Finding the best place to enjoy pork in Jakarta might seems hard, but the town actually has many famous spots you could visit. No more wrong decisions! From an authentic European restaurant to Jakarta’s famous street food, let us guide you through some choices:
1. Paulaner Kempinski Jakarta $$$
Other than fresh draft beer, Paulaner also serves German specialties that is well represented with the Paulaner Platter which groups almost every meat dish you can think of; pork chop, sausage, meatloaf and crispy pork knuckle served in one plate!
East Mall Grand Indonesia Lantai 2, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10310
Phone: (021) 23583871
Hours: Open daily 11:30 am – 1:00 am
2. Die Stube $$
Strategically located in Kemang, Die Stube is one of the oldest restaurant that serve German cuisine. When we talked about German food, we probably think about that fat juicy sausages! And yes, Die Stube serves one of the best homemade sausages in town that keep coming from their kitchen as a favorite customer’s choice. Other amazing pork dishes you might want to try is Cured Whole Pork Knuckle, Stuffed Pig Belly, and Suckling Pig.
With various memorabilia, this place is cozy, unpretentious, and feels like home for many expats. In special day, you can also watch live screening European games!
Address: Plaza Bisnis Kemang I, Jl. Kemang Raya 2, Kemang, Jakarta
Phone: 021 71793486
3. The Docks $$
The Docks is a new laid back bar/restaurant in BSD that serves one of the widest range of pork menu around, located in The Breeze, BSD. Must try is their legendary Pork Knuckle, considered the best in the city and incredibly enough, offers the best value for your money. Try also their selections of wursts or sausages that you can sample with the Sausage Platter, and their bacon-wrapped tenderloin served with potatoes baked/gratin/mashed, seasonal vegetables and German apple cream sauce.
Location: The Breeze BSD, Tangerang
Hours: Open from 11:00am to 11:00pm, Sunday to Thursday and from 11:00am to 2am Friday & Saturday
4. Kedai Kenanga $
In the same building compound with Kaca Mata, another legendary ‘nasi campur’ place that’s popular for its pork satay, chasiu, roasted pork, gohiong, siewmay, and pig ear!
Grand Wijaya Center, Jl. Wijaya 2, Dharmawangsa, Jakarta Hours: 9am-8pm
Phone: 021 7210404 / 021 7210405
Pondok Indah Plaza 2, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, Pondok Indah, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7696042
5. Baconerie $$
As the name implies, this place is very serious about bacon, which is arguably the one thing that’s worth waking up for. Sourcing their pork from Bali, Baconerie cures their own bacon and ham, and makes their own American-breakfast-style sausages here. Their brunch menu that includes a bacon-maple syrup to accompany your pancakes, traditional egg breakfasts with your choice of meat, and an assortment of homemade pastries and cookies that are made fresh daily right before your eyes.
Jalan Benda Raya 1C, Jakarta Selatan, 12560 Jakarta
Hours: 7am-7pm, Closed on Mondays.
6. Ya Udah Bistro $$
Established in since 2001, wittily named Ya Udah (loosely translated as ‘alright’ in Indonesian) has been serving great German style food and strong drinks in the popular Menteng area.
Ya Udah Bistro boasts one of the biggest pork knuckles around, weighing approximately 1,5 kilos, directly from the grill, and also their heavenly home-smoked bacon.
Jl. Johar No. 15, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Open: 08.00 – 24.00 (Sunday – Thurday) | 08.00 – 02.00 (Friday – Saturday, & holidays)
7. Outback Steakhouse $$
Outback is famous for their a mouthwatering selection of original dishes, from steaks and hamburgers to pasta and salads, with (of course!) a tempting range of appetizers. They don’t have the greatest selection of pork items, but their fall of the bone baby back ribs, is to die for! Succulent and saucy, each rack is smoked, grilled to perfection and brushed with their signature BBQ sauce.
Kuningan City, G Floor #28, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 18 Kuningan, Jakarta
Pondok Indah Mall 1, 1st Floor Unit 153 B, Jakarta (021) 7506771
Ratu Plaza, Lt. G Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 9 Jakarta (021) 7252188
Mon – Sun 10:00 – 22:00
8. Pokenbir $$
Pokenbir is a hidden gem in Kuningan, serving all kinds of pork dishes, Indonesian, german, to chinese. From pork belly, pork knuckle, nasi campur bali, babi toraja, babi rica, nasi goreng bali, the option is endless. They even have nasi kuning with all kinds of ‘babi’ on it!
9. Chung Gi Wa $$
This Korean place is famous for its grilled pork meat, especially its samgyeopsal, a thick fatty slices of pork belly meat. The meat goes together really well with kimchi and other fresh side dishes. Adding to the fun you can have it grilled on the table, or you can avoid the smoke by asking them to cook it in the kitchen. Compared to other Korean restaurant, this place is not too expensive, but deliver smaller portion.
To see full address and contact number please visit Chung Gi Wa’s directory