If you come to Jakarta for the first time, your visit won’t be perfect if you don’t taste Jakarta’s street foods. Besides various lavish restaurants or modern cafes, the metropolitan city of Jakarta has a variety of street foods that can be found throughout the city.

From a traditional into a modern one, street foods of Jakarta offer a wealth of flavor that reflects the diversity of ethnic and cultural background of the Jakarta’s people.


Although you can find the street food on every corner of Jakarta, there are some best places to taste authentic Jakarta’s street food. Here are the top 7 street foods of Jakarta you can visit in the middle of your trip.

1. Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih

Address: Jl. Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Central Jakarta. (image by yopiefranz.com)

Established in 1958, Nasi Goreng Kebon Sirih is one of the most popular street foods in Jakarta. This street warung is well-known for its sought-mutton fried rice with strong spices and seasonings.

If you don’t like sought-mutton fried rice, you can also order other dishes, including chicken fried rice and chicken satay.

Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih is located in Kebon Sirih area, Central Jakarta, close to Ascott Apartment (2.1 km), Thamrin Executive Residence (3.5 km), and Capitol Suites Apartment (2.9 km).

2. Warmindo Abang Adek

Spicy Street Food Jakarta

Address: Jl. Mandala Utara No.8, Tomang, Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta. (image by pergikuliner.com)

Located in Tanjung Duren, Warmindo Abang Adek is well-known for its super spicy taste of Indomie, one of Indonesian’s favorite casual dishes.

\When you order the dish, the waiter will ask every customer how many chilis they’ve wanted for seasoning. The answer to the question varies, but mostly the customer requests for 10 up to 100 chilis.

The location of this warung is surrounded by some apartments, including Taman Anggrek Condominium (5.0 km), Central Park Apartment (4.0 km), and Neo Soho Residence (3.6 km).

So, if you are a fan of spicy food and stay in those apartments, enjoying a super hot Indomie at Warmindo Abang Adek is perfect for you!

3. Martabak Pizza Orins

Sweet Street Food Jakarta

Address: Jl. Taman Cut Mutiah No.1, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Central Jakarta. (image by tempo.co)

Martabak Manis or sweet pancake is one of the Indonesian street foods that is stuffed with various toppings, such as melted chocolate, grated cheese, Oreo, Nutella, and etc.

If you want to taste the best one in the city, you have to taste Martabak Pizza Orins.

Martabak Pizza Orins is one of the most popular martabak in Jakarta. One of the specialties of this martabak stall is a sweet pizza-shaped martabak with a huge amount of topping stuffed on the surface.

There are various kinds of sweet martabak available, such as Corn Cream Cheese Martabak, Kitkat Green Tea Martabak, and Red Velvet Creamy Fruity Crunchy Martabak.

Martabak Pizza Orins has many branch outlets across Jakarta, one of them located in Gondangdia, close to several premium apartments, including Menteng Park Apartment (3.6 km), Cosmo Terrace-Thamrin City Apartment (4.2 km), and Cik Ditiro Residence (2.4 km).

4. Gulai Tikungan

Traditional Street Food Jakarta

Address: Jl. Mahakam No.28, Kramat Pela, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. (image by travelblog.id)

Gulai is a kind of soup consisting of beef slices, spices-rich sauce, and served with rice with chili condiments. Besides its delicious taste, gulai becomes favorites of the Indonesian because of its strong aroma of spices.

One of the best places to enjoy a plate of gulai in Jakarta is Gulai Tikungan. Located at Mahakam Street, dozens of people are swarming to enjoy a warm and delicious gulai every night.

The gulai is mostly served in a small portion, so do not be surprised if many people are ordered for the second or even the third plate.

This popular Jakarta street food is open from 5 pm until 4 am in the morning. This best street food of Jakarta is close to Oakwood Suites La Maison Apartment (550 m), Pakubuwono View Apartment (3.1 km), and 1 Park Residence Apartment (1.1 km).

5. Sate Ayam Kambing RSPP

Address: Jl. Kyai Maja No. 21, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. (image by goodindonesianfood)

Sate Ayam Kambing RSPP is one of the most legendary street foods in Jakarta. Located right at the front of Pertamina Central Hospital, this Jakarta street food is well-known for its chicken and goat satay with a strong taste of flavor and tender meat, poured with a delicious peanut sauce.

Although the price is a little bit higher than other street foods, the taste is very worth one for its price.

If you reside in Simprug Indah Apartment (2.1 km), Botanica Apartment (2.3 km), or Permata Gandaria Apartment (900 m), you can come to Sate Kambing Ayam Kambing RSPP only minutes of driving.

6. Seafood 68 Santa

Seafood Street Jakarta

Address: Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 58, Rawa Barat, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. (image by qraved.com)

Are you seafood lovers? If yes, so Seafood 68 Santa might be one of the best places to visit. Nestled in a humble stall, Seafood 68 Santa offers various Indonesian dishes of seafood, such as Kepiting Saus Padang (stir-fry crab with Padang sauce), Ikan Bakar (grilled fish), and Udang Goreng Saus Mentega (fried shrimp with butter sauce).

Seafood 68 Santa is well-known for its delicious dishes at an affordable price. Many well-known Indonesian, including the Governor of Central Java, Mr. Ganjar Pranowo, has tasted the dishes of this warung and given a compliment to its quality and delicious taste.

Seafood 68 Santa is close to several apartments, including District 8 Apartment (2.9 km), Residence 8 Senopati Apartment (1.9 km), and Kusuma Chandra Apartment (2.2 km).

7. Soto Betawi Haji Husein

Traditional Street Food Jakarta

Address: Jl. Padang Panjang No. 6C, Pasar Manggis, Setiabudi, South Jakarta. (image by pergikuliner.com)

Soto Betawi is Jakarta’s traditional soup, stuffed with beef meat or innard (as per customer’s request), poured with a yellowish creamy coconut milk broth, and garnished with slices of tomato, emping, and leek.

One of the well-known Soto Betawi in Jakarta is Soto Betawi Haji Husein. Located in Manggarai, South Jakarta, this Soto Betawi stall serves a bowl of fresh Soto, perfect for lunchtime dish.

If you want to try a bowl of Soto Betawi on this stall, you can visit Soto Betawi Haji Husein from 7 am to 2 pm.

Soto Betawi Haji Husein is close to some apartments, including Casa Grande Apartment (1.9 km), Aston Rasuna Apartment (3.5 km), and Kuningan Place Apartment (4.1 km).

Those are the 7 best street foods in Jakarta that are worth trying when you come to Jakarta. But besides those lists, there are many other delicious street foods throughout Jakarta that are unpopular but have a good taste.

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