast fillings and toppings. It’s no wonder that they’ve become such an iconic culinary destination.

5. Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih

Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih

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  • Operational hours: 17:00–00:00 (weekdays), 17:00–01:00 (weekends)
  • Location: Jl. Kebon Sirih No.3, Kb. Sirih, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340

If you enjoy eating any type of dishes that incorporate mutton, then you should pay Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih a visit.

Established in 1958, the stall is now considered one of the most legendary culinary destinations in Jakarta.

The menu is simple enough; they make traditional fried rice rich with spices, seasoning, and mutton as the topping. You can also get a selection of satay to accompany your meal.

6. Seafood 68 Santa

Seafood 68 Santa

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  • Operational hours: 17:30–00:00
  • Location: Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.58 2 4, RT.2/RW.4, Rw. Bar., Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170

Attention to all seafood lovers! Be sure to stop by Seafood 68 Santa for some cheap and fresh seafood.

With only IDR 28,000 (around $2), you can get a generous serving of clams, squid dishes, or three plates of stir-fried water spinach.

Aside from those, you can also find other types of seafood with different sauces at an affordable price. Even with the cheap price, Seafood 68 Santa is known to still maintain their great quality.

7. Gulai Tikungan

Gulai Tikungan

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  • Operational hours: 17:00–05:00
  • Location: Jl. Mahakam No.28, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130

Last but not least on our best street food in Jakarta list is Gulai Tikungan.

You can ask any of the locals and they will say that Gulai Tikungan is the heart of Jakarta’s nightlife. The place offers comfort after a long night of fun and fills the tummy just right.

Gulai Tikungan offers gulai, a dish that consists of beef slices drenched in a sauce rich with spices. It comes with rice and if you prefer, chili. They come in rather small portions, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get more!

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